Review by: wraith1701

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Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stuart Immonen & Wade von Grawbadger
Colors by Marte Gracia
Cover by Stuart Immonen & James Cheung

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

I haven’t made it through all of my pulls for this week, but if any of them are better than All-New X-Men #4, I fear my head might explode from awesome-overload.

This issue had it all: Incredible art, a riveting story, and characterizations & dialogue that were pitch-perfect. There were moments in this issue that had me laughing out loud, and one scene in particular that almost brought a tear to my eye.

The only complaint I have about this issue is that it ended. Bottom line: This is the best the X-Men have been in a long, long time. As far as I’m concerned, there have been 3 great X-Men runs: Claremont’s historic run, Whedon and Cassiday’s run on Astonishing, and now, Bendis’ introduction of the All-New X-Men.

Thank you, Marvel.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent


  1. This is also a wonderful and suprisingly wonderful Re-Launch from Marvel. I was very sceptical of them bringing the old X-Men back to the future, but they have done it right in my opinion.

    This and the new Thor have been very pleasent books to read and enjoy. I like the way Cyclops (present day) looks at what he once was and to me questions himself. The purity of what once was to what has become is really felt in the story line with Cyclops, though I think the story missed some aspects with some of the other X-Men.

    I also loved the way it came out in the book of the “How could you Scott” look in Jean Grey’s face to Cyclops (past). You could really feel that she was torn knowing what is to come for their future in the person who way back when was an innocent crush.

  2. I was very skeptical about this Bendis run when it was first announced, but so far I like what I see. Knowing that it will expand into a second book, Uncanny X-men, is also reassuring.

    Whether it is or will be as good as Whedon’s Astonishing run, I think its still too early to tell. But also, wasn’t Grant Morrison’s New X-men run the best ever? I thought so.

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