Dark X-Men #1
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Dark X-Men #1

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 11, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
6.7Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

From the dust of UTOPIA comes DARK X-MEN! Never one to say “die”, Norman Osborn is keeping what’s left of HIS X-Men alive. MYSTIQUE! DARK BEAST! WEAPON OMEGA! MIMIC! They are the public face of mutants in an Osborn world. And what a face they are! But what does Nate Grey, A.K.A. X-MAN, have to do with it? The critically acclaimed team of PAUL CORNELL (BLACK WIDOW, TV’s Dr. Who) and Leonard Kirk (CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND MI13) take on the world of X! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Nov 11, 2009

    I never thought I'd end this review by saying you should read Dark X-Men #1. Maybe it's "Dark Reign" fatigue, but I just wasn't looking forward to this one. As it turns out, though, Dark X-Men is a potent little combination of the Captain Britain craziness and the Thunderbolts team dynamics. I'm not sure how long the book would last as an ongoing, but if this were the general thrust of it, I'd be on board for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace/Charles Webb Nov 10, 2009

    A very good book which may have trouble justifying its existence once Dark Reign runs its course. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 10, 2009

    I also have to give Cornell credit for bringing back a semi-obscure X-Men character here. Not only does the character fit the whole "dregs of the mutant universe" tone of the book, but there's even a connection between this character and a member of the team. (One that I'd actually forgotten until it's alluded to by the character.) It's a nice usage of past continuity, and it promises to be fun as the book moves forward. I've been saying lately that I'm burnt out on "Dark" books from Marvel, but for "Dark X-Men" I'm more than willing to make an exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Nov 13, 2009

    I've got a lot of faith in Paul Cornell. He made the impossible happen by making a comic book starring Captain Britain and Pete Wisdom a must read for me every month. He has an even stranger assortment of characters this time around. Dark X-Men is off to a good start and hopefully we'll get to see Cornell catch lightning in a bottle for a second time. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez Nov 13, 2009

    Regardless of the return of a favorite of mine to the Marvel Universe, this issue fell flat for me. Annoying and bland characters plus a premise that I've already seen ad nauseam in other Dark Reign titles equals a complete misfire. Buy it for the Leonard Kirk and Steve Dillon artwork. Otherwise, skip it. Read Full Review

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