X-Men #35

Writer: Gerry Duggan, Various Artist: Phil Noto, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 5, 2024 Cover Price: $9.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 21
8.2Critic Rating
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All good things must come to an end, and as good of a thing as the Krakoan era has been for mutantkind...its time has come at last. The tragedy and triumph of FALL OF THE HOUSE OF X, the madness and mystery of RISE OF THE POWERS OF X...they have all come to their end and led to this moment that will change the future of mutantkind for years to come. Written and drawn by an all-star cast of writers and artists who have shaped the Krakoan Age, this is one milestone no X-Fan will want to miss! Also featuring a story of family by X-Men master Chris Claremont...and a glimpse of things to come!
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  • 10
    AIPT - jonathan jones Jun 5, 2024

    For all that these previous months of the FoHoX/RoPoX era have shown the strain of being rushed and compressed in ways that were frequently confusing and disappointing, Uncanny X-Men #700 is the opposite. Every panel and every word feels intentional and layered with thought and care behind it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jun 6, 2024

    This was a bittersweet goodby to five years of storytelling, and a bright, beautiful hello to the wonders that are soon to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jun 5, 2024

    Overall, X-Men #35 is a bittersweet and thought-provoking conclusion that sets the stage for a new chapter in X-Men history. Pick it up if you've been following the X-Men line and want to experience the emotional send-off to the Krakoan era. If you're new to X-Men comics, it might be a good idea to start with some earlier issues to understand the context. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Nerd Initiative - Ken M. Jun 5, 2024

    With an oversized finale, the Krakoan era is put to rest. Stacked with an all-star line-up of creators, the writing lines up final goodbyes and new beginnings. Images of intense fighting to somber realization of a fallen dream will have fans attention. One dream is over, what will rise from its ashes? Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    GWW - B Ferg Jun 13, 2024

    Written and drawn by an all-star cast of writers and artists who have shaped the Krakoan Age, this is one milestone no X-Fan will want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 5, 2024

    All of the artists deliver visually thrilling moments throughout the issue, but the stand out moments are definitely during the Apocalypse fight. A great looking issue that visually celebrates these characters well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Jun 11, 2024

    Is this how Hickman dreamed Krakoa would end? Most assuredly not. But as the ending we got, it's not half bad. It's time to move on to the next era. Pick this up if you can find it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 5, 2024

    There are moments of great catharsis, characterization, and promise, but there are plenty of blunders and overly complex reversals even within the relatively short span of 86 pages. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 5, 2024

    X-Men #35 will likely make fans of the era both happy and sad. There are some cheery moments and it reveals that Krakoa lives on and we might again see the island's return in the future. It closes one door, leaves more opens, and begins whole new paths to take. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 6, 2024

    With how things went with Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X, X-Men #35 did its best to provide the Krakoa Era its final chapter. This final chapter was at its best tapping into how sad it is to say goodbye to the Krakoa Era. Though there are many moments that felt like the creative team was stretching the story rather than fully honoring what this era meant for the X-Men. Hopefully the foundation set for the future of the franchise is followed up well by the new era. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 6, 2024

    The notion of "putting the toys back in the box" has consequences positive and negative, but this issue mostly manages to walk the tightrope, wrapping things up with some important moments, and finally giving Chris Claremont's idea about Nightcrawler's real parents a chance.But man, is it spendy. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Toonstrack Jun 13, 2024

    What. An ending.

    Its and to put into words how much the krakoan age means to me as an x men fan. Its the first full "era" I followed form beginning to end and introduced me to many characters i now love. I've been an x fan my entire life but this was something special. Its hard to encapsulate all possible thoughts on this era, and it certainly had its uos and downs but i can say for a certainty that given the circumstances this was a great way to go out.

    The dream didn't die. It mattered. We just aren't ready for it yet.

    This issue is graphic novel length, features many stories; of the past present and future and managed to get it right. Theres action, there's drama, there's love... theres even Chris Clare more

  • 10
    Atari Jun 8, 2024

    Again, underrated here. A perfect ending.

  • 10
    Jawnyblaze Jun 7, 2024

    I can't remember the last finale/send-off that I liked as much as this one. I give this a 10 not to mean it was flawless in every way, but to say that after reading it I'm left with nothing but good feels and no critiques. I loved every part of it, especially the Apocalypse fight and the Darkholme-Adler family picnic.

    Some of my favorite individual moments were Nightcrawler tele-plucking Apocalypse's eyeballs out, Magneto yeeting Wolverine away to prevent him from ending the Xavier problem once and for all, Irene getting concerned when Nightcrawler was dueling Mystique only to realize she had been had, all the "to me, my X-Men" team teasers (Kate had the best one), and Xavier checking in on everyone before...self-inducing coma? more

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Jun 13, 2024

    I think this issue revolves around one very large question: was Krakoan worth it?

