X-Men #16

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 35
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7.4User Rating

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FORGING A WAY AHEAD! Forge has a secret mission that he's been working on for the Quiet Council for some time. Now that he's been elected to be one of the X-Men - the world's greatest heroes - it's time to put it into action...even if it does break some of the laws of Krakoa.
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  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Oct 19, 2022

    Dont skip out on X-Men #16. The story itself is a bit trivial with some low-key moments that will provide enough substance to engineer a reasonable score, especially the push and focus on Forge. However, its the imagination that Duggan infuses into X-Men #16 that propels this issue to new heights. I havent felt this jazzed for an X-Men title in quite some time. And after including the last issue, this entire arc so far is dripping with potential. X-Men #16 is a must-buy for any X-Men whos been around the block since the Hickman era began. The story is exciting, the possibility is widespread, and the impact of this inventive tale will be felt throughout the entire Marvel Landscape at some point. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Oct 19, 2022

    The X-Men take a trip to the vault and sibling rivalry nearly ruins the day. This is the kind of internal turmoil you love to see in an X-book Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 19, 2022

    Cassara delivers some thrilling art throughout the issue. The visuals are fun, beautifully detailed and highlight the tension of the story.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 21, 2022

    Revisiting one of the strongest arcs of the previous volumes of X-Men creates one of the best arcs of the volume to date. The art is still and the writing is full of some fantastic threads. I can't wait to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 19, 2022

    An intriguing final reveal helps compensate for some of this issue's unfulfilled potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 19, 2022

    Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara get this series back on track with X-Men #16. From the chemistry of this new team to the surprising ending X-Men #16 pushes this series forward in multiple ways. It all works to build intrigue in where this series will go next. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Oct 19, 2022

    As Forge and Caliban as a talking pullover sweater dives deeper and deeper into the Vault trying to save Darwin, we get another look at Krakoas new public team. Still finding the cohesion of this team to be a tad lacking thus far. Rather unremarkable character work, with middling art that just doesnt mesh with the writing style, it might be a rather forgettable arc in the Krakoan era. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Oct 19, 2022

    Duggan's exploration of the Vault has ultimately been much less exciting than Hickman's, but the plot being rolled out is still ultimately quite interesting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 22, 2022

    Some interesting future stories are set up in this issue, but we need to take some contrived steps to get there. Read Full Review

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