Age Of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Seanan McGuire Artist: Juan Frigeri Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 19
6.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

•  From the Munich circus to Hollywood Boulevard, Nightcrawler is starring in his own solo series!
•  Kurt Wagner is the biggest celebrity slash super hero since Dwayne Johnson!
•  Juggling Kurt's responsibilities as one of the X-Men and a slate of summer blockbusters would be tough without the best support staff in the business: Stunt coordinator Magma! Personal trainer Kylun! And of course, his leading lady Meggan!
•  But there's something rotten in Tinseltown...
Rated T+

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2019

    Juan Frigeri does some amazing art in this issue. All of the characters look amazing and the details are beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Feb 20, 2019

    Writer Sean McGuire refuses to disappoint in AGE OF X-MAN: AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER #1! By broadening the Age of X-Man world and bringing in some classic X-Men characters, McGuire gives fans something new and exciting that hasn't been broached in previous AGE OF X-MAN installments. His exploration of Nightcrawler's relationship with Meggan is both fascinating and historically accurate (which is a nice change of pace from writers who don't actually read comics). Even if you don't consider yourself a Kurt fan, AMAZING NIGHTCRAWLER is worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 21, 2019

    Every other title in the Age of X-Man event seems to be focussing on people dealing with various problems. With this title we have someone seemingly having the time of his life. Its a sharp place to start and a smartly-framed contrast to the rest of what is shaping-up to be an interesting journey into a parallel Marvel universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 28, 2019

    This book is a complex mix of soap-opera-style drama, incisive social commentary, and a nuanced study of life on the fun side of a scary totalitarian regime. It's a hell of a lot of fun. And, yes, Nightcrawler is pretty danged Amazing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 20, 2019

    If last week's NextGen title left you a little blank, this will thrust you back to where you were before. A great effort from, all things considered, a relatively new creative team that carries themselves like this comics thing is an old hat. Fun and human in equal measure, get them on the main title (or any main title) when this series concludes, because they have the makings of a reliable, solid, perfect fit for the X-universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 21, 2019

    Overall this is the first weak issue in the Age of X-Man but even being the weakest it's still a great fun issue and i still recommend checking it out. This mini-series may need another issue or two to fully get going, but I still have faith that it wont disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 21, 2019

    It's just about everything you'd want from the swashbuckling savant but it doesn't as additive to the "Age of X-Man" at this point as maybe it could. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Feb 22, 2019

    For it to be truly amazing, this series should refocus on what truly makes Nightcrawler such a beloved hero, paving the way to the debate as to why this constructed reality is far from utopic. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 20, 2019

    Get a snapshot of the life of stardom that many would kill for, but Seanan McGuire seems to be asking the question, "Would you really?" When love is outlawed, what really matters anyway? This issue tackles that and how a utopia may not be so great when you're not truly free. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Feb 21, 2019

    Out of all the mini-series that has come from this world; the first one wasnt that bad, the second one was actually pretty good, but they have one thing that this issue doesnt have; a decent story. Literally, nothing happens, just telling us how perfect this world is. After a few pages of Kurts dialogue, I realized one thing that makes Kurt, his dialogue. His German accent was gone. I know that shouldnt be a big deal but its like its who he is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Feb 27, 2019

    Amazing Nightcrawler #1 was a rudderless first issue that lacks urgency and context. It suffers from the common event tie-in pitfall of being too far into the weeds to know what needs to be established to make its part of the story to work. A second issue can do this book a tremendous favor by adding in so much needed context. The problem is it does not do enough to make one eager to return. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 20, 2019

    McGuire and Frigeri present a slightly unlikable and derivative alternate version of a fan-favorite mutant in Age of X-Man: The Amazing Nightcrawler #1. Seeing the narrative bring nothing new to the character marked a definitive low point for the crossover this far. Frigeri's art is lacking in polish. Nightcrawler's life feels eerily similar to the regular version of him due to the fact that his real life are famous in their own right. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 20, 2019

    Yes, the whole comic is about Nightcrawler's life as a successful actor. Yes, it's as boring as it sounds. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ohhaimark Feb 22, 2019


    -I liked seeing all the crew at X-Studios. That was cool.

    -At first I thought there was some kind of over sexualization going on with Meggan. Turned out it was a subtle, but clever message of how movies can often portray females, especially superheroes.

    -It was a small detail, but Kurt's posters were neat. It helped sell the actor stance.

    -I thought the dinner was a great scene.

    -That scene with the fan was just too good. I loved it.

    -The art was good. I didn't love it, but it was good.

    THE BAD:

    -I think this is my least favorite Age of X-Man debut so far. Still a fantastic event though.

    -I found the beginning pages' reveal to more

  • 9.5
    King-Maker Psycamorean Feb 20, 2019

    I wasn't really excited for this one in any conceivable way. It just seemed like an uninteresting concept. But I really enjoyed this. It was great. It was over before I knew it. I don't know, it just worked really well for me and kept me hooked.

  • 8.0
    Tony Feb 21, 2019

    Age of X-Man´s books shows many situations in a perfect world where there are only mutants, in this case maybe this book is interesting only for Nigthcrawler´s fans but in general it lays the foundations of a story that, if is developed well, can be quite good. The art fits very well.
    It will be interesting to see what happens with characters like Meggan, Cuckoos,etc. and the consequences of the story.

  • 8.0
    ZodTee Feb 22, 2019

    Had a lot of fun with this one! But it was a little slow

  • 7.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 9, 2019

    Meggan morphs her boobs bigger when she's on-camera, tee-hee. It's a clever gag. But along with the way these X-Men can't stay out of each other's pants, it suggests somebody built this Brave New World without really thinking through the implications of its "no sex please" prime directive. I'm once again hoping that it's Nate's world-building that's shoddy, but the thought that maybe it's the creators' instead is starting to fester.

    Maybe the real problem is reading *four* shiny-happy #1s in a row, all of which are keeping the same damn secrets. Maybe it's reading week-by-week that's frustrating me, and it'll all come across better when I can charge straight through the completed titles.

    And maybe, alas, the problem is more

  • 6.5
    Spacey Medicine Mar 3, 2019

    This was okay, I’m not as hugely invested in this one as some of the others.

  • 1.5
    Walt's Comics & Books Feb 24, 2019

    This looked and read like everyone involved in the creation couldn't wait to get this homework done. I try to find SOMETHING nice to say about it, and it's that Meggan is featured in this book. Not the character from Excalibur but some alternative version of her, completely free of personality and/or inner conflict, but still: the name and costume were correct!

  • 8.0
    CesarCastanha Feb 21, 2019

  • 7.5
    Grifter Feb 22, 2019

  • 7.5
    DrTracy Mar 2, 2019

  • 7.5
    PolarIceFire Mar 3, 2019

  • 7.5
    RC Adamiec Oct 16, 2020

  • 7.0
    EDiakota Feb 21, 2019

  • 7.0
    Jorge Mendes Feb 28, 2019

  • 6.5
    fandelabd Mar 4, 2019

  • 6.5
    zirck Jan 22, 2020

  • 6.0
    Radar Feb 20, 2019

  • 6.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 21, 2019

  • 6.0
    tonpas1989 Jun 12, 2020

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