X-Men #7

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 26, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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PROTECT AND SERVE PART ONE Strange rumors have come to the attention of the X-Men, and Storm and her team are off to New York City to investigate. What do they find in the dank sewers beneath Manhattan?

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jan 31, 2011

    I'd planned to drop this book solely due to the $3.99 cover, but I once more find myself hooked by Gischler's story, and well tempted to overlook my dislike of the pricepoint. If you didn't like the vampire arc, this issue is a great jumping-on point for anyone interested in a new X-Men story or just checking things out. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 29, 2011

    Well, I didn't think I'd be saying it this soon, but here it is; please bring back the vampires! This comic was alright, but definitely a huge step down from the past 6 issues. Sorry, I don't care about a bunch of psychotic mutants living secluded on Crazy Mutie Island attempting to show the world that they aren't a threat and are actually super-heroes... Because nothing says “not crazy” like an army of mutant separatists living on an island with MAGNETO!!! I mean no PR work in the WORLD can spruce up the image of that man! Why they decided to travel to New York to tackle the lizard problem is also a bit of a mystery, as the X-Men have been operating around San Fransisco... I guess Victor Gischler really wanted that obligatory Spider-Man guest appearance out of the way. As it is, I could care less about this storyline, or the X-Men on this current mission. The sooner we move on, the better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jan 26, 2011

    At the moment, the only noteworthy aspect of this arc is the artwork. Chris Bachalo rightfully returns for more Lizard-y action. Unfortunately, his work isn't quite as strong as it was on Zeb Wells' "Shed" story arc in Amazing Spider-Man. Bachalo often walks a fine line between attractive style and pointless abstraction in his figure work, and he veers a little too far towards the latter here. His page construction often varies between bold and effective and cramped and confusing. In one case a particularly nice layout is spoiled by needless overlaid panels. Hopefully we'll see both writer and artist in stronger form as this arc moves on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 31, 2011

    Of course, before that happens they have to go through Spider-Man, who makes a guest appearance on the final page. It's a well-executed surprise, especially given how isolated the X-Men have been from the regular Marvel Universe for a while. It's not going to win any awards, but "X-Men" #7 is a substantial leap in quality. Come for the art, but stay because it is, finally, offering you X-Men stories you won't see in any of the other X-Men books. Read Full Review

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