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X-Men #13

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THE INHERITORS OF THE EARTH? The mutants are the next stage of evolution. Evolution depends on a mutation of genes – the genes of the offspring deviating from their progenitors. Some would call the X-gene EXCESS deviation. Those people are gonna need to be taken down a few pegs.

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 90


    X-Men #13 is a really good fight comic. It sets up the team's goals for the issue, has them commit to those goals, works together, and keeps the stakes high. In some sense, the battle in this issue is self-contained though reading the main event is highly recommended. X-Men is a good tie-in, but an even better team book.
  • 85

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    X-MEN #13 was certainly fun, exciting, fast-paced, and showcased once again that Duggan can juggle a large cast of characters. And readers, please don’t overlook that element of a team book. It’s extremely difficult to give everyone on a team their fair shake. Yet Duggan finds a way to solve problems with everyone involved like a master chess player. However, my biggest concern with his X-MEN run is that even though there is reasonably balanced air time, Synch continues to be awkwardly focused and a bit too overdone. Additionally, specific to this issue of X-MEN, Duggan reveals some pretty big stuff that may have been better suited for the main A.X.E.: JUDGMENT DAY event and not so much in a tie-in issue. However, overall, X-MEN #13 continues to show how impressive Duggan is at the helm of the biggest X-title and why it continues to be the X-book everyone should have on their pull list.
  • 83

    Comic Watch

    The first issue to the new era, with a new team, and its off to a decent start. The dialogues kinda clunky, but Villas art is great here. The new team is pretty much nondescript at this point, so Im excited to see what Duggan will give us as time moves on.
  • 82

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    X-Men #13 gives readers some more depth and backstory to fill in what the main title leaves out. X-Men #13 is an essential issue because it focuses more on smaller moments and gives readers more insight into several characters. Duggan is finding his footing with this series, and it’s paying off for X-Men fans.
  • 40

    The newly elected X-Men squad getting tossed straight into the Judgment Day event proves to be unfortunate all around. It feels like we've skipped to the end of the movie, as characters we've spent no time with are suddenly thrust into combat with giant creatures trying to destroy Krakoa. Usually, this is where Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia would swoop in to save the day with luscious visuals that elevate and the chaos into elegant action, but the fill-in art team is not up to that task. The issue feels cluttered, with characters often appearing out of nowhere and the issue acting like they've been there the whole time. There's little in the way of dialogue beyond combat orders, leading to a confusing, off-putting mess of an introduction that also doesn't feel terribly essential to Judgment Day's plot, making it a miss on all fronts.
  • 40

    You Don't Read Comics

    X-Men #13 opens up with a massive mistake thats impossible to forgive. Therere several other problems throughout the book as well, but this book is almost too simple for Duggans shoddy writing to screw up. That makes it the best chapter of this book in ages, which is damning it with faint praise. Villa and Milla do a good job on the art. This issue isnt great, but it isnt as terrible as usual.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan is an American comics writer, director and photographer living in Los Angeles.

Early life

Duggan was born in New York City and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1992. He attended Emerson College, graduating in 1996.


Duggan was working at Golden Apple Comics in 1999 where he met many of his future collaborators, and eventually began production jobs working at Dakota Films. For the next 10 years worked in live TV, awards shows, pilots, comics, and films before finding traction in American comic books. Gerry Duggan has written Hulk, Nova, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool, Batman: Arkham Manor, and co-writing Deadpool with Brian Posehn.

Duggan was a writer and producer on Attack of the Show! and was on the staff for its final shows. His comics career began at Image Comics by writing and co-creating series The Last Christmas with Posehn and Rick Remender, and later The Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto, with was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008 for Best New Series. Duggan was a regular cast member on Posehn’s role-playing podcast Nerd Poker, but was forced to exit due increased writing deadlines.

In 2013, Marvel re-launched the Deadpool series, with Duggan and Brian Posehn as writers. In 2014 Duggan contributed to the script for the Xbox game Sunset Overdrive, and was part of a team that wrote the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award. Duggan also directed the promotional ads for that year’s awards shows. In the same year he commenced a contract with Marvel Entertainment, and began work on a reboot of the Avengers series.

In 2016 Duggan co-wrote Marvel’s Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic, and continued to write for the Deadpool series until the run’s conclusion with issue 36. Duggan currently writes the critically acclaimed Marauders, as part of Marvel’s 2019 reboot of the X-Men titles and also began writing Cable in 2020. In 2021, Duggan began writing the X-Men flagship series, replacing Jonathan Hickman.

Personal life

Duggan has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1998. He is married to Virginia Duggan and together they have one son.

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