Astonishing X-Men #8

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Paulo Siqueira Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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A MAN CALLED X Part 2
•  One of the most terrifying adversaries the X-MEN have ever faced has returned.
•  CHARLES XAVIER may have made the greatest mistake of his life.
•  Still reeling from their narrow escape from the SHADOW KING and the loss of a crucial ally, how will the mutant heroes face an enemy with the power to remake the world?
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  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 21, 2018

    Facing a potent villain with an ally they should really be questioning harder, the Astonishing X-Men are still in the hottest of hot water. Another rock-solid artistic performance and a fine-tuned script make this latest episode a hugely enjoyable one. Charles Soule has a clear destination in mind for this story, but the journey ahead of us still promises a lot of exciting twists. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Feb 23, 2018

    ASTONISHING X-MEN #8 continues Charles Soule's epic X-Men run. While this story doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of the Marvel Universe, it has aspects that will have fans praying it bleeds over when it's all said and done. The artwork of Paulo Siqueira and Edgar Delgado makes for a pleasant read as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 22, 2018

    Astonishing X-Men almost always looks good, and Paulo Siqueira's guest stint as the artist is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Daniela Mendoza Mar 8, 2018

    Charles Xavier, better known now as X, has made his triumphant return. However, is this a mistake? The X-Men don't trust this new version of him. X is determined to talk to Proteus without causing more bloodshed. He wants to solve this the peaceful way, but Proteus holds a nasty grudge. Can they save the day peacefully? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 22, 2018

    There's been a lot to like about this book, but hopefully Soule and company can make the next few issues of Astonishing X-Men pick up the pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 21, 2018

    Its a solid story held back by Paulo Siqueira's art. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 25, 2018

    So far, this book feels like a collection of cool ideas done poorly and nothing about this issue changes that impression. Soule just isnt the right fit for an X-Men book. His ideas have potential, but his character work mostly falls flat and his threats never feel very threatening, even when all the characters are talking about how dangerous the villains are. The issues art saves the book a little, but in the end, this issue is all filler and it shows. Little to nothing of it sticks with the reader. It moves the plots forward in an efficient way, but its all empty calories. Read Full Review

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