X-Men #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 109
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

The most powerful heroes of the dominant species on the planet, the X-Men rise to protect the world against any threat. From a new foe in the Savage Land to an old nemesis' surprising return...
Rated T+

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 4, 2019

    Leinil Francis Yu brings this unique and fun story to life with amazing art that is filled with beautiful details both in the characters and the backgrounds. I love the way Yu draws these characters and the power he infuses them with in the visuals. A great looking issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 4, 2019

    X-Men #3 is another home fun for Hickman and company. Hickman introduces a significant new threat in Hordeculture, one that has nothing to do with humanitys racism against mutants. They are an interesting bunch of characters, and their background in horticulture gives them a way to undermine Krakoa. Leinil Yus art makes the issue work so very well. His pencils are detailed and sell the action and dialogue on the page. X-Men #3 sets up some interesting stuff for the future and continues this books run of excellence. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Dec 4, 2019

    This creative team has set the bar high for expectations when it comes to future issues. But seeing how effortlessly they have cleared expectations already, I think it's safe to assume that the X-Men and their fans are in good hands. I highly recommend this issue to X-fans. This is an instant classic in the cannon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 4, 2019

    Overall ‘X-Men’ is finally finding its groove. This book ushers in a new threat, makes some relationships shine, and also manages to bring some very clever humour. This series is now becoming a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 7, 2019

    X-Men is a book for readers who are willing to let the big picture fill in Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 4, 2019

    It also seems like the X-Men are scrambling as well to fight these new threats as they come. Watching Sebastian and Cyclops get their asses handed to them by four old women past their 60's was not something I was expecting to be a highlight for this issue. At the end of Powers of X, Moira proclaimed that mutants always lose. It's becoming harder and harder to keep that fate from happening. However, that's the fun of this book. Watching the X-Men fight to protect this new era for mutants, even with fate stacked against them. Protecting paradise doesn't come easy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 7, 2019

    It's asmart, science fiction-based adventure, and one that willhave repercussions on future stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Dec 4, 2019

    This issue is SUCH a dramatic improvement from the first two that it might have sprung from another mind. Trust me. You're going to want to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Dec 18, 2019

    I like my action super hero comics… but I also love a bit of humour and this issue has a good deal of both (arguably leaning more towards the latter… but still both are present). The dialogue is easily the stand out… especially that banter between the intruders. What I also love about this issue is it can work as a stand alone story… it feeds into a larger arc, sure, but it doesn't end on a big cliff hanger or something that makes you feel you absolutely have to get the next issue. Perhaps that's seen as bad for longevity but personally I'm far more likely to pick up a comic if I don't feel like I've only been given a few pages of a much larger tome (I know I'm weird like that). This is certainly a fun addition to any comic collection. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Dec 4, 2019

    Elements of this weeks installment simply didnt sit well with this reader, such as many of the comedic elements sprinkled throughout the story. That said, Hickman sticks to his story, follows his own rules well, and continues with thorough details that reward dedicated readers of all the X-titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Mar 25, 2020

    I know we are coming up on issue 9 soon, but this issue really is a standout on the first 8 issues of Hickman's run on the title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 5, 2019

    Everything about X-Men #3 is solid. The story is good and brings in some new and interesting characters into the fold. The art is all-around good. The colors catch the brightness of the landscape well, while still keeping the tone of the story. I do have a few hangups about the villains and how what happens in the issue. Also, the whole Krakoa thing seems to be falling apart super-quickly after it was built up as such a huge deal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 5, 2019

    Overall, the idea was great for what unfolded in X-Men #3. Where they missed the mark was the impact that we should have gotten from this visually. Something is going to have to change moving forward considering that this is the core X-Men title for Dawn of X. Though if we are looking at this for what it is? There was still some entertainment to take from getting an example of the kind of danger that can hit these from left field. They clearly have not prepared for everything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 5, 2019

    Though we still don't get many answers about the "Xavier Question" posed by X-Force, X-Men #3 is still a pretty solid effort from Dawn of X. Continuing to expand the enemies of Kraoka while introducing meaningful problems into the narrative, Jonathan Hickman, Sunny Gho, Rain Beredo, Gerry Alanguilan, and Leinil Francis Yu keep the main X-title on steadily entertaining rails. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 4, 2019

    I liked this issue for its science-fiction sensibilities and its clear relationship subtext everyone is dying to learn more about between Jean, Emma, and Cyclops. So far each issue of this series feels different from the last and yet each has a strong identity all its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 7, 2019

    It's an entertaining issue and actually manages to use the new status quo to tell a new type of story, but the issue is also a little too distracted by itself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 9, 2019

    X-Men #3 is another superlative issue. Jonathan Hickman is operating at a completely higher level than other comic book writers. X-Men is once again the premier Marvel title and is an absolute must-read. This comic is well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Dec 5, 2019

    As it goes, "Hordeculture" isn't a particularly bad issue ofX-Men; mostly it suffers by virtue of it's following up thegenerally excellent first two issues. Hordeculture as a group isentertaining and intriguing enough that they're worth a second look,even if they don't quite shine like they should here. There are chinksin Hickman's Dawn of X armor present in this issue, but they're verysmall and likely easily forgotten as the series progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 4, 2019

    There's enough pure fun here that the issue isn't a total wash, but it's a messy affair. Read Full Review

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