Giant-Size X-Men: Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Russell Dauterman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 57
8.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The first of five essential X-tales specially designed to showcase some of Marvel's best artists! First up, Russell Dauterman, superstar artist of THOR and WAR OF THE REALMS! When Storm is in danger, it's going to take two of the most powerful telepaths on Earth working together to make things right. Jean Grey and Emma Frost, together again for the good of Krakoa!
Rated T+

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 28, 2020

    Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey And Emma Frost #1 is a perfect homage to one of the most striking issues of Grant Morrison's New X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 28, 2020

    My general rule with the new X-Men line is: if Hickman wrote it, I'm definitely buying it. This is an unusual addition to the line, but I'm so glad I got it - it's a real work of art in more ways than one. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Matthew Aguilar Feb 26, 2020

    Whether you're looking for an entertaining adventure between two of your X-Men favorites, a thoughtful and action-packed journey through the mind, or another step forward in the evolution fo the X-Men, you'll find all of it in Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost #1. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 25, 2020

    Overall this issue is such a treat. Not only as homage to New X-Men, but as an amazing challenge to really test the creative teams ability to tell an engaging story, and this creative team just continues to raise the bar. Read this book. It is another milestone in modern day comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 26, 2020

    Dauterman's art is beautiful throughout and is a visual showcase considering the story. So much of the tone and plot are done through the art that everything is enhanced by it. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 25, 2020

    There are likely a lot of expectations over this book and many readers may be surprised by what they find, but as a piece of art, this is an excellent example of how the comics medium can still be pushed to new heights. What you hold in your hands is one of the most vividly rich and rewarding visual experiences you'll read this year. Don't pass on it! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Mar 3, 2020

    This is an art team that truly should not be trifled with, able to stand toe-to-toe with the most legendary and prolific artists to ever touch X-Men. This may sound like hyperbole, and I would understand that skepticism, but read this comic and you will understand. Anything that comes out with their names attached should be bought sight-unseen. This is the dynamic art duo of comics right now, and we are seeing history be made in these pages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Feb 29, 2020

    What ever is coming, this is a strikingly strong way to kick off the Giant-Size line. With 4 more "essential" tales to come, you'd best believe I'm coppin' them all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - christopher scott Feb 26, 2020

    This issue is action packed, visually stunning and has a unique mystique for its lack of dialog. The visuals have a richness and depth while also being a strong punch of action. Subtle details, like the diminishing amount of floral bordering in the first couple of pages, shows an attention to hoisting the narrative without words. With the limited dialog, every word used needed to setup and propel the story in a positive way and it accomplished this goal. The voyage through Storm's mind was a masterpiece of sights and feelings and truths. I have personally never read a comic that said so little but told so much and it was a pure joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Feb 28, 2020

    A beautiful homage to "New X-Men" #121, that takes the best of that issue and adds on top of it, "Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey and Emma Frost" is a visual narrative treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Feb 26, 2020

    As I mentioned, this issue is mostly dialogue-free, with only the beginning and ending parts containing panels with words. When used poorly, this tactic can come off as a gimmick, but thankfully, Hickman hands his sparse script to modern master Russell Dauterman. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 25, 2020

    Overall, the purpose of the issue was displayed well, Dauterman's dramatic illustrations captured the cerebral conflict with true imagination, Wilson's color choices easily helped express the mood of the issue, and all while the art team had an opportunity to show off their chops. Together with the premise firmly laid out by Hickman, the first of the five giant-sized issues appears to be a success. This reader can't help but wonder where our mutants go from here because the protocols that have been put in place just don't seem to be working at all. Give it a read and tell me what you think! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 27, 2020

    The story that Giant Sized X-Men seems to be kicking off isinteresting enough, if far more within the lines than the stylisticchoices. It's certainly not bad by any means, though there's a sensethat it's there just to facilitate this story and perhaps the GiantSized X-Men: Storm issue arriving in a few months. But plotservicing art isn't a bad thing, as long as they both properly createthe narrative. That's exactly what happens in here, resulting in anicely executed exploration of all three of its leads in Emma, Jean andStorm. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Mar 8, 2020

    If you have to pick up one X-centred book from February, then most definitely get X-Men #7. But this one comes in second place, easily. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 26, 2020

    I don't know what I was expecting with this book. I really wanted it to shed some light on the whole Scott/Jean/Wolverine/Emma relationships, if I am honest. I guess that's a riddle that will be solved another day. Instead, this book is an attempt to give the reader a different type of experience, one that works due to it's uncommon usage. This book may feed into the main X-Men book, so I am pleased that Marvel has kept the price point down. For a book that delivered a story that I wasn't expecting, I quite enjoyed the experiment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Feb 28, 2020

    Overall, Dauterman and Hickman tell a very compelling narrative that hopefully will weave through into the upcoming Giant-Size one-shots. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 10, 2020

    Writer Jonathan Hickman provides the outline of a story here which Russell Dauterman expands on over the course of an extra-sized issue. The easy joke would be to play on the two women's feelings for Cyclops, and his feelings for them, but neither Hickman nor Dauterman rises to that bait or play on any underling animosity between the two characters. Honestly, the last X-Men reboot has done nothing but confuse me on character, timeline, and plot. Stripping as much of that away as possible led to the first enjoyable issue I've had with the new reality the characters now find themselves in. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 26, 2020

    Giant-Sized X-Men #1 makes a bold narrative choice that is likely to be off-putting to some readers, feeling a bit backwards looking and dependent on a past issue that it homages. Still, with a major plot point and the best art of any new X-Men comic in some time, this is an issue thats not to be missed for the mutant faithful. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Feb 25, 2020

    That detail shows how the past and current can work in tandem without the former holding the latter back. Beyond that, this is an issue of surface pleasures rather than a meaningful examination of the pair’s relationship right now, much less what’s been alluded to between them, Scott and Logan. Its final story beat lacks the wow factor of its influencing issue because it seems at odds with the new status quo and the direction it set up. Previous stories are always going to have a level of influence on current ones, but this is the most beholden that the Krakoa-era has been to looking back instead of prioritising moving forward. Read Full Review

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