FCBD 2020: X-Men #1
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FCBD 2020: X-Men #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 15, 2020 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

FCBD is headlined by a brand new X-Men story by Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz that will lead into a game-changing summer for all of X!  Plus: a secret second story foreshadowing an upcoming epic tale by Tom Taylor and Iban Coello.   Stay tuned in the months to come for exciting announcements about Marvel's Gold title on freecomicbookday.com!
Rating: Teen

  • 10
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Jul 15, 2020

    This year's Free Comic Book Day book is not for the faint of heart, but these are some really good and emotionally powerful stories. Make sure you pick up a copy with this week's comic book haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Jul 18, 2020

    A Tarot card reading in comic book form, this exercise in comics creativity offers a glimpse into the future of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jul 15, 2020

    This book is going to be an amazing treat and this teaser is perfect to draw new readers in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jul 16, 2020

    Marvel's free comic for 2020 gives us a look into the world of the X-Men and the Marvel Universe in the coming months, and while these are two entirely different stories, they both do a solid job of hinting at things to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Jul 17, 2020

    FCBD 2020 X-Men #1 provides teases to Marvel's plans for later in the year and is worth picking up to build anticipation with stunning art as long as there is no expectation for a story that would stand on its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jul 15, 2020

    Now, I get it...this was meant as a teaser. However, if its sole purpose was to fascinate and lure me into the X OF SWORDS event, it didn't do its job. It merely frustrated. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Jul 29, 2020

    I mean... okay. I don’t really care about Excalibur and I’m mad that I had to call on my knowledge of it for this. And also Dark Ages is like whatever. I like Tom Taylor so maybe I’ll like it?

  • 9.0
    cincyfan Jul 19, 2020

    wow that was a fantastic set up for what is coming! thank you for the free book marvel and you definitely have me interested in where this story goes!

  • 9.0
    雨人点雪 Aug 28, 2020


    I like the story of Iron Man, short, fragmented and detailed. Too many comics refuse to spend a few pages to describe one scene, and are such anxious to make as many transitions as possible in one issue.

  • 8.0
    Jacks Comics Jul 15, 2020

    Art 4/5
    Story 4/5

  • 7.5

    I only read the Dark Ages half. Dark Ages is looking to be Marvel's version of Injustice and the teaser tells us that by showing that nobody is safe. Unfortunately on its own the teaser is a little barebones, but Injustice fans know we are in for something incredible.

  • 6.5
    Psycamorean Jul 20, 2020

    You know, I'm tentatively excited about X of Swords, but this teaser didn't do a ton to move me. There's a bunch of stuff you'll only know about if you've read Excalibur, and if you haven't, you're not going to be told what's happening. The Tarot card idea is neat and I'm sure once X of Swords is all said and done, those cards will make a ton of sense, but like real Tarot cards, they're just kinda nonsense for the time being. I wasn't too impressed with this teaser, but I guess I commend them for what they attempted.

    The second teaser is out of left field entirely. It's a tease for an out-of-continuity Marvel "saga" where characters are dealing with an apocalyptic event and also they can totally die! This is just Marvel getting T more

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Aug 23, 2020

    The X-Men content essentially functions as a warning to stay away from a boring and convoluted story. The Iron Man looks more interesting.

  • 10
    RMD Aug 8, 2020

  • 9.0
    Nicetrylaoche Jul 15, 2020

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 Jul 15, 2020

  • 9.0
    Sriley57 Jul 16, 2020

  • 9.0
    jmprados Aug 11, 2020

  • 8.5
    Swanktub Jul 15, 2020

  • 8.5
    Magik Jul 19, 2020

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Aug 13, 2020

  • 8.0
    Radar Jul 16, 2020

  • 8.0
    Tony Jul 23, 2020

  • 8.0
    TaiwanMarvel Aug 27, 2020

  • 7.0
    maelstron Jul 17, 2020

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