The Immortal Men #1

Writer: James Tynion IV Artist: Jim Lee, Ryan Benjamin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 26
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

"THE END OF FOREVER" part one! There is a secret history to the DC Universe of heroes who have protected humanity from the shadows since the dawn of time...and who can live forever. Enter the Immortal Men! The team, headed by the Immortal Man, has waged a secret war against the House of Conquest for countless years-but Conquest has dealt a devastating blow. When their base of operations, known as the Campus, is savagely attacked, the Immortal Men must seek out their last hope-an emerging metahuman known as Caden Park! Caden's emerging powers may be able to ensure the Immortal Men's survival-but will Conquest get to him first?

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Apr 11, 2018

    That's not exactly a new story, and it isn't explained as much as the reader would like. But this is hopefully just the first of many such adventures that Caden Park will have with The Immortal Men, a great new comic from some of comic's greatest. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2018

    This issue looks amazing and I like the story a lot, but the main character is a little weak as a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Apr 11, 2018

    James Tynion IV has crafted a fantastic entry for DC's New Age of Heroes. While the prominent focus on world-building cuts down on the overt characterization, the overall plot feels well balanced and the character designs and art are some of the best in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Apr 11, 2018

    As far as first issues go, consider my appetite whetted. I'm on the hook to see what Tynion and Lee have in store next issue and the various arcs to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Apr 11, 2018

    A solid set-up for a new DCU concept, 'The Immortal Men' is packed with good ideas, intriguing new characters, and some fantastic art. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 11, 2018

    The Immortal Men #1 I will say now probably has had the best debut in contrast to the rest of the New Age of DC Heroes titles so far. This one has all the intrigue and creativeness of a story that has gone on forever, and yet a story we are only exploring now. The team itself is a crazy match on top of our main character, and it is worth seeing just what everyone brings to the table for the House of Action to stand against the House of Conquest once more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Apr 12, 2018

    Despite only getting a brief introduction to most of the characters, the issue serves as an excellent teaser for the series, promising that we will learn more about these fascinating heroes as the title continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Apr 11, 2018

    To an extent, Immortal Men #1 doesn't completely take every risk you would imagine it to take, and that's totally okay. There are some characters who could use some further exploration, especially as the series continues to get its legs. But what's going on just feels so cinematically epic that you can't help but wonder what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 16, 2018

    The things that will make this work as a series is that it has a strong creative foundation and clearly a view of what they want to do. I'm not a fan of starting in the middle of a story and this doesn't really do that as we're clearly at the start of Caden's adventure. At the same time I don't feel like it was a strong or clean/clear enough introduction with what's going on to make me feel like I must come back right away. Some of it is that it just feels very decompressed even as packed as it is because it doesn't advance much of anything, it doesn't sweep me along into the story. That has me more interested in waiting on compilations for it to check out as I suspect that a six-issue trade will read far stronger and more engaging to me than a frustrating monthly experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Travis Tucker Apr 20, 2018

    This first installment makes hyped for more, but I am a bit skeptical of how the over-arcing conflict and storytelling will play out due to its youth. All in all, Immortal Men: The End of Forever has a clever way of hooking you in and bold ambition as a new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 11, 2018

    A mystery you'll dive in wholeheartedly if the promise of new heroes interests you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Apr 11, 2018

    The Immortal Men #1 team are talented storytellers, and today's issue is an intriguing debut that promises to weave the events of the last few months into the long history of the entire DC universe in some very exciting and potentially far-reaching ways. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Amy Ziegfeld Apr 11, 2018

    Immortal Men #1 is an interesting start to a series, but it's very much only the beginning. Whether the story ultimately goes to new or exciting places or introduces us to engaging characters remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 12, 2018

    There is potential to this book. That much is certain. And I do hope for the best, I am too much of a fanboy not to. But I also have to admit that the first issue of this book was a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2018

    The issue has a distinct horror vibe, with a strong cliffhanger, but there's a lot of mythology in this first issue, and it's going to be a while before we learn if this title can pull its ideas together into a compelling whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Fortress of Solitude - George Chrysostomou Apr 11, 2018

    This is a promising start to another section of the Dark Night: Metal series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Christopher Rodriguez Apr 10, 2018

    Good art, likable characters, and a familiar but interesting concept for a new series. The Immortal Men get off to a solid start, but I just hope the creative team aspire to write more than the immortal X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 12, 2018

    Hopefully future issues will clear up the confusion, but it all makes for a sluggish start to the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Apr 11, 2018

    All in all it's a well written issue with some gorgeous art that does create an engaging comic from start to finish. For a first issue, it works well and definitely kept my interest, although some elements could have been explored further. Nonetheless, a fun premise! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Apr 13, 2018

    "The Immortal Men" #1 is a slow start to a series that, after this issue, loses its biggest creative name. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Apr 11, 2018

