Extraordinary X-Men #1

Extraordinary X-Men #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 33
6.4Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Staring down the threat of extinction once more, veteran X-Man Storm pulls together the team she'll need to ensure her race's survival. Together, these EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN will struggle with the familiar burden of being hated and feared, while facing threats the likes of which they've never seen. Here's hoping they survive the experience!
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  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 4, 2015

    EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1 is a pretty standard "put the team together" story but it's done exceptionally well and opens the door wide for this new series. It's a good place for new readers to jump on and a great read for X-Men fans who have been reading for years. There's a lot of potential here in this new series. I highly recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Nov 7, 2015

    I don't know how all-new and all-different it is, but to be honest, I don't put a lot of stock in that anyway. But this issue does feel refreshing. It feels like a classic X-Men story, with a classic-ish lineup. But it doesn't feel stale or old-hat. It pops and it's exciting, and it's just what I wanted from a new "first" X-Men issue with a new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Nov 4, 2015

    Overall this opening issue to the new flagship X- Men title is mostly a good one. There are some kinks of course but it's a number one issue. Everyone is still finding their feet including the creative team. It will be nice to see how this series shapes up but so far all is looking good, every character seems interesting, the stakes are as high as they've ever really been and there's enough drama going on to fill several issues to come. Even Young Jean seems to be more consistent, although it remains to be seen if she will remain that way or not just like every thing else in this comic. If you love the X-Men or just want to start reading them then this is a comic for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Nov 7, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 is off at a good start for a first issue. We're not bombarded by so much information but just enough that will give us a good idea as to where things will go for the main characters. Lemire and his team are building up an interesting new story that I don't see why X-Men fans would turn down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Ryan Utterback Nov 6, 2015

    All in all, this is a solid start to the premiere X-Men title in the new Marvel universe and is something that any fan of the X-Men will want to pick up. The $4.99 price tag is a little steep, and this book probably should have been priced at the regular $3.99, but this book's importance to the next chapter of the mutants' story makes it almost required reading for fans of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Nov 4, 2015

    After all, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #1 did what any good first issue should do: get me on board for the book and get me excited about what is going to happen to the characters. I'm just hoping for a more innovative plot. Anyhow, I'm more than ready for this new era of X-Men comics to begin! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 5, 2015

    This issue feels more like a prelude than a definitive series debut. We learn the current state of Storm and the X-Men, but we don't know how these characters will tackle anti-mutant violence or the Terrigen Mists. While this first chapter is less than gripping, Extraordinary X-Men‘s phenomenal creative team and all-star cast make it a series to watch. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Nov 5, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 was a good start for this new book, as following the disappointing final year and a half of Bendis' run, we needed something to get us excited about the team once again. This book definitely does that, as despite being in early stages, it sets up what will hopefully be an amazing arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 9, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 is a strong debut issue. This comic should appeal equally to old and new readers. Lemire and Ramos kick this title off in style. If you like super hero team titles then I would certainly recommend giving Extraordinary X-Men #1 a try. This is a well crafted issue that is more than worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Nov 5, 2015

    The book is very formulated and it's also unclear where the series is going next. The hint that Old Man Logan might join the group is something exciting, but not enough to make things extraordinary. Also, teasing readers that Professor X might be back to life is a dirty trick to have us read the series. No, I'm not saying the book is not good, but there really isn't anything special about it yet. I will continue to pick up the series, because it shows a lot of potential and it's the only X team book out there so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 4, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 is a good first issue for new readers just jumping into the X-Men franchise, while problematic at times for returning ones with its questionable plot points. Jeff Lemire does a great job writing the book, while Ramos' artwork is good as long as you don't look at the characters for too long. In the end, Extraordinary X-Men is one of the better new series to come out of the Marvel's new relaunch and I look forward to where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 5, 2015

    While new readers might find this interesting, All-New, and All-Different, may feel like a repeat and been there, done that, to long time “X” fans. The writing is good, the art is solid as expected. The first issue just feels like something I've seen before, and there's nothing new to get me excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 6, 2015

    There are a few nice moments, and I like the lineup, but I don't care at all for the doom and gloom evident in the underpinning. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Nov 10, 2015

    The sad part is that this book was very well written, and I am sure it will appeal to a lot of people, but it's just not my kind of X-Men book. I think it's important for a critic to know the difference between "not for me" and "not for anyone." This book is just not for me. While most of Marvel seems to be moving in a more light-hearted direction, the X-Men are still dwelling in grimdark land, and that just has no appeal to me. Your own personal preferences may vary. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Oct 1, 2016

