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X-Men #33

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 10 critic ratings.

X-MEN X-SSEMBLE! If there were ever a time to rally the troops and take the fight to the enemy, it’s NOW! Stand side by side with the X-Men as they head for their final stand! They can’t stop ALL of us!

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22 pages
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10 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Impulse Gamer

    Overall, X-Men #33 is worth reading and it is part of the main story so it’s a must-read to understand what’s going on. It’s leading into something bigger and badder but the cliffhanger that it left on can only be another obstacle for the X-Men. Where’s Magneto when you need him? Anyway, be sure to pick this comic book up at your local comic shop or purchase this comic book online where copies are sold. Don’t miss this one!

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan creates a story filled with great action, adventure and suspense. I love not knowing where the story is going next and how each moment with the characters catches my attention. I love the pace of the story and how each part of it connects with the others while giving certain character awesome moments to shine.

    The Art: Cassara delivers beautiful art that brilliantly captures the characters, emotion and tone of every scene.

  • 84

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    X-Men #33 lays the groundwork for a major conflict on the horizon and provides a solid framework for what’s to come. Duggan’s script is fast-paced and engaging, while Cassara’s art delivers a visually stunning experience. While the issue focuses on assembling the team rather than delving into the specifics of the threat, it leaves readers wanting more. Moreover, X-Men #33 is a thrillingly action-packed issue that throws the X-Men into a desperate fight that’s sure to keep fans excited.

    Duggan’s script keeps the reader guessing about the enemy and the stakes involved. Plus, the dynamic artwork by Cassara and Gracia complements the narrative perfectly. However, the lack of context regarding the conflict might leave some readers guessing more than the creative team anticipated. X-Men #33 is a good entry point for fans who enjoy action-oriented X-Men stories. However, those seeking a deeper dive into the motivations of the characters and the origins of the conflict might want to wait for future installments to see the bigger picture unfold.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    In the final stages of the X-Men’s Krakoa saga, the main “X-Men” series has functioned as a companion series to the rest of the line. Thankfully, with sharp characterization and clever, rich artwork from Joshua Cassara, “X-Men” still works beautifully as an ongoing series. The way Duggan and Cassara constantly switch the roster of characters in this era of X-Men feels incredibly refreshing. With the immense number of plot threads spotlighted in “X-Men” #33 I’m really hoping that Marvel will be able to find a way to neatly wrap up the Krakoan era for the X-Men soon. “X-Men” #33 is a great showcase for how many different characters and locations the late stage-Krakoan comic book titles have spotlighted for readers.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    X-Men #33 does a great job acting as a director’s cut to the events seen in Fall of the House of X #3. Between Wolverine and Shadowcat being showcased as badasses to the X-Men taking down the founder of Orchis, this issue accomplishes a lot to further the current crossover. It all leads to making the next phase of Fall of the House of X and Rise of the Powers of X feel like we are at the endgame now.

  • 70

    Comic Watch

    The series is winding down, and Duggan’s trying to tie up his loose ends. It’s a step in the right direction, and has been the most enjoyable since Kitty’s transformation into Shadowkat. Hopefully the team keeps on this trend, as the series winds down to Uncanny’s 700th issue.

  • 70

    Caped Joel

  • 65

    Geek'd Out

  • 60


    X-Men #33 is all fun and games until you remember that this is the third to last issue of the series. Using fond memories of Marauders to cover for the title’s Fall of X to-do list is only somewhat effective. That being said, the board is clear for the X-Men’s showdown at Sentinel City. Who knows what excitement awaits when Nimrod’s Death Star comes online.

  • 60

    It’s beginning to feel a bit like X-Men is stretching out its finale to ensure it makes it to the upcoming milestone 700th issue. Each issue seems to bring a new climax, with this one resolving some a few subplots left unaddressed by other recent issues. Gerry Duggan for finding a way to tie the mutant community in Madripoor, Ms. Marvel’s integration into the X-Men, and Doctor Doom’s X-Men team together in a way that feels organic, even if it equally feels like vamping for time. That the Fall of X seems into on taking the focus off Orchis as the main villains behind Krakoa’s downfall and instead put the focus on the common enemy of artificial intelligence is less inspiring as it seems a way of dodging having to make a bolder statement about the themes of the Krakoan age. There’s also dissonance between Cyclops’ attempt at finding common ground with the likes of Dr. Alia Gregor and Wolverien merciless dismembering the Orchis rank and file he encounters in the Morlock tunnels. And yet, if you’re going to have Wolverine do what he does best, there are few better artists to depict it than Joshua Cassara, and he does not disappoint.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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