X-Men #22

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 23
7.2Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Mutantkind may be stronger than ever, but that just makes their enemies more determined than ever to tear them down. Orchis' plans are in motion, preparing for the fall?
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  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alfie Erin May 17, 2023

    X-Men #22 is an interesting issue in the lead-up to the Fall Of X. It sets up plot threads while also delivering a satisfying single-issue story within that larger picture. With great art, its certainly an issue youll want to pick up if you have any interest in the ongoing X-Men narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 17, 2023

    X-Men #22 is pretty solid but now I feel like the X-writers hands are in too many cookie jars. Will we see all these ideas play out? And will they all fit together? I find it incredibly hard to believe that we can see an in-depth discovery of all of these key components even within this issue of X-Men. That said, my goal is to review THIS issue. And thus, I see the potential for some great stories as well as some extremely clever plot threads that I hope get ironed out. I especially love the laced medicine angle as well as what Forge is willing to offer to the world. However, where do we go from here? Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 17, 2023

    Cassara delivers some great art throughout the issue. The visuals are beautifully complementary to the tone of every scene. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz May 17, 2023

    Like a good 80s pop song the issue leaves you wishing the song had just one more run for the chorus, or that moment when you squeal when watching someone get slapped on a daytime soap opera, it gives you what you wantalmost. Theres this yearning you feel, the issue is satisfying, but it needs just a bit more to satisfy. Its this feeling that can describe Duggans run, and Im not sure how many more almost theres hes got left before we need another gang guiding the flagship. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 20, 2023

    Fun little story of the X-Men doing good in the name of protecting mutants, while both paying off long-dangling plot threads and setting up new ones. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 26, 2023

    In all, this issue is an absolute win, and I want more like this, especially since we now know this creative team is sticker together after the Hellfire Gala. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Lukas Shayo May 17, 2023

    If there's any major flaw to X-Men#22, it's that it's mostly setup. That does have a place, but for a single issue, it makes for a somewhat empty read. This is one of those issues that will read seamlessly in a trade, but it will be a forgettable affair for month-to-month readers. Still, it's worth a read, and it's always fun to see Firestar get to show off exactly how she got her name. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 17, 2023

    The issue is competently crafted, but largely feels like it's waiting for another story to start. Read Full Review

  • 1.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 1, 2023

    X-Men #22 is terrible. Duggan is taking Orchis and making them lame. Thats the whole thing about this book. Orchiss schemes arent scary; theyre petty. Under Hickman, Orchis was powerful and unstoppable. Now, theyre cliche. The art is fantastic, but the script is so bad its not funny. Read Full Review

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