Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute to Wein & Cockrum #1

7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Forty-five years ago, a comic book came out that would change the face of Marvel Comics forever. Writer Len Wein and artist Dave Cockrum revamped the X-Men completely, replacing the bulk of the teen heroes with a completely new international cast! The legendary one-shot took comic fans by storm and set the series off in a new direction, setting the stage for the legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont to make them the most popular heroes in the Marvel Universe! Now, 37 of Marvel's top artists come together to re-create this epic story, each re-drawing one pulse-pounding page in tribute to this Marvel more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Sep 30, 2020

    This makes for a great tribute piece and each page is gorgeous. I have yet to decide which is my favorite, but Leinil Francis Yu's & Sunny Gho's is a strong contender because I love Cyclops so dang much. Clayton Cowles does a fantastic job of uniting each page and that lends to the flow of the book. This is a great piece to pickup if you can, the artwork is mind-blowing, each page is visually distinct, but never loses momentum. If you find yourself lingering on a page, it'll be to admire how much work went into this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 30, 2020

    Fantastic art, a classic script, and new insights from people who were closely connected to the heart of the original book, make this tribute essential reading for anyone who considers themselves a fan of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Sep 29, 2020

    This was an extraordinary tribute with an astonishing artistic display that demands recognition and needs to be on everyone's list this week. GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: TRIBUTE TO WEIN AND COCKRUM #1 is the same bridge it was 45 years ago but now between comic fans instead of X-teams. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 30, 2020

    Revisit the first appearance of Krakoa in this stunning tribute to Len Wein and Dave Cockrum and the story that changed the X-Men forever! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 30, 2020

    All in all, Giant-Size X-Men: Tribute To Wein & Cockrum is a great tribute to one of the most important single-issue comics ever. It's also a clever idea: Take something that fans and the creators themselves hold dear, and make something new via their artistic styles. The back matter is also helpful in drawing your attention to the creators behind the work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Oct 2, 2020

    I guess you can ruin a classic, but this is a fun take! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Oct 2, 2020

    Suffice to say, this special release is the perfect tribute to both Len Wein and Dave Cockrum, two iconic creators no longer with us. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Oct 3, 2020

    This is an iconic story, of course. But Wein's distinctly 1970sdialogue (such as Wolverine saying "All right gents, I'm here!") workswell when paired with Cockrum's art, which reminds us of the era inwhich it's set. Put against a more modern sensibility, it reads perhapseven more stilted and dated than it should. And despite some standoutwork here " Jen Bartel's page 32 is an gorgeous " there's nothing thatjustifies paying $5.99 for a book I can read on Marvel Unlimited, shortof collector value. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 30, 2020

    If you love Giant-Size X-Men #1 (1975) or have never read it, save the money you would have spent on this tribute issue and do yourself a favor: Go purchase a reprint of the original issue and see why this is one of the greatest comic stories going. Read Full Review

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