X-Men #34

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2024 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
7.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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The Krakoan Age is nearly at an end...and what might be the final battle of the heroes of Krakoa! One last stop before the fall and rise come to their conclusion...and everything changes!
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  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 1, 2024

    Cassara delivers some beautifully detailed and perfectly realized character designs and action throughout this issue. The fight with MODOK was visually intense and I loved every page and panel of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 2, 2024

    Men" #34 finds clever ways to navigate a few lingering plot threads for the ongoing series before the final curtain falls on Krakoa. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 1, 2024

    Moreover, X-Men #34 features several fan-favorite X-Men characters, including Kitty, Wolverine, and Synch that will elevate the fan's excitement through the story. Overall, X-Men #34 is a solid comic book that lays the groundwork for an exciting new chapter in the X-Men saga. With its captivating art and intriguing premise, this issue is sure to leave readers wanting more BUT with some underdeveloped characters and so much focus on the impending disaster, some aspects of the issue were a bit underwhelming and disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerd Initiative - gangstermegan May 1, 2024

    The art in X-Men #34 is as solid as it gets. Something I love about the X-Men comics is that every mutant shines in their own right when it comes to how they're drawn. The colors on their suits are always gorgeous and fits their personality perfectly. In this case, I think Shadowkat looks fantastic. The blue and black suit with the hood added to the emotional tone of the scene at the end of the comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz May 6, 2024

    This book had such potential, but unfortunately it was bogged down by event after event in that second year. X-Men, and the rest of the mutant titles brain trust really tried to give us a fitting end to this very ambitious story. Unfortunately this book was too busy trying to tie all of the events from the other books, which only led to this lackluster issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 1, 2024

    Gerry Duggan and Joshua Cassara deliver a comic book in X-Men #34 that builds momentum for how Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X will end. This did as much as a tie-in can do to progress the narrative of the main story being told in the two core titles telling this event. Now the stage is set for the conclusion of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X to set-up the new path forward for the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - jonathan jones May 1, 2024

    X-Men #34 is a fun issue. It has exciting action and a good moment of character work ahead of Shadowkat's exeunt. Sadly, its flaws raise a number of questions that could have been easily avoided with a few more proofreads. In the end, this book remains the franchise's flagship title in name only, a feeling to which Synch ought to be able to sympathize with by now. However, things are set to change for both hero and book upon the arrival of the hotly anticipated Uncanny X-Men #700 in the coming weeks. We'll see you there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Theodis Wright May 5, 2024

    While I have not been a fan of Duggan's run on X-Men, this issue was a decent read. My only complaint is the same one I always have about events within the Marvel Universe these days too many crossovers. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 1, 2024

    The issue does bring some closure to the Synch/Talon/Wolverine situation that has been at the heart of the book, but with even the considerable artistic talent involved struggling to make something out of what little the script has to offer, X-Men #34 feels like the tail-end of a story stretched too thin. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Kalaoui May 2, 2024

    It's OK/fun for what it is. As a single issue anywhere else within an X line would have been fine but as part of the Fall of X it really doesn't work. Duggan is trying I believe but it just a bit too late. Cassara on art is FANTASTIC as always and I command his effort and Fajardo Jr. colors him wonderfully!

  • 5.0
    derbycomics May 4, 2024

    The issue feels like a rushed & messy conclusion to a phase that seemed to forget its main cast along the way.

    The biggest issue for me is Duggan’s treatment of the main X-Men lineup. Laura, Sync, Firestar, & to a lesser extent Shadowkat, have been so underutilized outside random missions. It’s as if the creative team realized they had forgotten about the actual X-Men team needing to be involved in the main plot & hastily shoved them into a new side quests to wrap up their stories before X-MEN #35 closes the book on this run.

    There were also a few head-scratching editing mishaps that made this all feel like it was an afterthought. One example is how we see Synch using Polaris’ powers to fight MODOK & then on the more

  • 5.0
    Apawn May 3, 2024


    We begin our adventure with the Professor daydreaming about times immemorial, when mutants could fly, skate, handstand, and survey their serene backyard without a care in the world for what anyone else thought of their idea of fun and leisure. He reminisces about a time when they could throw a party to watch *They Live*, starring everyone's favorite rowdy wrestler taking down invading aliens attempting to brainwash and enslave humans through subliminal messaging, without maligned prejudice from others.

    Unfortunately, there’s always that one person who wants to root for the villains in the story because they’re edgy that way. That would be the Professor Charles Xavier, who apparently has decided there more

  • 4.0
    thecimmerian May 1, 2024

    I just don't know how one goes from Savage Avengers to......this. The art is good.

  • 3.0
    Out of Gluck May 1, 2024

    I'm finding this lame duck era especially bad. Here we just get more of Duggan's pets (Laura, Emma, Kitty, Everett) continue to do their shtick and get more of the continued vilification of Xavier.

  • 3.0
    JBL Reviews May 1, 2024

    Wow. This is incredibly bad. Weird jokes in the fighting. Plot points that make no sense. While I think Duggan had good issues, this one is not it.

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