Young X-Men #5

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 20, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Colbert Aug 19, 2008

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  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Aug 24, 2008

    As a conclusion, the book is a fairly satisfying read. It makes good on the prophetic visions seen by Blindfold early on and still manages to have a decent emotional impact. Unfortunately though, the flaws that have plagued the series from the beginning (inconsistent artwork and uneven writing) are still present. While I enjoyed Guggenheim's twisting tale (and applaud the fact that he delivers on the death promised), I never felt that I had any investment in the characters. Simply put, I didn't actually care about what was happening as the stakes got higher and that's never a good sign. Couple that with artwork that is mediocre at best and you have something that is entirely forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 21, 2008

    "Young X-Men" isn't a bad idea. There's certainly potential in the book, and I suspect next issue will be establishing the new status quo for the characters. But right now, it's too flat and lifeless. Guggenheim's normally much better than this (his ensemble-cast comic of "Resurrection" does a great job of touching on lots of characters in a single issue), so hopefully he'll start shedding the large numbers of guest-stars and focus on one or two characters and make us care about them. Right now? It's a big pot of blandness, and that's the worst thing possible. A bored reader will soon become an absent reader, and I'm on the verge of that right now. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Aug 20, 2008

    You may think I'm being hasty, since it really is only five issues in. The problems I'm having with this series are so fundamental though, that I don't think a change of scenery or villain. Especially since the "In Future Issues of Young X-Men" page at the end only show me nothing creative or new, just rehashing previous X-Men stories and guest appearances… Read Full Review

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