Ultimate Comics: X-Men #1

Ultimate Comics: X-Men #1

Writer: Nick Spencer Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 21, 2011 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The biggest mutant cover-up has gone public as the true history of?the x-gene is revealed. As an identity crisis rocks the mutant world,?the mistrust between man and x-man gets deeper. But a bigger?question remains: who are the X-Men? Nick Spencer and Paco?Medina make their thunderous Ultimate debut in one of the most?anticipated series yet!

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 21, 2011

    This was a very good start to this series. Granted, I HATE the fact that Shadowcat is going to be the female lead in this series, but if that's the worst thing about this series I can tolerate it. Besides Shadowcat, I like every single other character in this comic book. Jean, Jimmy, the Torch, Iceman, Quicksilver, hell, it's almost like I chose that line-up myself! I'm also fine with the government being responsible for mutantkind in the Ultimate Universe. It's a bit of a stretch that from Wolverine a mutant “virus” formed that led to hundreds(thousands?) of mutants being born, but that's something I can overlook. All in all, this series seems to be in very good hands with Nick Spencer. As a matter of fact, the Ultimate Universe is looking really good in general since Marvel shook it up. And look, Marvel didn't even have to reboot the entire Ultimate Universe to make it interesting! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 19, 2011

    It's a good issue, but I'm right down the middle with it. I think the writing and art are awesome, but it doesn't have that feel like a new reader could jump right in. This issue is a ton of expository dialogue, and it's incredibly jumpy, but the art, writing, and Kitty's new "super-sweet" costume will have you on board. I was expecting a little more out of this book, and I really thought it was going to be more "new reader friendly." However, I still recommend it, and I think this will be a book to watch in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Boisson Sep 23, 2011

    To be completely honest, I have never been much of an X-Men reader. That is not to say that I did not like the characters or their universe, because I did. I, too, watched the '90s cartoon on Saturday mornings as a kid. My problem was one that many readers have going into a well-established universe: continuity. Continuity is always a rough obstacle to overcome in any book, but I have always found it a lot harder to do so on a team book. And, with X-Men being the pinnacle of pretty much all team books in the world of comics, I always shied away. I was also at a point where I had stopped reading comics around the time that the Ultimate Universe made its debut, so I was not able to get in at the ground floor of a new X-Men series, not tied to any history. But, when Marvel announced their Ultimate Comics Universe Reborn initiative back in May, with a new X-Men title, I figured it was now time to jump into the water and hope I don't sink. Granted, the Ultimate Universe was not entirely sta Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Sep 19, 2011

    Pac Medina delivers some clean, expressive pencils keeping in line with what has become the Ultimate Comics house style. It's very much at home with the work Pichelli is doing over in Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, and that makes for a perfect level of visual continuity between these relaunched titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Sep 23, 2011

    As the first chapter of this new version of the X-Men saga, this should leave you wanting more, and it definitely does. However, one could reasonably argue that it wouldn't have killed Spencer to, in fact, give you a little bit more—at least more action—in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 24, 2011

    I hate to sound infantile, but I'd expect first issues to start like a crack of thunder - this one is just the rumble of possible stories down the road, if the reader can stick around that long. Read Full Review

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