100th Anniversary Special: X-Men #1

100th Anniversary Special: X-Men #1

Writer: Jen Van Meter Artist: Jason Masters Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
5.2Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

• Have the X-Men of 2061 achieved Xavier's dream of mutants and humans living in harmony? Or will there always be a need for the X-Men?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 16, 2014

    The X-Men and future storylines go hand in hand. This 100th Anniversary Special gives us a look at the current continuity of X-Men in the future. It's always interesting to see what may or may not happen and Robin Furth does a great job in taking today's X-Men and putting them in a possible future scenario. Jason Masters ages the characters accordingly and you'll find yourself pausing while reading to wonder what might have happened to some of these characters in the time between. As a 'special' one-shot and future story, there obviously won't be huge repercussions for today's books but it's a pretty cool look at how the X-Men's world could be. The last page will make you wonder if that should or shouldn't be where the characters are headed. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Jul 17, 2014

    The story starts with a startling revelation that is also full of promise, but quickly devolves into a murder mystery/time travel plot. There is never a sense of payoff for the very interesting set-up unfortunately, and the ending comes off as feeling more like a fan-fiction than anything else. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner Jul 23, 2014

    The writing in this issue is adequate, if a tad uninspired. It seems to me that Furth was so concerned with making sure all the moving pieces in the plot wound up where they needed to be by the end of the book that she forgot to make it fun. Likewise, Jason Masters artwork is decent, if not awe-inspiring. He may want to take it a little easy on the inks, however, as there were several panels where, despite the scene taking place in a well-lit room, Beast was more black than he was blue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jul 18, 2014

    It is a huge disappointment in story that is only made up for in art. Masters’ renderings of what each character looks like in the future looks pretty badass. Scott without his visor, Wolverine sans his left eye (again) and sporting a regal top bun, Irma Cuckoo looking super punk, Emma’s flawless dress during inauguration night, and the list goes on. The story itself was hard to take in, but visually, it was incredibly pleasing to the eyes. (Of course my personal favourite piece of art to come from this is LaTour’s fantastic cover). Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Marlene Bonnelly Jul 21, 2014

    I began reading this one-shot with few expectations, but I still managed to finish it mildly disappointed. Recycling classic X-Men themes is par for the course, but their implementation was mostly unoriginal and the issue's art was only acceptable. What should have been a "happily-ever-after" ending just made me shrug, unimpressed, and remember how silly I must have been to think anything could have permanence in the X-Men's world, even in an alternate universe. All in all, while we may feel a bit of anticipation and even nostalgia with the title of "anniversary special," this is a special you'd be safe with skipping. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 18, 2014

    "100th Anniversary Special: X-Men" (and the line of these "anniversary specials" in general) must have sounded great in the initial editorial pitch meeting. But after reading "100th Anniversary Special: X-Men" I have absolutely no interest in reading any of the others. It's a reverse "What If...?" comic, where readers are given an alternate ending to a story where we'll never get the original version -- and without a strong story, it's not fun at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    jac's picks Sep 4, 2014

    I love the idea that this is a story written in 2061. Such a cool concept. A lot of the reviewers don't seem to get it. It makes me happy to imagine these characters(X-Men) still having adventures 50 years from now. This was really a good read.

  • 2.0
    El Chapulin Colorado Jul 20, 2014

    We are presented a future not so different from the present: many of our beloved mutants are still here, there are angry anti-mutant mobs, characters still debate if they are doing the right thing to achieve Xavier´s dream; and in traditional x-men fashion, we end this issue with a little time travel trip that just takes us WAY too much back in the past Maybe not a useless issue, but one that certainly would make any fan angry

  • 7.5
    Aegis Jun 4, 2015

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Jul 24, 2014

  • 6.0
    JBL Reviews Aug 3, 2014

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