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Fall Of The House Of X #3 (of 5)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

THE END HAS TRULY BEGUN! The X-Men have taken all they’re willing to take from Orchis… Now it’s time for them to do the dishing out. Unfortunately, just when it seems like one threat is over…another rises to take its place. The final battle of the Krakoan age rages as two series that are one move toward a crash that will echo across the universe…

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 92

    Comic Watch

    This was perhaps the weakest issue of the event, thus far, but there were still a few effective moments glittering amidst the rubble.

  • 90

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan continues to dazzle with a story filled with complexity and drama. The story is beautifully crafted to give the reader suspense, action and thrills throughout as the pieces continue to be put into place. There is a great balance of both action and investigation as the saga of these characters continues to capture my imagination and attention.

    The Art: Werneck and Morales deliver fantastic art throughout the issue. Both visual styles complement each other perfectly.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    The X-Men do not hear a final bell as their last stand vs. Orchis continues! Duggan balances the dramatic atmosphere with big moments. The art team of Werneck, Morales, Valenza and Lanham give readers much to enjoy with strong visuals leaving a lasting imprint heading into the next phase.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    Fall of the House of X #3 is easily the best issue of this X-Men crossover thus far. The story had a much more focused presentation. This helped make the war between the X-Men and Orchis have its maximum impact. The spot this issue leaves us increased the curiosity of how things will turn out when all is said and done.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 67

    Major Spoilers

    I enjoyed Fall of the House of X #3, but I also feel that I have lost my trust in this title and have been approaching the finale of this arc with a fair degree of caution. I want to see the rest of the series through, but the pacing of the books isn’t consistent, and the plot is confusing. However, this issue is more substantial than some of the previous issues.

  • 40

    At three issues in, Fall of the House of X has become the antithesis of the House of X miniseries from which it takes its name. Where Jonathan Hickman insisted that all other X-Men titles end before he began his run to ensure that House of X (and Powers of X) were the sole, singular X-Men narrative for readers to focus on, Fall of the House of X feels less like a story in itself and more like a highlight reel of events happening in the handful of other Fall of X stories that are running simultaneously. Even the plot beats that are solely occurring in Fall of the House X feel like scenes rather than stories because the issue bounces quickly from one to the next, and what a wasted opportunity to see into the mind of Dr. Stasis and find his greatest fears about mutants amount to simplistic physical violence, as if his entire hate-fueled campaign was based on being worried the X-Men were going to beat him up for no reason. There’s a line delivered by Cyclops here that is keeping in the spirit of Cyclops and Jean’s original mission statement for this iteration of the X-Men as a superhero team but will likely serve as a Rorschach test for people’s feelings about the Krakoan era. Even as somehow who still appreciates and finds nobility in the X-Men’s old “protecting the world that fears and hates them” mantra, it’s hard not to see Cyclops emphasize a version of that sentiment as part of Fall of the House of X’s continuing call back to a bygone X-Men era.

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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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