X-Men: Red #8

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Madibek Musabekov Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 20
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CABLE springs his trap for ABIGAIL BRAND - but are her plans too big for even the Askani'son to handle alone? To foil a scheme stretching from  the Sol System to the Shi'ar Empire and beyond, the Soldier of Tomorrow's going to need all the help he can get... from his very own X-MEN RED!


  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 2, 2022

    This is a satisfying, well-balanced story, and an enticing, action-packed beginning to what promises to be another amazing arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Nov 7, 2022

    X-Men Red continues to be the most complex and engaging serialized stories in comics. The pieces all fall into place for a great payoff that will lead into some fantastic stories in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 2, 2022

    X-Men: Red #8 will delight fans of the cosmic side of X-Men comics. The story is satisfying with ongoing stories involving Cable and Abigail Brand, as it offers plot progression and answers for long-running subplots. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 12, 2022

    X-Men Red #8 is yet another solid issue of a top-tier X-book. Its still between this and Immortal X-Men on whats the best X-Men series out right now. Ewing does his Marvel sci-fi politics thing thats so much fun, pays off a lot of dangling plotlines, and gives an exciting story. Musabekov and Blee are a top-notch art team. If theres any drawback to this comic, its that it takes readers away from the Arakko stuff, which is the best part. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 2, 2022

    FINAL THOUGHTSX-Men: Red #8 brings the focus fully back on what Abigail Brand has been planning and it the results were explosive. Al Ewing does an excellent job juggling multiple stories that all tie together while making sure to give us a lot of quality character work. The way things end makes you wonder if anyone will be able to stop Abigail Brand's plans. That's a sign of a strong villain plot and something that will have fans coming back to find out how things go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Nov 8, 2022

    Ewing continues to build on his story arc from S.W.O.R.D while also pushing X-Men Red in an interesting direction Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 2, 2022

    Whether readers are heavily invested in X-Men comics or the many space-tied characters across Marvel, X-Men Red has never appeared more critical to the future of so many stories than it does in the way of Judgment Day. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Nov 8, 2022

    X-Men Red #8 takes us away from Arakko and Storm and into the perspective of Cable, which does a disservice to the comic title as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler Nov 2, 2022

    X-Men Red #8 starts the final story arc for the series. Now that A.X.E.: Judgment Day is over the series can get back to its main story with Abigail Brand as the main villain. However, this issue is mainly setup and feels like it's cramming a little too much into it before it really gets things going. Madibek does a good job with the art especially when it comes to the Sci-Fi locations and aesthetic. While this issue is mainly setup, it ends off with the action just about to start so things will get more exciting in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hailey Nov 6, 2022

    Abigail playing 5D chess with the intergalactic community.

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Nov 5, 2022

    I've said it before and I'll say it again it's a great time to be a comic book fan! The book continues to be stellar! I absolutely love the complexity and depth of these x-men books and in my opinion x-men red and legion of x are the two best. Huge things are set in motion in this issue and I couldn't be more excited to see where this goes. The writing and artwork are both phenomenal in this consistently fantastic series

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  • 9.0
    Kalaoui Nov 4, 2022

    Maria Hill to the 10th power scheming levels here. Ewing is just smooth with his threads merging. Madibek Musabekov did a great job here and should be a rotating artist with Caselli.

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Nov 8, 2022

    OK, that's all very good. But to what end? lol

  • 7.0
    Akino Dec 4, 2022

    The reason why it took me this long before reading this issue is because I was very shocked by the death of my favorite character in A.X.E. and didn't want to recognize his absence. But with next issue out next Wednesday, I finally read this.
    On this issue, we find out that Brand has bigger plans than we (and members of S.W.O.R.D.) have imagined. I really like the spread page in the middle of the issue. It's very impressive.
    I admire this series because it depicts this scale of plot with very sophisticated way. We are given clues little by little, intrigued, and when the whole plans are revealed, they connect to all the given factors.
    I also love Arakko and its culture depicted in this series. Arakkis sometimes show more

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    BG1904 Nov 4, 2022

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    Bruno Mael Nov 3, 2022

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    CesarCastanha Nov 2, 2022

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    wesshamu Nov 27, 2022

  • 9.5
    Kreniigh Nov 14, 2022

  • 9.5
    KittyNone Nov 2, 2022

  • 9.0
    Radar Nov 24, 2022

  • 9.0
    ComicsForeva!!! Nov 5, 2022

  • 9.0
    Swanktub Nov 2, 2022

  • 8.5
    Nurdboy42 Nov 7, 2022

  • 8.5
    Silver Rocket Nov 6, 2022

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 3, 2022

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    Justin Ray Nov 20, 2022

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    ed1138 Nov 3, 2022

  • 6.0
    TaiwanMarvel Nov 5, 2022

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