    The artwork was somewhat suspect. Many of the faces looked morph especially Old Man Logan. Characterdesigns in general appeared to change panel to panel. It was not to the point it took away from the story, but it seemed below the normal standards for Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 5, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 is a perfectly passable first issue, but given the talent within its pages we're ultimately left wanting. Jeff Lemire gives us some solid character play and a nifty new roster, but there's little in the way of initial investment. That leaves Humberto Ramos to carry the load, which he mostly does with his excellent art. Hopefully with the team now in play we can expect something a bit more extraordinary going forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 4, 2015

    The biggest knock against Lemire's work here is that it might hew too closely to what we've seen before from the X-Men. We're used to extinction plots. We're used to Jean Grey being called upon as a last hope. Hell, we've even seen a few different versions of that cliffhanger before. Lemire is definitely going to win some people over by staying in this lane, but familiarity can breed contempt. And the Terrigen Mists are clearly a pretty big concern for the X-Men, but one can't help but wonder if the sterility angle is really necessary considering plenty of non-mutants have birthed mutant children, so already the story logic is a headache. Ramos' strong work is coup for a book without much in the way of identity but they'll be in an even better position to usher in a new era of X-Men if Lemire can get a handle on the central conflict of this title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Adam Sorice Nov 7, 2015

    These are topics that the X-Men were created to deal with but struggle to key into while they're dealing with the third extinction event facing their people in the last ten years. Perhaps once the Terrigen mists have finally lifted, Marvel editorial and Extraordinary X-Men's creative team will be able to find the storyline that the mutant race is well overdue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 5, 2015

    "Extraordinary X-Men" #1 is a thoroughly middle-of-the-road debut for the X-Men's newest series. For the moment, nothing particularly stands out in this rehash of concepts and settings. Given time, Lemire, Ramos and Olazaba may very well make their comic stand out from what came before. For the moment, though, there's nothing here you haven't seen before. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 5, 2015

    Ramos and inker Victor Olazaba add some much needed energy to the issue. Ramos' designs and style lend themselves naturally to this team of varied body shapes and costumes. Each member stands out with a unique silhouette. Action sequences speed across the page with bodies that truly feel as though they are in motion. Exaggeration almost gets the better of Ramos, but is reined in by Olazaba's smooth inks. As a result Extraordinary X-Men is a comic with plenty of style attempting to cover a disappointing lack of substance. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Nov 10, 2015

    To be the headliner, you need to bring your best stuff. These X-Men don't. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 5, 2015

    As a first issue, it does what it needs to do, which is exposit, exposit, and exposit. Various characters are spotlighted, but mostly in the context of showing the same aspect of this new world over and over again. We get it. Cyclops did something. Mutants have it bad. And everyone feels sad about it. Beyond that, there's no real conversatoin about *why* we should empathize, nor about *why* our characters feel that way about it. Thankfully, the art remains edgy and kinetic, which helps in the largely static conversations people have, but seems a mismatch for the tone of doom and gloom. All in all, a pretty average effort that presents a world that fails to really connect on a personal level. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 5, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 wasnt anything particularly epic. It was a decent intro that will more than likely take time to build up. Jeff Lemire was fine in his debut as an X-writer, but he didnt wow us like Joss Whedon on Astonishing X-Men. The art team carried the book for this first issue and should look to build on a strong performance. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Nov 7, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #1 will probably be seen as energetically drawn and colored sacrilege by both long time X-Men fans and ones, who jumped on with Bendis' work. And for new fans, it's darkness for darkness' sake as the X-Men's outsider metaphor is drowned out by the Inhumans and turned into yet another post-apocalyptic story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 7, 2015

    "Extraordinary X-Men" is off to a very slow start. The comic focuses on rounding up X-Men veterans while peppering in rescue missions of newer characters. Storm leads the team and she gets a lot panel time in the comic but she isn't established in any unique way. The pencils are great in some sequences and lacking detail in others. The comic is priced at five dollars for thirty pages of story and it really isn't worth it. I would sit this out and wait to see if the story gets off the ground in any meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 6, 2015

    Boring, disappointing, and frustrating: three words to perfectly sum up Extraordinary X-Men #1. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 16, 2016

    I've enjoyed Humberto Ramos's art in the past, and his bombastic, exaggerated style always makes for dynamic action storytelling in the medium. But overall, I found the designs for just about all of the characters to be distracting and, like the story, misguided. Hipster Colossus? All of the female heroines are painfully objectified with their designs. It's hard to take Midriff Storm seriously, and Magik's barely-clothed look has been a disappointment for some time. Normally, a disappointing comic-reading experience just leaves me feeling flat, but this one made me wince more than once. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Briton Nov 13, 2015

    I regretted buying this as soon as I began to read it. It's the same old tired stuff which has been served up a thousand times before. No real invention. No sense of a real beginning, just another team book which will have a short run before cynically starting again with another issue #1. Some of the glowing reviews this comic has received are deeply suspect.

