Children of the Atom #1

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 10, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 37
8.1Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Now! Don't miss the debut of the greatest teenage super hero team of all time! They've learned from the best, now they're ready to be put to the test! But who the heck are these kids, and where do they come from? Guest-starring the X-Men!
Rated T+

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Mar 10, 2021

    Children of the Atomtakes the classic "teenage mutant superheroes" X-Men storyline and places it in the Krakoan context for an engaging conflict perfectly executed by a shining creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Mar 9, 2021

    Writer Vita Ayala and artist Bernard Chang bring this latest batch of young mutants to life with humor and the soap operatics the X-Men are known for. I couldn't put this issue down. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Mar 12, 2021

    Featuring strong themes, clever writing, and excellent character designs, Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang create a cant miss series in Children of the Atom #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Mar 16, 2021

    This first issue was good, beautifully written and if you are comfortable with the X-titles in the past few years since Moira McTaggart's House and Powers of X books this is for you! I did struggle in the middle and felt Vida could have either removed or tightened the school gym scene, but it didn't stop me from reading. The last four pages have made me add this to my subscription list! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 10, 2021

    Children Of The Atom #1 is a great introduction to a new team of heroes. It grabs readers by the throat with a big fight in the opening pages and never let's go, dropping more and more interesting things into the mix before ending on a moment that is kind of predictable but no less gripping for that. Chang's art is pretty great throughout, selling the actions and the characters. Children Of The Atom does a lot with its first issue, and all of it will keep readers coming back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Mar 15, 2021

    The long-awaited and much-anticipated Children of the Atom kicks off with one of the most impressive debuts of the X-line. This powerful issue takes a look at identity in the world of mutantkind in a really meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 10, 2021

    Children of the Atom #1 is a solid debut that's not quite what's expected. While it might seem like “Junior X-Men”, there's something else going on that's not clear as of yet. It delivers a bit of mystery in what originally seemed like a pretty straightforward adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 14, 2021

    Children of the Atom#1 is a strong start to a series that many have highly anticipated. The new characters are a breath of fresh air and will be a wonderful addition to the already exceptional cast that this line has. X-Men fans who want something a little different will want to pick this issue up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 13, 2021

    Children of the Atomis surprisingly fun and entertaining. If you think this is something you've seen before, there is a little more going on than we think. Vita Ayala proved the naysayers wrong with this strong debut on Children of the Atom. The pencils and colors help build up the likability of this issue. Children of the Atom is a book that should be read by anyone who enjoys a good story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 13, 2021

    Strong characters, good superhero action and enough curiosity to keep me coming back for more make for a solid debut issue. I've got a couple nitpicks with the storytelling, but they're really minor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Mar 10, 2021

    Children of the Atom #1 is an energetic and exuberant first issue. These brand new characters are easy to like. Whilst they may bear a resemblance to existing mutants, just from a first glance, they are very much individual heroes. The action is fun, displayed by fantastic art that also provides us with unique designs. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Mar 14, 2021

    Children of the Atom #1, has excellent art and is certainly a different kind of X-Men story. Despite a bumpy start, the writing settles into decent levels as the issue progresses, and the story opens up many questions that put a lot of pressure on future issues to pay off. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Mar 10, 2021

    Children of the Atom #1 as a start was solid. I think that this creative team will have their work cut out for them if them want to make this book worth the investment compared to the other books with established mutants. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 10, 2021

    This issue isn't limited to the art, however. Cyclops-Lass narrates from the outset, so Buddy's personality comes through strongest simply due to having more time to speak and share their thoughts. With the issue filtered through this POV, Buddy's dynamic with Carmen get the most development by virtue of the two being best friends and spending more time together when not in costume. But the other three teammates get the short shrift. Buddy's thoughts about Gabe are briefly detailed at one point, but Benny and Jay get less time. Jay, the youngest of the group who doesn't attend high school with the others, falls by the wayside in particular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 10, 2021

    Speaking to the issue overall, Children of the Atom #1 sets up an intriguing mystery at its core that has me interested to keep reading, but it's TBD on whether or not it ends up becoming an essential pull for readers moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Mar 12, 2021

    While I didn't love the hero vs. villain smack talk in the beginning of this book, Ayala finished really strong. The cliffhanger you're hit with forces you to happily backtrack and think about everything you just read in a completely new way and that is impressive writing, no matter which way you slice it.  Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 15, 2021

    Vita Ayala and Bernard Chang kick off Children of the Atom with a fun and engaging first issue. Multiple plotlines are set up that builds intrigue to learn more about who the members of the Children of the Atom are. The way this team works into the greater story around Krakoa we've seen in all the X-Men comics worked well to give this series a hook that gets the reader to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Mar 10, 2021

    Only at the end of the issue do readers even understand what story is being told, which raises a lot of questions, but no more compelling reasons to continue reading. Read Full Review

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