X-Men #23

Writer: C. Willow Wilson Artist: Roland Boschi, Jay Leisten, Lee Loughridge Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  The start of a brand new story penned by MS. MARVEL creator G. WILLOW WILSON!
•  When a sinkhole appears under mysterious circumstances in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, the X-Men go to investigate...
•  But little do they suspect that the phenomenon has connections to old allies...and enemies!
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jan 7, 2015

    Storm is formidable not just for her mutant powers, but for her intelligence. Wilson lets Storm show off here: this issue is packed with more science than any preceding issue in this X-Menvolume, and it's refreshing. Wilson allows Storm to continue grieving Wolverine's death, while writing dialogue that accurately reflects Rachel Grey, Psylocke, Monet, Jubilee, and Gambit. Lee Loughridge's colors amp up the eeriness and intensity of a sinister, terrestrial foe. Wilson's thoughtful writing perfectly captures the maturity of these X-Men teammates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - J.A. Micheline Jan 8, 2015

    If you dropped this book before or never bothered to pick it up, this really could be the beginning of something great and I encourage you to have a look. Big things happened for women in comics last year and I want this run on this book to help makethis year even bigger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Brett I Jan 7, 2015

    Even though it wasn't the meatiest read ever, it was definitely a fun one with an interesting cliffhanger, and the creative team seems to really get the source material. Add it to the ever growing stack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Feb 21, 2015

    Unfortunately, I do think this series is probably a little too insiderish and wouldn't appeal much to readers who aren't already into Charmed, but it's still a very good comic and definitely a great sequel to the show. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2015

    There's nothing especially remarkable about this arc so far, but it's shaping up to be a solid gateway into the franchise for Wilson. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Jan 12, 2015

    The art, with Roland Boschi on pencils, Jay Leisten on inks and Lee Loughridge on colors, tries for a stylized look that on occasion veers into sloppy territory, with an emphasis on the lax approach to backgrounds. But the visuals, while conventional, aren't unpleasant in any way. Wilson's other works heightened my expectations on this book, and while I'll stick with the title in the hopes of improvement, this issue left me rather unsatisfied. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 12, 2015

    So far, Wilson's "X-Men" is promising but it doesn't hit the mark. Wilson has successfully made the story more personal by tuning in on Storm's grief and her longtime phobia, and Boschi's strengths are notable enough that I hope he evens out in the future issues so that his strengths can shine more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 14, 2015

    This is a strange issue to review. While it's not in any way bad, Wilson's writing is not at all able to match the highs of Ms. Marvel, and drags a little in places. Pare that with some significant artistic missteps and you'd think you'd have a mediocre issue. I guess on some level you still do, but what Wilson gets right answers so many of the things fans ask for and building interest for the rest of the arc. As the first part of the "The Burning World", this issue succeeds, getting me interested in seeing where the story goes and reminding us that the most important skills Wilson brings to Ms. Marvel are transferable. However, as an individual issue, the problems add up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Mathew R Wilmot Jan 9, 2015

    So Wilson has kept the quality up albeit not quite to Ms Marvel standards but has gotten her teeth into the X-men and looks to be holding on just fine. If the art improves this will be a series that is mentioned at the end of the year, at least there are still those wonderful Dodson covers to look forward to each month if not. Read Full Review

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