Dark X-Men #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Steve Foxe

Art by Jonas Scharf and Nelson Daniel

Colors by Frank Martin

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Madelyne Pryor decides that a more threatening world for mutants requires a darker team of X-Men.

In the wake of the Hellfire Gala and the fall of Krakoa mutants are on the run all over the world. Madelyne Pryor and Alex Summers are relatively safe in the Limbo embassy and Maddie uses it as a opportunity to allow mutants to find refuge. At the same time, she is determined to do something to stop the rising flow of missing mutants throughout the world.

When a young mutant finds herself taken by Orchis, she is rescued by a new team of mutant heroes. Heroes who have dark pasts and some with even darker motivations. Heroes who have no problem killing those who would kill them first.

The Story: Foxe delivers an interesting story in this first issue. The concept is intriguing and I’ve been waiting for a darker tone to the X-Men team. I really enjoyed the choice of characters as well as how each comes to the team with a dark past and their own motivations. I liked the second story in the issue as well, but Alex as a character is becoming annoying. I do want to see more of Maddie’s interactions with Chasm though.

The Art: Both artists deliver awesome imagery throughout the issue. I love that the darker tone of the story has led to a darker art style and how that style serves the characters and the story.

Dark X-Men #1



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