All-New X-Men #1
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All-New X-Men #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 21
6.6Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW X-MEN are striking out on their own, determined to write their own futures!

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 3, 2015

    Sometimes the best strategy with a series is to get back to the basics, and while that's not the whole story here - the team doesn't live at Xavier's school anymore - it feels like a fresh start, and that's good enough for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 8, 2015

    Dennis Hopeless really gets teen characters and has handled them well in the past on both Avengers Arena and Avengers Undercover, with the more angst involved the better. However itll be interesting to see where he takes them moving forward and theres plenty of stuff going on for the reader to explore. Hopefully this book will avoid crossing over with the upcoming relaunch of Uncanny X-Men too much, and continue to stand on its own for future issues. So far, it's off to a very impressive start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Dec 2, 2015

    All-New X-Men #1 is a pretty solid and enjoyable start to this new X-Men title. It lacks the heavy baggage that its sister title has, but instead offers a fun and bright superhero tale with some good characters that all readers can get into. It has some minor problems, but nothing that really brings the comic down. If you are looking for an X-Men title that isn't really heavy, this may be for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Dec 4, 2015

    ALL-NEW X-MEN (2015) #1 is a great first issue of a "fun" book that will probably be less high-staked, but more adventurous and light-hearted that its sister titles. And it definitely proofs that both the artist and the writer are perfectly suited for the title. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Dec 3, 2015

    The series is still fairly interesting. Especially the finale of the issue shows promise that the team might actually come together next book. I want to see the any possible conflicts that might happen in the new team, and how newcomers Genesis and Oya are going to fit in. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 2, 2015

    All-New X-Men #1 doesn't race right out of the gate like the previous series did in its first issue, but this is an enjoyable debut all the same. Hopeless shows a strong handle on his cast of mutant heroes, while Bagley is right at home in this corner of the Marvel U. However, the needlessly slow pace and emphasis on team-building over plot do hold this issue back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Dec 8, 2015

    While All-New X-Men #1 may not outrightly hook readers, it provides a strong introduction to one of its' main characters and introduces a fresh threat. Hopeless' work on Avengers Arena proves that he's a master at crafting stories with broken, angst-ridden teen characters. While he seems to be right at home with Cyclops, the question remains as to whether he can make the rest of the All-New X-Men's individual plights meaningful. With the team already banded together at the end of this first issue, that question will at least be answered sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Dec 7, 2015

    All-New X-Men is an interesting opening issue. It's a confusing jumping on point that rests its entire weight on its recap page. It oscillates between very real and very fake teen writing. Most importantly, despite spending a good deal of time checking in with the cast, the book exclusively gives us insight into Scott Summers. It's as if it didn't, or couldn't, know what it wanted to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Dec 2, 2015

    While the struggle for mutantkind and the ghosts of the past still hang over All-New X-Men #1, the debut issues is a surprisingly character-centric story that allows the teen heroes to be more teen than hero. The lack of a central villain and direction certainly hinder this debut from being a great one, that said, the germ of a great book is still found in Dennis Hopeless' youthful take on the leads. Coupled with some energetic artwork All-New X-Men #1 has the potential to be the fun and breezy teen mutant book that the X-Men line has so sorely needed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 5, 2015

    This issue was pretty good. Hopeless has a nice handle on the characters, and they all seem pretty happy. With Bagley's art, this definitely isn't a grim and gritty comic. It's light, cheerful, and could have a nice team dynamic going for it. Plus the general idea of seeing these kids take to the open road could be fine. It's a nifty idea for this title, as is adding Evan and Idie to the team. All-New X-Men could be a good series going forward, and I might give it another shot, but I am supremely disappointed in what Marvel has done to Cyclops. And that's on me. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 3, 2015

    "All-New X-Men" #1 feels like its priorities are misplaced. This isn't a very riveting first issue; if this was a brand new cast of characters, it might be more understandable, but it's really just business as usual. Right now, "All-New X-Men" #1 feels like it's coasting on good will to have readers come back. There have been enough other X-Men titles cancelled in recent years, though, that it's a dangerous assumption. Here's hoping for something with a little more pep next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Dec 4, 2015

    All new? I guess that Marvel have to say that because they probably wouldn't sell many books if it was called the “Same Old X-Men”. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Chase Magnett Dec 3, 2015

    The best part of All-New X-Men #1 is the solicit, once you open the comic itself the promise is quickly unraveled to leave only disappointment. Read Full Review

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