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Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, B Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit? In an action-packed X-epic, they must head to the astral plane in pursuit of...the Shadow King! But in this brain-bending mindscape, not everything is as it seems, and reality is a relative concept. Will this impromptu squad of X-Men be able to contain the chaos from spilling out into the world? COLLECTING: ASTONISHING X-MEN 1-6


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Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, B Charles Soule and a stellar roster of superstar artists unite to put the Astonishing back in the X-Men! An ancient evil is attacking the world's most powerful minds. It will have them by the time you finish this sentence, and a moment later, it will have us all. A band of X-Men discovers the truth behind the threat, but is there any time left for Psylocke, Old Man Logan, Bishop, Archangel, Fantomex, Rogue and Gambit? In an action-packed X-epic, they must head to the astral plane in pursuit of...the Shadow King! But in this brain-bending mindscape, not everything is as it seems, and reality is a relative concept. Will this impromptu squad of X-Men be able to contain the chaos from spilling out into the world? COLLECTING: ASTONISHING X-MEN 1-6

30 review for Astonishing X-Men, Vol. 1: Life of X

  1. 4 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    This is the best "New" X-Men title I've read in awhile. It's time to enter the astral plane and face off against the Shadow King. Charles is back! OR Is he? People are obviously doubting him since he died awhile ago but he has the extreme psychic power to bring in a team of X-Men such as Gambit, Rogue, Old man Logan, and more. Together they go to save the professor and stop the Shadow King from breaking out. Twist and turns occur multiple times that lead to a very exciting ending. Good: Loved th This is the best "New" X-Men title I've read in awhile. It's time to enter the astral plane and face off against the Shadow King. Charles is back! OR Is he? People are obviously doubting him since he died awhile ago but he has the extreme psychic power to bring in a team of X-Men such as Gambit, Rogue, Old man Logan, and more. Together they go to save the professor and stop the Shadow King from breaking out. Twist and turns occur multiple times that lead to a very exciting ending. Good: Loved the hell out of the art. Stylish and gritty enough to make it stand out. The characters all work together well, weather they agree or are bickering, it's all intense and interesting. The fights are great, and over the top action can only happen in the astral plane. Also the ending is fantastic and leads up to so many awesome stories that can come from this. Bad: Some of the pacing slowed down in issue 3-4 and kind of a slog to get through a bit. Overall this was fantastic for the most part. Funny, exciting, stakes, and great art. This is one of my favorite X-Men books in awhile. A 4 out of 5.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    I used to love everything X Men, but nowadays it is difficult for a X Men comic to interest me :/

  3. 4 out of 5

    kristen ♡

    this is the best x-men book i’ve ever read. it’s coherent issue to issue, is touching yet humorous and suspenseful.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Malum

    This was alright. Nothing...astonishing (thank you, thank you) but not god awful. The problem here is that there is a loooooot of setup for very little payoff. Hopefully the next volume will move at a better pace. On a related note: I am sure there was a time when the resurrection of a dead character was a big deal. I dabbled in comics when I was younger but didn't start to devour them until I was well into my thirties, but I am sure I remember hearing about this or that character coming back an This was alright. Nothing...astonishing (thank you, thank you) but not god awful. The problem here is that there is a loooooot of setup for very little payoff. Hopefully the next volume will move at a better pace. On a related note: I am sure there was a time when the resurrection of a dead character was a big deal. I dabbled in comics when I was younger but didn't start to devour them until I was well into my thirties, but I am sure I remember hearing about this or that character coming back and thinking "wow, what a twist!". They do it so often now, though, that it isn't even worth mentioning in a review that this or that character is now back from the dead/limbo/wherever. They have used the same trick so much that it is no longer shocking. A character dying should get a reaction of "WHAAAAAT!?!?!?!". Instead, it elicits more of a "Huh. I wonder when he/she is coming back." I don't know the solution to the problem (better writing maybe? Perhaps we should write compelling stories rather than relying on shock value?), but it is definitely a problem.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    A middling story where the X-Men come together because they're in close proximity to Psylocke. The Shadow King is back and trying to break out of the astral plane. For reasons untold Psylocke can't go to the astral plane even though it's the purview of psychics so she sends some random X-Men. The narration in the book was mind numbing and there was a lot of it. Marvel broke out its big guns to each come in and pencil an issue. Some of my friends really dig this book, but Charles Soule hasn't wri A middling story where the X-Men come together because they're in close proximity to Psylocke. The Shadow King is back and trying to break out of the astral plane. For reasons untold Psylocke can't go to the astral plane even though it's the purview of psychics so she sends some random X-Men. The narration in the book was mind numbing and there was a lot of it. Marvel broke out its big guns to each come in and pencil an issue. Some of my friends really dig this book, but Charles Soule hasn't written anything at Marvel that has impressed me.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tiag⊗

