Extraordinary X-Men #8

Extraordinary X-Men #8

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
6.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Mutantkind is an endangered species once more. But what better way to ensure your people see the future...than to skip ahead right to it? As the mutant race's last hope is jettisoned into the time stream, the Extraordinary X-Men make a startling discovery: the fate of their kind is about to fall into the hands of one of their most formidable adversaries - the immortal APOCALYPSE. Now, the X-Men race into a perilous future, desperate to reclaim what was taken from them...and completely unaware of the horrors that await them.
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 16, 2016

    This is a solid start to a new story that begins small but ends large. What makes it work is that we don't know where it's going and the reader is truly along for the ride from start to finish. I'm loving what the creative team is doing with the overall story and want to know more about the future the X-Men end up in. It'll be interesting to see how these other series tie into the book. I recommend checking Apocalypse Wars out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 21, 2016

    "Extraordinary X-Men" #8 is a fun issue, one that raises questions and ups the ante for the characters. The idea of the M-Pox still feels a little too nebulous and forced, but Lemire, Ramos, Olabaza and Ibanez continue to give us good stories set within its confines. I'm definitely eager to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Mar 23, 2016

    While EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #8 might not reinvent the wheel, and it's too early to make any predictions about the rest of the APOCALYPSE WARS event, the issue still convinces with its stunning visuals, believable characterization and classic X-Men elements. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 16, 2016

    That's not to say this is a bad comic. Extraordinary X-Men #8 is actually an enjoyable comic, as readers are sure to find at least one fan-favorite character in this issue. Hopefully, the opening chapter of this adventure is not indicative of the pace to come, but rather a chance for readers to slowly immerse themselves in this new adventure. Maybe now that this installment is out of the way, things will pick up as Extraordinary X-Men plows forward into this Apocalypse tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Mar 25, 2016

    These shortcomings don't derail Apocalypse Wars. Extraordinary X-men #8 isn't meant to deliver the knock-out punch for this event. It's just meant to get the story to strap on the gloves and get in a few light jabs. The fact that it can land some of those jabs in yet another story about time travel and dystopian futures is an accomplishment in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Mar 17, 2016

    For the first time in months I'm excited to see where an X-book is going to go next. This all might be a build up into a story featuring Apocalypse (Just in time for the Fox movie kids! YAY marketing!) but regardless I've got to say that I am intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 16, 2016

    It seems a little soon to be kicking off a crossover among the three core X-Men books when all three series are still trying to establish their voice and build a compelling new status quo for the franchise. And it's not surprising that Extraordinary X-men is generally at its best when it's focusing on the team's interpersonal drama rather than the impending clash with Apocalypse. This crossover won't succeed unless it can find ways to shake up the familiar X-Men vs. Apocalypse formula. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 16, 2016

    While the X-Men have long been known as the soapiest of Marvel's superheroes, I'd argue that kind of drama was always rooted in character - it's about Storm missing being a goddess in Africa, it's about Nightcrawler being self-conscious about his looks in public, it's about the love triangle between Scott, Logan and Jean. Extraordinary X-Men feels like the opposite of that - it's throwing concept after concept after concept at readers, not giving them a chance to absorb them or really even breathe. It's an exhausting way to consume an issue, and I can't imagine it being any easier to write a book like this. If Extraordinary X-Men doesn't pick a focus soon and stick with it, the Inhumans are going to be the least of their worries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Mar 20, 2016

    So thats the main story. The back-up is fine. Ive made no secret that loving Dr. Strange has been my ANAD surprise, and I like this new Sapna kid. Making her the new Magic Doug Ramsey iswhatever. Just depends on how she evolves. Ibanezs art was neither here nor there in this story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 18, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men still has a long way to go before it can dig out from mediocrity. This series has been slow and for the most part uninteresting. We keep waiting for Jeff Lemire to deliver a great issue and weve already waited too long. The pencils are serviceable at times, but nothing spectacular. This is still the least impressive X-book on the shelves. Read Full Review

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