X-Men #3

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 8, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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CURSE OF THE MUTANTS PART 3 In a desperate bid to fend off an endless horde of vampires, the X-Men resurrect Dracula. Will the former Lord of the Vampires go along with Cyclops' scheme to take down Dracula's upstart son, Xarus?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 9, 2010

    So let's talk opinions. We are progressing nicely. No wasted time here. All action and no filler. That's what makes this series great so far. The art on Dracula's resurrection was amazing. I like Dracula's new look. A mix of manga and the classic. Jubilee with fangs was great too. (Still miss her earrings though.) How the hell Wolverine, the most aware mutant ever, got suckered by her I have no idea. (Women. They make you do crazy things.) The dialogue given to Dracula is also very cool. I like the exchange between him and Cyclops. (The man has no sense of humor. Stop trying to make him funny.) I also like Dracula's Blade description. Unfortunately, like I said before, the man gets no respect and this issue verifies my belief. Well, I can't wait to see what will happen next. Cyclops has a plan, I'm sure of it. But it will be fun seeing what it is. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Mike Miersen Aug 2, 2013

    Guys. Guys. Girls. Boys. Boys to Men. Get X-Men #3. Get the other two books. It's worth it. The story is entertaining and the art is stellar. There's only three so far, so now is the time to jump in. It's a Marvel NOW book, so it's an official jumping on point, no extensive knowledge of X-Men required. You now have negative reasons not to read it. You owe me reasons. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 10, 2010

    Despite my ire at yet-another-X-book, this has been a fun story so far. Honestly, I'm enjoying this vampire story more than anything going on in Uncanny or Legacy right now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 3, 2010

    I like Paco Medias work here, although his inker Juan Vlasco is too rough on him. He should polish and round the work instead of leaving so many dirty lines that just get in the way. Medina is of course a good storyteller and he knows how to portray characters in a grandiose way. Id like to see him take on Magneto one day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 14, 2010

    Still, overall it's an entertaining read, although in order to survive (or at least maintain a respectable sales velocity compared to its brethren) there needs to be a bit more urgency and excitement in its stories. That's the one hook that's missing, and considering how much attention they're lavishing on this initial story, it's a tiny bit worrisome that it hasn't appeared yet. Still, there's time. For now I'm along for the ride, but before too long it's going to need to step up a notch. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 9, 2010

    Issue #3 is more action-oriented than the previous two, with Wolverine bent on slicing vampire heads until he tracks down Jubilee. As usual, it all makes for a decent read, but an unmemorable one too. This new volume of X-Men is sorely lacking a unique identity. It's not enough that Blade and Dracula are hanging around if Gischler is going to continue to highlight the same characters we meet in Uncanny X-Men every month. At least Jubilee's presence provides a bit new ground for Gischler to cover, even if most of that ground is explored from Wolverine's point of view. Paco Medina's art in this series is clean and attractive, but it's debatable whether that sort of style is really the best fit for a vampire tale. Shouldn't their be a bit more grime and shadow in this book? It's hard to fault the creative team for wanting to involve the X-Men more heavily in the Marvel U. again. But if this series doesn't develop a stronger sense of personality soon, I'm going to lose all interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 13, 2010

    I know that I do have a lot of harsh things to say about this issue, but it was definitely an improvement over the last two issues and could easily make it to a Buy It verdict with some tweaks. I think that there is a lot of potential for this series because of Gischler's ability to write the characters with such strong personalities, but it might take an artist shift or, at the very least, a plot that doesn't involve vampires. Read Full Review

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