    Finally, now this is an X-Men book that actually felt canon, the story is very familiar, yet refreshing in some ways, while the Gold & Blue series seem to be rehashing classic material, this story actually took a step forward, the team was well put together and the illustrations were incredible, all the artists made a terrific job on these panels, Marvel got the all-star team for this one, I'm hyped for the second volume. Finally, now this is an X-Men book that actually felt canon, the story is very familiar, yet refreshing in some ways, while the Gold & Blue series seem to be rehashing classic material, this story actually took a step forward, the team was well put together and the illustrations were incredible, all the artists made a terrific job on these panels, Marvel got the all-star team for this one, I'm hyped for the second volume.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Frédéric

    The two color X-Men series have still to convince me after 2 volumes each (not enough issues of Red yet). The ones before this reboot were even worse. So you'll excuse me if I didn't put much faith on Astonishing X-Men. I was wrong. This is a first act of which I don't want to tell much for fear of spoiling. High stakes from the beginning, lots of tension and action. One character apprently comes back from the dead - it seems to be in the air at Marvel lately - and interesting promises of bigger The two color X-Men series have still to convince me after 2 volumes each (not enough issues of Red yet). The ones before this reboot were even worse. So you'll excuse me if I didn't put much faith on Astonishing X-Men. I was wrong. This is a first act of which I don't want to tell much for fear of spoiling. High stakes from the beginning, lots of tension and action. One character apprently comes back from the dead - it seems to be in the air at Marvel lately - and interesting promises of bigger things to come. Soule also played his characters very well, using the core of their personalities to justify their presence in the book. I still don't know what to make of him : he doesn't shine on DD- to say the least- but manages by far the best X-title of the lot, and not only by simple comparison. One artist per issue here (Cheung,  Deodato, McGuiness, Pacheco, Rosannas, Del Mundo). That's something I usually dislike, but all are good in their own right- one minor reservation for Rosannas- and that more than made up for it. As much as I'm not sure I'll keep on with Blue and Gold, I'm pretty sure to go with this one for at least a little while.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] Charles Xavier is dead...isn't he? So who's mind is battling the Shadow King on the Astral Plane, and who's mind is calling out to Old Man Logan, Psylocke, Gambit, Bishop, Archangel, Rogue, Fantomex, and Mystique to come and save him? The answer will...probably not surprise you as much as you'd think. The idea of this book has been done before - astral plane battles aren't anything that the X-Men haven't dealt with before, even if it takes a while to get to that stage since [Read as single issues] Charles Xavier is dead...isn't he? So who's mind is battling the Shadow King on the Astral Plane, and who's mind is calling out to Old Man Logan, Psylocke, Gambit, Bishop, Archangel, Rogue, Fantomex, and Mystique to come and save him? The answer will...probably not surprise you as much as you'd think. The idea of this book has been done before - astral plane battles aren't anything that the X-Men haven't dealt with before, even if it takes a while to get to that stage since there's a real-world battle to be fought before/alongside it. In fact, spending too much time on things seems to be this book's downfall. There's a lot of time devoted to the battle outside the Astral Plane, and then the fight itself against the Shadow King feels stuck in a holding pattern for at least two issues, as if this story was designed to run four issues instead of six (I've made this complaint before, and I'll keep making it until Marvel listen. Stories should be as long as they need to be.) The final conclusion is intriguing, and it's clear Charles Soule is building towards something bigger in the second arc, but it takes far too long to get there. The artwork is also very 'your mileage may vary'. Every issue is pencilled by a different artist, and while that might work okay in single issues that are released monthly, reading the story in trade may feel very inconsistent. There's no denying the talent on display, with Jim Cheung launching the book while Mike Del Mundo, Mike Deodato, Ed McGuinness, Carlos Pacheco, and Ramon Rosanas all get an issue each. All solid artists in their own right (although I have issues with Rosanas but that's a whole different review), but I feel like one after another they're not very good company for each other. It must be awkward for Soule as well to have to tiylor his script differently for every single issue, too. The title of Astonishing X-Men has a lot of history, and while this could shape up to be worthy of the legacy, it doesn't feel like it just yet.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Subham

