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Immortal X-Men #8

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Lawks! What’s going on in foggy old London town in the year of our lord 1895? Well, it’s only Sherlock Holmes, Mystique and Destiny on the tracks of a murderer and uncovering a truth that’s significantly more sinister…

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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    Comic Watch

    This is the Mystique story that we’ve all been waiting for, as layered, nuanced, and dangerous as the woman herself.

  • 90


    ‘Immortal X-Men’ rolls right out of the recent Judgement Day event into an issue that on the surface seems quieter but in fact, is much louder and foundational to what is being built in the X-Line than one might have expected. A fantastic character-driven issue that plays with the a variety of levels of Marvel continuity and elements while presenting some new wrinkles of its own along the way.

  • 85


    A departure from the main narrative, Immortal X-Men #8 shows that sometimes we must let the bad guys win to reach the best conclusions. At least, that’s what Destiny seems to be getting at in a fun flashback-fueled story that plays into Mr. Sinister’s early days.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Immortal X-Men #8 doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s still an excellent read. Gillen writing about Mystique, Destiny, and Sinister never gets old. Bandini and Curiel do a good job on the art, even if there’re some places where the pencils aren’t the strongest. This is yet another fine outing for this book.

  • 80

    Leave it to Kieron Gillen to take the question of why Chris Claremont decided to give Destiny the same name as Irene Adler from the Sherlock Holmes stories and turn it into a stellar story that reads like it was always meant this way. There have been past allusions to Destiny and Mystique being the inspirations for Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories, but Gillen goes much further here, steeping mutant history in Victorian fiction by turning Mr. Sinister into a mutant Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. There seems nothing more natural than rooting the emergence of some of the greatest movers and shakers in mutant history, these “Essex-Men,” in the same era that birthed the penny dreadful, making this issue of Immortal X-Men a delightful read.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    I don’t think Immortal X-Men #8 is as strong as other issues in the series. It has opted to explore Mystique through a flashback rather than through current events. I applaud the creative choices by Kieron Gillen and his innovative team. This comic has 4 out of 5 stars.

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