Age Of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson Artist: Marco Failla Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The perfect heroes for a perfect world! The X-Men have helped make the world into a utopia where living in fear and hatred is a thing of the past. All people are united under the banner of mutantkind, and all of mutantkind idolizes the X-Men. Jean Grey! Colossus! Storm! X-23! X-Man! Nature Girl! Magneto! And of course, the amazing Nightcrawler! When danger threatens the world, the Marvelous X-Men set things right for the good of all. And no one dares say otherwise.
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Feb 6, 2019

    The Age of X-Man is upon us! AGE OF X-MAN: THE MARVELOUS X-MEN #1 brings us deeper into X-Man's fabricated reality, where "individualism" reigns over relationships, both familial and romantic. This issue begins to tackle some of the larger questions presented in AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 but doesn't give answers quite as satisfying as I would've hoped. In a way, this is a good thing. Thompson and Nadler are bringing us on a ride that takes longer than two issues. Let's just hope they don't leave all the interesting tidbits for the last issue like a certain PHOENIX RESURRECTION miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 6, 2019

    Marco Failla has some great art in this issue. The art is beautifully detailed and has a detached feel to it that matches the fantasy, unreal elements of the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 11, 2019

    Beneath the 60's-Chic design and happy happy faces inhabiting X-Man's perfect world lies a deep seam of dystopian fear. Witty writing and beautiful art combine to make this issue everything that you'd want from an X-Men alternate reality Story. Read Full Review

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

    Overall this is a perfect first issue to take us full into Age of X-Man. It delivers everything you could want and more. I definitely have high expectations now for the rest of the books in this event and only time will tell if Age of X-Man lives up to it or not. But for now I highly recommend this event and consider it a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 11, 2019

    "Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men" #1 brings an unsettling level of intrigue and paranoia to the 'Age of X-Man' crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 6, 2019

    With this first issue of the first full series in the Age of X-Man event, Thompson and Nadler have lowered another foundational chapter into place that feels fresh and clever. As a whole, the event is hugely ambitious. This one chapter feels appealingly modular. There IS a conflict that gets resolved in dramatic fashion at the beginning of the issue, but theres A LOT of world-building going on here that shows careful thought toward the narrative mega-structure of a series with weekly chapters coming out through the middle of the year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 6, 2019

    Age of X: Marvelous X-Men #1 is a solid addition to this event providing some more context for the world and showing that there is more to this utopia than meets the glowing eye. But it treads water a little bit while waiting for its companion titles to come out. The art is similar in that Failla seems more content working in concert with what Rosanas has already delivered rather than forge his own identity on the book. That said, “Age of X-Man” is off to a captivating start, one that will have X-fans foaming at the mouth for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 6, 2019

    A consistent second entry into this multi-part event that doesn't sacrifice story for spectacle and still delivers both. With each read of Age of X-Man, I'm eager for the new entry and to explore other corners of this universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Feb 6, 2019

    With exciting superheroics and intriguing world-building, Age of X-Man: The Marvelous X-Men #1 is a solid beginning for this tie-in miniseries. Thompson and Nadler's script paired with vibrant art from Failla and Milla is a winning combination. Last week I expressed some trepidation about there being six different tie-in series for the Age of X-Man event; if all of them are as well-done as this issue, readers are in for an entertaining ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Feb 6, 2019

    It's an interesting premise and while Marvelous X-Men #1 retreads some ground already covered by last week's Age of X-Men: Alpha, mostly introducing the concept and characters and seeding the conflict to come, the idea still hasn't lost any of its shine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Feb 12, 2019

    An interesting facet in the Age Of X-Man storyline which is an obvious inversion of the Age Of Apocalypse. It should prove interesting to see where this all goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 5, 2019

    This is a good issue that opens and closes excellently. Most of the issue is focused on a somewhat minor threat, but underneath it, all is an unease that gives the story mystery that'll drive your interest and make you wonder what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Martin Castaon Ithurrat Feb 7, 2019

    It gets a pass from me cause it made me want to read the rest of the story but this issue is clearly a TPB filler Read Full Review

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