Age Of X-Man: Prisoner X #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: German Peralta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
7.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

In the Age of X-Man, when you break the law, you aren't sent to just any prison. You're sent to the Danger Room...a penitentiary filled with the roughest and meanest mutants that don't fit into X-Man's utopia. They each have a reason for being there. And they're all ready to kill each other.  But that's about to change, because the newest prisoner just arrived...Lucas Bishop!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Mar 6, 2019

    AGE OF X-MAN: PRISONER X #1 is what other comics strive toward. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 6, 2019

    If all the "Age of X-Man" comics can be like this I'll buy them all and scream from the rooftops this is some great event style comic book storytelling. This issue does everything right from establishing interesting clues to effectively putting you in the shoes of Bishop. Highly entertaining narrative stepping inside Bishop's head and trying to solve the mystery. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 7, 2019

    German Peraltas art is good. There are some good looking panels throughout, but nothing really pops off the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 6, 2019

    Overall this book was a great read and got me excited for the event again. I highly recommend picking this book up especially if you are a long time x-fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Mar 7, 2019

    Drama and atmosphere are satisfying in the first of five issues that are likely to take place entirely in prison for superhuman mutants. The introduction to the series isnt quite as amusing as it could have been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Mar 6, 2019

    The trappings of the story might be somewhat familiar, but the excellent character work and strong art make this a BUY for me as well. I really expected by this point one of the tie-ins would be a dud, but I'm pleasantly surprised that hasn't been the case, and this one feels pretty vital to how Age of X-Man is going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Cody White Mar 8, 2019

    Age of X-Man: Prisoner X #1 starts, not with a bang, but a whisper. The prison of the mind appears the most clear and present danger. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator Mar 10, 2019

    Later back at dinner, Gabby actually snitches to Beasts about talking to Bishop, causing him to show him a beat down. Bishop was able to hold his own against Beast for a little while until he started to have flash backs of Beasts as an x-men which confuses him and lets Beasts get the upper hand. The guards send the two of them to their own cells, where he closes his eyes and gets a vision of his past villains taunting him about how the fun isn't over with him yet. He wakes to find a note on the floor saying to believe the dreams because everything else is fake. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Mar 6, 2019

    A smart parallel to Bishop's role in the original Age of Apocalypse storyline shouldn't be unmentioned. In the scope that Age of X-Man is reaching for, this title debuts with a decent first issue that takes a detour from the utopian society and earns points for showing you something different within an all-new, all-different world. An easy and entertaining read that can hopefully build further across the next four issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Rollin Bishop Mar 6, 2019

    Bishop is once again the fish out of water in Prisoner X, and while the entire issue is basically setting up revelations to come, it's genuinely interesting to look into the man's history with the various mutants he comes across. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Mar 11, 2019

    Here's hoping next month's 'War of the Realms' crossover turns out better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 6, 2019

    "Oz meets X-Men" should be a slam dunk of a concept - and it might still be - but as it stands, Vita Ayla and German Peralta's first issue leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

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