    This was actually a pretty good read! It starts off with the team forming around trying to protect Psylocke and then we learn the Shadow king is targeting the psychics to come to the real world from the Astral plane and so the X-Men go there to stop him but what they find will change them forever maybe. Logan, Mystique and Gambit and others go there but Charles is fighting Amal there and well its a battle of psychic projections and games and what not meanwhile in the real world Bishop and Angel.. This was actually a pretty good read! It starts off with the team forming around trying to protect Psylocke and then we learn the Shadow king is targeting the psychics to come to the real world from the Astral plane and so the X-Men go there to stop him but what they find will change them forever maybe. Logan, Mystique and Gambit and others go there but Charles is fighting Amal there and well its a battle of psychic projections and games and what not meanwhile in the real world Bishop and Angel.. can they protect their team and if they do, what will be the cost? And what is Shadow king's ultimate plan? Its a very intriguing volume and I like the slow build up to the events and the psychic battles are interesting and the callbacks to the past of the x-men too, this volume uses up continuity really well and that works in its favor for sure. The artwork changes every issue and thats fun sometimes, otherwise its hard to make out some scenes. Charles writes this character really well but I like how he handles Xavier and Angel and showing their dark personas plus this leads into the next storyline really well.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dan

    Meh was okay and you would think that with the players in this book that it would have been better, but the theme has been played out so many times that it wasn't all that great. Meh was okay and you would think that with the players in this book that it would have been better, but the theme has been played out so many times that it wasn't all that great.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Siona St Mark

    This seems like an interesting story. I know just a little about the Shadow King from the Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon put out by Nickelodeon a few years back, so I'm interested in learning more about the comic version. Also yay for Rogue, she's one of my favorite X-men. Also need to read up some on Angle, cause I don't know as much about him as I thought I did. I'm so glad to see Marvel treating the X-Men right after so many years of trying to kill them off. This seems like an interesting story. I know just a little about the Shadow King from the Wolverine and the X-Men cartoon put out by Nickelodeon a few years back, so I'm interested in learning more about the comic version. Also yay for Rogue, she's one of my favorite X-men. Also need to read up some on Angle, cause I don't know as much about him as I thought I did. I'm so glad to see Marvel treating the X-Men right after so many years of trying to kill them off.

  12. 5 out of 5

    RG

    Wasn't overly fond of this. I felt like it wasnt really going anywhere for the first 4 issues. The last two issues savee the plot but only just. Felt like Soule was building something big but with a series that ends after 3 volumes I'm probably going to spend my time elsewhere for now. Wasn't overly fond of this. I felt like it wasnt really going anywhere for the first 4 issues. The last two issues savee the plot but only just. Felt like Soule was building something big but with a series that ends after 3 volumes I'm probably going to spend my time elsewhere for now.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kori ☾

    Action packed 1st issue that I did enjoy. However, I felt there was too many characters, and plot wise i feel a bit lost. Still a solid read.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Omni Theus

