Age of X-Man: Alpha #1

Event\Storyline: Age Of X-Man Writer: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 31
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The age of X-Man dawns...
and the X-Men cannot stop it.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Jan 30, 2019

    No matter your feelings on X-Man, AGE OF X-MAN ALPHA #1 is undoubtedly a good read. Both politically and visually engaging, this issue presses the boundaries on what alternate realities are supposed to convey. Thompson and Nadler hide the dystopian element beneath layers of carefully crafted dialogue that will leave you craving more. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 3, 2019

    This candy-coloured dystopia combines a strong philosophical background, profound understanding of the characters, and measured shots of dread and just-plain-fun to create an alternate-dimensional story like nothing we've seen the X-Men face before. This just might be the story we've been waiting for. Reviewed by Bethany W Pope Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 5, 2019

    This is the opening of a 32-page epic thatll play out over the course of five months. Anything as huge and overwhelming as that is bound to have some flaws here and there. This opening issue sets a pretty high bar for the rest of the event. If most of the rest of The Age of X-Man can live-up to the quality of this issue, it should be one hell of a journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 29, 2019

    This book has something to say, and it'll make you think due to the mood, the characters, and the surreal quality of how the story is told.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    That element is being explored not only in the impressive and engaging writing, but also in the art by Ramon Rosanas. All of the pages paint a beautiful facade for Nate's new world, but Rosanas captures the cracks and issues in stark detail as well as subtle glances from characters. The art takes the reader on a remarkable visual journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 2, 2019

    You'd be hard pressed to find a better comic on the rack this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 29, 2019

    While this book might not feature stalwarts like Wolverine and Cyclops or seemingly be connected to the prime Marvel Universe, it feels like the X-Men have finally broken the shackles of rote monotony that has defined much of the line over the last few years. Finally, there is some joy to be had with the unknown, and with Age of X-Man: Alpha, Thompson and Nadler have injected some of that joy back into the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jan 31, 2019

    Grab this one and enjoy from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jan 30, 2019

    Age of X-Man: Alpha looks to be required reading for anyone interested in the larger event. And if you're not interested already, you probably will be once you've finished reading the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 29, 2019

    AGE OF X-MAN is uncharted territory for our beloved mutants. Thompson and Nadler are quickly solidifying their status as crucial X-Men creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 30, 2019

    I would give the issue a BUY for being so ambitious and endearing with the plot and concept. Marvel should be willing to experiment with established characters like this on a more consistent basis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Feb 4, 2019

    "Age of X-Man: Alpha" #1 is a memorable, finely crafted comic even notoriously picky X-Men fans will like. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 30, 2019

    The comic is one that's a good introduction to the world and it's our first look as to what's going on. It's a primer to get readers interested in what's to come and what's show is interesting. It's a great way for those intrigued by this event to see what's coming and for those who want to see what's going on, this is a good way to do exactly that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 30, 2019

    Overall if you are a big X-Men fan you will enjoy this issue. As I said it's not an explosive issue but it does deliver a lot of intrigue and gets you ready for the full event setting up the six 5 issue mini-series that will be the event. I recommend checking this out especially if you have been following Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Jan 30, 2019

    While there are parallels to the classic Age of Apocalypse storyline, Age of X-Man: Alpha stands on its own. The creators have a reverence for much loved eras of X-Men lore but aren't scared to step out in different directions either. This is a world building issue, a primer for the things to come. While some may find the pace too drifty, or the urgency a little absent, it's all in service to the story being set up. I was apprehensive that the last thing the X-books needed was another reset, another new direction, or a further departure, but the creative team have changed my mind and left me eagerly anticipating what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 30, 2019

    In the end, I was left a bit dazed and confused and not sure if I will continue with this going forward. It looks great, but I need a bit more than a book telling me to go read other books and while this start is intriguing, it was also frustrating. Read Full Review

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