X-Men: Age of Apocalypse #1

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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shaun Manning Mar 6, 2005

    While Marvel's presentation of this event has numerous problems, the excitement engendering the project is well-earned. The original Age of Apocalypse was one of the most dramatic episodes in the post-Claremont X-Men, a story undeniably fresh that no fan could ignore (since there was no X-Alternative!). In the intervening ten years, some developments that were originally shocking have been rendered less soMagneto and Rogues marriage is less jarring now that shes no longer so intimately associated with Gambit, and Scott Summerss moral ambiguity has been explored in both the regular and Ultimate Marvel universes. The appeal, however, remains, and it is to be hoped that newer X-Men will receive the same freshening up that those lucky enough to exist ten years back experienced. There is some indication that they will: Beak has been mentioned, though as yet has not appeared in the flesh. So long as the new stable of creators can maintain the action and mystery of the original whi Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 6, 2005

    This chapter ends on a powerful dramatic note, as I think Age of Apocalypse X-23 is introduced, though its too early to be sure. Im on board for this series, as I find myself still invested in a world where Rogue and Magneto married and had kids, because he was the one mutant who could keep her powers at bay. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Mar 6, 2005

    Other documents, regarding the revival of X-Force and the return of Hal Jordan as Green Lantern, were found in a folder marked The Long Road Back, with notes scribbled in the margins like regression, not evolution. Also found were the unpublished, final issues of Crossgens Negation War; a Howard the Duck revival by David Sedaris; and what appear to be plans for an armed attack against the offices of Tokypop and Viz Comics. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Lucinski Mar 6, 2005

    The Since Im too young to get all gooey between the legs for Chris Claremonts ancient X-Men stories, the Age of Apocalypse stands as my favorite X-Men storyline. These two offerings do nothing to detract from that, but certainly do nothing to enhance them. I might have given the limited series , but the Age of Apocalypse one-shot is the most pointless book Ive reviewed since I started writing for Silver Bullet Comic Books. That drags the average down a little. Read Full Review

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