X-Men #9

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 77
8.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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+

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Leinil Francis Yu delivers some beautiful art throughout this issue and every panel is filled with gorgeous details. The action is fantastic and rises in intensity with each page. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Outright Geekery - Dandy Don the Valiant Apr 12, 2020

    Jonathan Hickman is a writing genius and Marvel needs to keep him on X-Men for as long as conceivably possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2020

    By sprinkling in minor details, and layering on psychological aspects of the Brood, Hickman makes readers feel like they're running with the X-Men and fighting off the Brood alongside them. If you love being apart of the story, enjoy space adventures, and love intricate plot twists, this is the story for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 28, 2020

    Jonathan Hickman knocks it out of the park once again with his work in X-Men #9. Hickman gives us a thrilling adventure involving the X-Men, Starjammers, Shi'ar, and Kree that has large ramifications for the Marvel Universe, specifically with the Brood standing. Add in some of Leinil Francis Yu best artwork to date and you have an issue in X-Men #9 that should not be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 25, 2020

    Brood stories often have a particular pattern to them that includes infestation, possession, the infection spreading and so on. In a massive battle like this, you might think that would happen and there are some teases along that line. But true to form, Hickman has another idea up his sleeve and it certainly seems to be a potential gamechanger. That development is the capstone on what is a wonderful issue of X-Men, leaving us to question where it goes from here as Empyre " which the team will be involved in " draws closer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 25, 2020

    This was an exhilarating issue of X-Men from start to finish. This creative team brought their A-game in X-Men #9 when it came to the reveal of what makes the King Egg so important, so dangerous, and why it was so important to keep this out of the hands of the Brood Queens. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 30, 2020

    "X-Men" #9 provides a pulse-pounding script with sleek art and a cliffhanger that will leave you counting the days until the release of the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Cidnya Mar 23, 2020

    Hickman's balance of scientific exposition and fun fight dialogue is an improvement on the last issue's bland exchanges between characters. Yu and Gho tag team and create a captivating backdrop for two very detailed fight sequences. Cowles' lettering enhanced Hickman's script and provided an extra layer of atmosphere and tone. Muller's graphic design work continues to make reading X-Books a fresh and refined experience. The cohesiveness of this creative team makes X-Men #9 a fun and bombastic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 23, 2020

    A good ending to the Brood story with interesting sci-fi ideas and a compelling set of captions that make you ponder what it'd be like to be a Brood. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 29, 2020

    X-Men continues to set the bar for the X-line with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 25, 2020

    Jonathan Hickman and Leinil Yu keep up the big, sci-fi action from last issue in X-Men #9. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 25, 2020

    Overall this is an issue you won’t want to miss. Not a lot is given, but there are some important story moments that will definitely lead into future issues. It’s a quick read, but still an enjoyable one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 28, 2020

    The story wraps up nicely with a lot of promise for future stories about the X-Men and the Brood. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 25, 2020

    This book essentially exists for its final page, but it's fun to see Hickman moving some chess pieces around, even if the X-Men themselves kind of take a backseat to the plot. Yu turns in some really good work here and hopefully we get to do more with the Brood moving forward. Many readers won’t be satisfied with a book that is so focused on the politics of the Kree and Shi’ar - that’s understandable. But sometimes it’s nice to see moments like these play out on the page rather than just be told they occurred somewhere, some time off-panel. It’s hard not to appreciate Hickman’s big picture world-building, even if that gets in the way of putting a focus on the characters on the cover. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 27, 2020

    A firecracker start fizzles to a damp squib conclusion in this story but any completist will still want to pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 26, 2020

    X-Men #9 is a good issue of this book, but that's a disappointment with just how good this comic has been since Hickman took over. The beginning of the story is excellent, but the rest of it feels too rushed. It's not a bad comic, it's just sort of average. What's not average is Leinil Yu's art. This story could have used more room, whether it be just a few more pages for the two issues or another issue entirely. Read Full Review

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