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X-Men #3

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 12 critic ratings.

EVOLUTION IS THE ENEMY! The X-Men are no strangers to being targeted for their genes…but when the High Evolutionary returns with his brand of unnatural selection, the survival of the whole planet is at stake!

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25 pages
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12 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 96

    Comic Watch

    X-MEN #3 continues to prove why this is one of the funnest, most well-crafted books Marvel is publishing today!
  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    X-Men #3 shows that a superhero X-Men book can work in the Krakoa era if done right. Duggan impresses with this one. It's mostly just a big dumb action issue, but it all works, and it's a lot of funny. The ending is the icing on the cake, ready to throw a spanner into the Krakoan works on multiple levels. Larraz and Gracia deliver on the visuals and elevate the script immensely. This is the best issue of the book so far, hands down
  • 95

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Duggan continues to prove that he's cut out to lead the charge with the head X-MEN title. At first, many were concerned that Hickman's absence would derail and sideline what's been rebuild and redesigned. However, since stepping in, Duggan's X-MEN has been well crafted, lively, thrilling, and rather eventful. X-MEN #3 is the perfect snapshot of what's in store for this X-roster as well as the narrative potential in which should excite comic fans moving forward.
  • 92

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan crafts an exciting story for the characters with a lot of layers. The fight with the High Evolutionary is thrilling and entertaining and its repercussions are interesting to say the least. What is equally as interesting are the behind the scenes plots by Orchis. I continue to be engaged with how many enemies and plots are being hatched against the mutants and am invested in the story to learn more. The final moments of the issue are compelling and it will be interesting to see what happens next. The Art: Larraz delivers some exciting and beautifully detailed art throughout this issue. There is great action, but also brilliantly detailed moments of intrigue.
  • 90

    Comics: The Gathering

    Overall, this is yet another outstanding issue. This book really jams so much into it but manages to never feel like it is going in too many directions. This issue especially has an amazing battle and display of powers and then a shocking ending that will have a massive impact on the mutants and the world. This is a must-read series. If it is not on your pull-list, then it should be.
  • 85


    The High Evolutionary enters the fray as Marvel's flagship X-book continues its action-heavy first arc.
  • 80


    This series continues to visually be one of the absolute best comics on the stands. Now the writing is catching up and creating a tangled web for our heroes.
  • 80

    This volume of X-Men is determined to drive home a sense of bigness, and Pepe Larraz does it instantly with the first two pages of this issue. Between the size of The High Evolutionary's ship on the opening page and the regality and pomp of his arrival on the following splash page, the issue quickly communicates an impressive sense of scale. Larraz then drives home a palpable sense of impact when the battle ensues. Marte Gracia's unusual green color palette may be growing on me, or it might be best suited for stories involving aggressive alien space people. Either way, it sets a visual tone that sets X-Men apart from other superhero series. Gerry Duggan strays dangerously close to losing each character's personality in exchange for quippy one-liners, but he gets the laughs for the most part. Despite all the bigness and action, there are some wonderfully intimate character moments, including a brilliant bit of visual storytelling involving Synch giving away some blood. X-Men #3 is about as impressive a superhero comic as you're going to find on the shelf.
  • 80

    But Why Tho?

    X-Men #3 continues to pit its heroes against all manner of threats, while slowly building up future plotlines that threaten to rock Krakoa to its core. The last page is a major bombshell, and I'm intrigued to see where the creators might take it as well as how it can impact other books across the X-Line.
  • 80


    The big fight scene can drag on a bit too long against generic bad guys, but the focus on character and good moments between them really elevates this issue and this series.
  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Gerry Duggan and Pepe Larraz continue to get better as a creative team with each passing issue and X-Men #3 is further proof of that. They tell a great story that showcases the X-Men as a strong superhero team while developing several plotlines around the team that include the High Evolutionary and Orchis future plans. What all these developments are leading towards builds greater excitement for what comes next in this series.
  • 80

    Manga Mavericks / All-Comic

    X-Men #3 continues to focus on character moments and team work. Gerry Duggan is doing a good job of throwing everything he can at our newly formed team as they try to save the world. The pencils and colors by Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia may be their best collaboration yet. X-Men is the best X-book on the shelf!

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