X-Men #19

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 31, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 72
9.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

ESCAPE FROM THE VAULT!
Rated T+

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 3, 2021

    X-Men #19 is a must read book. Jonathan Hickman gives us a tragic tale about 3 characters that will actually stay with you long after you put the issue down. The pencils and colors are flawless and work well with the dark story. X-Men #19 is one of the best issue of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 7, 2021

    X-Men #19 is everything this book should be. It tells a great story about evolution and change, pushes plot lines that have been dormant for ages while mediocre ones get pushed, and has a great doomed love story at its center. This is Hickman at his best and shows just how much other issues of this book have taken it off the rails. Asrar's art is wonderful, with him really catching the quiet moments of love between Synch and Wolverine. If X-Men were more like this issue, it would be the best book on the shelves. However, with another drawn-out, overly long "read every issue" story coming, it feels that this issue will be the exception and not the rule. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 31, 2021

    Overall this issue is a masterpiece with its beauty, complexity and story. This was one of the most exciting and engaging stories with some truly incredible art. This book is a must-read for all. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 31, 2021

    The creative team makes the most of minimal space. They create a decades-long narrative in the space of 28 pages that doesn't feel compressed or rushed. It's a gorgeous issue that makes us care for the characters and sets up important plots for the future, all while giving readers some killer action set-pieces. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 31, 2021

    For this story, Hickman provided tight, effective scripting; Gho lent the panels creepily appropriate colors, and Asrar's likework absolutely store the show. This is a fantastic piece of work. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 31, 2021

    Asrar delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. There are some great panels filled with vibrancy and energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Apr 2, 2021

    All 3 of our heroes have incredibly tragic arcs during their hundreds of years of temporal imprisonment. In hindsight, Darwin's outcome was inevitable considering what we now know about the Children of the Vault's highly adaptable future. Synch's experience just makes you want to cry as you watch him experience such an ocean of emotions that we generational humans couldn't even fathom. Laura's arc is perhaps the most appalling, as her growth and maturation are stolen from her as quickly as Thanos' snap erased half of all life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 3, 2021

    Hickman uses the passage of time and resurrection to create a really compelling, really fascinating story that ties up one chapter and opens up several more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Mar 31, 2021

    X-Men#19 might just be the best issue of this series thus far, introducing high stakes and great character work. It'll be interesting to see how Krakoa reacts moving forward -- and how the Children of the Vault will reappear. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 31, 2021

    It's an inventive and exciting issue that sees every creator involved excelling at doing the things they're best at to create a tense and emotionally impactful adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 31, 2021

    As excitement arose for this story months ago, I merely wish to forewarn readers fascinated by the narrative to temper their expectations before diving in. The story is still inventive and had so many powerful moments. However, other than the evolution and de-evolution of a relationship, thats about all readers will take away from this issue… and for another TWO MONTHS (May 26th people)! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Apr 5, 2021

    It was a long time for Synch and a long time for us but we finally got a solid ending to the Vault mission storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 1, 2021

    With X-Men #19 Jonathan Hickman and Mahmud Asrar delivered a captivating narrative that elevates the importance of the Children Of The Vault within the franchise. The trust Hickman shows in Asrar's talents really helped elevate everything going on inside The Vault from the character relationships to the bigger concepts. Unfortunately, the heavy reliance on infographics did keep the story in X-Men #19 from reaching its full potential. This did not take away from the enjoyment had in X-Men #19 but was certainly a bummer that certain character moments were only told in text form. Read Full Review

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