Marvel Knights X-Men #1

Marvel Knights X-Men #1

Writer: Brahm Revel Artist: Brahm Revel Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

• Marvel Knights presents Brahm Revel's thrilling and dark X-Men adventure that asks: what happens when your past comes back to kill you?
•  Wolverine, Kitty & Rogue set out on the road to rescue new mutants from being murdered. But their help may not be welcome in this backwoods town--and the murderer may be closer to them than they think.
•  A gritty murder mystery told by the talented and new to Marvel creator, Brahm Revel (Guerillas).

  • 10
    Herotaku - Brian Benjamin Nov 13, 2013

    Overall if you find yourself wanting a story where the stakes aren't world ending. Then I highly recommend picking up this first issue and going from there. The story itself has me hooked and its reminding me why I fell in love with the X-Men. Also this was my first time reading something by Brahm Revel and it makes me want to check out his other work as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Nov 14, 2013

    Overall, while there's not a whole lot to say about this issue due it mostly being set-up and an introduction to the story, it's still an impressive opening. Despite being Marvel Knights, Revel doesn't stray too far from the Marvel NOW! norm and actually benefits from it as he tells a tale that could easily stand beside the strongest X-book right now. It's Revel's art that makes this stand out the most, though, as he creates an atmosphere unlike any other book thanks to heavy inks and a soft colour palette from Cris Peter. This could very well count as one of the better X-Men series of the decade thanks to Brahm Revel speaking to what makes the X-Men great while stripping them down to a raw, bare bones story. This is definitely one to pick up and if the rest of the series and the Marvel Knights series can keep this up, Marvel will definitely be onto something. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 14, 2013

    What really makes this is issue great, though, is the art. Revel's art " with colors from Christine Peter " is fantastic. There's a almost dirty quality to some of the pages, a sense of scattered shadows and rotting wood. Given the story's location, it fits like a glove. Marvel Knights: X-Men doesn't look like any other X-Men book around. This is a great comic book and a superb start to a what looks to be a kick-butt series. More like this please, Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 13, 2013

    Honestly, Brahm Revel tackling Marvel's merry mutants is enough of a draw for Marvel Knights: X-Men on its own, and indeed Revel's jagged, moody art, classic small town mystery plot, and over-arching themes of accepting oneself do not disappoint. Still, it seems like even in this first issue, there is room for more of Revel's own voice to come through. While it is well constructed and finely crafted, Marvel Knights: X-Men #1 feels more like the first issue of a fill-in arc on Wolverine and the X-Men than the start of a standalone tale. Fortunately, there's still time for Revel to bring more of his voice into this title, and in the mean time, Revel's art and storytelling may make up the difference. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Nov 15, 2013

    Brahm Revel has the start of something great with "Marvel Knights: X-Men" #1. With its setting entirely removed from the Jean Grey School and the introduction of several new characters, the issue feels like an updated version of Joe Queseda and Joshua Middleton's "NYX" series, albeit this time with more focus on longtime fan favorites. "Marvel Knights: X-Men" is the darkly fun side story the X-Universe sorely needs right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Adam Hollander Nov 16, 2013

    Overall this is a pretty interesting book and I would advise you to pick it up to see what you think. If you don't love the first issue I would maybe advise you to come back to this when it is published in a trade paperback as I think it will read better as a whole being a miniseries. Revel perfectly combines great art and great dialogue to create a very solid issue that is a bit of fun reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Nov 18, 2013

    I have to say that overall, this was a much better Marvel Knights title than Spider-Man, which had some really trippy script and really, really trippy artwork which while innovative just ended up being confusing. I definitely liked it much better, significantly so. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 13, 2013

    So, to recap: go buy and readGuerrillas, Beast looks badass, awesome art and story, comfy sweater. Look, it's about damn time that Brahm Revel got a shot like this, he's more than earned it as far as I'm concerned. So if you like the X-Men, new or old, what more do you need to go and pick this up? It's a great X-book with great art and characters that you know and love. Go pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Nov 13, 2013

    I think that the characters are really a weak point for this issue. Rogue is a southern gal so, I mean, why would she talk about anything other than the south, right? (Groan.) Logan is rough and tough, so hey, let's stick to the status quo, right? Kitty is the only one who is at all interesting as a character and she doesn't even get that much spotlight. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Nov 18, 2013

    As my little league coach would say when an infielder made a diving stop only to sail his throw into the parking lot, Marvel Knights: X-Men #1 only makes half the play. But damn, I wish it was more, 'cause it was a hell of stab to start. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 14, 2013

    It's unfortunate because the Marvel Knights imprint has always taken characters further than their regular stories would allow them. You won't see Spider-Man tripping out of his mind in any 616 book. Marvel Knights: X-Men doesn't go there and while the artwork is strong, a blend of Chris Samnee's simplicity with Jeff Lemire's off-kilter darkness, it's not enough to save this one. Read Full Review

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