Extraordinary X-Men #12

Extraordinary X-Men #12

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
6.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  Trapped a thousand years in the future on a world ruled by the genocidal tyrant Apocalypse, the X-Men are literally mutantkind's last hope!
•  With the fate of the next generation of mutants hanging in the balance, the X-Men square off against Apocalypse and his Horsemen one last time. But with some of their own in Apocalypse's ranks, how can the X-Men hope to win the day?
•  In what's sure to be a battle for the ages, one thing is certain: not all of the X-Men will emerge unscathed!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Chris Aug 1, 2016

    Perhaps the most satisfying ending to an Apocalypse War story, where there appears to be some actual change in the offing.  Lemire provides some great dialogue as well as some intriguing internal conflict among some of the team's old guard.  Ramos' art here seems a touch bit toned down compared to recent issues, though still very fun to look at. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Aug 1, 2016

    Even so, Extraordinary X-men #12 feels complete in terms of tying together a cohesive narrative. That narrative is made stronger thanks to Storm's hard decisions and the inevitable consequences of those decisions. It ensures that the greater impact of Apocalypse Wars will only be clear once those consequences are explored in later issues. It's part final and part teaser trailer. At a time when teaser trailers are 90 percent of every mass media campaign, that's entirely fitting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Jul 28, 2016

    Despite sub-par art and lettering, the ending of Apocalypse Wars was satisfying. Even though the issue is really lacking on some areas, Lemire finishes this event with an intriguing set-up for the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 28, 2016

    The "Apocalypse Wars" crossover has really fizzled out over time. This issue is ostensibly the final chapter in EXM's portion of the crossover, but there's nothing particularly final or decisive about the events within. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jul 29, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men is in dire need of a new arc. I for one was hoping that it'll be focused on the Illyana/Sapna relationship but with the open-ended closing page, it doesn't look too bright. That along with the upcoming "Death of X" story, the future doesn't look to optimistic for this series as it'll detract from its own story. The supposed new flagship title of the X-Men could have been something to treasure. The potential it had with Jeff Lemire and Humberto Ramos attached had me pumped, but they'd been sidetracked from telling their own stories in favor of cross-overs and events. This is unfortunately a comic that isn't worth the sticker price. Read Full Review

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