X-Men #8

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Mahmud Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 75
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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The New Mutants are back from space, and they've brought intergalactic trouble with them! The Brood! The Shi'ar! The Starjammers! The Imperial Guard! Rated T+

  • 9.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 11, 2020

    Mahmud Asrar delivers some awesome action in this issue. There is an immediacy to the art that matches the tone and pace of the story perfectly. Everything from the characters to the action, to the beautifully detailed backgrounds is handled brilliantly and I could not stop looking over these gorgeous panels. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 11, 2020

    The story was exhilarating, captivating, carried weight, and plays with so many toys in the toy box. The potential is ripe for the picking and I haven't been this excited for an X-book since HOXPOX began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 14, 2020

    X-Men is one of Marvel's premier books! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 11, 2020

    Overall this book was an explosive addition that really raised the stakes. We are now seeing consequences to the actions made in the other series really tying the books together. Things are about to get really crazy so I highly recommend jumping on-board if you haven’t already. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 11, 2020

    X-Men has never felt so footloose and fancy-free. It's an excellent series backed up with more ideas than you can possibly wrap your head around. The future of X-Men is bright and it's thanks to a treasure chest of ideas that is endless. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 12, 2020

    Hickman is joined by Mahmud Asrar on art for this book, with color art by Sunny Gho. The art team really cuts loose on this book in fantastic fashion, from the horror of the Brood's nature as parasites to some chaotic action sequences that fill the page and make innovative use of some of the X-Men's power sets. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 11, 2020

    This is a pretty fun issue, all and all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 14, 2020

    The action really heats up in an exciting issue, with the promise of even more fun story to come! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 11, 2020

    This issue, more than any other, is about spectacle and action and tapping Madmun Asrar for the job was the right choice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 12, 2020

    If it's not hate groups trying to get a piece of the pie, apparently there's always a chance of Brood raining from the sky! X-Men #8 marked the start of something exhilarating. When you create a problem which involved the Shi'ar, Imperial Guard, and Brood? You go big or go home. This creative team went big for what madness the New Mutants dropped on Krakoa's doorstep. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 12, 2020

    As it stands, X-Men #8 still reads as a fun and fast-paced actioner, and one that will likely appeal to diehard fans of classic Claremont stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 14, 2020

    A popcorn plot combines with some absolutely amazing art in this surprisingly fun issue. Grab it, before The Brood grabs you! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Mar 13, 2020

    By the end of this issue, we know exactly where things are heading, and I'm very excited to see more from the Shi'ar empire in Hickman's world. This issue was cool but didn't really take us anywhere. With so much happening in the “Dawn of X,” this was one of the few issues that felt a tad bit yawn worthy. Of course, I say this now and the Brood will have secretly laid an egg in some random mutants' body and they turn out to be bigger villains than Homines Verendi brats. Gotta love Hickman. Read Full Review

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