Age Of X-Man: NextGen #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 22
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In an age of utopia, the Summers Institute for Higher Learning is the premiere school for the mutant community across the globe. Attendance is mandatory for all mutant children, as they learn to become the next generation of marvelous X-Men. But even in a utopian society, teenagers will always find a way to rebel... Follow Glob, Armor, Anole and Rockslide as they discover what it really means to live in an age of peace and harmony!
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  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 13, 2019

    The art by Marcus To looks great. There are some beautiful panels in this issue and the art perfectly matches the tone of this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Feb 19, 2019

    Brisson has created a worthy entry to the Age of X-Man theme. With amazing art from Marcus To and vibrant colors from Jason Keith, this book will leave you talking and may finally win you over to the Age of X-Man series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 13, 2019

    The Age of X-Man is now in its third week. One of the big challenges moving forward is going to lie in keeping each of the titles distinct and integral to the overall structure of the event. If anything feels at all like its not totally necessary for the development of the world as a whole, the integrity of the whole 32-part event might start to falter. With the first issue of NextGen, Brisson cleverly lays the foundations for a coming-of-age in a world of mutant social integration. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 12, 2019

    Next Gen was one of the series in this event that I was the most excited for and it sure didn't disappoint. If you are like me and really enjoy the young x-men stories then this is definitely one you should pick up and read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 13, 2019

    Count this as another win for the "Age of X-Man" event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 12, 2019

    Speaking as a guy who doesn't usually read X-Men books, I can't get enough of Age of X-Man. This issue continues that unnerving mystery while delivering new details about the world that should draw even casual readers in. This comic is a reminder big shakeups in comics can be a very good thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Feb 12, 2019

    Ed Brisson and Marcus To perfectly tap into the AGE OF X-MAN landscape that Thompson/Nadler have laid out. ALL HAIL GLOB HERMAN, MUTANT HERO. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Feb 15, 2019

    If you wanted to read just this and ignore the rest of the event, you'll probably be a little lost. Still, "Age Of X-Man: NextGen" #1 manages to be one of the strongest releases of this event so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Feb 13, 2019

    NextGen is another solid entry for the Age of X-Man event. The structure may feel familiar for those who've read the event's previous issues, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 13, 2019

    While consistent in message and theme with other 'Age of X-Man' releases, NextGen #01 isn't exactly of the same quality. The definition is somewhat lacking, there's not enough distinction. Besides familiar feeling events, separate this book from one that could be occurring in the Marvel Universe proper. What Brisson does well is make the interactions feel real. The story's underlying strength is the bond the principle X-men hopefuls share. After two very potent issues, NextGen felt like a bit of a breather and remains a worthwhile read with or without the other Age of X-Man titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 12, 2019

    Your mileage with Nextgen will vary, as the trappings of it will feel very familiar and Brisson doesn't reveal all that much about the world beyond that. To isn't a terrible fit for the book, but his work doesn't elevate the script and he doesn't have any standout moments. (Though I don't think I've seen quite so many accurate depictions of chickens in an X-book before.) Brisson does ensure that this title syncs up with the rest of the event in a neat way, but it feels like there should be a little more meat on this narrative bone. Your enjoyment of Age of X-Man: Nextgen will hinge mostly on how much you like Glob Herman and how patient you're willing to be. Read Full Review

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