Fallen Angels #1

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 71
7.4Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    Kudranski brings the perfect tone and style to the art in this issue. Everything is filled with shadow and texture. I love how the characters look and the fact that the art captures the dark nature of this story and its themes. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 12, 2019

    Hill's opening tale was exhilarating, engaging, and filled with amazingly detailed art by Kudranski and D'Armata. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 22, 2019

    In breaking the laws of paradise, Fallen Angels #1 captures an incredibly interesting perspective of the new status quo for mutants with a dark story and powerful visuals. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 13, 2019

    Through the events of Fallen Angels #1, we take a deeper exploration into what this age of peace means to the more battle-hardened. Certainly not a book that you want to just jump into without knowing what's going on in the mutant world currently, but it does manage to stand on its own if you can get past that. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 12, 2019

    Fallen Angels is visually and thematically beautiful in its use of darkness inside and outside the characters. The identity of this book is fascinating, especially if you're a Psylocke fan, and I suspect it will connect with a lot of readers. It's the rare instance of comic book poetry from a superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 13, 2019

    Overall this is a sleeper hit that you shouldn’t miss. This book is going to take us to dark places, pull no punches, and I for one do not want off this ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Nov 14, 2019

    In turning its focus to the outsiders of Krakoa, this series is the perfect book for those looking for a darker and more introspective read with elements of the supernatural and crime for good measure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 13, 2019

    Fallen Angels doesn't hold back in the slightest, but if you give it a chance you'll find an X-Book unlike anything else in "Dawn of X," and that certainly has us coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 20, 2019

    Fallen Angels #1 is a great first issue. It focuses on a little-used X-Men character and puts some flesh on her bones. Hill sets up an interesting conflict, one that ties into Hickmans conceit about humanity using machines to equalize themselves with mutants, and has picked out characters who all have the same warrior spirit, ones who would bristle at the peace of Krakoa. Szymon Kudranskis art is impressive, and it will be great to see what he can do in more action-heavy issues. While not perfect, this is an excellent beginning for a new book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 12, 2019

    Fallen Angels #1 is an interesting start. The series fills a space not covered by other X-Men series. It also begins to add depth to the character of Psylocke. There's lots of potential there and the set up makes me want to check out what comes down the road. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Nov 16, 2019

    If you're committed to reading the entire Dawn of X lineup then you definitely don't want to miss this. Also, the artwork is great and can carry this issue on it's own. There are some elements that need time to develop, but as of right now Fallen Angel #1 isn't blowing anyone away, storywise. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 12, 2019

    Fallen Angels completes Marvel's relaunched X-Men line with a solid debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 16, 2019

    This is a well-made first issue with a good enough plot, but there's nothing particularly enticing or unique about it to warrant a whole comic on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 12, 2019

    The last of Marvel's X-Men relaunch debuts this week with Fallen Angels #1, a series that transcends a thin high concept and some inconsistent artwork thanks to a sterling protagonist and some strong execution from writer Bryan Edward Hill. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Nov 13, 2019

    Id say Hills script is a bit stronger than Kudranskis art, colored here by Frank DArmata, which comes off as something of a cross between Greg Land and modern Mike Deodato that Im not totally decided about. I will say the books horror-flavored visuals add an interesting dimension to the proceedings that enhance what Hill has written on the page, even if theyre a bit muddy and lacking definition at times. But that speaks more to DArmatas colors than Kudrankis linework. In any event, Fallen Angels has a distinct look from some of the other art seen in Dawn of X, and that has to be commended. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 13, 2019

    Fallen Angels #1 is a tad disappointing, as it is easily the weakest of the debuts. Still, the story is interesting enough so there is plenty of reason to stick around. If a few of the inconsistencies are ironed out, this will be another hit. It might just take some patience to get there. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Nov 14, 2019

    There's a lot of good here in Fallen Angels, to be clear. Hillmakes some subtle insinuations between Overclock and things like thePhalanx, transhumanism and other things at play in Dawn of X'speriphery. I'm still interested in seeing how this plays out; I likethe characters and want to know who will join them in later issues. Butfor now, Fallen Angels #1 is perhaps the sole misstep in the Dawnof X launch so far. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Nov 15, 2019

    "Fallen Angels" #1 is unable to achieve the greatness of the premise and creative team. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chrys Terlizzi Nov 27, 2019

    Despite some bright spots in the dialogue, Fallen Angels #1s plot doesnt do much to grab the reader and is ultimately fairly forgettable. The art shows some promise, but the issues darkness and over-reliance on closeups really hinders the reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Nov 13, 2019

    This isnt the best start of the new Dawn of X comics, but there are a few reasons to be hopeful that this creative team can settle in and rise to the level of the other books in this line. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 14, 2019

    Overall: Fallen Angels #1 was a boring debut issue. This issue is completely forgettable the second the reader finishes this issue. Hill does nothing to distinguish Fallen Angels #1 from the numerous superhero titles already on the market. The cost of entry is $5.00 for Fallen Angels #1. That is a price too high for a title that is average at best. Read Full Review

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