    And while I have plenty of gripes about the way Fall of X was handled from an editorial standpoint, I'm left with the same conclusion that Ewing, Gillen, and Duggan come to: Yes, Krakoa was a resounding success. I can't remember the last time X-Men comics in particular felt this interesting and fresh. There was a level of excitement around the line that I don't believe has existed since the early '00s at best. The vast majority of books that came out in the Krakoan era presented new ideas, fresh concepts, and bold character interactions that challenged me as a reader.

    This issue in particular is fascinating because it somehow manages to more

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Jun 7, 2024

    The ‘Fall of X’ arc should have just been Apocalypse going on a revenge tour because mutants fell to Orchis& then Kafka returning to teach them the meaning of Krakoa. You could have still had major plots like the WHR & done away with the absurdity of Enigma & Dominion which forced writers to explain confusing concepts more than tell stories.

    All in all, X-Men #35 was probably as perfect an ending to Krakoa as possible at this point, given how poorly things were executed towards the end. The issue had way too many epilogues & tried to set too much up for the next era, but the Apocalypse stuff was perfect.

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  • 9.0
    iPodwithnomusic Jun 5, 2024

    I loved the Krakoan Age so I wasn't excited about it coming to an end, but I found the ending pretty satisfying. Throughout Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X I was confused why the X-Men couldn't just return to Krakoa after it all, but here they give us the answer. I like that they were able to wrap up this status quo while still giving a feeling that it mattered and was worth something, rather than just dropping a nuke on Krakoa and putting the X-Men back to the brink of extinction. The art here is very good, with the exception of Claremont's backup story, but it still gets annoying changing artists every few pages. I am happy with the Krakoa saga and the way it ended, so I'll definitely pick up a Fall of X omnibus if it's more

  • 9.0

    This issue has a lot of things going on. The promise of Krakoa fulfilled. The inevitable collapse. The beginning of something new. I went into this issue not knowing what to expect, and what I got, by my estimation, was a pretty thoughtful, mostly quiet issue, at least in comparison to what came before. Big things happen, sure, but the bombast of the FoHoX/RoPoX finales are much bigger. What I find most interesting about this issue is the use of Apocalypse. I'm pretty sure it's been accepted by most readers that Apocalypse serves as an embodiment of trauma. The generational trauma and violence that consumes the marginalized, that they have to overcome. So I find it so interesting how they use him here. When faced with the other side, when f more

  • 8.5
    KittyNone Jun 5, 2024

    And thus ends an era. The issue itself is a solid conclusion, with the idea of what happened to the mutants stuck in the White Hot Room being a particularly lovely idea — I adore the concept of the Krakoan dream ascending to Heaven, leaving its flawed architects behind to exist forever in an unreachable eternity. But it suffers in places from the rift in talent between its writers, with (presumably) Ewing giving a lovely scene between a reborn Magneto and Xavier and (unmistakably) Duggan giving us one last moment of out-of-character ultraviolence with Nightcrawler casually ripping out an enemy's eyes.

    The Krakoan era was an odd beast, reinvigorating the X-Men at a time when I would have sworn they were a dead concept continuing more

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  • 8.0
    AmericanHealthcare Jun 12, 2024

    A mostly satisfying end to a flawed but interesting run.

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB Jun 16, 2024

    It's a decent send off and tribute to Krakoa. Nothing extraordinary, nothing bad.

  • 2.5
    Maximus Jun 11, 2024

    This issue is a totally nonsensical, complete disgrace of storytelling and an insult not just for X-Men fans, but for the trees that were pointlessly cut down to produce this garbage that pretends to be a comic book.
    Thus, a fitting ending to the Krakoan era.

    I'm just so glad it's over that I'm not going to criticize the fact that these writers are so dumb they simply can't come up with better ideas to end the story than "the whole island literally just disappears", "it moved to another dimension or something, please don't ask".

    That's actually OK, this way I can pretend that the last 4 or 5 years just never happened. I can pretend that the X-Men are not evil, and that they are actually themselves instead of clone more

  • 2.0
    ResearchReader Jun 9, 2024

    I assume the grade for this book is so high because most people who actually like X-Men have long since left the book. I suppose someone has to post an alternate view for those in the future wanting to get a read of what this book is like. Avoid this like the plague. This is a disaster.

    This book sums up the failure of the Kraoka era. Please note for this review I am not an America and I assume it is this cultural difference which puts a different lens on it for me. I do not take pleasure is segregation or hating my neighbour. This book is almost a love song in some ways to the idea that segregation is right and that things are always better if you just eliminate people who dont have the same views as you. It endorses everything more

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