X-Men #26

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: James Towe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 6, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 29
7.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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"WE'RE NOT LOSING AN X-MAN... WE'RE GAINING AN AVENGER!" The moment we swore would never happen-heck, the moment EMMA FROST swore would never happen-is here at last! As the Frost/Stark knot is tied in INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #10, Emma's mutant family reacts to this surprise news!
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  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Sep 6, 2023

    After coming off of that high last issue, Duggan stubs his toe this issue, and it was pretty noticeable. The story tried to do too much in too small of a space, and left me wanting just a tad bit more. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 6, 2023

    Nevertheless, the saving grace of the issue was undoubtedly the Emma Frost angle along with Tony Stark and the Kingpin's development in this revenge plan. Thats where the truly fascinating story beats apply. Overall, X-Men #26 will most certainly keep your attention enough this month to entice fans to continue. However, readers get tons of setup and very little action. Hopefully, Duggan can find a way to even that aspect of the story out a bit more as this Fall of X continues to unfold. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 6, 2023

    X-Men #26 explores complicated themes of trauma, revenge, and guilt but is surprisingly silent about the rest of the X-Men team. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 6, 2023

    Towe and Pina deliver exciting art throughout the issue. The Kitty Pryde sequence is particularly memorable for its viciousness. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 6, 2023

    Kate Pryde steals the show in X-Men #26 as she continues to show she's the most dangerous mutant alive. With nothing that can stop her and Firestar in her sights, it's going to be exciting to see who her next target is going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 13, 2023

    For an issue that was frankly a mixed bag in quality, I still really enjoyed it. It points to a very fun future for the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 6, 2023

    The engagement of Emma Frost and Tony Stark was as messy as one would expect as to how it would happen. The development does work into the sense of desperation seen throughout the Fall Of X direction. Though that does not mean Gerry Duggan and company don't have a lot of work ahead of them to sell this Emma and Tony relationship. Luckily X-Men #26 has the incredible scenes involving Shadowcat that lifts up the quality of this story. Shadowcat's scenes alone make X-Men #26 worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Sep 6, 2023

    With its slow pace, X-Men makes Fall of X feel less like it has anything to say and more like another awkward holding pattern for Marvel's mutants. Read Full Review

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