X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #1

X-Men Vs. Agents of Atlas #1

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Carlo Pagulayan, Chris Samnee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Venus has been kidnapped and the Agents will scour the Earth to find her! To help find her, The Uranian needs a bigger boost to enable his mind to scan the globe, and intel suggests the one machine that can help is Cerebra! Prepare for a showdown!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 13, 2009

    X-Men vs. Agents of Atlas is an easy to read, fun super-hero bout that makes sense. And the out of continuity back up story, which wasn't announced, is almost as good as the main feature. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew J. Brady Oct 6, 2009

    So, if you're expecting more of Parker's signature wit, clever plotting, and explosive, imaginative action, you won't be disappointed here. He's probably the best writer Marvel currently has working for them at the moment, and it's a shame that he's so often relegated to low-profile titles like this, considering his talent for superhero storytelling. Or maybe it's a benefit, allowing him to avoid the "blanding" effect that a major spotlight series or crossover might bring. Whatever the case, he's continuing to do interesting, fun things with superheroes, and I'll be happy as long as that lasts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 8, 2009

    Sometimes it is fun to just cut loose with big mindless action and that is precisely why this issue works so well. Jeff Parker keeps it simple, focusing mostly on quick character interaction in between punches, which works well because of the fantastic art in both stories. It may not been deepest or most meaningful issue of the week, but its well worth picking up so you can check out the work of rising stars Chris Samnee and Veronica Gandini as they continue their ascension through the ranks. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Oct 10, 2009

    More Atlas is always a good thing, but I can't help but be disappointed by the fact that someone felt that the Agents needed to conform to the X-Men style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 7, 2009

    As I mentioned earlier, Marvel is making a deliberate choice with some significant marketing moves by putting this book on the new comic rack. It's not as though the Agents have sold out, since Parker delivers a fun, adventurous story, but rather that folks at Marvel realized some marketing needed to occur for one of the most entertaining concepts to come out of the House of Ideas in quite a long time. Buy it now, read a friend's copy, wait for the trade, or maybe even the Digital Comics Unlimited upload, whatever, just make sure you read this story. It's good, clean, bombastic fun. Read Full Review

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