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Dark Web: X-Men #3 (of 3)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

When Jean Grey returned from the dead, Scott Summers left his wife and child to be with her.

The fact that she was revealed to be a clone of Jean didn’t make her feel any better.

Maybe the cold sting of revenge can?

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26 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    Dark Web: X-Men #3 shows a mother’s strength and vulnerability. It is a story steeped in specific history, which has left pain and scars. It’s an exciting issue, with a fantastic fight between two of Marvel’s most powerful women.
  • 90

    In fact, this is easily one of my favorite issues of Jean as well, and when both Maddie and Jean are the focus this book soars, as Reis, Noto, and Petit create a feast for the eyes with vivid purples, pinks, and yellows. There are a few lines of dialogue that come off a bit clunky, but when everything else is this good those are rather easy to ignore. Even if you've been missing out on "Dark Web," do yourself a favor and do not miss the excellence that is Dark Web: X-Men.
  • 84

    Multiversity Comics

    Overall, “Dark Web: X-Men” #3 offers an unexpected resolution to one half of ‘Dark Web.’ I’m curious to see if this same approach is captured in future issues of the crossover in other titles. Gerry Duggan writes the expansive cast of this issue with strong characterization. The art from Phil Noto introducing the next phase of the crossover at the end of the issue is beautiful. The way Rod Reis depicted the intense battle between Madelyne and Jean is another great moment for the issue.
  • 80


    This issue is an exciting step forward into the future for longtime X-Men fans. There’a ton of possibility from what’s here and I can’t wait see what is done with it.
  • 80


    The art is great from top to bottom, with each page capturing the emotions perfectly and featuring setpieces and layouts that are completely eye-catching. Writing-wise, this is easily some of Duggan’s best work on the X-Men line, delivering what are ultimately great character moments and an interesting platform to step off from for future stories.
  • 70

    Comics Nexus by Inside Pulse

    A gorgeously rendered issue for a mini-series that seems irrelevant to the broader Dark Web event machinations until this issue. The Goblin Queen has turned face leaving Chasm as the remaining heel, with his girlfriend Hallows’ Eve, as the two lead antagonists left standing. A rollercoaster of emotions in this issue.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan is an American comics writer, director and photographer living in Los Angeles.

Early life

Duggan was born in New York City and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1992. He attended Emerson College, graduating in 1996.


Duggan was working at Golden Apple Comics in 1999 where he met many of his future collaborators, and eventually began production jobs working at Dakota Films. For the next 10 years worked in live TV, awards shows, pilots, comics, and films before finding traction in American comic books. Gerry Duggan has written Hulk, Nova, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool, Batman: Arkham Manor, and co-writing Deadpool with Brian Posehn.

Duggan was a writer and producer on Attack of the Show! and was on the staff for its final shows. His comics career began at Image Comics by writing and co-creating series The Last Christmas with Posehn and Rick Remender, and later The Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto, with was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008 for Best New Series. Duggan was a regular cast member on Posehn’s role-playing podcast Nerd Poker, but was forced to exit due increased writing deadlines.

In 2013, Marvel re-launched the Deadpool series, with Duggan and Brian Posehn as writers. In 2014 Duggan contributed to the script for the Xbox game Sunset Overdrive, and was part of a team that wrote the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award. Duggan also directed the promotional ads for that year’s awards shows. In the same year he commenced a contract with Marvel Entertainment, and began work on a reboot of the Avengers series.

In 2016 Duggan co-wrote Marvel’s Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic, and continued to write for the Deadpool series until the run’s conclusion with issue 36. Duggan currently writes the critically acclaimed Marauders, as part of Marvel’s 2019 reboot of the X-Men titles and also began writing Cable in 2020. In 2021, Duggan began writing the X-Men flagship series, replacing Jonathan Hickman.

Personal life

Duggan has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1998. He is married to Virginia Duggan and together they have one son.

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