X-Men #13

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: C.F. Villa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 32
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The mutants are the next stage of evolution. Evolution depends on a mutation of genes - the genes of the offspring deviating from their progenitors. Some would call the X-gene EXCESS deviation. Those people are gonna need to be taken down a few pegs.

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2022

    X-Men #13 is a really good fight comic. It sets up the team's goals for the issue, has them commit to those goals, works together, and keeps the stakes high. In some sense, the battle in this issue is self-contained though reading the main event is highly recommended. X-Men is a good tie-in, but an even better team book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 17, 2022

    Additionally, specific to this issue of X-MEN, Duggan reveals some pretty big stuff that may have been better suited for the main A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY event and not so much in a tie-in issue. However, overall, X-MEN #13 continues to show how impressive Duggan is at the helm of the biggest X-title and why it continues to be the X-book everyone should have on their pull list. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 18, 2022

    The first issue to the new era, with a new team, and its off to a decent start. The dialogues kinda clunky, but Villas art is great here. The new team is pretty much nondescript at this point, so Im excited to see what Duggan will give us as time moves on. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Aug 19, 2022

    X-Men #13 establishes that the mutants are willing to work with the Eternals to end the feud, but can either side truly trust each other? Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 26, 2022

    X-Men #13 opens up with a massive mistake thats impossible to forgive. Therere several other problems throughout the book as well, but this book is almost too simple for Duggans shoddy writing to screw up. That makes it the best chapter of this book in ages, which is damning it with faint praise. Villa and Milla do a good job on the art. This issue isnt great, but it isnt as terrible as usual. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 17, 2022

    There's little in the way of dialogue beyond combat orders, leading to a confusing, off-putting mess of an introduction that also doesn't feel terribly essential to Judgment Day's plot, making it a miss on all fronts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SneakyToaster17 Aug 24, 2022

    Definitely only optional for AXE, but the art keeps it from being just padding.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 20, 2022

    I liked this issue. Fun action. Having said that, it seems like Forge is being written completely differently than his last characterizations. And why even have Havok on the team when the issue would literally be exactly the same without him. I hope that changes.

  • 7.5
    PolarIceHavok Aug 19, 2022

    Just not into... 'Judgement'.

    And much like most, if not all of 'Destiny of X', I found this fairly uninspired and frankly... barely serviceable. In fact, I would've given it an even lower score, but am trying to maintain--with desperation, increasingly--the benefit of the doubt. Which pretty much stems from what little goodwill there is left from pre-'Inferno' 'Reign of X', combined with the healthy but short-lived boost this year's 'Hellfire Gala' gave.

    Magik was obnoxiously annoying and unlikable, while Havok comes across as stupefyingly insensitive and oblivious. Synch, Jean, and Iceman were basically satisfactory, stock portrayals, as was Forge, more or less. And I'm not sure why Cyclops and Firestar were even the more

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Aug 18, 2022

    An action packed issue where a lot of mutants get to shine and use their powers to fight fight fight.
    It ties up events from Judgement Day 2 and Death to Mutants 1 pretty nicely.
    In all the chaos, characterization is so/so. Magick feels a little different here and speaks more like Wolverine (Laura) and Havoc's characterization is also off making him out to be a frat buffoon.

    Duggan's easily best written character has some great moments as Synch is clearly the strongest part of this series (and this may be because he doesn't have a lot of history and Duggan has essentially been the only one writing him).
    Everyone else is fine.
    After this week I'm ready for this event to hit the next part of it's plot.
    The more

  • 6.5
    Loafy Trophy Aug 29, 2022

    Unfortunately this is probably the weakest issue of Judgment Day so far to me. The new X-Men team hasn't even had a full issue together, so swapping a majority of the group out seems ill-timed. It left Duggan with A LOT of work to do as he has to introduce a new team dynamic, work in some new power combinations, and deal with the fallout from the events of Judgment Day. It would have been nice to deal with the Gala fallout and to settle in with some of the new team members, especially since we hardly got a glimpse of Firestar.

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui Aug 19, 2022

    Going through the motions and that's bad for a new team. Duggan might have tried to find something here but it didn't work for me. Not a good idea to introduce the new team in a mess of a show. Villa was OK with mixed results. He can have great panels with amazing compositions but then the next ones are OK.

  • 6.5
    lilybry Aug 18, 2022

    woof. judgement day is not a good way to introduce a new team of x-men. really not a good way. that being said cyclops gave a thumbs up, iceman got really big. Good stuff. Mixed bag.

  • 5.5
    Dr_Woof_Woof Aug 24, 2022

    *LOVE* nearly everything relating to A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY; I do not love Gerry Duggan continuing as writer on X-MEN! Don't get me wrong there was some great dialogue, like getting to see Forge out and about as part of the team. but there was some bad dialogue, like over-the-top Iceman! The best part about this issue was the art, which helped earn that 5.5 I gave it! Maybe next Hellfire Gala we can elect a different writer perhaps?

  • 5.5
    KittyNone Aug 18, 2022

    Oof, this is a mess. Duggan's second team line-up is as unremarkable and arbitrary as his first, as evinced by the fact that I made it to page 17 before I remembered that this is a new team. His characterization remains shaky, particularly for Alex. (I'll grant, there could be a mind control or shape shifter thing going on, but Duggan's characterization is so often off that it would be impossible to tell the difference.) CF Villa's art could pick things back up, but unfortunately fantasy epics don't seem to play to Villa's strengths; the storytelling is ineffective and there are several panels that I found particularly difficult to decipher. Add to that that this is one of those dreaded crossover issues where the characters have a zero-stak more

  • 5.5
    DDJamesB Aug 17, 2022

    I can't say there was a lot to like. I wouldn't say I hated it but, it felt like it lacked emotion, and had no depth.

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