Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Rod Reis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 46
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

The hit creative team of Jonathan Hickman & Rod Reis (NEW MUTANTS) turn their attention to the covert activities of the Weapon Plus program's Weapon XIII! A bred killer who choses the life of a gentleman super-thief, Fantomex has always defied expectations... For example, who would expect him to break into the World, the artificial realm of his creation? And then again? And then... again?
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Quinn Aug 5, 2020

    The story is captivating, the dialogue is fun, and the art is gorgeous; theres absolutely no reason why anyone shouldnt pick up this issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bleeding Cool - Theo Dwyer Aug 12, 2020

    In a word... perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 6, 2020

    Fantomex is a well-thought out book that treats its readers as intelligent beings as opposed to giving the answer on a silver platter. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Aug 4, 2020

    Giant-Size X-Men - Fantomex #1 sees the title character visit the world. Again. And Again. With some interesting cameos along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 5, 2020

    This story is a popcorn read. Beautiful art, hinting at storylines which will, no doubt, come to fruition later down the line. It isn't an essential read, but it is undeniably fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 4, 2020

    This issue was really fun, oddly entertaining, and remarkably fascinating. Hickman and Reis work well together to add strange elements of intrigue and mystery that managed to draw this reader deeper into a story that I was uniquely curious about before it began. Hickmans imagination really took off in this Giant-Sized issue thanks to Reis artistic style and choice breathing life into a character that felt almost nonexistent since the Head of X took over. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 5, 2020

    Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex #1 is a very good book. It gives the reader a glimpse into Fantomex's past that they've never had before, but it's also very respectful of Morrison's original vision of the character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 10, 2020

    Giant Size Fantomex #1 is a fun and interesting look at a character that we dont normally get that much information on. Jonathan Hickman continues his winning streak with Giant Size Fantomex #1. The art by Rod Reis looks amazing and completes the story that Hickman wants to tell. Dont sleep on Fantomex folks. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 6, 2020

    "Giant-Size X-Men: Fantomex" #1 unearths a few decades in the life of a mutant thief. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Aug 10, 2020

    But the real star of Fantomex is the art, done beautifully here by Rod Reis. His painterly, Bill Sienkiewicz-esque style (which makes him the perfect artist for latest New Mutants run, whenever he actually gets to work on it) works tremendously here, dealing with a setting that is increasingly more surreal each time we return to it. The panel layouts are equally as inventive, breaking form from the grid-based look of scenes set outside The World, while the visual palette of colors is varied and eye-popping. Reis shows a lot of thought was put into every aspect of the art here (also, his Fantomex is very handsome). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Robert Reed Aug 4, 2020

    Fantomex gets the spotlight in the newest issue of 'Giant-Size X-Men'. While the art is gorgeous, and Reis and Hickman build a sci-fi mystery, the issue at times threatens to be a hollow shell -- all flash and no substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Matthew Aguilar Aug 5, 2020

    It all results in an issue that takes a long time to not say very much, nor does it move the overall plot forward in any substantial way until the very end, and its zeniths aren't sufficient to overcome those flaws. Read Full Review

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