X-Men #1

Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan

Art by Pepe Larraz

Colors by Marte Gracia

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: The latest expansion of mutant influence attracts a new and powerful enemy.

A failed scientist with a new idea and time to create it is prepped to change the world by doing something never dreamed of on Mars. Unfortunately, his dream is shattered when the mutants of Krakoa do what he dreamed over night. In New York, the mutants have created a new facility. A high tech tree house now houses the X-Men team and its existence is making news. As the team starts to move in, they find themselves facing their first crisis when a meteor targets the city.

This meteor isn’t just a space rock. When a giant armored creature emerges from it, the X-Men spring into action. With other heroes on the way, the mutants have one chance to utilize an audacious plan to bring the creature down. What they don’t know as they investigate the aftermath of the attack is that this is just the beginning and their new foes have a unique perspective on the planet.

The Story: I wasn’t really prepared for this new X-Men comic and I am glad. Not only did Gerry Duggan bring the adventure and excitement to the issue, but there was also a lot of fun to be had. There was great dialogue throughout and you get the sense of these characters and their relationships with each other. There is a lighter element to this story than some of the other stories that are Krakoa based. I really enjoyed this issue and both its tone and style. I can’t wait to see where it goes next.

The Art: Larraz delivers some fantastically detailed art throughout the issue. There are so many great visual moments and the art is exciting and vibrant.

X-Men #1



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