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X-Men #14

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.


Are ANY of the X-Men right?

Only one can judge them and the Day of Judgment is here, for good or ill, and the newest team of X-Men must face the truth about themselves and what they have done.

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25 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan delivers a story filled with great energy and tension. The action is thrilling and I love the immediacy of the plot and its stakes. There are some great character moments throughout the plot and the characters have great interactions with each other. The story is enjoyable from start to finish and I love how it ties into the bigger Judgment Day storyline. The Art: Villa delivers thrilling art on every page. The action is immediate, beautifully detailed and visually dazzling.
  • 86

    Comic Watch

    In the event tie in that’s not an event tie in, we finally get some much needed character development for Iceman, and Duggan and Villa gave us a little ditty that let Iceman come out to the world, and gave us an example of how real world members of the LGBTQ+ are often viewed, or felt like we need to edit ourselves to make things more palatable for the straight folk. Depending on how Duggan handles this, it could be a cheer or a jeer.
  • 85


    X-Men #14 was another fun return to form of sorts and had some great, powerful moments. This issue makes you wish the rest of the series had this vibe and hopefully, future issues do too.
  • 75

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    X-Men #14 takes an A.X.E.: Judgment Day tie-in about the judgment of mutants and redirects that focus toward Iceman and his sexuality. Yet regardless of your personal stance on the topic at hand, you have to admit that Duggan does some literary magic showcasing the parallels between the two judgments. Nevertheless, I find myself scratching my head wondering why.
  • 75

    Comic Book Revolution

    As a standalone superhero comic book X-Men #14 continues the trend of Gerry Duggan telling stories effectively in one issue. This is a great showcase for Iceman and Firestar as they are given major spotlights in this issue. When it comes to being a tie-in to A.X.E.: Judgment Day that part of the story is more of an afterthought. Hopefully once A.X.E.: Judgment Day we get to see the new X-Men team have time to build up their chemistry.
  • 70

    You Don't Read Comics

    X-Men #14 isnt terrible, which is pretty good for this book. Its not really a tie-in, feeling like something that Duggan planned anyway. X-Force #31 did the same thing, but it felt better in that book, mainly because Percy is just better than Duggan. The book is a mixed bag, but the good parts shine enough that it overshadows Duggans usual dross. Villa and Milla do a good job, for the most part. All in all, its a mostly entertaining issue that has just enough good stuff to overcome Duggans usual shoddiness as an X-Men writer.
  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    The X-Men story, on the other hand, focuses on a classic mutant metaphor angle by showing the casual homophobia Iceman faces as a twofer minority. The actual meat of the issue is mostly just one extended action set-piece with Bobby at the center, but it’s the framing device around it that also feeds into the overarching theme of “judgment” as a tie-in to this event.
  • 60

    X-Men #14 suffers, as its predecessor did, for being a tie-in issue to Judgment Day. X-Men was already a series that was more style and spectacle than narrative depth, but with the main movements of Judgment Day happening elsewhere these issues feel particularly thin, replaced by a framing device that's unsubtle even if its message is admirable, and perfunctory epilogue tying more directly into the event story. Again, substitute artists C.F. Villa and Matt Milla can't capture the same grandeur that Larraz and Gracia have brought to the series, but there are some cool moments where gets to show their knack for fluid motion.

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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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