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X-Men: Red #9

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

Abigail Brand enters her endgame – and on Arakko, the Diplomatic Zone is beset by a firestorm of violence.

On the World Farm, Cable is learning the secrets behind it all.

But the biggest secret has yet to be revealed… It’s Roberto Da Costa’s turn to play.

And you won’t see it coming.

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25 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 99


    This issue is one of the best single issues of the year, without a doubt. This is what superhero comics should be, and I can’t wait the resolution.

  • 98

    Comic Watch

    Abigail Brand is discovering the problems with using people as chess pieces: namely that the damned things just keep skittering across the board.

  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    X-Men Red #9 is an action-packed issue. It has momentum and is just fun to read. It keeps the SWORD part going and combines it with the Arakko plots. The art is mostly great, but there are some character mistakes in the art that range from silly to insulting. It’s still an amazing comic, though, and much better than X-Men.

  • 90

    Where X-Men Red #8 promised to deliver the wrath of Emperor Vulcan come again, X-Men Red #9 absolutely delivers in one of this year’s best titled issues.

  • 85

    Comic Book Revolution

    X-Men Red #9 was an enjoyable read! Al Ewing does an impressive job delivering a well-paced and plotted issue. The story moves quickly and with a purpose. I like that there are now wasted moments in this issue. X-Men Red #9 is a well-balanced issue, offering equal parts of dialogue-heavy scenes and action scenes. The action scenes are well done and get over the fact that Vulcan is a total beast and almost impossible to stop. This is good fight psychology by Ewing, as this helps build up Vulcan as a tough foe for Storm to battle in the next issue. This is an effective way to get the reader excited to see Storm knock heads with Vulcan.

  • 80


    X-Men: Red features a twist or two with a promising confrontation setup for the next issue. It suffers a bit since a lot of this issue is table setting while not digging too deeply into Vulcan’s mind. Instead, he’s gone full supervillain and lost the nuance we’ve seen in previous issues.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    I was impressed with the creative team’s direction with X-Men Red #9, and now I want to know more about what is happening. The politics of Arakko and the larger galactic picture is incredibly engaging, and this comic is a 4 out of 5 for me.

  • 65

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    X-Men Red #9 continues where it left off with a newly resurrected Vulcan with his full mental state in order and ready to be emperor again. However, the fights don’t really have any tension to them since past issues have undercut any menace Vulcan could’ve had in the series and Abigail Brand barely has a presence in this comic.

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