    Astonishingly Uncanny X-Force Like OVERALL RATING: 4 stars Art: 4 stars Prose: 4 stars Plot: 4.25 stars Pacing: 4 stars Character Development: 4 stars World Building: 3.5 stars Crazy that these issues had zero continuity with artists and yet the art is decent and no one issue felt too jarring from the last. Given the last great run before these issues was probably Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-Force Soule reshapes everything through that lens from villain to the team members (bar the absent Deadpool) Astonishingly Uncanny X-Force Like OVERALL RATING: 4 stars Art: 4 stars Prose: 4 stars Plot: 4.25 stars Pacing: 4 stars Character Development: 4 stars World Building: 3.5 stars Crazy that these issues had zero continuity with artists and yet the art is decent and no one issue felt too jarring from the last. Given the last great run before these issues was probably Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-Force Soule reshapes everything through that lens from villain to the team members (bar the absent Deadpool). This seems to work as it is far more interesting than other contemporary runs suffering from Bendis ridiculousness and terrible writers. There are plenty of nods to Remender's work and is a good place to start from in order to get what is going on here. It's sad that Soule only had the 12 issues and then Hickman switched everything up as it would have been nice to see where Soule wanted to go with this group.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    Although only 3 starred... The first two arcs are pretty interesting takes on rebirth as each arc key person from the X-Universe returns... but is because of the final arc (despite having Greg Land art) that makes me think this is a season I'd like to reread in a few years.... there's something about a group of lost X-Men being led by the biggest loser of them Havoc trying to do their thing... and not really doing it. An innovative and thought provoking take on the X-franchise which Rosenberg sho Although only 3 starred... The first two arcs are pretty interesting takes on rebirth as each arc key person from the X-Universe returns... but is because of the final arc (despite having Greg Land art) that makes me think this is a season I'd like to reread in a few years.... there's something about a group of lost X-Men being led by the biggest loser of them Havoc trying to do their thing... and not really doing it. An innovative and thought provoking take on the X-franchise which Rosenberg should have been allowed to expand on.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    This was pretty good. The Shadow King was the main villain, and while I've never been a fan of the character, this story was a strong point. There was also the reintroduction of a character that surprised me, mainly because it was pretty major and I hadn't read or heard anything about it. The artists changed with each issue, and normally I like consistency in the art, but this time I didn't mind the changing art. Overall a strong X-Men story, especially when compared to more recent X-Men comics. This was pretty good. The Shadow King was the main villain, and while I've never been a fan of the character, this story was a strong point. There was also the reintroduction of a character that surprised me, mainly because it was pretty major and I hadn't read or heard anything about it. The artists changed with each issue, and normally I like consistency in the art, but this time I didn't mind the changing art. Overall a strong X-Men story, especially when compared to more recent X-Men comics.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    I enjoyed this book. I liked the split between the real world and the astral plane. I liked the mix of characters involved and the overall arc of the story. I’ll be looking out for volume 2.

  18. 4 out of 5

    mel

    this was actually really good!! kinda dragged on sometimes but the whole thing was great!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Des Fox

    I absolutely loved this book. It can be hard to be an X-Men fan, but Soule lives up to the legacy of the Astonishing name, and delivers what is absolutely an incredible X-Men book. This book does not rely on nostalgia, instead forging ahead with something new, while using a recognizable and iconic cast of characters. It's incredibly focused, and carefully paced, despite the "mind-games" plot happening on the macro. Stories like this are easy to do wrong, but in my opinion, Soule executes this na I absolutely loved this book. It can be hard to be an X-Men fan, but Soule lives up to the legacy of the Astonishing name, and delivers what is absolutely an incredible X-Men book. This book does not rely on nostalgia, instead forging ahead with something new, while using a recognizable and iconic cast of characters. It's incredibly focused, and carefully paced, despite the "mind-games" plot happening on the macro. Stories like this are easy to do wrong, but in my opinion, Soule executes this narrative with grace, and obvious careful planning. Every character has a role to play, and even by offering us multiple perspectives (including that of the non-mutant military) Soule creates a grand experience, with all the potential in the world to become the next great X-Men tale. Elements echo Morrison's New X-Men and Remender's X-Force, while still daring to dive into completely new territory. Soule makes the best of what he has, and gives us characters complete with their recent and grisly baggage. He really offers us a TEAM comic, with each character lugging around their own weight and perspective. None of that is to even speak of the brilliant surprise ending. I hope this comic continues for many more volumes. It's about the best thing I could hope for in a contemporary X-men comic.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Travis Duke

    Good start to a new team. It is confusing will so many teams and some of these x-men are on other teams (atleast I think so...i dunno). Anyways I like this team it has a faint resemblance of the old uncanny avengers from Remender which I loved (Fantomex, Wolverine, and Psylocke). The story is also good with the Shadow King taking center stage. I think the writing was pretty dang good, its got some history and good layering with the characters. Bishop and Archangel are good additions, Gambit and Good start to a new team. It is confusing will so many teams and some of these x-men are on other teams (atleast I think so...i dunno). Anyways I like this team it has a faint resemblance of the old uncanny avengers from Remender which I loved (Fantomex, Wolverine, and Psylocke). The story is also good with the Shadow King taking center stage. I think the writing was pretty dang good, its got some history and good layering with the characters. Bishop and Archangel are good additions, Gambit and Mystique are sort of team B but I am sure that will change in later issues. The art was also really good, panels has lots of actions. I am on board for volume 2.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Michael Hicks

