E Is For Extinction #1
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E Is For Extinction #1

Writer: Chris Burnham Artist: Ramon Villalobos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
7.3Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

• What happens when mutants prove they really are Homo SUPERIOR?
•  What will happen to the X-Men when they fight for a world that wants to be them, rather than hate and fears them?
•  And what exactly is Magneto doing running the Xavier institute??
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jun 26, 2015

    All in all, this issue does leave some questions open and might be a little confusing and weird. I'm curious to see the direction this book is heading (because it's not that clear), but for a first issue, this is really good. It's similar enough to what Morrison did to remind us of that run, and it has enough own ideas to keep the read interesting. E IS FOR EXTINCTION #1 has been a surprisingly good book for me and definitely one of the better x-related tie-ins to "Secret Wars". Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 24, 2015

    “E Is For Extinction” #1 is the kind of X-Men book the world is ready for again. It features underused characters and it doesn't rely heavily on the “Secret Wars” storyline. It's very much it's own thing. The $4.99 price tag is a little hefty but this is a high quality comic book that features a team working in sync with each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jun 25, 2015

    All in all, E is for Extinction #1 is a solid introduction to Morrison's quickly dismantled status quo, offering up that world in an easily digestible and accessible package with a raucous sense of humor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 25, 2015

    Marvel has really been putting out some great books for the battle worlds. E for Extinction was a book with no expectations and it turned out to be incredibly enjoyable. Chris Burnham appears to have talent in the writing and drawing department because this was a great introductory issue. The art is gross and dark, but it keeps with the tone of the book and really compliments the story. This is a series that may take you by surprise, so pick it up if you can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 24, 2015

    E Is For Extinction is another one of the better Secret Wars tie-in books. It's faithful to it's source material without being slavishly devoted to it and the influence of the overarching event is present without being stifling. I'm very excited to see more from this creative team, and I'm eager to see how they continue to expand this concept. Some of the Secret Wars tie-ins have recalled other events in name only and they were worse for it. This book borrows its title from the first arc of one of the best runs on X-Men of all time. We can only hope that a strong debut issue signals a similarly strong outcome. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 25, 2015

    Grant Morrison's New X-Men run was as different an X-book as you'd x-pect when it first debuted, and in many ways the Secret Wars offshoot it inspires feels much the same. Chris Burnham and Dennis Culver pair a familiar feel with a fresh spin, utilizing their introduced old school/new school divide to great effect. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Brad Bell Jun 24, 2015

    Despite taking the world of Morrison's “New X-men” in a completely new direction, there is still a lot of homage to that historic run. This is done most recognizably by the cast of characters Burham bringsback, some of the best holdovers from the Morrison days remain intact from Angel Salvadore, to Beak, to one metal head that will be sure to make fans of the original “New X-men” collective jaws hit the floor on the final panel. In addition to the character's, the art of Ramon Villalobos makes the original world these characters thrived in during their Frank Quietly days feel like a warpedreality for even the most reverent believers of homo superiority. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 24, 2015

    A good introduction to a new story focused on a world where Grant Morrison's X-Men story went in a different direction. Fans of that now classic series should love this and I wouldn't be surprised if non X-Men fans jumped on board simply because it's a little different than what we've seen before from the mutant side of Marvel. This series has my attention. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Overmental - Matt Overstreet Jun 24, 2015

    Overall, though, I do feel like there is a niche that this title fits into, I'm just not a member of that niche, and I feel like that group is not particularly large. I'd be interested to see where this story goes, but if this first issue is any indication, it's not going anywhere particularly interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 29, 2015

    "E is for X-Tinction" revisits Morrison's world and creates a disturbing post-apocalyptic mood, but Burnham and Villalobos don't make a strong enough case for the importance of this "What If?" trip down a gritty memory lane yet. Read Full Review

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