X-Men: Blue #16

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Thony Silas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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•  What do you get you get when you mix five time-displaced teens, a time machine and one fractured timeline?
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Nov 30, 2017

    A journey through X-Men history with your favorite mutants serving as tour guides? Sign me up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 1, 2017

    The series has had a lot of sidequests and distractions but this issue feels like it's finally finding its way and allowing it to do its own thing. I know there's another crossover coming down the road with Venom which seems to be the biggest issue of the series but when it's allowed to focus on what makes it unique, it stands out from the pack. And, that last page. As a fan of a certain group that's revealed, I can't wait to see where it all goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Dec 2, 2017

    Here we are again taking the teenaged X-Men into a new, exciting setting. This may be the only Legacy "hero versus hero" story. However, if it's the X-Kids versus the 2099 mutants, it'll be nearly impossible to feel like AvX, IvX, or any other vX's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 29, 2017

    A really good issue with some interesting stakes being raised for the original X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - James Cesena Dec 28, 2017

    We finally see the book dealing with the time paradox problem. It's been years now, and it's long overdue. Will X-Men Blue deliver? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 30, 2017

    While its not amazing, X-Men: Blue #16 does provide a functional story. The interior team drama can be a tad exasperating, and the art is inconsistent. However, the premise is interesting enough, and the art does have moments where it holds together well. I can recommend it to the dedicated X-Men fan, and people who fall under that category can feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 30, 2017

    For an arc meekly titled "Cross Time Capers," writer Cullen Bunn and artist Thony Silas deliver some solid adventuring with a sprawling cast in X-Men: Blue #16. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Blair Marnell Nov 30, 2017

    I still want more from this book, but it almost always seems to come up short. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    the green death Dec 3, 2017

    Another fun issue. Last page reveal promises more time displaced entertainment, sign me up!

  • 8.0
    Herushalaim Dec 3, 2017

    This was very enjoyable. I'm very interested to see where this goes. That final page made me think one thing: Oh God, no.

  • 7.0
    RustonLF Dec 7, 2017

    The time displaced X-Men seem like a hit at this point. It is highly unlikely that they will ever leave the prime universe for good. This makes me think that having the timeline collapse due to their presence is just a way to have an excuse for the X-men to jump through time Quantum Leap style in a story playing on the Excalibur story arc "Cross-time Caper". Unlike the original story it seems the X-Men are actually jumping through time instead of just dimensions like Excalibur. They start with a trip to the 2099 universe where they meet the X-Men of that time. It starts as a fun enough story that promises some great possibilities. It seems unlikely that it will truly effect the future of the team, but sometimes that is acceptable if the jou more

  • 4.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 18, 2018

    Cullen Bunn flings the O5 team into *exactly* the sort of gimmicky time-travel shenanigan Dennis Hopeless tried to shut the door on at the end of the 2015 volume of All-New X-Men. The setup isn't promising; nor is the soap operatic addition of a romantic tangle briarpatching up Scott, Bloodstorm, Jean, and Hank. Thony Silas's visuals really seal in the flavor of mediocrity introduced by Mr. Bunn's script. At his best, Mr. Silas's art approaches the chunky style of Michael Avon Oeming. He is very seldom at his best in this issue, though. It feels like a serious editorial mistake to tap Mr. Silas for a biweekly a-list title; it's hard enough for him to crank out a good-looking comic when he's got a full month to do it.

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Dec 1, 2017

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    JVV Dec 4, 2017

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    StanielK Jan 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    jmprados Feb 1, 2018

  • 8.0
    iPodwithnomusic Mar 26, 2018

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 26, 2018

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    Nicetrylaoche Nov 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 1, 2017

  • 7.0

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    JBL Reviews Aug 12, 2018

  • 5.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 8, 2018

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