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  • 7.5
    Quietomega Nov 4, 2015

    A solid start to the series with Lemire and Ramos collaborating very well. Lemire has a great take on the characters and Ramos nails the body language of each. The biggest problems of the issue are that it's all set-up and bringing the team together (though this is understandable since the creative team is demanded to introduce the new status quo), and that the current dilemma reads very similarly to House of M's Decimation. That said, there's a lot of promise in the series, especially since the characters are all likeable again for the first time in a long time, and it feels like Lemire's playing a long game.

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  • 4.5
    Gortam Dec 11, 2015

    There's so much wrong about this. I know it's not the writter's fault but Marvel policies. Nevertheless, it's just wrong. No new ideas. Nothing interesting to see here. 1 ) Extintion Again: but this time, not a well done. It's not just coming back to the same idea, it's also doing it worst. No justification. Not interesting to read. Not interesting to see how the caracters react to the event (we alreay seen it). X-men didn't needed this. In fact, it's just insulting, becouse you know, the X teams fought hard to overcome this, there were years of development to get past this idea of extintion. And just like that, here comes Marvel and says ok, fuck that, mutants are dying again. 2 ) Feared and Hated... but more than before: this is just pushing it. The X-men used this concept before but this is just ridiculous. It seems artificial. The book tries to make it sound serious and important, thouse thought-boxes (or whotever they are called) inform you fo how serious this is... but that's it. You have to beleve it's worst than before becouse the writter is telling it to you in a box. 3 ) Small X-men: this X-men seem small, not important in the general scope of things. The huge mutant universe seems to been... reduced and left without importance. I been reading X-men over 25 years, I've seen bad stories, on such a long term of time i can understand that not every story can be good. But this is just insulting. And this is not just something of this book (though this is the main title that revolts on this ideas), it's about the actual Marvel Universe. The GOOD: as usual with the X-Men, character characterization, dialogs. Wich actually that is what you look for if you dig the X-Men. So, in a way, the writters really try to compensate for the BS context they are given by Marvel. Have to respect them for that.

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  • 9.0
    supercoolyeah Nov 4, 2015

    It's good to see the crew getting back together. Storm is in charge this time and it looks like she is corralling up the best X-Men out there to, once again, save mutants from disaster.What I'm enjoying is the art of Ramos. It's exaggerated but totally believable. He makes the men broad shoulder and the women delicate. While Lemire is building up an awesome story line. I can't wait for more.

  • 9.0
    Uldogi Nov 4, 2015

    Darn it's great

  • 9.0
    StefanoMarra Jun 4, 2016

    a promising start with very moody atmospheres and a great cast!

  • 8.5
    Tree Fingers Nov 4, 2015

    good set up issue. now sure how it related to uncanny x-men #600 lol

  • 8.5
    Dagstar Nov 6, 2015

    A nice startup issue. It's both well written and drawn (some great full page art).

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Nov 8, 2015

    Such bad reviews--I didn't expect to like this so much! I don't like the Inhumans angle. The rest? Very cool.

  • 8.5
    Almostpablo Nov 10, 2015

    Shocked at how much I liked it didn't hear great things but I'm not sure what they were reading

  • 8.0
    Nomadic Avenger Nov 6, 2015

    I enjoyed this first issue, nothing shocking but it's a breath of fresh air after Bendis. Ramos art was good and a few new story lines began this issue - I look forward to finding out what Cyclops did and how the team comes together.

  • 8.0
    Synthozoid Nov 11, 2015

    Fantastic artwork, story just OK.

  • 7.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 11, 2015

    A solid start that doesn't move the plot forward, but does give the main characters time to settle in.

  • 6.5
    DarioV Jun 17, 2016

    "Extraordinary X-Men" is one of the new books about the mutants in the All-New, All-Different Marvel. Unfortunately, Jeff Lemire (whom I hugely respect as a whole) didn't get to introduce us to any new or different stuff: this doom scenario for the mutant race was presented to us a hundred times, just like most of the other plot points. It really doesn't feel like this story will add anything to the X-Men that wasn't said before. I don't feel like completely trash this issue, though, because of the energetic art by Humberto Ramos (from the pages of "Amazing Spider-Man") which makes for fantastic panels, one after the other.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Nov 16, 2015

    I'm pretty disheartened that this is essentially setting us back to the status quo that Extiction set up, and after the X-Men finally dug us out of it only a couple years ago. The story itself hasn't had a chance to get off the ground, this is really just spinning it's wheels as the team is gathered and the backstory is explained. At least the effect of the terrigen mists on the mutants has been made clear but I'm still not entirely sure what it is with Cyclops they keep referring to. Is one event in particular or just the the past couple years in general? The art is serviceable, I like the character shapes, but Ramos really needs to fit more figure drawing sessions into his schedule, especially with regard to drawing legs and lower torsos.

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