Dark X-Men #4

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 10, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.8Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

What has X-Man done to Norman Osborn? Whatever it is, it must be extreme because the Dark X-Men are making a journey into Osborn’s mind to fix it! But once they’re in, can they survive the depths of madness they find in the dark corners of Norman’s mental minefield? Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Feb 10, 2010

    And maybe it's those little pieces that make the issue seem like so much more. Dark X-Men #4 is a rewarding reading experience, one that builds on what's come before in the series and even as the penultimate piece, brings new things to the table. I've been saying every month that the series is "a pleasant surprise," but no longer - by now I sort of expect it to be this good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 9, 2010

    For some reason, I had it in my head that Dark X-Men #4 was going to be the final issue of the series. I was pleasantly surprised, then, to find that it's only the penultimate issue, and that there's one final chapter of the miniseries to come after this one. That indicates that I'm having a good time with this series, and would be very happy to see it continue as an ongoing title. However, the fact that the book's status quo is so closely tied to the "Dark Reign" of Norman Osborn (which looks likely to be coming to an end soon) makes this seem unlikely. Nevertheless, I'd be very happy if Marvel could find some way to reunite this creative team with this group of characters, as it's a great mixture that has produced a title that plays like a slightly lighter and more comedic version of Warren Ellis's Thunderbolts--and which has proved that there's really no such thing as a bad concept so long as the execution is strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 9, 2010

    "Dark X-Men" has been fun and I'll be sad to see it end. Cornell regularly pulls out clever gambits and surprises for the reader (I loved Nate Grey's manipulation of Osborn and how to hopefully defeat him), and you never know when the next big, crazy idea is going to pop up. Hopefully next month we'll see some more focus on the rest of the cast, as well as get a glimpse of their future. There's a lot of potential in this group of strange misfits. Are you listening, Marvel? Read Full Review

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