Amazing X-Men #13 REVIEW: 8/10! Anole stars in an emotional one-shot | Newsarama

Amazing X-Men #13 panels Nightcrawler

Amazing X-Men #13 (Published by Marvel Comics; Review by Draven Katayama; ‘Rama Rating: 8 out of 10): James Tynion IV packs a lot of emotional weight into this one-shot: Anole faces his fears of rejection, and Northstar and Nightcrawler breach a new level of honesty between them. Tynion accurately captures the multifaceted nature of Anole’s insecurities: what it’s like to feel like an outsider not only because of sexuality, but appearance. Anole’s scorn at Northstar’s presumption of relatability is educational. Rachelle Rosenberg brings illusion sequences to life with fittingly psychedelic yellows and purples. Rosenberg and Jorge Jimenez’s first panel of Washington Square Park in the final scene is breathtaking. Like Bling! and Karma, Anole’s experiences as a gay teen have been embarrassingly ignored. Tynion gives Anole long-overdue focus and agency in this moving story.