X-Men #17

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Brett Booth Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 67
7.6Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

When the Shi'ar Empire asks the X-Men for help, Cyclops, Storm and Marvel Girl answer the call.

Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Jan 29, 2021

    9.5 ‘Debts Owed To Storm of Krakoa, Vanquisher of Rebellion' out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 28, 2021

    If you're a fan of the "good old days" for Marvel's Mutants, this is the issue for you! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 27, 2021

    Overall this was an exciting throwback to '90s X-Men, and it was a delight on every page. If this is the formula going forward I'm all in! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 27, 2021

    As for X-MEN #17 itself, this one-shot contained elements and tones that resembled a more throwback feel. Maybe it was Brett Booths illustrations that have always paralleled the late 90s early 2000s vibe? Maybe it was the uniforms and the key players? Or, maybe it's the X-MEN in space concept that excited this reviewer and gave him flashbacks to the days of yore? Either way, this weeks X-MEN was fun, fast, explosive, interconnected, and well worth the read. Its a quick adventure that Im sure will spiral back around again in the future knowing Hickman. If youre curious or interested in the X-MEN, this is a super easy issue to pick up and read without needing an info dump to juggle the motives and outcome. Give it a look and let me know what you think. Have a great week and God bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Feb 1, 2021

    "X-Men" #17 brings highly enjoyable superheroics wrapped in a nostalgic aesthetic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 30, 2021

    A fun, action-packed and funny issue of X-Men keeps the wheels greased while the larger stories wait in the wings. The X-Men fight some bad guys and get to be heroes. That is always a hoot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 31, 2021

    X-Men #17 is another fine chapter in the book of Hickman. His writing is addicting and you just want to see what is going to happen next. Brett Booth and the art team did a wonderful job. There may not be a more complete comic that came out this week than X-Men #17. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 27, 2021

    Brett Booth's art is what elevates this story. I loved the classic look of both the art and the characters. The action was fantastic and I loved the retro 90's look of the characters. There are some great details throughout the issue and the art gives added energy to the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jan 29, 2021

    The Shi'ar Empire is in trouble. Krakoa sends Storm, Marvel Girl and Cyclops. Trouble is about to mess around and find out.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 29, 2021

    X-Men #17 was a fun return to the superhero form this franchise was once known for. It was refreshing to get to see Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Storm do what they do best in saving the day. At the same time Jonathan Hickman was able to continue to show how Krakoa's reach is extending past Earth with how the Shi'ar Empire's current status quo driving the story in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Jan 27, 2021

    All in all,X-Men#17 is more of the same extremely contained story-telling that will almost certainly come back later. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 29, 2021

    X-Men #17 is fine. There's nothing wrong with the writing; the story is exciting, there're some fun moments. Cannonball and Sunspot are very entertaining. However, it just feels like it's there as filler. Sure, the Shi'Ar Empress owes Storm a favor, and that will play into things later, but does any of it really matter? Is this a story that demanded to be told, especially right now? Hickman is a creator who rarely missteps, but it feels like he's just spinning his wheels. Booth's art is very good, but there's something that is kind of anachronistic about it. X-Men is like a ship without a rudder- it gets somewhere, and the trip isn't always unpleasant, but it is aimless. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 27, 2021

    A low point for Krakoa's flagship title. Read Full Review

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