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: 55
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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IN THE QUIET COUNCIL, NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM!

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
    ComicBook.com - 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

  • 10
    The Rumble May 16, 2022

    This was the best first issue in a long while.

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    fanofcomics Apr 20, 2022

    Praise Kieron Gillen: best story in a long time...

  • 10
    NostalgiaKills Apr 6, 2022

    This is the book I’ve been waiting for since HoX/PoX, and I’m delighted at how well it delivered. Krakoa has created so many opportunities to tell new kinds of stories with these characters, and what we have here is a political dramedy with loads of potential and a ridiculous number of egos to play off one another. The writing is of the quality expected, but the art was a real surprise. Werneck stepped his game on pencils, and the colors just make those pencils pop. Also, it should be noted that I am #teamSelene.

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 2, 2022

    I'm 1000% into this. Hickman gave Gillen the reigns, and you can tell. This first issue is just as ambitious as HoX/PoX was. It really feels like the start of a new era, taking everything that came before into account, and twisting it into something great. This is a great start to the Destiny of X era.

  • 10
    cincyfan Apr 2, 2022

    Wow what a fantastic start to the next chapter of the x-books!! I found myself completely immersed in this story. The writing is phenomenal which is often the case with Kieron gillen. I read toms of comics but the X-Men has always been my favorite and I can't say enough about how phenomenal the x-books have been these past few years and it looks like it's only going to get better! What a great time to be a X-Men fan and a comic book reader in general.

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    uktsr Mar 31, 2022

    Great first issue. I didn't have high hopes but it was very interesting. Much better than most of the drivel lately.

  • 10
    Kreniigh Mar 31, 2022

    Hm, an empty, over-the-top violence fest is followed the very next week by a brilliant new direction full of intrigue and possibilities... Feels like July 2019 again.

    I enjoyed this as much as (if not more than) Hickman's first issue of House of X. Gillen is a master of characterization, and I have a lot of faith in his ability to wrap up his plots satisfyingly. This is going to be a great era.

  • 10
    SinceAge7 Mar 31, 2022

    VERY VERY GOOD! I had to read this at least 4 times to get the scale and scope of this. Maybe Xavier, Moira and Magneto are still in the drivers seat all along. Remember HOX/POX when Moira said: "This time, we break all the rules".

  • 10
    axdn Mar 30, 2022

    Kieron Gillen has my confidence .

  • 9.5
    Jawsh Mar 30, 2022

    Kieron Gillen knows his stuff, this series shows so much promise. ALL OF IT WAS SO ENTERTAINING.
    The story moves forward in intense ways that both upend the previous era but completely respects.
    Gillen knows how to play with myth and THE IMMORTAL X-MEN could be the WIC DIV of the X-MEN.
    Can't wait to see what comes next.

  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Mar 31, 2022

    Mister Sinister is my new favorite Marvel character.

  • 9.0
    Loafy Trophy Mar 31, 2022

    I had really high hopes for this book and damn did the first issue deliver. Mister Sinister has been one of the brightest spots in the Krakoan era and that hot streak continues here with some absolutely wild revelations that meet the scope of the book's title. Seriously, I won't spoil the end of the issue but damn does it really allow for a whole new direction of stories. I also loved the way Gillen let Sinister walk the reader around, giving us his perspective on both his fellow council members and an inside look into his machinations. Sinister's voice was pitch perfect and his descriptions of the various council members were hilarious.

    Gillen really took a big swing here, one that matches the ambition of Hickman's earlier sto more

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 30, 2022

    Nice start post-Hickman

  • 8.5
    biankha Apr 29, 2022

    that was pretty good i think

  • 8.5
    DDJamesB Apr 13, 2022

    This is what I've been waiting for. I'm really into the krokoan hox pox type stuff, and some may call this boring but, I think it's great. Interesting threads moving forward.

  • 8.5
    Kalaoui Apr 9, 2022

    This book has so many angles on so many characters that you can't trust anything you read especially when Sinister is in the driver seat or is he? Goes on to unnecessary territory with the son of Nazareth which adds nothing to the story for me but takes away from it. Werneck was outstanding and it's obvious his art style changed for the better in this series. Now this feels as if we are back on track but I have to see in 6 months where we are after being in the mud for more than a year now.

  • 8.5
    jbong Apr 2, 2022

    Overall, incredible first issue. Couple things did annoy me a bit though: Kurt's reaction to the decision (Selene's escalation is *even* more justification for not choosing her) and just a tad bit too much inner thoughts from Mr. Sinister, otherwise excellent still.

    It's a little weird that the X-Books have been doing a lot of election stuff as of late...hopefully this is the end of it for now, cause we're about to enter the same disappointing reality in American politics...

  • 8.5
    thecomiccookebook Mar 30, 2022

    The post-Hickman landscape has been a mixed bag and I was full of skepticism of this new series but I must say, I’m pleasantly surprised. Gillen has always been a writer to me that has wowed me but this could change that. I love the choice of having this book from Sinister’s perspective, a favourite of mine. Werneck’s art is serviceable but not exciting me like other recent X-artists. Overall, going to check out the next issue and go from there.

  • 8.0
    Colleen St. Lucie Apr 2, 2022

    A very solid opening entry by Gillen. Only disappointment was Hope, who I guess is a pet character of his. She lacks the gravitas of the other Council members. But his Sinister is THE definitive Sinister and loved his focus here. I will keep reading.

  • 7.0
    Drasek83 May 1, 2022

    Lots of political intrigue but not very exciting.

  • 5.0
    pizzamain Apr 13, 2022

    you've got the coolest group of people ever and you just have them talk for like 30 pages. great.

  • 1.0

    Not a big fan of the whole disparaging Jesus thing

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