    Charles Soule kicks off this latest volume of Astonishing X-Men in grand style. After The Shadow King launches a psychic attack against Psylocke, she summons a small band of X-friends to come to her defense in the Astral Plane. The rotating team of artists keep the quality high for each issue collected here, but I really dug Mike Del Mundo’s work on the last chapter. His pencils and Marco D’Alfonso’s colors really capture the horror of dream-like realm of the Astro Plane and the shifting sense o Charles Soule kicks off this latest volume of Astonishing X-Men in grand style. After The Shadow King launches a psychic attack against Psylocke, she summons a small band of X-friends to come to her defense in the Astral Plane. The rotating team of artists keep the quality high for each issue collected here, but I really dug Mike Del Mundo’s work on the last chapter. His pencils and Marco D’Alfonso’s colors really capture the horror of dream-like realm of the Astro Plane and the shifting sense of otherness that comes with the many psychic projections as Soule’s script gets downright apocalyptic. Good stuff!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vinton Bayne

    Definitely an interesting line up. I'm not sure how intrigued I am by the plot, but a good X-Men story should be character driven, so that's ok. I can't say I was expecting that last page reveal here in this issue, but it has been an inevitability that I have been expecting for a long while. I'm not too excited about it and I hope it's handled well. Please surprise me. Definitely an interesting line up. I'm not sure how intrigued I am by the plot, but a good X-Men story should be character driven, so that's ok. I can't say I was expecting that last page reveal here in this issue, but it has been an inevitability that I have been expecting for a long while. I'm not too excited about it and I hope it's handled well. Please surprise me.

  23. 5 out of 5

    David

    Best X-men story in ages. Uneven art. Wish Cheung had done the whole thing. Or McGuinness. Mike del Mundo's art is squirrelly and totally bugs me. Really great X-team story. Must read for X-fans. Best X-men story in ages. Uneven art. Wish Cheung had done the whole thing. Or McGuinness. Mike del Mundo's art is squirrelly and totally bugs me. Really great X-team story. Must read for X-fans.

  24. 5 out of 5

    C. Varn

    While referring to Whedon's run in the title makes me feel old, Charles Soule delivers the best of the three current X-men titles--the other two, currently, being X-men: Blue and X-men: Gold. (X-men: Red has too few issues out for me to judge.) That said, unfortunately, that bar is not particularly high right now. Soule's writing relies less on nostalgia than the other two titles and seems like a return to form without trying to wipe the ever- convoluted slate clean. The characters selected, how While referring to Whedon's run in the title makes me feel old, Charles Soule delivers the best of the three current X-men titles--the other two, currently, being X-men: Blue and X-men: Gold. (X-men: Red has too few issues out for me to judge.) That said, unfortunately, that bar is not particularly high right now. Soule's writing relies less on nostalgia than the other two titles and seems like a return to form without trying to wipe the ever- convoluted slate clean. The characters selected, however, do have a 90s feel to them: Gambit, Rogue, Old man Logan, Psylocke, and Mystique rescuing Professor X and battling an emergent Shadow King. Furthermore, this X-team doesn't seem to be as stuck in "Summers family dynamic" rut that plagues a lot of the X-men titles and has since the early-to-mid-1990s. Soule does a lot here picking up from Whedon and doing right by Claremont without aping either. It's not perfect--the arc wraps up a little too easily, the astral plane stuff makes inconsistencies and twists too abundant, Psylocke, the Shadow King, and Professor X's actual powers and scale are inconsistent, but for a recent X-b00k, it's pretty good. The art is Marvel/X-book house style. There is a different artist each issue--Cheung, Deodato, McGuiness, Pacheco, Rosannas, and Del Mundo. That does mean that it isn't particularly standout anywhere, but it is consistent.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    Soule is a thoroughly inconsistent author, but at least he seems to be going in the right direction with Astonishing X-Men: assembling a crew of classic X-Men, sending them after a classic menace, and paying attention to who they all are as characters. This feels very much like a continuation of the Uncanny X-Force comic from the early '10s, except, one must admit, not as good. Its biggest problem is decompression. Too many mainstream comics nowadays think you should be running a single battle ov Soule is a thoroughly inconsistent author, but at least he seems to be going in the right direction with Astonishing X-Men: assembling a crew of classic X-Men, sending them after a classic menace, and paying attention to who they all are as characters. This feels very much like a continuation of the Uncanny X-Force comic from the early '10s, except, one must admit, not as good. Its biggest problem is decompression. Too many mainstream comics nowadays think you should be running a single battle over six long issues, and that's largely what Astonishing X-Men is. Yes, it remains relatively interesting, but you feel a bit empty at the end. And, I am thoroughly not in support of the big character return in this volume, one of a trio of big X-character returns in 2017. I mean, maybe Soule will do good with this and make it a chance to say some final goodbyes, but the X-men had really grown past at least two of those characters (and the third had been replaced pretty thoroughly), so every one of these returns to status quo just lessens the X-Men comics, even if providing an interesting story along the way. With all that said, this comes in at 3.5 stars or so: I like it more than Gold (as it feels like it has the depth that Gold is missing), and it's at least comparable with Blue.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    Not terrible, but still seems like more of the same, like something we've all read a couple times before. Farouk Amahl, the Shadow King, is playing a game with Charles Xavier (wait, isn't he dead?) on the astral plane in an effort to return to the real world once again. He thinks he has Charles' spirit? (essence? whatever..) firmly under control, but it looks like Xavier has his own ends in mind, too. Their psychic battle pulls in a seemingly random group of X-men, who all just happen (?) to be Not terrible, but still seems like more of the same, like something we've all read a couple times before. Farouk Amahl, the Shadow King, is playing a game with Charles Xavier (wait, isn't he dead?) on the astral plane in an effort to return to the real world once again. He thinks he has Charles' spirit? (essence? whatever..) firmly under control, but it looks like Xavier has his own ends in mind, too. Their psychic battle pulls in a seemingly random group of X-men, who all just happen (?) to be in the London area at the time and who then become pawns in the game: Old Man Logan, Psylocke, Bishop, Rogue, Fantomex, Angel, Gambit, and for good measure, Mystique (who first appears in the form of Beast). Maybe this grouping isn't as random as it first appears? The art is done by a rotating cast of some of Marvel's top artists, with a different one taking each issue. Not a bad first arc, but it does feel very familiar...

