X-Men #17

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 23, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 17
7.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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As the new X-Men team brings deals with a seemingly unstoppable foe, one X-Man wrestles with the fact they've gone way too far, and another is shaken by unexpectedly getting exactly what they'd no longer allowed themselves to dream of.


  • 9.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 23, 2022

    I said it earlier in the review and Ill say it again, the best single word to describe X-Men #17 is brilliant! All around the board, from creativity to story beats, top to bottom Duggan and Cassara have this series humming since this story arc began. HOPOX fans, as well as any X-Men fans that followed along with Synch and Laura, will love X-Men #17. Plus, fans that could care less about those two will still be captivated by the spectacular world developed by this creative team as well as innovative storytelling from top to bottom. Grab X-Men #17 over your lunch break. Dont wait! Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 26, 2022

    Several really fun and well-developed character moments make this a standout issue. The sci-fi and superhero stuff is already off the chain, and then Duggan finds the heart over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 23, 2022

    Cassara delivers some beautifully detailed imagery throughout the issue. The visuals are thrilling and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Nov 23, 2022

    X-Men #17 is a solid character study of Forge's shifting priorities and allegiances, with a fascinating glimpse into the wonders of the Vault, a beautiful reunion for a tragic romance, and a setting that lets Cassara flex his impressive illustration skills. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 29, 2022

    The team wraps up some loose ends in a great way. It points towards some exciting stories to come, and the art team illustrates the hell out of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Nov 23, 2022

    Its the first full mission for the newly elected team, and first up was to save Darwin from the Vault, but what we ended up with was something completely different. The story didnt hit quite how I expected it too, but there were moments that I needed from the characters here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 23, 2022

    X-Men's return to the vault takes some twists and turns, with Gerry Duggan furthering and resolving certain plot threads left dangling by Jonathan Hickman's exit from the X-Office. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 6, 2022

    X-Men #17 is like digging through sewage to get a lunch box. Theres lunch, but everything stinks. Duggan is his usual terrible throughout the issue. Cassara and GURU-eFX arent up to their usual stellar, which is just plain weird. This book continues to be abysmal, but thats not even surprising anymore. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Dr_Woof_Woof Nov 26, 2022

    Holy Mutant Resurrection! That was effing brilliant! Seriously, where was this writing in the first 16 issues (well, maybe 15, as 16 was pretty good, too)?! I am of the opinion that Gerry Duggan has been trolling us, having us for a lengthy spell, a spell which ended with this lovely confection!

    From finishing out his very Forge-centric story arc inside the Vault to dealing with "Alpha Wolverine" Laura Kinney dealing with her first steps outside the Vault to a fine wrap-up of Forge working with Caliban, everything about this issue was a solid homerun! I hope going forward this is what we can expect from the writing/stories in the book! Sooooo good!

    And bonus points to Duggan for bringing "Vault" Laura back to the game more

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Nov 24, 2022

    This was phenomenal! I have absolutely loved every minute of this arc. I couldn't be more intrigued by what they are going to do with one of my favorite characters Laura kinney after this. I found forge's decision to be very heartwarming and beautiful but it does create quite an interesting issue. I can't wait for the next chapter

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Nov 24, 2022

    You know, between my mixed-to-negative feelings about Duggan's run in general and this X-Force-y arc in general I almost skipped this issue, but I'm glad I didn't. A fine coda to the Vault story, an excellent redemption arc for Forge to lead him out of the dark-and-edginess, I'm into where they left Darwin's plot and I loved the reunion towards the end. I'm always thinking of dropping this book, but it keeps pleasantly surprising me like this just often enough to keep me reading

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 26, 2022

    I think the Vault storyline has been so intriguing.

  • 8.5
    Colleen St. Lucie Nov 24, 2022

    Seems like this had a fake ending. I'm intrigued.

  • 8.0
    PolarIceHavok Dec 6, 2022

    Just read this & liked it more than the last 2 issues. I'm really into Forge's vision of Krakoa's future, re. his "real estate" development plans. I just hope it's not already too late, to see it come to fruitition, is all.

    Also found it *very interesting*... that during the *eXchange* w/Darwin while in his own mind, he donned the suit for... Captain Krakoa!!

    And I 💚 seein' Forearm behind the bar @theGL, miXing drinks. Not sure if that's new, but it's the 1st time I noticed it, and think it's a positively brilliant, li'l detail to add.

    Another nice touch was everything... Caliban! After this arc, his characterization's a keeper, AFAIC. This modern, mutant age needs more of his kind around.

    And more

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Nov 27, 2022

    It was a good ending to the arc, even if some parts felt easy. I liked it enough to keep this series around a little longer.

  • 10
    RachelSummers84 Nov 24, 2022

  • 10
    JJJohnC Nov 24, 2022

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Nov 23, 2022

  • 8.5
    Swanktub Nov 27, 2022

  • 8.5
    ActionCity Nov 23, 2022

  • 8.0
    Jon42 Nov 30, 2022

  • 5.0
    JJP500 Nov 26, 2022

  • 4.0
    TaiwanMarvel Nov 30, 2022

  • 2.5
    Radar Nov 24, 2022

  • 1.0
    Captain Krakoa Nov 23, 2022

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