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Immortal X-Men #14

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Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.

TO ME, MY NO ONE.

Xavier had a dream. Now he has nothing. This is the Fall of X. He fell. He fell furthest.

Publication Date
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Format
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
Language
English
Price
$3.99
Amazon ASIN
B0C5ZK5N8B

44%
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    Comic Watch

    If a story is well told, the adventure will surprise you. This issue is riddled with surprises of the most brilliant sort.

  • 95

    AIPT

    There is so much narrative weight in Immortal X-Men #14 that it can be hard to fathom it all. Gillen manages to create a despicable villain in Shaw without rendering him a one-note supervillain. He manages to create a true tragedy in Professor X that could easily have been reviled. He even manages to give a new edge to Exodus and Hope. In just one issue, that is more than admirable.

  • 90

    ComicBook.com

    The opening pages of Immortal X-Men #14 recall the events of the X-Men: Hellfire Gala 2023 special, which should be redundant, but it’s not. Where that special was all blunt shock and awe, Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck present a haunting portrait of Charles Xavier torturing himself by replaying the events of the evening over and over in his head. Werneck’s depiction of Xavier’s haggard, sunken face goes to the next level, the coloring appearing slightly more detached from the linework than usual as if Xavier’s flesh is coming unmoored from his body. Gillen offers no descriptive text, no words beyond those repeating in Xavier’s mind, which traps the reader as much in those moments as Xavier has been. It’s all the storytelling grace and cleverness that the Hellfire Gala special’s blunt execution lacked. The rest of the issue is heavy on religious themes, beginning with the playful title “Sympathy for the Scarlet Witch” juxtaposed against the familiar “No More Mutants” refrain, harkening back to Wanda’s former position as the mutant devil and noting that Professor X has now committed an act (or least believe he has) on the same scale as what turned her into the boogeyman for an entire culture. Now Xavier stands like the last angel guarding Eden, Sebastian Shaw has sold his soul (for what is a mutant soul if not their gift) to the devil, and Exodus has become a Moses figure leading his people through the literal desert. Gillen and company have interpreted the Fall of X to be in the same vein as the Fall of Man, and that’s a gripping direction to take the series.

  • 88

    Multiversity Comics

    This is the issue to pick up post-Gala to give any fan of the X-book a deeper insight into the pain it has caused Charles and what will happen next.

  • 85

    COMICON

    The fall of the X-Line continues as ‘Immortal X-Men’ #14 attempts to pick up some of the pieces from the Hellfire Gala fallout. A change in the line means a change in how this title is handled, yet there are familiar enough elements to keep it close to what has come before. Everything on the character and emotional aspect clicks as the art makes it heavier and more powerful.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    Immortal X-Men #14 brims with imaginative concepts. However, introducing numerous storylines risks overwhelming readers and impeding the story’s momentum. Yet, this threshold hasn’t been crossed as of now.

  • 80

    Henchman-4-Hire

    First of all, let me say that I am so so glad that all those mutants were just massacred. That really bummed me out about the Fall of X/Hellfire Gala thing. So to have this reveal so soon warms my heart and gets me excited for this story again. Now they need to be saved, or they need to step up, or something. It’s a story now, not just a massacre or reset button. Let’s keep that story going! And Gillen seems like a great choice to tell that story with what we see here. He’s setting up his post-Fall of X storyline and it looks good to me.
    I enjoy pretty much everything in this issue. I like Xavier as this distraught hermit, in self-imposed exile. That totally works. I’ve never liked Sebastian Shaw, but he’s in a good place for a bad guy. I enjoy Emma Frost being the current leader of the X-Men, working behind the scenes to make so much happen. It’s great. And I love the ending, the reveal that all these mutants are alive, and that this small band of named characters are going to lead them to some kind of safety or promised land. The mystery of what really happened with the gates should be fun to explore.

    And until we’re told otherwise, I’m just gonna assume Multiple Man, Mimic, Blob and all my other favorites are among those residents of Krakoa who are still alive.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Immortal X-Men #14 doesn’t move the Fall of X forward much at all. It does provide one big answer at the very end of the issue. However, that doesn’t make it worth the buy since one could merely summarize that reveal in a sentence spoiling the very need for this issue at all. Charles, Shaw, and the recap make up 85 to 90 percent of Immortal X-Men #14 and provide no further foundation to the Fall of X making this installment rather skippable. Additionally, the biblical symbolism at this issue’s closure was also done in poor taste. Sure, I’ve seen far worse comics than this. Nevertheless, the story beats revealed for the cover price simply don’t match up well at all.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    Overall, IMMORTAL X-MEN #14 lacked the tension of last week’s X-MEN #25 in a post-Hellfire Gala world, but still introduced new storylines that were enticing enough to warrant a renewed interest in how members of the Quiet Council may end up working together or coming into direct conflict in the near future.

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