  27. 4 out of 5

    James

    I actually read this in like Novemberish last year before I was on Goodreads. Figured I’d say some thing on it since I just read #s 13-17. This was one of the first comics I read in my return to reading comics. I remember really liking it. Soule definitely got the team dynamic down pat. With the nice art, it was cool to see how Charles Soule has them working together as a unit. Also It was cool to see them taking on Farouk. Then ironically afterward I watched Legion season 1 and they also had to I actually read this in like Novemberish last year before I was on Goodreads. Figured I’d say some thing on it since I just read #s 13-17. This was one of the first comics I read in my return to reading comics. I remember really liking it. Soule definitely got the team dynamic down pat. With the nice art, it was cool to see how Charles Soule has them working together as a unit. Also It was cool to see them taking on Farouk. Then ironically afterward I watched Legion season 1 and they also had to take on Farouk. Anyway great volume here.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Christian Zamora-Dahmen

    This was a fun read. While I always thought Soule's writing in the Inhumans lacked a-- soul. With the X-Men he seems to really understand who these characters are plays them nicely. The story is not groundbreaking, but has a nice pace and is quite enjoyable. I can certainly do with these kind of stories and get rid of the many, mostly during this era, that are just fluff. This was a fun read. While I always thought Soule's writing in the Inhumans lacked a-- soul. With the X-Men he seems to really understand who these characters are plays them nicely. The story is not groundbreaking, but has a nice pace and is quite enjoyable. I can certainly do with these kind of stories and get rid of the many, mostly during this era, that are just fluff.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Garth

    #24in48 Even though I have this one only three stars it’s still a pick for me. Especially compared to the “color” X books out right now. The one thing that pulled me out and dropped the rating a bit was the jarring change in art for the final issue. And who the hell is Fantomex? I haven’t been a regular reader of The X-Men for years but I have no idea who this character is or was prior to the 2000’s. If he existed then. 3⭐️’s

  30. 4 out of 5

    David Dalton

    Oh great, Old Man Logan is slowing pulling back into the world of Marvel and mutants. This is the first X-Man title I have read in years. Along with Weapon X and the Old Man Logan title (as of #25). But I jumped right in and this story started off fast. Most of the characters I know and I will catch up on the new ones (to me). Loved the ending. But who ever really dies in the Marvel Universe (or DC's)? Oh great, Old Man Logan is slowing pulling back into the world of Marvel and mutants. This is the first X-Man title I have read in years. Along with Weapon X and the Old Man Logan title (as of #25). But I jumped right in and this story started off fast. Most of the characters I know and I will catch up on the new ones (to me). Loved the ending. But who ever really dies in the Marvel Universe (or DC's)?

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