All New X-Men #007 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Brian Michael Bendis, Brian Wood, Jason Aaron
Illustrations: Too many to specify
Coloring: Marte Gracia, Laura Martin
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

All New X-Men #007 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Story, Fast pace, Action
Bad: Chaotic at times to see who is who
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Things were starting to get complicated as there were three different groups of X-Men in our present day: the original ones from the past, the current team and a newly arrived party from the future. While our current day mutants opted to bring the past mutants to the present (stay with us, things get tricky) to prevent the things that would happen in their future, the futuristic X-Men arrived to send the past mutants back to the past, in order to keep the original flow of time intact. The plan of the future troupe ended in a stalemate, but decisions will have to be made soon.

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With the future X-Men currently engaged into a psychic combat with the past Jean Grey and Cyclops’ followers who also possess telepathic abilities, the return of the younglings to the past seems rather imminent when Jean Grey learns the horrible tale that unfolds in the future. Nonetheless, in the meantime Iceman, Beast and Magik decide to go to the future themselves, as they feel their futuristic ‘allies’ are hiding something, and they are, as they stumble upon another group that is clearly part of the X-Men. Now it’s just a matter of determining the best course of action, to save the teenagers, and think about not fucking up the timeline any further.

It’s clear that this story arc is now truly lifting off due to the rather fast unwinding storyline. The discord between the three different group finally reached its tipping point and thus things get physical very quickly. Overall the progress of the story flows seamlessly, which is rather impressive, knowing that three writers wrote portions of the current tale. It’s great to see that ‘shit has finally hit the fan’, as the previous issues were getting a bit stale, compared to the very beginning of the time travelling story.

The panels in this issue are rather crowded, as there currently is an overload of different characters that appear throughout this story arc. Nonetheless, the overpopulated feeling adds a lot to the ‘war’ of the mutants atmosphere and it’s quite impressive that the drawings never lose any details. The dark toned colors add a certain grimness to the equation and make up a good whole.


All New X-Men #007 is a very intense bundle, where the battle between past, present and future truly rages on, ensuring that no timeline will ever be the same again. If you’re in the mood for a lot of action, a few time paradoxes, and interesting new, yet familiar, characters, this storyline will truly show its best, and most brutal side yet.

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All New X-Men #007 – Comic Book Review, 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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