Children of the Vault #1

Writer: Deniz Camp Artist: Luca Maresca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 22
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8.2User Rating

TO SAVE THE FUTURE! The Children of the Vault are back, and they are determined to be humanity's salvation! But not everything is as it seems, and every utopia has its costs. What is the motivation behind these highly evolved beings gifting the world with their advanced technology? And how do Bishop and a now-Orchis-captured Cable figure into their plans? Find out in rising stars Deniz Camp and Luca Maresca's miniseries!
Rated T+

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 10, 2023

    This is a brilliant, breathtaking, brutal book. These pages will bleed all over your fingers. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alex Schlesinger Aug 9, 2023

    With impressive storytelling and engaging art, Children of the Vault #1 perfectly sets up the rest of the exciting limited series. Children of the Vault is already one of the Fall of X era's most interesting series, because it is not only exploring the fascinating history and desires of the Children of the Vault, but also focusing on the complex interpersonal relationship between Bishop and Cable. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    GWW - B Ferg Aug 10, 2023

    Children of the Vault #1 takes advantage of the tragedy befalling mutants to present Bishop's plight since arriving in the present. Writer Deniz Camp capitalizes on the comparisons that are present between humanity's various "people of tomorrow in the series. Since his arrival from the future Bishop's methods were more volatile than his fellow X-Men. The same could be said of Cable. Like the mutants and the Children there is a major distinction between the treatment of these two time displaced mutants. This was even more apparent once Cable was "fathered into the X-Men. But isn't it truly in keeping with the way of X to look beyond the way things appear. The illusions of acceptability or the prejudices they produce. To examine the intentions of the individual in an effort to understand their motivations. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicsOnline - Josh Powell Aug 9, 2023

    Tune in again next issue to see whether this motley duo of bickering beefcakes can refrain from killing each other long enough to possibly prevail against a sextet of hyper-advanced meta-mutates who have basically already won in a world that thinks B&C are the enemies, and where there are essentially no other X-types around to rely on for, (let's see, avg. Earth Mars distance…) about 140 million miles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 9, 2023

    This series is shaping up to be the silver lining of Hellfire Gala 2023 and perhaps a whole lot more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Aug 16, 2023

    Children of the Vault #1 is one of the X-Men stories that add additional information missed in the lives of mutant kind. This comic book will potentially be a part of the stories coming up next if there must be anything with the Children of the Vault involved. Be sure to pick this one up at your local comic book store or where copies are sold. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 9, 2023

    Children of the Vault #1 sets up a triangle of competing interests and hate and it'll be interesting to see how it shakes out. There's some clear possible allies here as well as possible enemies. Overall, it's a “Fall of X” piece of the puzzle that's frustrating in some ways but also creates an intriguing conflict ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 9, 2023

    To its credit, Children of the Vault #1 is a pretty good package overall. Deniz Camps script moves quickly perhaps at the expense of exposition, which some might need and Luca Marescas action-packed art holds the readers attention. Camp puts some fun little details in the issue, such as Cables safehouse being a flower nursery called DaySpring or the way he hides in plain sight by making someone recognize him as Josh Brolin, which lighten the mood despite the world-shaking circumstances of the characters. The explanation of how the Children are proliferating themselves is also very interesting and relevant to our current times in a way I wont spoil. It may not be for everyone, but Children of the Vault #1 does offer an intriguing story about survival and assimilation that might be worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 10, 2023

    In the chaos of 'Fall of X', the boys from the future are fighting an unwinnable fight, and it's very hard to get invested in anything. Read Full Review

  • 10
    cincyfan Aug 13, 2023

    I was really looking forward to this one and it did not disappoint!

  • 9.0
    Psycamorean May 7, 2024

    Lots of promising ideas and concepts here that make Deniz Camp picking up Ultimates in Hickman's universe a no-brainer.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 11, 2023

    Much better than I expected, but found the Bishop/Cable sections to be the good parts. Cable and Bishop vs. Orchis as the book would have been phenomenal.

  • 8.5
    derbycomics Aug 9, 2023

    Serafina and the rest of the Children of the Vault have served as a peripheral existential threat for nearly the entirety of the Krakoan Era, including an appearance in Jonathan Hickman’s X-MEN #1 back in 2019. Though they’ve played a supporting role during that time, the Fall of X wouldn’t be complete without the Children getting a chance to make an impression. And that they did in Deniz Camp’s CHILDREN OF THE VAULT #1.

    Camp opens the new limited series with a quick retelling of what happened to Forge’s Project Blackbox after Krakoa fell. While it didn’t happen right away, the system’s failsafe mechanisms eventually stopped working leaving an open door for Serafina, Capitan, Perro, Prisa, Luz, and Atomo to leave t more

  • 8.0
    Screaming Enigma Jan 2, 2024

    This one JUST got to the 8/10 mark for me. I thought the premise of this was pretty interesting, and I think this issue did a fairly nice job of establishing a solid story going forward. I thought it did have a bit of a faster pace at times, but the book still maintained my interest throughout. I'm intrigued to see how the rest of the story unfolds.

  • 8.0
    Jawsh Aug 16, 2023

    First book from Deniz Camp that I read and it was really engaging.
    Gotta set aside the EARTH-SHATTERING stuff that MAY or may NOT be referenced in other titles alongside... idk... the death of all mutants...
    It's a LOT, it's a LOT all at once and my suspension of disbelief can only go so far.
    But the core main characters of Cable and Bishop are a brilliant care and Camp and Maresca do their best to make these big-ass pills easy to swallow.

  • 4.0
    Leylin Aug 10, 2023

    The comic is a bit fast-paced and is based on the rivalry of Cable and Bishop. the worst part is the role of orchis in all this, an organization that plans to send sentinels to the fantastic four is afraid of attacking the children of the vault

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    iPodwithnomusic Jan 8, 2024

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    Dr. WøøfWøøf Aug 12, 2023

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    KittyNone Aug 11, 2023

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