Age Of X-Man: X-Tremists #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Georges Jeanty Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
6.8Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

A perfect world doesn't just...happen. It needs to be cultivated. That's where the X-Tremists come in. Psylocke, Iceman, Northstar, Blob, Jubilee and Moneta protect people from threats they won't even know existed, including the most insidious threat of all - love.
Rated T+

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Goerges Jeanty provides some brilliant and beautiful art in this issue as well. All of the characters look great and the art complements the tone of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Samantha Puc Feb 27, 2019

    Since all of the Age of X-Man minis are exploring one contained world, I think diverse perspectives on the same man playing god is unique and fascinating to read, but I can understand how that's not everyone's cup of tea. My verdict for this issue is a definite BUY, especially if you're picking up the other Age of X-Man minis, or if you're invested in good queer representation that is multi-layered and nuanced in comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jenna Anderson Feb 27, 2019

    While there's no telling exactly where this miniseries is headed, this issue just might be laying the groundwork for a standout X-Men story, one that encapsulates so much of what the team has come to mean to fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 27, 2019

    Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1 introduces a cast of six characters while Leah Williams give each of them a distinct way of speaking and seeing the world and giving the book a moral dilemma of a hook that makes you want to pick up the rest of the miniseries. Georges Jeanty and Roberto Poggi's facial and character work are nothing to write home about, but they and Jim Charalampidis do lay out a decent fight scene. This, and NextGen #1, are my favorite Age of X-Man tie-ins so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 27, 2019

    This storyline (Age of X-Man titles) is giving a host of new writers the chance to shine and stake their claim in X-Men history. On the strength of this, I hope that Leah Williams gets a chance at the regular book. This could have very easily been weighed down by its themes and direction but it forges forward. A good first issue that I have the feeling might grow to become the highlight of the Age of X-Man crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Nicolas Duncan Mar 6, 2019

    Not a perfect X-MEN story, but its a good tie-in to the alternate reality mini-series Age of X-Man. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Gwen Dylan Stacy Feb 27, 2019

    Those who threaten this balance, as we've seen in the Age of X-Man: Alpha comic, are quickly dealt with by excommunication from society. Their counterparts are then taken to cerebro to have their memories readjusted so that little to no remanent of what might have actually transpired remain. It's during a routine crackdown on a pair of these “criminals” that we learn something that shakes the team to their core and leaves them unsure of how to approach the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 27, 2019

    The cheesiness of a dystopia that outlaws love is muted here in a very dramatic story that trudges through the drudgery of establishing another collection of familiar heroes in another parallel universe. Given the animalistic emotional nature of the people our heroes are going out to deal with, the issue is not without its impact as the opening round of the Age of X-Man titles begins to draw to a close. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 1, 2019

    A good start to the tie-in, with solid storytelling and artwork, save for the occasional slight stumble. It may not be a perfect X-Men story, but it's still a good tie-in to "Age of X-Man." Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Feb 27, 2019

    Leah Williams hits a sensitive nerve in AGE OF X-MAN: X-TREMISTS #1. As modern readers, the idea of living in a complete police state doesn't seem that far off, so it's an easy theme to latch onto. Where the issue fails is in art and characterization. Psylocke (the girl front-and-center on every cover and variant) gets less than a few lines of dialogue while Iceman dominates the issue. Even though the series is about a serious topic, the art is heavily stylized and brightly colored. While there are a few scenes that stand out as unusually well-crafted (particularly Jubilee's conversation with Iceman about the use of pronouns), much of the issue lacks needed darkness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 27, 2019

    Age of X-Man: X-Tremists #1Written by Leah WilliamsArt by Georges Jeanty, Roberto Poggi and Jim CharalampidisLettered by Clayton CowlesPublished by Marvel ComicsReview by Pierce Lydon‘Rama Rating: 6 out of 10 Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Jason Segarra Feb 28, 2019

    Pretty hard to recommend this one. I love the pitch that Leah Williams put out there, I just don't see any of it in the book on shelves. Maybe this series will blossom into the rose we all want it to, or maybe this is Age of X-Man's Factor-X after all. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 27, 2019

    Overall this is one I think at this point you could miss. There may be something important in future issues but in my opinion Age of X-Man is losing its luster. We have two great and two not so great series in the event so far. This one I think is an unfortunate pass. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 3, 2019

    X-Tremists is a decent start, but the weakest of the Age of X-Man stories so far. Read Full Review

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