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Immortal X-Men #12

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.


The Quiet Council gather to fill the empty seat. It’s the last chance to make a smart, kind decision to prevent the fall. Luckily, the deciding vote is in the hands of trusty old Colossus. Let’s hope he hasn’t got plans to ruin everything. That would be terrible.

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25 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Comic Watch

    Political machinations, murder, and intrigue abound as the infrastructure of Krakoa crumbles beneath what remains of the council. Gillen isn’t pulling any punches in the lead-up to what promises to be an absolutely eviscerating event. But beyond even the murders, the coup, and a veritable ocean of blood and betrayal, the narrative structure of this issue was, by far, the most interesting thing about it.


    This is an action packed, thematically dense story, a gunpowder charge preparing the groundwork for an event that promises to blow Krakoa off the face of the earth.

  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    Immortal X-Men #12 is a reminder of what a strong series this is. It has startling implications for Krakoa that surely will lead into the Fall Of X come August. Gillen and co craft a fascinating look into the character of Colossus while telling a story of political intrigue and power grabs.

  • 90

    “Tragedy” is Immortal X-Men #12’s watchword, and writer Kieron Gillen couldn’t have chosen a better point-of-view character than Colossus, who is under the sway of another mutant who warps reality with his writing. Though Piotr is not in control of his words or actions, he is fully aware of all that is happening, and it’s heartwrenching to read his internal monologue as he silently pleads for those closest to him to realize that he is someone is writing him out of character, literally and literarily. Gillen leverages Colossus’ Russian heritage to play into parallels with Russian literary tragedies to clever effect, and the idea that fear of terrible things happening is what causes those things rings true throughout multiple subplots. Lucas Werneck and David Curiel’s artwork is mostly on point. Werneck’s linework is a bit looser than usual in some spots, which leads to odd looks, and there are a couple of moments where his characters show an uncomfortable Greg Land-style of glamour. There is one questionable storytelling choice where the creators go for more in a dramatic moment where less may have had a more impact, but these are small notes on what is otherwise a masterfully crafted and tense read.

  • 85


    A long dangling plotline is the focus as ‘Immortal X-Men’ #12 moves the line ever closer to the impending fall that is the destiny for the mutants of Krakoa. While mostly solid there are a few elements that feel a bit rushed, potentially because of the speed needed to reach that aforementioned fall on the horizon.

  • 85


    Immortal X-Men #12 is a high point for the run. The issue has betrayal, romance, scheming, and attention to an arc that has been building for over a year. The art pops and adds emotion to every scene, though Werneck still has a few absent background issues. All the same, the panels are expertly lain out, and the story excels at every point.

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