X-23 #17

Writer: Marjorie Liu Artist: Sana Takeda Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 16, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

An offer to join
Wolverine collides with an offer from the FF and X-23 is forced to decide if she wants to continue her life as an assassin or take a break and see what it’s like to be a regular teenager.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Nov 16, 2011

    The previous issue featured Phil Noto's gorgeous art, but this one features the work of Sana Takeda -- and it's perfect. Takeda is absolutely the best artist to draw Valeria and Franklin. Sometimes I see pictures of the kids and I think to myself, "they look so much older than they should." Here, both kids are drawn to appear comparable to their respective ages -- and it's perfect. I just want to squish Valeria, she's so adorable! The issue is packed full of fun and plenty of action. The series takes a light hearted turn (perfect considering how heavy the previous story arc was) and it's a fantastic read. Perfect pacing, incredible art and awesome dialogue make this one of the best books of the week. It also makes me a bit more sad to see this title go come January. If you have never read an issue of X-23 before, you can probably pick up this one and follow along. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Nov 20, 2011

    This comic was a lot of fun, and I'll definitely be back for part 2. My only complaint is that I had the poor timing to discover the joys of X23 right after its cancellation was announced. Oh well, that's just how things go sometimes. On the plus side, I can happily pick up the remaining issues knowing that I don't have to make a longterm investment in another title for my evergrowing pull list. It's not much in the way of consolation, but you have to take what you can get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Dec 6, 2011

    With great characterisation, a fun story and beautiful art that compliments it, X-23 is worth a look while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 16, 2011

    Yes, my friends, it's sad news that X-23 has been canceled. I honestly can't think of a better title to get young girls hooked on comics. This issue is a perfect example of that, though I did find that the new story that Liu and Takeda have crafted in issue #17 is a bit too melodramatic. Male or female, though, if you're looking to add a sizeable dose of teenage drama in your comics, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better book than X-23 #17. Read Full Review

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