X-Men #6

X-Men #6

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Brian Wood Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 9, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

X-MEN: BATTLE OF THE ATOM, PART 7!
•  CHAOS AT THE JEAN GREY SCHOOL as the X-Men and Future X-Men are attacked!
•  Rachel Grey is the only X-Man qualified to defeat the mystery opponents!

  • 10
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Oct 10, 2013

    While the crossover isn't finished yet, it's done for this book, and that marks a surprising and quick reversion back to normal for this all female X-Men team. Bringing in the rest of the team added a lot of vigor to this book, and hopefully this series and the creative team will ride out the energy from this incredible event into their next story arc. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Oct 10, 2013

    I do have some problems with the background characters. I remember not seeing future Quentin by the end of the previous chapter, but now I see him hanging around. It's no big deal, but I just hope they can do better with the consistency. Overall, it's a great chapter regardless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Oct 12, 2013

    After the battle we get an awesome reveal. The All-New X-Men and the good future X-Men have shown up. While Cyclops advises they wait to check things out the man in the Iron Man armor rushes in. With Jubilee coming out from a pile of rubble we quickly get to him taking off his mask and us finding out that he is actually the baby that Jubilee has been carrying around since this series began. That's right Shogo is all grown up! What's questionable though is that right after these two meet one another in the current time period, Psylocke pops up and is moving towards him quite threateningly. What exactly did she just find out or who is controlling her? We're going to have to wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 12, 2013

       This continues to be one of the better X-Men events in recent memory, and despite the fact that it involves time travel, which almost always ends with the "time reboot" twist, it's shows no signs of a similar letdown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 13, 2013

    Yet another fantastic instalment to the story, Wood's managed to keep the tone of this series perfect, whilst also working it into the crossover story. The issue itself also had a lot of action and excitement, which was a very good thing, as overall it lacked story development. It did however also have a lot of suspenseful moments, and was very fun and entertaining. Due to all this I'd highly recommend this issue, and the story so far, but if you haven't been following the story you may want to wait for it too come out in trade now. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 10, 2013

    Very entertaining issue as the fake future X-Men are finally revealed. Some twists were revealed even if a bit obvious and it's all great to see now that things are reaching an end with three issues left. We can only hope that there is enough room to flesh out a proper ending knowing that much time was spent with a focus on whether the original X-Men should go back rather than them taking action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 10, 2013

    While this crossover may seem a little long, the interaction between the characters, the strong writing, and the fantastic artwork by every team are enough reasons to keep reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 15, 2013

    Comment away and tell me what you've thought of this series. If you heard the spoilers from NYCC please do not post them here. I'd really like to keep them as quiet as possible so people can enjoy the ending of the event. Do you think the past X-Men will stay? Where is the real future Kitty Pryde? When the hell did Mystique and Logan have a kid? Is that even their kid? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Oct 9, 2013

    This is the issue that contains the bulk of the action thus far in the crossover and is unmissable if you want the whole story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Oct 9, 2013

    David Lopez fills the pages with his lean character designs that fit in nicely with the other artists handling the rest of Battle of the Atom. There is the matter of his backgrounds often being little more than a pop of color, which is a shame given how elaborate the Jean Grey School's set design is. As a saving grace, he draws a hilarious shot of a coffee-and-doughnut-wielding Doop frozen mid-chew as an alarm sounds throughout the school. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Rob Tacopina Oct 15, 2013

    I've been following "Battle of the Atom" like any self-respecting X-Men fan would andhave appreciated what each creative team has brought to the table. While each story may have its own distinctive mark they gel together organically and all converge on theelement of family which is what the X-Men have always been about. An overall greatread. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Oct 16, 2013

    Another solid entry with good action and some secrets revealed. It's coming close to the end of the crossover and I am hoping the pay off will be a great one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Oct 21, 2013

    It feels overdue in some ways, but exposing the lies in X-men #6 also gives greater meaning to the previous parts of the story. This helps add to the scope and scale of the story that “Battle of the X-men” is telling. Now it's actually possible to see the coming showdown and it promises to be epic in a way that will resonate through multiple eras of X-men. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    We The Nerdy - Stuart Kirkham Oct 10, 2013

    The issue doesn't end on a particularly strong note either, in lieu of a cliffhanger we're given another character reveal, but this time it's more pleasant than shocking. It's a nice moment but a bit of a strange note to end on considering we're going into the final act of a high-stakes crossover. Luckily we've got three chapters left, which should be plenty of time to ramp things back up and deliver a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Oct 15, 2013

    The art and colorization is quite solid, as are some of the small touches to the regular cast of this book, yet some of the clunky dialogue along with the general pacing of the event hurt this book a bit in the process. An enjoyable read, yet not a great one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 9, 2013

    Next issue looks like it will deliver in the action department. The X-Men are in code red, and it's up to Cyclops to save the day. Is Battle of the Atom the redemption that Cyclops wants, or is it the truce that he needs? Readers will have to wait another week for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Oct 14, 2013

    "X-Men" #6 succeeds as both an installment of the regular series and the event that it got dragged into, and while it's not the strongest entry in either, it gets the job done and even shakes things up a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2013

    I'm still enjoying Battle of the Atom, but this issue made a lot of missteps. I don't know if I can blame Brian Wood or not, but it happened in his book. At least he's definitely to blame for too much Jubilee. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 9, 2013

    As Battle of the Atom begins to unfold, the pieces begin to fall into place. The fate of the original 5 X-Men hangs in the balance, and fans may soon have the chance to heckle the Wolverine faithful by saying Cyclops was right! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Master Destructo Feb 17, 2014

    Reading this title as part of the event has allowed me to really compare X-Men against Uncanny and All-New, and I think it compares unfavorably. Both in terms of Wood's writing, and Lopez's art, it seems a little lesser-than. I also didn't like this installment in terms of the pace of the arc. Prior to this issue, we already had a strong sense that the first group of future X-men were bad guys of some sort. In this issue, we see them wreak some havoc, but we don't get any indication as to their motivations. I think the story needed that beat at the end of this ish in order to propel things forward another step. Instead, we get the somewhat lame reveal of Shogo being the guy in the Iron Man suit. I don't like this appearance, as it takes the steam out of the Shogo story-line in Wood's X-Men. Before, he was a bit of a mystery, but now it's like, "okay, guess all that turns out just fine." I also disliked the introduction of the red baby bubble, and hope that it doesn't become a recurring thing. I'm going to give this title a couple more issues post-BotA, but may need to drop it if the quality doesn't pick up.

  • 10
    fivexfive May 16, 2014

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Oct 10, 2013

  • 9.0
    Nomadic Avenger Oct 10, 2013

  • 8.5
    Redeadhood Jun 6, 2014

  • 8.0
    joonoo May 29, 2014

  • 7.5
    Stallonelythelonely Oct 13, 2013

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