X-Men #207
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X-Men #207

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2008 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

MESSIAH COMPLEX PART 13 Whether the child is the mutant savior or the mutant destroyer, the combatants involved may come to regret their roles in this battle. And what becomes of the X-Men in the wake of the biggest fight of their lives?

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jan 23, 2008

    . Very satistfying conclusion to a crossover. Most fizzle out after 6 issues. MC got better and better as it went on and finished incredibly strong. Even if you weren't following this event, I think you'd really enjoy this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Richard George Jan 23, 2008

    Messiah Complex has been a revelation for me. Though I enjoyed pieces of the X-Men Universe prior to this arc, most of the core titles didn't interest me. I could take them or leave them (and preferred to leave them so I could worry about other books - I have too many to think about as EIC). Complex has changed all of that. Each and every title in the franchise now holds promise. I might cry at the prospect of buying into several new series, but I can't think of a better result for an event. There is a very good possibility that we're heading into some incredible creative runs for Marvel's mutants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Jan 24, 2008

    All in all, this is a fitting end to the Messiah Complex. I've never expected much when X-Titles crossover, but this one's been pretty good. It started off slow and chugged along for 10 issues, but the last three chapters have paid off. I also liked the way they ended this book – not all hope is lost for mutant kind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona, Jr. Jan 31, 2008

    X-Men collectors and fans alike will probably have to have every issue of this series or will seek out the trade paperback but this last issue is significant in setting up future continuity for the X-books as the current lineup disbands and the rise of X-Men: Legacy>. Cables own ongoing title will examine the aftermath of "Messiah CompleX". Im just not sure I will be picking up every single comic now that this crossover is done. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Crown Jan 23, 2008

    I realize that my opinion seems a bit all over the map, but I guess that's what happens when you're conflicted. While I don't like being forced into buying six new titles every month in order to finish the full story, I still can't help but be intrigued, and in the end I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy Messiah Complex on a whole. When it comes right down to it, the fact that I'm even at all torn over this is a proper testimony to how great the Messiah Complex truly was. MC was good enough to make me reconsider my ironclad beliefs about the role of crossovers in the comic book industry, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who feels that way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Jan 29, 2008

    All of my comments about the need to close the story more firmly, I think that "Messiah CompleX" was a clever and satisfying read. For the first time in 10 years I am excited to be an X-Men fan, and I feel like a whole new world of stories has been opened for me. I look forward to the Cable series (I was a fan of the old one as well. One of the few). I am looking forward to X-Force, the new militant arm of the X-Men. Surprisingly, I am most looking forward to reading about the new Young X-Men, who are cleverly designed and written characters who are being picked up by scribe Marc Guggenheim. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 25, 2008

    Personally, I found X-Men #207 to be a bit of a disappointing ending to the Messiah Complex. This was a wild ride of a story arc that simply ended with a thud. I'm sure plenty of X-fans will be completely excited with this new direction for the X-Men franchise. This ending to Messiah Complex certainly delivers on the promise to shake up the X-Men franchise. I'm just not too sure if it is for the better. At any rate, I'll keep an open mind and hope for the best with this new direction for the X-Men. Read Full Review

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