X-Men #10.NOW

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
6.7Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

AN ALL-NEW SISTERHOOD! The X-Men have taken down super villains, aliens and their own future selves...but never all at the same time! Lady Deathstrike has put together an all new Sisterhood, her own illuminati to take down the X-Men and take over the world. Recruiting the likes of Typhoid Mary and Enchantress, her cabal go on a global hunt for the most powerful of them all...an enemy who holds the X-Men responsible for her almost-destruction. Meanwhile, M settles in and Rachel comes to terms with her relationship with Sublime.

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 6, 2014

    It's clear that Wood can write setup, and he can write interesting set pieces teeming with action. There's been a lot of setup so far, and if the last two issues of the current story arc were just filled with meaningful battles, Wood would have a very complete story here. What makes the arc compelling now is the possibility of seeing the dead rise, and that's no easy feat. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 5, 2014

    While it's disappointing Dodson only illustrated half the storyline, and that this series has yet to acquire a regular artist, I won't complain about Kris Anka illustrating more X-books. His style is one of dynamic energy and elegant simplicity. It's unfortunate that his style doesn't mesh well with Clay Mann's heavier, more detail-oriented pencils. Both are more than suited to draw this series, but the way Anka's art abruptly shifts into Mann's doesn't do this story any favors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 4, 2014

    X-MEN #10 is not a good jumping on point for new readers. Those who have been reading the series since the start will continue to love what is happening here, but new readers will be extremely lost and this issue doesn't do the best job at grabbing new ones in. That being said, Wood continues to build this story and does so in a way that really keeps the reader engaged with the characters and worlds he's utilizing. There are two different artists on this book, but it works extremely well, since the artists are covering two different sections of this story. The biggest problem has to come from the pacing though since the later half of the book is nothing but action and the first half is story building, but neither of these stories cross-over into each other. Aside from that, this is still a really fun book and something I look forward to reading every single month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Feb 6, 2014

    This issue gets a 7, for fantastic art and colors especially by Mann and Mounts, the return of JGS favorites like Hellion and Pixie, and leaving us wanting more development of its main cast. I was more excited about this all-female X-Men title's release in May 2013 than any other Marvel NOW! title. Wood continues to raise the bar by adding interesting characters. While the sprawling supporting cast and rogues gallery is beginning to overextend itself, this title does not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Hank Johnson Feb 10, 2014

    Overall, this book is probably not a great read except for hardcore X-Men fans. Despite its labelling, there are much better jumping on points for new readers. The art feels a bit rushed and the story somewhat inconsistent and confusing. However, the events of this issue give me high hopes for the future of this title. Introducing the two new antagonists mentioned in this issue have the potential to turn this book from good to great. If you are interested in picking up this title start with issue #7 or buy the trade. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 5, 2014

    "X-Men" #10.NOW is an odd book for Marvel to shine a spotlight upon. Wood's in the middle of a storyline, and there are two different artists whose styles look nothing alike drawing the title. I'm still enjoying "X-Men" but there has to have been a better example in the pipeline than this one to hopefully lure on board new readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Feb 8, 2014

    The issue has a very complex and intriguing story that is backed by great art and color and is sure to lead up to a very compelling end. However the issue seems to be all over the place with misplaced dialogue and confusing exposition that doesn't make complete sense until the end and may requiring a second reading. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Feb 10, 2014

    A flagship title with this powerhouse of characters shouldn't be burdened with unmet potential and wasted momentum. But it is and X-Men #10.NOW suffocates from its depthless characterization and inconsistent narrative. If these characters and stories are given more room to grow, then X-Men can be better. A book of this caliber simply should be better. Read Full Review

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