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Dark X-Men #3 (of 5)

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Based on 4 critic ratings.


As Gambit tries to save his unruly half of the squad from a watery grave, Madelyne Pryor and Havok confront their nightmares on the other side of the world, leaving Carmen Cruz all alone… aside from the bloodthirsty beast stalking her in the shadows!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
25 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Things aren’t getting any easier in Dark X-Men #3 for Madelyne Pryor’s team as the forces moving against them make their next deadly attack. Superhero meets horror in an unholy union that adds a deep richness to the Krakoa era, even as this era prepares to meet its end. One of Fall Of X’s true gems.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    I really like the concepts of this book, but this particular comic fell flat. This may be one of those things that will read better as a trade paperback rather than a single issue. However, there is a lot of promise, and I hope the creative team pulls it off.

  • 60

    Dark X-Men certainly stands apart from the rest of Marvel’s Fall of X line. By its very premise, it sells the sense of doom and gloom that the mutant world must be feeling at this point—emphasized nicely by Jonas Scharf and Frank Martin bringing that darkness into the visuals—and it doesn’t use it to justify overusing certain political slogans. At three issues into this five-issue series, one must wonder if the cast is a bit bigger than writer Steve Foxe can rightly do justice to in such a short time frame. Readers are more than halfway through and only scratching the surface of what Azazel and Emplate’s whole deal might be, while even Madelyne Pryor seems bored of her baggage. Add that the how it increasingly seems like Dark X-Men is a follow-up to the Dark Web crossover between the X-Men and Spider-Man and that’s a lot to juggle, especially with a relatively new and undefined character, Feint, shouldering the lead role. The pacing is a bit on the slow side, but Foxe is still nailing that horror-tinged narration, and there’s enough weird going on here to want to keep reading.

  • 50

    Derby Comics

    After an encouraging first issue that was by no means perfect, these last two issues of Steve Foxe’s Dark X-Men haven’t lived up to the promise of the debut, nor the excitement I had when the series was first announced. Foxe appears to be succumbing to too many storylines and too many characters to handle within a five-issue limited series that leaves readers with much meat on the bone to enjoy unless you’re a hardcore fan of certain niche characters, in which case you’re ecstatic to see them getting some page-time. It’s a shame that Madelyne is getting the short-end of the stick yet again, though she’s not the only one getting a disservice in the various “Fall of X” limited series.

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