Civil War II: X-Men #1

Civil War II: X-Men #1

Event\Storyline: Civil War II Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Terrigen Mists circle the globe, igniting the Inhuman race while crippling mutantkind, pitting the two nations against one another. But when a new Inhuman with the ability to profile the future emerges, the X-Men fear that he may tip the scales in the Inhumans' favor, spelling doom for their kind. And one mutant is willing to wage war with the Inhumans AND his own people to prevent that from coming to pass... The X-Men enter the fray of CIVIL WAR II when the world's most terrifying mutant, MAGNETO, takes mutantkind's fate into his own hands!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jun 23, 2016

    It's the early stages of Civil War II. Characters are still choosing their sides, weighing the benefits, and wondering how likely it is that Tony Stark can win two Civil Wars in a row. In Civil War II: X-men #1, the stakes are a bit higher for the X-men. Their entire race is already sterilized, exiled, and marginalized. They really can't afford to make things any worse, lest their dystopian present become overly apocalyptic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jun 24, 2016

    Ultimately Civil War II " X-Men #1 felt like a mixed bag. You get a glimpse of the best of the master of magnetism and his current mindset, but very little of anything else. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jun 17, 2016

    As far as tie-ins created for Civil War II, the X-Men feels the most genuine and non-contrived. The mutants have been pitted against the Inhumans for sometime now and it's about time we see a real conflict begin. Cullen Bunn has executed a story in familiar territory but will engage long time X-Fans. The intriguing twist ending may feel out of character for a long standing X-Man but it's best to withhold judgement until it's fully played out. Visually, this comic lacks engagement but the strong characterization is more then enough to recommend this book Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Corey Spanner Jun 16, 2016

    It is possible that this is a more engrossing conflict than the flagship CIVIL WAR book. Beloved characters have a solid foundation for their argument, and there seems to bemore to it than a fist fight. Hopefully, the storytelling stays on par because, with some better panels, it could turn into a fantastic tie-in comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 18, 2016

    What was once our most anticipated tie-in series for Civil War II has now become an issue to read whenever we can be bothered, especially since it doesn't capitalise on the potential of the two outcast races conflicting. There's only three more issues to go, and it's hard to imagine a lot happening between the beginning and the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jun 15, 2016

    All in all, this feels like a mini-series to find a way to incorporate the X-Men into the overall conflict, similar to the previous Civil War event. With 4 issues promised, we'll see if this gets more interesting or continues to tread heavily walked ground. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jun 21, 2016

    So in a summer where Civil War II is everywhere, the X-Men tie-in to the event stands out as an action-packed and thoughtful addition to the battlefield. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 15, 2016

    On paper, this mini-series sounded the most promising of all the Civil War II tie-ins. Unfortunately, this opening chapter does little to realize the potential of this conflict between mutants and Inhumans. And with only three issues remaining, it's not clear if there's going to be enough room to do the conflict justice. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 20, 2016

    Neither friends nor enemies, at least for this issue, the two groups work together to prevent the slaughter of mutants. With Magneto back in his more familiar role as the leader of a more extreme group of mutants, the question left at the end of this issue is what happens now that one of Marvel's most powerful characters has become aware of an Inhuman with the ability to tell the future? Likely nothing good. Oh, and Cyclops? Still dead. Sigh. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 16, 2016

    The artistic highlight of the issue is David Yardin's beautiful cover, which faithfully captures the likenesses of a dozen or so characters but also symbolizes the divide between the two teams. That's about as good as "Civil War II: X-Men" gets, though, as there's just not enough depth to the basic idea to justify this issue, and the story does nothing to prove otherwise. Read Full Review

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