Generation X #1
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Generation X #1

Writer: Christina Strain Artist: Amilcar Pinna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 23
6.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor mutantkind's lovable losers than perpetual sidekick Jubilee? But will Jubilee and GENERATION X survive the experience??
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 17, 2017

    Fantastic character writing makes this a winner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood May 23, 2017

    While this debut issue does great with introductions, it has little time for anything else, making it feel more like a preview than an actual first issue. Strain's initial motive was clearly to get readers to care about these characters and establish them as real young adults before throwing them into action and thanks to Pinna's art, the character building moments are enough to give this issue a hook. While it still has a lot to show, this book will definitely share more in common with the treasured original series than just name. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 17, 2017

    This was a satisfying start to Generation X. You can't revitalize the X-Men franchise without a book like this which develops the activities within the school. The Gold team is the team that takes action, the Blue team has their own battles, others are flying solo to figure themselves out. So that leaves this book to show us again what it means to be a student in the Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach. Again its welcoming to new readers, and treats the older readers who wanted more from these characters as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller May 17, 2017

    As a reintroduction to this side of the X-Men universe, Generation X delivers and then some. The art style is polarizing, but can't deter from the delightful cast and chaotic camaraderie that is found all throughout the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 17, 2017

    We finally have a book devoted to the students and I couldn't be more happy. There's lots of cameos of mutants we haven't seen in awhile, and I'm sure there'll be even more as the series continues. This first issue was a lot of setup but it looks like it could be another solid series in the new ResurreXion lineup, It's just a little too soon to say right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 18, 2017

    Christina Strain and Amilcar Pinna bring the fun and the weird back into the X-Men with their new take on Generation X and the Xavier Institute for mutants who can't do powers good. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover May 19, 2017

    "Generation X" serves well at demonstrating Marvel's conscious effort to revitalise a beloved property, with Strain, Pinna, Sobreiro and co delivering an infectiously fun debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar May 18, 2017

    This is a great way to introduce new fans to the X-Men. A new generation of mutants is arising, and they'll have a new generation's worth of issues to face together. I'm most interested in how character development will come into play"especially with Hindsight"and how these kids will learn how to act as one cohesive group. I really hope Jubilee teaches them how to be X-Men, but we get some hesitance from Kitty Pryde on that front. We'll just have to keep reading to see what happens with this group of mutants, so make sure to grab a copy of this issue at your local comic shop! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 20, 2017

    Sadly, this issue doesn't inspire loyalty. It's not a bad issue at all - it just doesn't stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 18, 2017

    Honestly, given the historical success and popularity of shows like Riverdale, Gossip Girl and The OC, it makes sense for Marvel to broach the "teen-life-but-everyone-is-hot" genre. But right now, this one only has potential on its side. Strain's narrative isn't even really there yet - it's just a snapshot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 20, 2017

    The new Generation X has an OK start, but it's a little too forceful with some of its story choices instead of letting this new world grow more organically. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 17, 2017

    I was hoping for more from this first issue and it delivered a rather bland experience that feels retro and not in a good way. While other “X” series has breathed life into the franchise, this one seems to suck that away. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher May 18, 2017

    Beyond Kid Omega's tantrum, only a handful of other characters get a chance to interact or participate. Other than Jubilee, Hindsight, and Kid Omega, the rest of the cast just puts themselves in a position to participate in Generation X. In that sense, Generation X #1 works as a successful orientation for an incoming freshman class. Between new and familiar faces, as well as the inherent volatility that comes with adolescence, Strain and Pinna set the stage for a new generation of X-men. Whether they survive the experience, or even wish they did, remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi May 19, 2017

    In the final analysis, while this debut does a number of things right, it also comes across as an X-Men comic firmly aimed at people who are already reading X-Men comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall May 22, 2017

    As a series that focuses on the lives of lesser known mutants, Generation X is the perfect base for experimentation and unique storytelling. The fact that it plays so safe and doesn't seem to trust its own characters makes this debut issue a disappointment. It's a comic that desperately wants to have heart, but doesn't do enough to prove it isn't vacuous. Maybe the second issue will be more dedicated to its team once the throwaway cliffhanger is dealt with, as it does have the pieces of a strong story, but that isn't a good sentiment to end the first issue on. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell May 18, 2017

    Just by using that name, this series is inviting comparisons to the original Generation X from the '90s... and it doesn't come off well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good May 18, 2017

    I came to this title with such high hopes. I left very disappointed. I don't see this title lasting long and I won't be surprised when it gets cancelled. There's just not much here. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 1, 2017

    No one in the book except for Jubilee get near enough development or characterization, and most of Jubilee's characterization comes from the reader knowing what's gone on with her. Not having time to showcase new characters and get the reader interested in them is not good for books like these, and this issue is a giant showcase for that problem. The most noticeable thing to happen in this book was Bling's fight with Kid Omega, and even that didn't pay off. It really didn't. The book doesn't pay off really, though the writer, Christina Strain, makes sure she damn well tried to make it coherent. The art is rather bad, and several panels come off just looking goofy or bad. This is a book I'd recommend skipping, even for an X-Men fan. There's nothing of interest here except the two long standing characters. The tone is one of hurry, and boy does that hurt it. This is a book that makes a mighty effort, but just can't cash in on the effort. Read Full Review

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