Immortal X-Men #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Lucas Werneck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 30, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 69
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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The Quiet Council rules the Krakoan age, for better... or worse. Now, shaken by INFERNO and X LIVES / X DEATHS OF WOLVERINE they strive to hold together, no matter how much they want to tear each other apart. Writer Kieron Gillen (UNCANNY X-MEN, ETERNALS, The Wicked + The Divine, Die) returns to the world of X with artist Lucas Werneck (TRIAL OF MAGNETO) to bring us all into the room where it happens. "It" being "the most powerful people on Earth deciding the fate of the whole planet." Prepare for sinister secrets to be revealed and learn that some secrets are more sinister than other more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 28, 2022

    Taken as a whole, this was an absolutely astonishing start to what promises to be a brilliant series. I absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 7, 2022

    Immortal X-Men #1 is the best the X-Men books have been in a long time. Gillen is a master of this kind of storytelling, building layers of plot that will play into the future. A book focusing on the Quiet Council is exactly what these books need with Hickman gone, and this is the best writing the line has seen in a long time. Werneck and Curiel's art is terrific, challenging Larraz's X-Men for the best-looking book. Just from a quality standpoint, this is the new flagship of the Krakoa Era. If the first issue is any indication, this is going to be a fantastic comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Mar 30, 2022

    An excellent first issue of the newest X book, bolstered by Gillens whip-smart and darkly humorous writing. No ones sinister secrets can be safe in this place. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Apr 6, 2022

    With Mr. Sinister as the narrator, how can we not be entertained? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 28, 2022

    Immortal X-Men #1 launches the Second Age of Krakoa by exploring the upheaval in the Quiet Council and how it may affect the mutant nation. Between this title and X Lives of Wolverine/X Deaths of Wolverine, Marvel's mighty mutants continue to flourish. I'm definitely looking forward to future issues, as well as Gillen's work on the upcoming Avengers/X-Men/Eternals crossoverJudgement Day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 31, 2022

    Everything you could hope for from an X-Men comic, especially one focused around Mr. Sinister. It'll draw you in from the first page with the art and dialogue alone, and won't let go until the very end. You'll want to see everything the Quiet Council is up to in this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 1, 2022

    Krakoa's unelected ruling body gets their own series as the X-Men line dives into a whole new era of stories, that pulls at many threads that came before and still rests heavily upon some elements that came from the era before. Every bit of care and skill is put into making a book about back-stabbing sort of politicians that like to talk visually stunning and enriching, using a variety of tricks that make things feel more real and nuanced. If one likes to see mostly bad folks trying to work together while holding a metaphorical as well as literal knife behind their back, this is the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 2, 2022

    Altogether, Immortal X-Men #1 is one of the better stories from this event, making Gillen the perfect storyteller. The story by Gillen is action packed. The art by creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a palace intrigue play that involves your favorite mutants, no one could write this better. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Mar 30, 2022

    Even if it is only the first issue,Immortal X-Menalready feels like a sensational addition to the Krakoa era. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Mar 28, 2022

    IMMORTAL X-MEN #1 is informative and creates the perfect starting point for fans to jump on board. If you've ever been on the fence as to whether or not to get in on the X-MEN action, now is the time. Plus Gillen has made it super easy to follow, summarized most of the events incredibly well, and provided some unique crinkles to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 30, 2022

    Immortal X-Men #1 made an excellent decision having Minster Sinister be our perspective. His inner monologues are engaging and worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 30, 2022

    Immortal X-Men #1 kicks things off setting the X-Men in a whole new direction. It builds off of what has come before and sets up so much new to come. Its humor keeps things light and funny delivering an engaging start that's not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 2, 2022

    Final ThoughtsImmortal X-Men #1 is a great example of how to start a new series off on the highest of notes. Kieron Gillen and Lucas Werneck waste no time in using the fallout from Inferno to provide a strong narrative focused comic book. Every page of Immortal X-Men had a sense of importance that made the final page have an even greater impact to the reader. This is definitely a must read for X-Men fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Mar 30, 2022

    Gillen, Werneck, and Curiel have successfully managed to find an inventive, exciting, and surprising new angle on what's already the freshest take on the X-Men in decades, and this finely crafted debut issue will quickly have readers hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Mar 30, 2022

    Artist Lucas Werneck, recently of The Trial of Magneto, also returns to Krakoa as the ongoing artist of this series. I was hot and cold on the former title, but his art consistently remained one of its high points, so Im not at all complaining to see more of it here. Immortal X-Men requires a skilled artist who can sell character beats and quieter momentsthis is definitely not an action-packed bookand Werneck excels at that. Gillens script is very dialogue-heavy and doesnt exactly call for dynamic pacing, but Werneck finds a way to make each exchange exciting and suspenseful. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Mar 29, 2022

    Immortal X-Men #1 is an incredibly well-put-together opening issue that showcases the talents of its creative team. It consolidates what has come before it while promising exciting events for the future of Krakoa. Yet this narrative rupture goes beyond the story and outside the text, as the use of Mr. Sinister as the main character leaves much to be questioned. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 2, 2022

    This issue doesn't really do much to kick off a new phase of the Krakoa Era, so much as just continues the usual political stuff, only this time it's dripping in Mister Sinister cattiness. Your opinion on such a thing may vary. Read Full Review

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