X-Men #18

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 11, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 37
7.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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Synch has a lot to sort out. His life has been derailed, his powers have grown and he's experienced a loss that no one understands. The universe has had its way with him. Now... it's his turn.
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  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 11, 2023

    There's very little to complain about in X-Men #18. It's filled with Wolverine action, offers an interesting problem surrounding the immortality of mutants when unexpected wrinkles arise and delivers some team-based action too. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 11, 2023

    My biggest concern within X-Men #18 was the cliffhanging last page involving a Summers (which I cant talk about without spoiling anything) AND the depiction of the X-Terminators as this group of teenage girls, which they arent. But otherwise, X-Men #18 had a purpose in clearing the air and at the end of the day it succeed in that objective. If you have any questions on the review or are ever interested in tackling a comic review of your own, feel free to email me directly at dispatchdcu@gmail.com. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 11, 2023

    Villa crafts some beautiful art in the issue. Not only do the characters look great, but the visuals perfectly play into the tone of scenes as well as the tension. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Jan 23, 2023

    X-Men #18 continues to build on plot points Gerry Duggan has been planting throughout this volume. The team looks like it's finally coming together as Duggan and company continue to tell fascinating stories Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jan 11, 2023

    Duggans run has taken an upward trajectory since the Annual, but theres still some things that just stick in my craw, like the lack of development of Firestar. Overall a decent issue, and the ending has me excited to see where we go with the upcoming Brood saga. Villas a welcome addition to this issue, and I cant wait to see what he does next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 11, 2023

    Gerry Duggan's signature banter and humor are on display, and C.F. Villa and Matt Milla provide visuals in the style of, if not on the same level, as the X-line defining team of Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 14, 2023

    A perfectly enjoyable issue of the X-Men, with some great character moments and some cool action, completely brushes aside the era-disrupting implications of the two Lauras. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Jan 16, 2023

    There's definitely some pacing problems here, but overall, this issue was a lot of fun. It's the sort of story that I think the line continues to need. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 11, 2023

    X-Men #18 does well in tying up some loose ends with the latest Vault storyline. The meeting between the two Laura Kinney's was handled well with seeds planted for a greater story involving the older version. The transition to how X-Men will crossover with Captain Marvel does create an instant connection with the character that appears at the end who facilitates the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jan 28, 2023

    X-Men #18 is another issue that would be a total fail without the art. However, thats basically X-Men since Duggan took over, so theres no surprise there. The dialogue is mostly terrible, the plots are mediocre, and the humor is bad. Luckily, Villa and Milla do a really fantastic job with the art. Reading this book is a groan-inducing chore, but looking at the art is pretty great. Read Full Review

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