Extermination #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 15, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 46
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?
Rated T+

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Aug 15, 2018

    EXTERMINATION #1 proves that Ed Brisson should write more X-Men books. It's just a fabulous book chock full of huge, harrowing moments. It looks like it'll change the X-Men status quo for the near future. Pepe Larraz makes the book look absolutely stunning. You owe it to yourself to get this book if you're an X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 22, 2018

    Extermination #1s title makes a promise, and the rest of the comic delivers on it. There are a lot of jaw-dropping moments in this one, and it sets the stakes high right off the rip. Brisson has created a compelling narrative, with enough twists and turns to keep readers coming back. In the long run, the time travel aspects of this story have the potential to do away with any of the big moments this book delivers, but that doesnt take away from how powerful this first issue is. The art seals the deal, supplying the gorgeous visuals a story like this deserves. This is a quality X-Men story, whether readers are pro or anti-O5, delivering all the thrills and chills a story of this magnitude deserves. Its a must buy for any X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 15, 2018

    So is Extermination #1 worth reading? As a pedestrian X-Men reader (I'm in on Tom Taylor's X-Men Red and have been reading Exiles, Domino, and X-23) I found this issue easy to enter into, rewarding in its premise, and promising in the potential for the rest of the series. The challenge Brisson, Larraz, Gracia, Sabino, and editing crew Chris Robinson, Darren Shan, and Jordan D. White (who has a cameo!) have in front of them is to keep the remainder of this series accessible while continuing to raise the stakes. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Aug 15, 2018

    Extermination never looked so good as Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz bring their A-games to this X-Men epic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Jan 16, 2019

    Returning the X-Men to form. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 15, 2018

    The first issue feels like the start of something great, an event that begins in a way that immediately makes you think it'll be an action packed epic story that'll go down as a classic and launch the X-Men into the future (or the past). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 23, 2018

    This was a dramatic and arresting introduction to a series which will certainly have repercussions for all of the X-Books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 26, 2018

    It wouldn't be an X-event if the stakes weren't high, but the first issue of Extermination proves that our favorite mutants are in for a world of hurt. Ed Brisson continues to impress with his grasp of another set of characters in the Marvel Universe. You honestly couldn't ask for a better art team to compliment the writing. Extermination is a must read book! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Aug 16, 2018

    There's still a lot of questions coming out of Extermination #1. The motives of the antagonists isn't clear yet, and the final page drops a bit of a bombshell that may frustrate some fans. But Brisson and Larraz are off to a great start here, much to my pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 15, 2018

    An exciting and fast-paced first issue, posting a couple quick surprises. If this book is the start of an X-cleanup before the falls Uncanny X-Men re-launch, the Brisson-Rosenberg-Thompson era is off to a very nice start. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 16, 2018

    Extermination is looking like it will be an excellent farewell for the original five. Ed Brisson has excellent control over these characters and makes the fairly generic plot enjoyable to read. The excellent art is just icing on the cake for this debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 16, 2018

    Brisson does a good job of drawing the reader in with this first issue and its story. I like that he gave characters moments to connect with what is happening from a family level. It makes me interested in how the Summers' deal with what happened together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Aug 16, 2018

    It's well worth a look to X-Men fans though, especially if you're more into the Evolution style X-Men and not their grown up, comic book counter parts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 20, 2018

    Extermination feels big right off the bat and while a lot is thrown at the reader, it's surprisingly easy to get into even if you lack a ton of X-Men knowledge.  Pepe Larraz's art is great and the whole thing feels big and important. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 15, 2018

    Based on the first issue, Extermination is an epic X-Men event years in the making. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Eric Goebelbecker Aug 17, 2018

    "Extermination" #1 is a heck of a ride and it has serious potential, but it's not quite a must-read yet. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 15, 2018

    Extermination #1 is a bold statement that it's time to move forward again for our favorite mutant heroes. It's been long overdue, but it seems like the timing couldn't be better. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 15, 2018

    Overall, Extermination #1 lives up to its title, but to call it the "Next Big X-Men Epic" seems like a big oversell. Brisson's been tasked with clearing the table a little bit before giving way to the new Uncanny relaunch and thankfully, he's doing his work quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 15, 2018

    Well honestly I did enjoy this first issue but really you could just wait for the highlights to hit the internet. Nothing here really screams you must read this book! If you're a big X-Men fan then you will probably find something to enjoy here. I hope this book starts to really bring us an engaging story but for now it's like a Michael Bay movie, all fluff and explosions with little substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Aug 15, 2018

    Extermination #1 was a pretty good start to this 5 issue series. Since I am not the biggest X-Men fan it did not shock and awe me like maybe it will others. It was still enjoyable though. Just not very memorable. The art is good from a technical standpoint, but also lacks anything truly unique or remarkable. The main thing that has me hanging on is what is going to happen with these original X-Men and it might attempt to streamline the X-Men's continuity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Aug 15, 2018

    I wouldn't want to jump into this without knowing at least a little bit of what's come before with the Original Five. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 14, 2018

    Extermination #1 is an intro comic. Thats all there really is to say. Its not exciting, but its not bad. It gets this story started, but it doesnt energize the reader to read on. It barely feels like a major storywhich could be a good thing or a bad thing of course. I can recommend it if youre really into X-Men: Blue and these characters, but I cant quite suggest it for any other readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 16, 2018

    With hopes high Extermination #1 was unable to escape revisiting old, tired territory. There is nothing about what Ed Brisson does that adds a new spin on the Days of Future Past story that the X-Men franchise continues to revisit in an infinite loop. That unfortunately starts the X-Men with a tough uphill battle to get readers invested in what happens during and after the events of Extermination. Read Full Review

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