X-23 #8

Writer: Mariko Tamaki Artist: Diego Olortegui Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 9, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Laura and Gabby face the creators of the X-Assassin...and find they might not agree on what to do about this barely human killer.
Rated T+

  • 8.3
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jan 13, 2019

    We see Gabby trying really hard and hoping that this clone who's not a clone can turn out to be good and be a member of their little family. And she kicks ass trying to protect her family! Anyways, this issue turned out a lot better than I expected. I'm happy! I feel like there's a lot that can grow with it. The art was good, especially with the color scheme. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 9, 2019

    Mariko Tamaki moves the overall story ahead a tiny bit, but lets us in on some secrets and continues killing it with Gabby and Laura. If you like them, you will like the book. If you arent sold on them (monster!), nothing here will convince you otherwise. Personally, I love them and while I hope Tamaki gives the series its own flavor going forward, I am here for Laura and Gabby. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 9, 2019

    X-23 #8 picks up right where it left off last issue and it's a solid leap into the larger mystery of the arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Matthew David Clarke Jan 29, 2019

    A few nice character moments but not the most eventful issue. Still, theres no more appropriate story for Laura and Gabby so hopefully its setting up a good arc. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 12, 2019

    X-23 continues to make the case that Honey Badger is simply a far more entertaining character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jan 14, 2019

    Despite a simplistic plot, "X-23" #8 enriches a complicated family dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Jan 14, 2019

    My one gripe with Tamaki's run with X-23 is the speed of the issues. In some ways, it's nice to have a very quick read. And while X-23 has been great under Tamaki's control, there isn't a ton of depth. It doesn't make this series bad"I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something different, or it'd be one of the books I'd recommend to anyone who's just getting started with comics"but it limits how good the story can be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    I don’t really like clone stories and I don’t really care all that much about the same old same old plot, this would be lower but I do still like the characters.

  • 8.5
    waltgator93 Jan 10, 2019

    While it feels like all we talk about in a Laura/ Gabby book are clones, this story is quite interesting with some great dialogue. Unfortunately, the bad guy is a repeat villain who didn't impress last time we saw him. Really hope the store picks up though! Art is gorgeous. Cliffhanger is eh, doesn't tell me anything.

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jul 26, 2019

    Gabby and Laura extract the X-Assassin from a firefight and settle into the XI with her. There's quality action and the art continues to be knock-my-eyes-out terrific, but the script comes up ever so slightly short. It's not encouraging that this story is converging toward the first arc of All-New Wolverine instead of moving away from it - here we discover they share an antagonist. Overall, though, my misgivings are slight and my enjoyment is vast.

  • 8.0
    Ambaryerno Jan 9, 2019

    An overall solid issue, I just wish it wasn't treading ground that was already explored so recently. Not only are we dealing with more X-23 clones a mere 3 years after Gabby, Zelda, and Bellona were introduced, but it turns out the plot is being driven by the same villain!

    There's also a small retcon to Laura's background that ties All-New Wolverine much more closely to Innocence Lost, and helps to explain how Alchemax got hold of Laura's genetic material in the first place. However I'm concerned that Mariko Tamaki is confusing (or conflating)Alchemax from ANW for (or with) the Facility, especially given Laura's remarks in the previous issue that Alchemax created HER as well, not just The Sisters.

    So I had to knock som more

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  • 8.0
    SloboSOY Jan 12, 2019

    As always a very strong reading. I really love Gaby. I have only a part I don't fully understand.
    The part who seem to be a flashfoward. Maybe link to what Old Man Logan tell to Laura.
    I find it originality in this story with a lot of thing already seen in a Laura Story.
    But cloning and Laura are tied up and work well. I wonder how of Peter & Wolvy have more clone now ^^

    Cover - I take the Imperal guard variant. Not related and maybe not as good as it could have been. Something is off. 1/2
    Writing - It was a very good writing even if the flashforward is weird. 2.5/3
    Arts - I really love how he draw Gabby and the background. The rest I'm more mixed about it. Sometime the character look like frozen and too more

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  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Jan 13, 2019

    This was alright. I think I'm getting a little burnt out on clones, at least in regards to these characters. It feels a lot like a retread. Luckily, the characters do shine as usual. But I feel like this arc is going to lose my patience eventually. It needs to do something new and/or fun and it's not really doing either. Not a lot happens in this issue. Again, the enjoyable aspect of this issue is the characters. But if you took those moments out, you'd get a bland and boring comic.

  • 10
    Dthirds123 Jan 9, 2019

  • 10
    DrTracy Jan 10, 2019

  • 9.5
    CesarCastanha Jan 11, 2019

  • 9.0
    StanielK Jan 19, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar Jan 9, 2019

  • 8.5
    Grifter Jan 11, 2019

  • 8.5
    sebastianorellana95 Jan 15, 2019

  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jan 13, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 17, 2019

  • 8.0
    Jorge Mendes Mar 13, 2019

  • 7.5
    iPodwithnomusic Jul 21, 2019

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