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Iceman #1

Writer: Sina Grace Artist: Alessandro Vitti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 7, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 30
7.8Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

Bobby Drake has been in the super hero game longer than most. But while reflecting on what he's accomplished over the years, he realizes that the legacy he's built is a few good one-liners and a string of failed relationships. Not only that, but now a younger version of himself has emerged from the timestream and he's more put together than Bobby ever was: already a world-class hero in his own right, but also totally comfortable in his own skin, complete with a relationship with a handsome Inhuman to boot. In this new ongoing series penned by Sina Grace (Burn the Orphanage, Self-Obsessed) and drawn by Alessandro Vitti (SECRET WARRIORS), Bobby more

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Eric Cline Jun 7, 2017

    All my cons with this issue are grasping at straws. Iceman #1 is a strong debut issue where each member of the creative team delivers impressive attention to detail and impactful work. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jun 7, 2017

    Iceman #1 makes me happy, to put it simply. While I must hold my fears at bay regarding how long it will stick around, I appreciate that it was done. I like how the story is laid out, and even with a couple of issues with art the issue really does sparkle. The intimate foray into an important issue of gay adulthood is handled better than Ive seen in a while, leaving me with more confidence about how Bobbys identity will play into his overall story. I think this first issue is worth it for conversation alone, but its also a charming, though sometimes bittersweet, new adventure for Bobby. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jun 9, 2017

    The couple of X-launches we've looked at in past weeks haven't been the most successful, which is disappointing. Iceman #1, on the other hand? This feels exactly like the kind of X-Men comic we've been missing out on. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 7, 2017

    This new ongoing is rich with potential for Iceman who is not like other X-Men that get solo books purely based on popularity. I felt the same intrigue that I did when they finally gave Storm her own book because this was deserved and a long time coming for all the things new to discover. It is a time for Iceman to build his own legacy, but even more important to have a capable creative team that can get him to that point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Jun 7, 2017

    Overall writer Sina Grace is off to an excellent start here, providing a refreshing look into a fan favorite character that has always been more than his powers but needed someone to bring that out of him. It looks like this time is up for the task. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jun 7, 2017

    We have had gay characters before, but to now have a major character and get to follow them through the process of finding themselves and coming out is a huge leap in equality in comics. Wile this book wasn't perfect, it still was a great start to what I hope will be a long run for the Iceman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 10, 2017

    The first issue of Iceman is a success because it focuses on character more than anything else, bringing attention to Bobby Drake at an interesting time in his life. Should make for a good comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Jun 8, 2017

    I'm stoked to read more of Iceman. I'm a little lost as to what to expect, but I will definitely be keeping up with this series. Bobby has always been one of my favorite X-Men, so it'll be interesting to learn more about him in terms of both his powers and personal life. I'm glad he's getting quite a bit of recognition, and the queer narrative makes this an important story to read. I'm pumped for issue #2. If you are, too, make sure to head out to your local comic shop ( and pick up issue #1 to stay up to speed on all things Iceman! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jun 8, 2017

    Iceman #1 has the ability to allow comic fans and LGBTQ supporters to find common ground and enjoy a comic that happens to be about a hero who is gay. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jun 7, 2017

    It's super fun to see Bobby Drake kick ass and crack dad jokes while struggling with dating and his relationships with friends and family as a newly out adult gay man inIceman#1. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 7, 2017

    Iceman #1 doesn't make the strongest case for this series as an ongoing story, as it could just as easily be a standalone one-shot starring the frozen X-Man. But it's a very well-executed story regardless, one that showcases Bobby Drake's crazy personal life while still making the most of his incredible powers. Iceman is shaping up to be a worthy addition to the ResurrXion lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 10, 2017

    The decision to put the X-Men back in the spotlight worried me, but there have been some good issues and unusual choices for solo series that give me hope, and this issue is one of them. Iceman #1 serves as a primer for the character, a quick but exciting adventure and a window into the world of an interesting but underutilized member of Marvel's massive mutant cast. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jun 7, 2017

    Iceman #1 represents a new beginning for Bobby Drake, and it’s an exciting one. Queer narratives are sorely lacking in mainstream superhero comic books and this one, negotiating queerness as an adult, is one that we generally don’t see anywhere. There’s something to be said for making these themes the actual text of a story rather than the subtext, and it’s refreshing to see Grace and his art team dive right into that. Is this book going to set the world on fire and revolutionize comics? Probably not. But there are folks that are finally going to start seeing themselves where they didn’t before. And that’s really powerful. Iceman #1 is not a perfect book (and that’s okay!). But there is no doubt that it is an important one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 8, 2017

    Ultimately, the first issue of Iceman is best summed as a solid superhero book. It's got above-average dialogue, good art, and hints at a relatively interesting direction going forward. I doubt any of that sounds like an incredible endorsement, because it isn't. I enjoyed the book, and there's just enough here to make me want to come back next time. But just barely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Nicholas Palmieri Jun 8, 2017

    Despite some odd artistic and narrative choices, this character study does good by its concept. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jun 9, 2017

    Iceman is pleasant but doesn't stand out on a crowded rack of comics. Read Full Review

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