Age of Apocalypse #1
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Age of Apocalypse #1

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 8, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

•  His war has been won. The few humans left alive are enslaved, the mutant rebellion crushed. EN SABAH NUR, the APOCALYPSE, rules his BATTLEWORLD kingdom without mercy, but the terrorist X-MEN plan to end his reign. Success means finding one very special mutant named CYPHER and unleashing a weapon that will kill Apocalypse -- and possibly all mutants, too!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 10, 2015

    I highly recommend this book to any and all X-Men fans. It lives up its predecessor’s legend. Anyone who read the ‘90s version will be pleasantly surprised as to how intricate and amazing this new series is coming along. New fans will love it just as much as older ones loved the original, and then some. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pmanzato Jul 12, 2015

    I cannot waitfor the second issue of this book! Iwas a huge fan of the Age of Apocalypse way back when, and I thank Marvel for reigniting my love of this world and bringing it back in a new and exciting way.Definitely go out andpick this title up; you will not bedisappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 8, 2015

    Age of Apocalypse lives up to its original namesake and has plenty new to say on the event. Fans of the '90s event will find this series true to the original while adding in plenty of twists and turns. Newbies should be pulled in by the web of intrigue surrounding such heavy hitters as Apocalypse, Sinister, and Magneto. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jul 8, 2015

    This first issue most sets the conditions for what will follow, and it does so in a meticulous way. It is a challenging enough task, condensing a huge story arc into a few issues, but at least a proper job is done at this if if this issue ends up being a bit clunky at times. There is enough action mixed in with establishing the scenario that it doesn't become too heavy in the dialogue and concept, but it also seems to be leaving a lot of potential for the following issues. It bodes well for the tie-in, and while this issue is a bit too conceptual to get through at times, it still excuses it for what is bound to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 8, 2015

    The artwork for Age of Apocalypse #1 is surprisingly good. They chose a good art team to handle this series because as stated above, a lot goes on in this first issue and you need those who can handle this amount of work carrying through an acceptable level of quality throughout. That is pretty much what you got from this issue. Particularly when it comes to the action. There was no shortage of that and the fights were as intense as they looked. You did not expect that first one to start or end the way it did, though it sends a message that they aren't holding back which is what you should want to see from a series that isn't meant to hold your hand. The coloring was excellent with that said. Not a time that you didn't feel like these power players weren't giving all that they had in this conflict. Warm colors, cold colors and those that matched to the tone of the story all stood out most when necessary. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 8, 2015

    So far this has been one of the most enjoyable tie-ins to Secret Wars. Even though this is only the first issue it feels like weve been here before thanks to the continuity in writing by Fabian Nicieza. The art looks spectacular so far and will hopefully continue to grow with the series. This is a very good start to one of the most iconic X-Men stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jul 11, 2015

    So, the book has some logical flaws, character roles are changed and there isn't much characterization offer; still, AGE OF APOCALYPSE (2015) #1 is a great first issue that manages to create a spot-on atmosphere, has terrific art and makes me want to read more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 13, 2015

    Age of Apocalypse #1 might not make everyone miss the ‘90s, but it will capture at least some of the spirit that this era had for X-Men fans. This is a dark world right out of a Soundgarden music video, where survival trumps heroics. It's gritty, but not too grim. It has flare, but not in the style of MC Hammer. It still offers enough intrigue to make Cypher a relevant character and that in and of itself is an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 9, 2015

    Age of Apocalypse offers none of that, but it has plenty of ammo pouches and huge forearms to go around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 8, 2015

    Maybe it's time to put this concept on the shelf. Age of Apocalypse holds a lot of nostalgia for many readers of a certain age (including this reviewer), but this is a bit of a jumbled mess. The stakes are unclear. The characters ring a bit hollow. The art is stylistically strong but that can't overcome the lack of visual clarity on display. We like to remember the '90s as a time of excess and bad comics. Maybe this was a meta-commentary on that, but I doubt it. Instead of an interesting new chapter in the Age of Apocalypse, all we get is a middling Secret Wars tie-in. Read Full Review

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