Generation Hope #1
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Generation Hope #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Espin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 3, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Spinning directly out of UNCANNY X-MEN comes the most important new X-Book in years�GENERATION HOPE! When Hope Summers returned from the future she triggered the rebirth of the mutant gene. Five lights appeared on Cerebra and five mutants� powers came to life, but their activations have been chaotic and dangerous, nearly killing each of them. It was only the touch of Hope that saved their lives. With Rogue and the four new mutants who were gathered in UNCANNY X-MEN, Hope heads to Japan to join Cyclops, Wolverine and the fifth light. But will this new light be a hero or a villain? Only KIERONGILLEN (THOR) and SALVA ESPIN (SAVAGE SHE-HULK) more

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Matt Duarte Nov 8, 2010

    Generation Hope shows a lot of promise, and delivers an intriguing first issue. If you are intimidated by the XMen's complicated continuity, you should know that Generation Hope is very new reader friendly, and I was able to catch on despite not reading the main Xtitles. What I'm trying to say is give Generation Hope a chance. You might just like what you find. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - James Leask Nov 7, 2010

    Generation Hope is very much a series in the vein of the original New Mutants, and if its later issues are as strong as this first one, it deserves to have every bit of the success that series had. With Zeb Wells new incarnation of the New Mutants trending in quite a dark direction, Gillen and Espin have created a worthy spiritual successor to the original series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Nov 4, 2010

    Right now, "Generation Hope"'s biggest problem is that it feels a little hobbled by the need to finish off a plot thread left dangling by "Uncanny X-Men." Once we get into the meat of the story, all the signs suggest that it's going to be great, and it makes me even more excited about the idea of Gillen joining the flagship series, too. Whether you're an X-Men fan or just want the chance to see two of Marvel's best newcomers firing on all cylinders, "Generation Hope" is a book worth picking up. Walk, run, fly, teleport, or bodyslide by one to your nearest retailer immediately. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Nov 4, 2010

    Despite being the lowest ranked Buy It title, this is still a fantastic comic and well worth your time and money. Keiron Gillen picks up on the stronger aspects of the recent Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 3, 2010

    If nothing else, though, the art for the series is quite attractive. Salvador Espin delivered eye-catching visuals in his recent Hulk work, and that same expressive, vibrant style remains. The colors are toned down here, but that serves the slightly more grounded feel of the series. Whether rendering the surreal and twisted surroundings of Kenji or simply showcasing the fiery personalities aboard the Blackbird, Espin brigns plenty of life to this new book. The hope is that Gillen will eventually be able to do the same in his writing. Phonogram proved Gillen has a unique understanding of modern teens struggling with unusual abilities. Hopefully that same magic can soon be rekindled in Generation Hope. Read Full Review

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