X-Men: Blue #16

X-Men: Blue #16

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Thony Silas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 29, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User 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

  • 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

  • 9.0
    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.

  • 8.5
    the green death Dec 3, 2017

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

  • 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 journey is fun enough. There are some more lasting moments to the issue. Cyclops and Bloodstorm have a bonding moment where they realize they have many things in common. Professor Xavier seems to be in the mind of Magneto. Whether as a result of the X-Men breaking time or because Xavier has recently resurfaced in Astonishing X-Men remains to be seen. The art of the issue did little for me. Some panels worked well, bust most felt to rushed and sloppy for me to really get into. The issue does a good job of setting up an interesting path forward, but lacks anything that stands out. It is an issue that you do not have to feel bad about missing, but will probably enjoy if you pick it up.

  • 8.5
    Khan/Murdock Dec 1, 2017

  • 8.0
    JVV Dec 4, 2017

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Nov 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    Nicetrylaoche Nov 29, 2017

  • 7.5
    sebastianorellana95 Dec 1, 2017

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