X-Men #12

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 76
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

THE SUMMONING BEGINS. A lead-in to the biggest X-story of the summer.

Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 16, 2020

    X-Men #12 gets readers ready for X Of Swords, answering a lot of questions and asking even more. Hickman is building something great with this one, and it will be wonderful to see where it goes next. Yu's art is perfect for this issue, making Hickman's script come to life. If this issue is any indication, X Of Swords will be great. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 16, 2020

    Leinil Francis Yus visuals are enthralling. Everything from the layout of the panels to the details in the characters and action are thrilling. I found myself going back over panels to pick out more interesting and beautiful details throughout. An awesome looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 16, 2020

    X-MEN #12 was a strong issue to give readers some much-needed background for the X OF SWORDS event. Even though the heavy verbiage and unique wording lent to an introductory montage the likes of LORD OF THE RINGS, the premise of the event became a bit more defined and forthright. Hints of an Apocalyptic romance graced the pages with a foundation built upon secrets, hidden demons, and otherworldly battalions and onslaughts. This reader just wishes more clarity could have been surmised over the massive nature of the material Hickman shared. Either way, X-MEN fans will have a rather difficult time reading this issue and not getting super excited about X OF SWORDS. I know I am! Grab X-MEN #12 and let me know what you think. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 20, 2020

    Excalibur told us "how" X of Swords was happening. Now X-Men #12 tell us "why." X of Swords is upon us! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 20, 2020

    X-Men #12 is a book that will have ramifications for the rest of the series. The information in this issue will be important moving forward. Jonathan Hickman hasnt put out a bad issue yet, on fact, each issue just gets more exciting. The pencils and colors are the perfect compliment to this issue and series. X-Men continues to be the best book on the shelf Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 16, 2020

    This issue is crammed with interesting ideas, or ideas that could have been interesting, but the writing was not at all engaging, in practice, despite the heavy lifting done by the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Sep 16, 2020

    After the events of X-Men #12? I would say that there is much more confidence in what is about to unfold when X of Swords kicks off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Sep 16, 2020

    It's all scene-setting, but it'll have readers eager for "X of Swords" to get into full swing next week. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 21, 2020

    THE SUMMONING BEGINS. A lead-in to the biggest X-story of the summer. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Sep 16, 2020

    As we move into the buildup to X of Swords, Hickman and Yu reveal the secret history of Arakko. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 24, 2020

    "Amenth" is a story that needed to be told for what's to come, and it accomplishes what it needs to. Just perhaps not in the most effective way it could have. Read Full Review

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