    While Immortal Men has the benefit of having some of the bigger creative names in DC's stable on the book, I found myself more excited after reading and finishing New Age of Heroes books like Damage, the Terrific's, and Silencer. The story is decent, and the art is solid, but I didn't find a hook or character in the book that really grabbed my interest and ran with it.  I'd say maybe peek at a friends copy and see if it's for you. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 11, 2018

    Much like Caden Park, we're thrown into things and hoping for something greater. I couldn't help walking away feeling a bit disappointed, especially due to the fact all of the other releases for the “New Age of Heroes” have been so good. I can see what the creative team was going for, I'm just not convinced they pulled it off in one issue. As a trade, or a graphic novel, this would have read much better but as a single issue it falls a bit short in execution. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Garrett Hanneken Apr 11, 2018

    The Immortal Men overly plays on the unexpected hero, but makes up for it with an intriguing group of heroes who are on the defense. With that said, this first issue may bring readers back to learn more about The Immortal Men and the stakes at risk, but they may find themselves not caring for the main protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 11, 2018

    A slightly better-than average pseudo X-Men story, with all that entails. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 12, 2018

    Immortal Men #1 shows some potential for an interesting sci-fi/fantasy superhero odyssey, but the first issue fails to set up the world in an engaging manner. The artistic team does some solid work, even if their visuals cant quite liven up the narrative. If what I explained to you sounds interesting enough to warrant a read, then feel free to give it a try. That said, I cant quite give a wholehearted recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 11, 2018

    At the end of the day, while it does introduce a potentially intriguing concept to the DCU, it does so in a cramped, bloated way that really misrepresents the stellar abilities of its creative team. An uninspiring start then, and not one that I imagine will be encouraging many new readers to pick up issue two. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Harker06 Apr 11, 2018

    Easily the strongest debut issue of New Age of Heroes. This is a story massive in scope, introducing tons of interesting characters (with stellar designs). SO excited to see where this all goes. Best issue I've read in a few months.

  • 8.0
    Bill Blaze Apr 11, 2018

    Decent art and story. Definitely not the best work from this legendary creative team but I'll give it a chance. Really it was because Jim Lee penciled some of it that I picked it up in the first place. I'm surprised this issue came out at all with Jim's regular Twitch streams. Good luck, guys.

  • 7.5
    Dispatchdcu Apr 12, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    Im going to start by saying I know nothing about the Immortal Man OR Men. So this is new to me. But maybe that will give me an honest take on it?

    There is this Teenage kid who appears to have the ability to touch someone and see stuff from them.... maybe their visions of the future or even the past, but he can “see things”.... just not dead people...

    We get introduced to a variety of individuals that appear to be “Immortal Men” that are in search of this teenage boy. I get the vibe that this hipster teen is supposed to save them more

  • 7.0
    SloboSOY Apr 12, 2018

    Ok that was weird, I didn't like it. And however Tynion IV make something interesting. Maybe too complicated, with something of "Déjà Vu". And I didn't succeed to see Vandal in other way than a Vilains. And I really really don't like the Bat-Joker.
    So I have another issue to read (Because of the cover with Bat-Joker I didn't solicited issue 3), but I'm not very confident to stay.
    The character are even not properly presented (Only Caden is but I don't care a lot about him. He's to marked as the providential hero. I would have loved see him die at the end of Issue 1 to let us with a real chock).

    Cover - Very nice, but not completely related, they sadly aren't the heroes, but some support characters ! 1/2
    Writing - more

  • 6.0
    Steve C Apr 12, 2018

    This book was such a slog to read. I feel like Tynion started off great on Detective, but after the first couple of story arcs, continuing into Metal, and now this, his writing has been hard to follow and just... meh. Also, the art switching constantly from Jim Lee to Ryan Benjamin (I guess?) was distracting. Took me an hour to read because I kept losing interest.

  • 6.0
    egon244 May 1, 2018

    It took me forever to get around and reading this issue, but I finally did and have some thoughts.

    All of DC's new books are accuseed of ripping of some of Marvel titles. Damage is Hulk, The Terrifics are Fantastic Four and so on. All of those books put their own spin on the idea and the "inspirations" aren't so apparent.
    But in case of Immortal Men the book literally reeks of X-Men. We have a Man who runs a school or a Campus that trains people on how to hone and use their abillities. And we have a boy who knows he is special, but doesn't feel like he belongs anywhere in the world.

    About the boy himself, Caden Park, we don't learn much in this issue other than the fact that he has some weird dreams. We get to s more

  • 1.5
    EdNothIng Jul 6, 2019

    Me recuso a acreditar que o roteiro é do James IV.
    Isso é simplesmente péssimo.
    Tenho certeza que é coisa do Jim Lee

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