Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Alan Davis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 52
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman teams with legendary artist Alan Davis (X-MEN, EXCALIBUR, AVENGERS) for an eerie tale of adventure! When the X-Men lose contact with the Greymalkin Habitat, it falls to  Nightcrawler to lead a mission into the unknown!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Mar 25, 2020

    Powered by legendary X-Men artist Alan Davis, this mostly self-contained one-shot is a really satisfying read, both for long-time fans of Nightcrawler and for those who are more interested in the new ideas made possible by the Krakoa status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Mar 26, 2020

    It's becoming clear that the Giant-Sized line is here to letHickman do what he loves doing: telling slow-burn storylines that dredgedeep into Marvel lore. If the stories continue to keep the bar as highas he's reached here and with the Jean/Emma issue, I'm more than happyto continue seeing where he's going to take us. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 25, 2020

    Want a taste of the original Excalibur with a side order of jump-scares and a truckload of absolutely amazing art? Yes? Then grab this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Mar 27, 2020

    Final Verdict: 8.5 – Despite maybe setting Nightcrawler fans to a fall, the latest “Giant-Sized X-Men” is yet another great addition to the ‘Dawn of X' era of the mutant publishing line, and one well worth the attention of any X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Mar 26, 2020

    Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 has the look and feel of an old school X-Men story. This is a plus and a minus. It's cool to see such an old school approach, but there have been lots of X-Men stories that follow this exact formula in the past, so it robs it of a lot of its impact for long time fans. Alan Davis's art is amazing, as always. This is a fun, one-off story. It isn't perfect, but it doesn't have to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - CJ Mar 23, 2020

    Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 boasts a compelling story and strong art, but does not focus on its titular character as much as it should. I feel like this book could have used a few more tweaks to center on Kurt as a character, but the deep cuts from X-Men lore and the mystery at play were definitely a plus. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 3, 2020

    GIANT-SIZE X-MEN NIGHTCRAWLER takes the reader on Hickman's version of a mutant ghost story. The art is strong, but the story is bland. This book is best for hardcore X-Men fans that don't mind the "Giant-Size" price tag. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Mar 24, 2020

    This Giant-Sized issue is solely for Alan Davis fans who adore the yesteryear X-MEN. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Ryan Pagella Mar 23, 2020

    This one-shot is fun and action-packed with dizzying panels. It is abstract and weird, just like the X-Men are supposed to be. While the emotional stakes are very low, I enjoy this little team-up as it puts focus on some lesser called upon X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Mar 27, 2020

    The fact that Giant-Size X-Men was first intended to be annuals for the line becomes clearer with this Nightcrawler-titled one-shot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Harlan Ivester Mar 24, 2020

    It’s hard not to recommend Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 simply because of its necessity to Hickman’s overarching story. There are key developments here that I would hate to miss out on. Those developments are engaging for readers, but Nightcrawler fans may want to reassess before jumping in. The art is an excellent fit for the issue, enhancing each moment’s tone and impact in subtle yet remarkable ways. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 24, 2020

    Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 is not going to blow you away by any stretch, but it allows Hickman to tell a story to put some interesting new elements into play. It’s impossible to know how these elements will play into upcoming X-stories, but Hickman tends to do everything for a reason. Alan Davis remains one of the best to ever do it, and it’s great to see him reunited with Nightcrawler and Lockheed here. If you’re looking for a breezy, entertaining read, Giant Size X-Men: Nightcrawler #1 has you covered. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 25, 2020

    Alan Davis some great art in this issue. The art is a highlight, but it can't save what felt like a waste of character, setting and story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Mar 25, 2020

    As a one shot,Giant Size Nightcrawler is easy for any reader to pick up and follow. No knowledge of Hickman's current story lines are necessary for the story to succeed. It reintroduces a classic character and inches some larger plot threads forward. In the context of Hickman's larger narrative, Giant Size Nightcrawleris a missed opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 25, 2020

    Despite the top tier talent on this book, despite the dialogue miscues or the artistic sameness, there is one other thing that is fundamentally wrong with this book. It's not actually about Nightcrawler! Sure, he is in there but he plays just as much a part, is just about as helpful as the Krakoan gateway! The book is about Magik and Doug. I don't have a problem if that's the story that Hickman and Davis want to tell; but have the strength of your convictions and call it Giant Size X-Men Magik and Cypher! Don't trade fans love of a classic character as a reason to buy a book in which said character is not the focus! Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Connor Casey Mar 25, 2020

    Whether or not you've been keeping up with Jonathan Hickman's X-Men run since House of X and Powers of X ended, Giant-Size X-Men: Nightcrawler is pretty skippable. Read Full Review

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