Extraordinary X-Men #9

Extraordinary X-Men #9

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
6.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

•  Trapped in the distant future, Colossus and his team of Young X-Men race across a dying Earth to protect the key to mutantkind's survival!
•  But Apocalypse and his new horsemen are in hot pursuit, eager to take it from them.
•  Will the Extraordinary X-Men arrive in time to save the future of their species AND their friends?
Rated T+

  • 7.4
    We The Nerdy - Jason Adams Apr 21, 2016

    My qualms with the industry aside, overall this issue delivered on the promise of fun colourful storytelling that the previous 8 issues have made. Nothing super consequential happens in this series (I need my Cyclops, seriously guys, just tell me what really happened to him, I need some Scotty drama), but the team goes on wacky adventures with goblins and dragons, makes light-hearted quips to each other, and Ramos art contributes to this atmosphere perfectly. This is refreshing in itself as well; the flagship X-Men series have mostly fallen somewhere between medium-dark to neutral for years, so maybe a crazy frenetic out-there colourful book is what we need right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 21, 2016

    Whether it's a collective of Iron Man-spawned A.I. or super-evolved Inhuman monsters, this issue offers a compelling glimpse of the Marvel Universe in the far future. But maybe a little more plot momentum next time? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Apr 21, 2016

    Extraordinary X-Men # 9 isn't a bad book by any means, but it does feel kind of inconsequential, the type of issue that could really be just as, if not more, effective with half the page count, or would have been much better if they used the space to cover less geographical ground and more introspective, character-driven ground. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Apr 26, 2016

    EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN has many artistic and narrative strengths and weaknesses and makes us tired of the concept of time-travel in superhero comics. However, it is still worth checking out if you're a fan of Lemire's work on his supporting mutant characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 20, 2016

    The idea behind "Extraordinary X-Men" #9 isn't bad, and Lemire does get points for showing rather than telling. The problem is that the showing goes on for a little too long; there's just not enough of a hook to make this story worthy of an entire issue. Hopefully, with the exposition more or less completed, the next chapter will kick the story back into high gear. For now, though, this issue slips away from the exciting cliffhanger that led it here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 25, 2016

    This was a pretty solid issue, but it wasnt without its problems. The story was engaging and for the most part the art was better. Hopefully this can be a turning point for a series that definitely needs it. Read Full Review

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