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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‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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