Demon Days: X-Men #1

Writer: Peach Momoko Artist: Peach Momoko Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 3, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 29
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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From STORMBREAKER PEACH MOMOKO comes a Marvel story unlike any you've ever seen before! A wandering swordswoman with a psychic blade arrives at village that's being targeted by demons. One demon is black and white with a terrifying red tongue and another may be the strongest demon there is! In the stunning kick-off issue of this prestige quarterly story, you'll see a revolutionary reimagination of the Marvel Universe that could only come from Peach Momoko. Ready your katana and enter a mysterious world of demons, monsters, mutants, and magic! Book ONE of FIVE of the DEMON DAYS saga!
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 2, 2021

    Demon Days: X-Men #1merges Japanese history and Marvel characters together in a splendid story, which also features some of the most stunning artwork in a comic series and a deep dive into Japanese folklore. If you love X-Men, manga, or both, this is the book for you-and the next installment in the Demon Days saga looks to give even more Marvel characters the same treatment. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Miriam Herrera Mar 1, 2021

    Will Demon Days be worth the read? Yes, a million times yes, this is one that you will not want to pass over or even put down. To know that this saga will be only five books is the disappointing part, knowing full well that many people will want more in the end. Is Peach Momoko breaking the barriers between the Comics community and the Otaku community as these comics come out? I would definitely say that she will be doing that. Even now, there are many references in manga/anime of American comics and superheroes (I.E. My Hero Academia). And Momoko will be taking a step forward to pull many others into this world with Demon Days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 3, 2021

    Peach Momoko does some brilliant work with the art in the issue. The style is beautiful and perfectly matches the tone of the story. The action is also filled with great energy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Mar 22, 2021

    If this first issues is any indication, we are in for a real treat with Demon Days. I would gladly read an ongoing series set in this world, as there's so much to dig into. The fact that it has a horror bend to it is a definite plus. This is a riveting and gorgeously illustrated beginning to what I hope is many more stories in this setting. We know there's at least four more to go and I can't wait to see what they have in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 3, 2021

    Demon Days is a delightful breath of fresh air. With creative character designs, gorgeous art, and lots of fun, this is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Mar 6, 2021

    Peach Momoko knocked it out of the park with the story she told in Demon Days: X-Men #1. This comic book did such a fantastic job setting the tone for the rest of this series moving forward. The writing and artwork by Momoko worked perfectly in sync to make you feel immersed in the new Marvel Universe we are presented with. This is a must have comic book for Marvel fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Crusaders - Nemesis Mar 1, 2021

    I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Japanese folklore, Japanese art, or the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Mar 4, 2021

    The "Marvel Momoko-Verse" kicks off with an absolutely stunning one-shot, that's an absolute work of art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Alex Richardson Mar 1, 2021

    An enjoyable fresh take on some classic characters, both from Marvel and mythology. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Feb 26, 2021

    Demon Days X-Men is an artistic Marvel, it just needs to focus more on the nature of coexistence than trying to do too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Mar 1, 2021

    Overall this was a fun dive into Japanese mythology through a Marvel lens. I could definitely see a successful anime being developed out of this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 8, 2021

    Momoko does a good job of hooking the reader but this story felt rushed. Hopefully the second issue is more thought-out with the pacing. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Mar 3, 2021

    Demon Days: X-Men #1 has some cool designs (Juju's was my favorite), fun character interactions, and the story and backmatter are a great introduction to Japanese folklore and yokai stories via American pop culture. However, Peach Momoko's plotting is predictable, and she is better at drawing landscapes and conversations than fight scenes. But the comic isn't a total wash, and it's nice to see an artist whose style is a far cry from most of the “house style” Marvel books get to put her own imprint on iconic characters. Also, the final pages are damn good and made me interested in the nature of this universe that Momoko has created. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 4, 2021

    Demon Days takes a new idea and an unique artistly and applies it to Marvel characters. Most of the ideas worked, some of them didn't, but I think this is set to be a solid series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 3, 2021

    Demon Days: X-Men #1 is most enjoyable when simply being looked at and taking in the strength of Momoko's designs being translated to interior artwork with ease. Her style has not sacrificed its character in that jump from working primarily on covers and that makes for a strong enough starting point for the limited series. There's always a chance that the thematic suggestions made here will be expanded upon in later issues as the world further opens up, but if not, it'll still look impressive regardless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 3, 2021

    It's Japanese mythology with a Marvel universe glamour. The company's characters are stretched and contorted to fit into the legend rather than the other way around. Read Full Review

  • 10
    MoonKnight313 Mar 5, 2021

    Such a beautiful comic. The art and colors in this book are so stunning. The story is pretty good too, it does a good job teaching you a bit about Japanese myths/legends. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in Japanese culture or who love Peach Momoko's art.

  • 9.5
    TGttgg Mar 3, 2021

    Excellent start to a new first issue. I am excited for issue #2.

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 23, 2021

    I really liked the art.

  • 10
    nicolarrc Mar 2, 2021

    Really beautiful, well crafted and well written. A must have.

  • 10
    Quirky Genin Mar 7, 2021

    I had to stop reading the issue to come write this review. I have not read Marvel in well over a decade but couldn't resist the allure of Peach Momoko's watercolor cover. Every panel of this comic is incredible. Not only is it a fresh perspective on characters we all know inside and out, but the art is just as good as it gets in the medium.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Mar 9, 2021

    " SSSS... Pathetic. An oni as a pet to humans. You disgust us. You are a disgrâce of Yokai."
    - VENOM

  • 9.0
    BronzeAgeHuman Mar 16, 2021

    A neat mashup of the Japanese and Marvel mythologies, even if the latter is used mostly for decoration. Though the Marvel dressing isn’t particularly significant, and occasionally even a little goofy, it’s still fun to see how familiar characters have been adapted to Momoko’s world. The story is well paced and engaging, and the artwork is playful, with a watercolor style that really makes the book feel distinct. You probably aren’t going to have your mind blown about what happens to your favorite characters here, but you’ll find a light, refreshing read that’s unlike anything else Marvel is doing lately. I’ll definitely be checking out the next of these.

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Mar 31, 2021

    Absolutely loved this book. Stunning artwork and a very lovely story that ties the Japanese folk tales with the Marvel universe. Really glad this isn't a one-off, the next book cannot come sooner.

  • 9.0

    Demon Days is a fresh take on the mythos of Marvels' X-Men. Peach Momoko crafts a unique world for the mutants, providing the story and art for this fantastic first issue. The story framing of a mystical mountain serves to establish the otherworldly scale of this tale set in Japan. Peach Momoko's lush watercolor work provides beautiful colors and gives a milieu to this issue that is reminiscent of Anime studios of the 80s and 70s. In japan the tradition of mangaka invokes the spirit of a creator handling both script and art. Momokos' approach to the american comic is fresh, unpretentious, and i cannot get enough of it.
    The story opens with a problem in a small Japanese village, an Oni. Oni are Japanese demons, and we see this ogre lik more

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Apr 9, 2021

    Wonderful!

  • 8.0

    This is a really neat way to highlight the talents of Peach Momoko and enfuse some diversity into the line. I thought this was an enjoyable issue.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 17, 2021

    Peach Momoko massages Marvel characters into a Japanese period piece about demon fighting. It's a fun little story with an engaging twist at the end. The art is the star, and the characters and settings are terrific. The action can be a little hard to parse, though.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Mar 11, 2021

    It's interesting to see the Marvel property adapted into something completely different. Unfortunately, a lot of the action was unclear and the ending has me questioning what the intent is with this series. Maybe it will all come together later.

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