X-Men #30

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 17, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 18
8.0Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

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WE ARE NOT ANIMALS!
As the chaos of mutantkind's fight back against their fall at the hands of Orchis rages in FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X, other forgotten foes come from the woodwork to take on the X-Men in their time of peril! Synch and Talon find themselves once more besieged by the High Evolutionary and his creations to reap the consequences of their last encounter!
RATED T+

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Jan 18, 2024

    X-Men #30 presents a powerful parallel between two sets of X-Men lovers. The love Cyclops and Phoenix shared for many years and the emerging love thing between Synch and Talon. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 17, 2024

    Noto delivers beautiful art throughout the issue. I love the visual style and how it can create great character moments and emotions as well as awesome action and visual thrills. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 17, 2024

    X-Men #30 is a good, solid tie-in to the Fall of the House of X part of the event taking place. It fills in a few gaps behind the scenes involving the underground X-Men led by Synch and Talon. Notos art is rock solid as usual and the story itself isnt too bad. However, the main purpose behind the issue is to set up the cliffhanger involving Synch and Talon. If youve been following Duggans X-Men, as well as the setup between Talon and Synch, you will certainly love this issue. However, I dont think its entirely needed if youre just in for the event itself. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    AIPT - jonathan jones Jan 17, 2024

    Synch and Talon's relationship continues to keep us on our toes in X-Men #30. Though the issue does not fully fill in the gap left at the end of the previous installment, it gets the ball rolling. Filled with dream sex, drama, action, and set-up for another huge X-Men nostalgia pull (looking at you, Outback Era), fans excited to see Synch step up and lead the team have some fun to look forward to here and hopefully more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 17, 2024

    The mission itself and related action provides some opportunities for idiosyncratic visuals and a few humorous beats, but the heart of the story resonates in a bond established across years of comics (and millennia of plot). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 17, 2024

    X-Men #30 does a lot to strengthen the stories in Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X. This issue works as a prequel that gives greater weight to where we find Cyclops, Firestar, and Synch in the X-Men crossover. This is exactly what you want from a tie-in comic book to complement a big event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Jan 24, 2024

    Overall, X-Men #30 is worth reading due to understanding the device they are going to use to free the human population and a tragic event that happened with the High Evolutionary. Readers shouldnt miss out on what happens in this book. Be sure to purchase this comic book at your local comic book store or online where copies are sold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 21, 2024

    X-Men #30 goes into dark themes that disrupt the pacing of the overall event. Despite that, this comic as a singular issue is well-written and well-drawn. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Jan 17, 2024

    In a line riddled with missed opportunities, and picking up plot points that many people havent thought of in years, this issue is full of both. Duggans run has had issues from its inception, and this story is just further proof of that. Im not sure if its indicative of the lack of direction from the editorial department, but its become indicative of the decline the line has endured. Treading water until the next big thing shouldnt be how this era ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Jan 17, 2024

    This wasn’t the best X-Men issue ever, but it gets bonus points for telling an interesting story about two characters who deserved a platform given the roles they were meant to be playing. I enjoyed this WAY more than both Fall of the House of X #1 and Rise of the Powers of X #1. What a great issue that gave background to two underutilized members of the X-Men team who were supposed to be major players in the post-Hellfire Gala plot. We get to see more from Talon and Synch’s time in the Vault, as well as the two on a present-day mission to retrieve something that could be a game-changer in the fight against Orchis.Much like his story on this week’s Invincible Iron Man, Duggan slams the fast-forward button during the duo’s mission an more

  • 8.0
    AmericanHealthcare Jan 29, 2024

    Enjoying the heck out of this run. Duggan can be clunky/choppy at times (a lot) but at the end of the day, it's working.

  • 8.0
    Kalaoui Jan 19, 2024

    Worth the read. Duggan and Noto always work well together. Does it all hit...No but as an X-Men book in this era, it is miles better than others. Still I am waiting for Duggan to put all his threads from his books together in a better fashion.

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jan 17, 2024

    This was the best issue of the series in months. It still wasn't the best thing I've ever read, but I still enjoyed it. My favorite part of this was the super interesting ending with Synch and Talon. I'm really looking forward to seeing how that plays out and I'm hoping it leads into a good story.

  • 7.5
    Jawsh Jan 25, 2024

    One of Duggan's most inspired moments lacks the punch it could have had.
    Still, had me reeling for what happens next.

  • 6.0
    Drasek83 Jan 21, 2024

    I can’t wait until the X-Men are relaunched with a new creative team.

  • 2.0
    Dr. WøøfWøøf Jan 17, 2024

    Another of Duggans forgettable stories in this week's X-MEN! The running plotline with Talon (old Laura from inaude the Vault) and Synch is a terrible story for Laura Kinney, and writing-wise, it plays out like the worst of the worst soap opera plots!

    I gave this a 2, simply because Phil Noto's art was the best thing about this issue! No, I lie, second best, as first best would go to if this were truly the end of the Synch-Talon tries-for-the-feels-but-fails-terribly story arc!

    *SKIP this MEH issue!*

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