Age Of X-Man: Apocalypse & The X-Tracts #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Tim Seeley Artist: Salva Espin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 13
6.8Critic Rating
6.2User Rating

X-Man has created a utopia for mutants...a utopia where no one knows love. Thankfully, a hero rises up to lead the rebellion against this way of life and teach the ways of family and romance, and he goes by the name...EN SABAH NUR?! Join Apocalypse and his rebel X-Tracts as they strive to teach the world to love again!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 14, 2019

    Apocalypse and the X-tracts is a series off to a fast start and fires on all cylinders. The best book of Age of X-Man thus far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 14, 2019

    Salva Espin brings a light and beautiful tone and flair to the art in this issue. There are some great panels throughout and the contrast between the lightness of the previous pages and the dark details of the finale work perfectly together. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Mar 13, 2019

    Seely gives Dazzler, Kitty, and Apocalypse exceptional introductions into the Age of X-Man world that any X-Men fan will enjoy reading. Plot-wise, not a lot happens in AGE OF X-MAN: APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS #1, which is perhaps its biggest drawback. Still, since it's a first issue, Seely concentrating more on world-building isn't much of a problem, especially since he does such a good job with characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 13, 2019

    A good tie-in that establishes the "opposition" side of the Age of X-Man. There's more to it than we might think and it'll be fun to see how the answers to the mysteries outlined here will be revealed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 14, 2019

    As an introduction, the first issue of Apocalypse and the X-Tracts is a fun introduction to the fringe of The Age of X-Man. As a standalone narrative, it felt too flat and scattered to make much of an impact on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Mar 13, 2019

    APOCALYPSE AND THE X-TRACTS shows En Sabah Nur like you've never seen him before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 13, 2019

    Seeley gets to do a little more than some of his fellow writers in that he's giving us almost entirely new information rather retracing details that we're at least somewhat familiar with. But Espin's artwork isn't consistently the best fit, and the psychedelic angle feels more like a gimmick that a meaningful part of the story at this juncture. It's issues like this one and last week's Prisoner X that can easily make the case for trade-waiting this event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Mar 13, 2019

    If you've been following Age of X-Man all along you won't want to miss it; if you're casually dipping in and out of the event, I'd give this one a browse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Tanner Dedmon Mar 13, 2019

    There's a bit of a pacing problem at the start of Age of X-Man: Apocalypse and the X-Tracts #1, which is a shame since the unique mutants deserve some time to get to know them. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 13, 2019

    Overall I'm afraid this book may be important to the overall story otherwise I would say skip it. This was not a fun read for me and I'm not looking forward to four more issues of it. When it comes down to it, pick this up if you want a complete Age of X-Man read and collection, otherwise maybe just read a synopsis and skip this book altogether. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Kabooooom - Marcus Hammond Mar 13, 2019

    All in all, I'm disappointed that this tie-in it turned out to be so inconsistently developed, paced, and drawn, given the talent involved. Between the confusing story and the conflicted artwork, the final effect leaves one feeling like they were reading the comic while afflicted with vertigo. Read Full Review

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