A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1

Event\Storyline: A.X.E. Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Guiu Villanova Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 22
7.9Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The mutants are Deviants. Eternals are coded to correct excess deviation. The mutants are eternal, Mars colonizers, ever-spreading. Eternals know what they should do. Our heroes don't want to, but can they resist the murderous designs coded into their body as surely as any Sentinel? And if they can't, can anyone survive the coming judgment?
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  • 8.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - tcreadscomics Aug 17, 2022

    Dijjo Limas colors are, surprisingly, somewhat lackluster here. His previous work for Marvel has often been vibrant, but here he has gone for a more washed-out look. In fairness, this probably serves Villanovas style better than going with brighter colors, but in many places, the characters feel lighter than they should, especially in panels where theyre using their powers which Lima brightens to an almost neon degree. Those moments are more visually stimulating which unfortunately draws attention to how subdued the rest of the issue is. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 17, 2022

    Vilanova delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The characters look fantastic and the action is visually thrilling throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Aug 17, 2022

    Gillen gives us more meat for the rest of the main story, and gives us the whereabouts of the missing Eternals who are running a black ops mission to undermine Druigs war against the excessive deviation! I mean mutants, and Villanovas giving us the grit this war needs with his exaggerated style. Plus his Kro is the best Kro Ive seen since the relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Aug 17, 2022

    What helps the story in Death to the Mutants is it comes from Judgment Day writer Kieron Gillen, so everything is connected. Guiu Vilanova's art is more refined here than in previous fill-in spots on Eternals, which is probably helped by the colors of the late Dijjo Lima. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Aug 17, 2022

    A.X.E.: Death to The Mutants #1turns its focus to the Eternals who have rebelled against their mutant-killing mission, offering more profound meditations on belief and top-notch action. Gillen is working hard to make this a comic book crossover that stands out from the pack, and so far he's succeeding. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2022

    A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants #1 is ok. It adds in details from the main event but that's the entire draw of the issue. It feels like it should have been a part of the main series but the flow wouldn't work combining everything. As is, you're left with a comic that acts more like an addendum than a story on its own. It doesn't work without all of the other issues released while those are fine without this. It's a comic that feels like it's the "director's cut that adds some context but overall it'll be mixed as to whether it really enhances the experience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2022

    The events taking place in A.X.E.: Death to the Mutants are important to the larger story, but there isn't quite enough here to warrant a purchase unless you're a die-hard Eternals fan. As it stands, it's a so-so tie-in that could have used more mutants, more action, and more things for these characters to do. At best, this issue feels like a decent backup story rather than a full issue adventure. Read Full Review

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