Astonishing X-Men #9

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Matteo Buffagni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 14, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 24
6.8Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  As a reality storm batters London and its inhabitants, PSYLOCKE must choose between trusting the mysterious MAN CALLED X and letting her beloved city fall into ruin.
•  The SHADOW KING freed a brand-new threat with his dying throes, but who is this new threat?
•  And how can the X-Men hope to stand against an emery that can warp reality itself?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Andrew Taylor Mar 20, 2018

    I think resurrection is a current X-Men theme a la Xavier, Jean, Logan, and Multiple Man and continues in this title. The concept of possession is prevalent to this storyline as most characters suffer from direct possession or have a history of being possessed or possession related problems. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Mar 16, 2018

    Charles Soule provides witting and hilarious dialogue in this issue of ASTONISHING X-MEN. The plot itself is decent but a bit cliche at times. The artwork from Matteo Buffagni and Giada Marchisio gives this issue an especially fitting dreary tone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 14, 2018

    It's one of the best looking issues of Soule's Astonishing X-Men run yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 14, 2018

    The issue is a middle grade one. It's not bad in any way and it has a goal of setting things up for the next couple of issues. It does that and does it really well. As part of the whole story, it's good but on its own it falls a little short. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 19, 2018

    The only thing astonishing about Astonishing X-Men is how awful it is. It feels like Soule theoretically knows how an X-Men story is supposed to work, but he just cant execute one correctly. This books cast is some of the most interesting X-Men characters, ones who could make the stories pop that much more, but the only thing Soule gives them to do is comment on the tepid plot. The art in this issue would work better in a horror comic than a superhero one but, even in a horror comic, the coloring wouldnt do it any favors. It boggles the mind how anyone at Marvel could look at this comic and think that its a good idea to continue making it. Astonishing X-Men is a waste of everyones time. Read Full Review

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