IvX #1

IvX #1

Event\Storyline: IvX Writer: Charles Soule, Jeff Lemire Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 14, 2016 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 25
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The X-Men and Inhumans have been on a collision course since the link was proven between the Inhumans' precious Terrigen Mist and the sickness and death of many mutants. When Beast discovers that the mutants have only two weeks before the planet is uninhabitable for them, an Inhuman/mutant war is unavoidable. Co-written by Charles Soule (Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil) and Jeff Lemire (Extraordinary X-Men, Moon Knight), IVX delivers sensational set pieces, gargantuan grudge matches, all drawn by the sensational Leinil Francis Yu! Whether you're for the X-MEN or the INHUMANS, IVX promises to shatter the Marvel Universe as you kno more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 14, 2016

    Pick this event up because it is one of the better events Marvel has delivered to us in years and I know you wont be dissapointed, unless you're more of an Inhumans fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Dec 14, 2016

    The X-Men's heist-like nullification of major inhumans at the end of the issue is a revolving door of kinetic artwork and storytelling, and really shows off the entire creative team's strengths. The mutant that Crystal and Gorgon saved turns out to be Magneto, which is the best possible choice that the story could have made. Crystal and Gorgon were the most sympathetic inhuman leaders toward the mutants, so having their trust shattered while they were only trying to help is going to have some consequences for how they see the ensuing conflict. It's this sort of "best possible choice" aspect of the story that makes what Soule and Lemire have written so effective. Every opportunity that Inhumans vs. X-Men #1 has to collapse in on itself, strong writing and breathtaking art push the issue to incredible heights and cement it as one of the strongest books of the year. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 19, 2016

    Wow, this book took me by surprise. I know my love for Jeff Lemire brought me into this book with high hopes that it would be good; but I didn't expect this. Amazing story, with phenomenal pacing and great art. Leaving you wanting to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Dec 18, 2016

    Yes, this is another big Marvel event that features a ton of action, but there's so much more to get your teeth dug into this time round. We're looking forward to seeing where Lemire takes the story in the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Dec 14, 2016

    In X-Men lore, extinction was always a far-off threat " something that would take place at the metal hands of Sentinels when Wolverine's hair finally starts to gray. But thanks to the Inhumans, mutants' extinction has never been so close around the corner. Some of Marvel's most cunning mutants understand this and " along with Soule, Lemire and Yu " guarantee IVX will be a page-turner X-fans will be talking about for ages. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 14, 2016

    IVX promises to shatter the Marvel Universe as you know it and judging by this first issue it'll be one hell of a ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Dec 15, 2016

    While IvX #1 does kick off another event of heroes smashing each other, but there's more than meets the eye with this one. I'd highly recommend fans of either the X-Men or Inhumans check this one out, cause sparks are going to fly and it is obvious that Soule, Lemire, Yu and company are not phoning this one in. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 14, 2016

    Marvel's other big "heroes vs. heroes" event of 2016 might have been a bust, but IvX shows far more potential in its first issue. Writers Charles Soule and Jeff Lemire cleanly lay out the conflict and establish the stakes for both sides before diving into the thick of battle. That battle looks fantastic thanks to Leinil Yu and his collaborators. This series' greatest challenge will likely be maintaining its momentum with the rotating slate of artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Dec 14, 2016

    The writers still have some work to do in eliciting any kind of empathy for the Inhumans side of things, but they did quickly resolve the previous issue of making the X-Men appear ridiculously weak. This is going to be an entertaining fight, and coupled with the surprise at the end of the issue, should have some intriguing twists along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Dec 21, 2016

    Unlike other recent heroes-fighting-heroes events, Inhumans vs. X-Men benefits from having a compelling central conflict, albeit one with a clear plot device for a center. That's still a step-up from Marvel's recent output and the focus on two minority groups looking to prosper in the face of an indifferent world is timely and compelling. A more distinct art team, better pacing and some visual dynamism would certainly benefit the series but Inhumans vs. X-Men #1 offers up a compelling enough opening gambit for Marvel's newest inter-universe bout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - RobF Dec 22, 2016

    After a lackluster Civil War II, the Inhumans vs X-Men starts off strong. Both sides have made a case for their existence and neither will back down. Let's hope the momentum continues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Dec 14, 2016

    Readers have had some concern over the fate of the X-Men. Things continue to look bleak, but Soule and Lemire are making sure the mutants don't go down without a fight. While past events with teams fighting each other have been heavy on the flashy action, the fight here is more subtle and precise. Yu's art shines at moments and gives us something to look forward to in upcoming issues. There is some trepidation among X-Men fans, but we know the ResurrXion titles are coming next year. This is a story you won't want to miss to find out what happens next for both groups. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Superbromovies - Christian Hubbard Apr 30, 2017

    Can't wait to finish the rest of the series and see how it connects to the exciting future of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 15, 2016

    Inhumans Vs. X-Men is and will be a tough sell to the very end, but they are at least putting the effort into making this worth our time knowing that this is it for the confusion that has been ‘How can we make the mutants go extinct this time?'. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Dec 20, 2016

    Inhumans vs X-Men #1 feels big and reads big, and now that all the set-up is out of the way, the rest of this event will live up to the standard set by the third act of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Dec 15, 2016

    Some flaws are inescapable. Whether or not these flaws will undermine the conflict remains to be seen. Lemire and Soule have an uphill battle ahead of them and they may only be able to go so far up that hill. At the end of the day, the conflict between the Inhumans and the X-men still comes off as uneven and petty. At the very least, it also means that Mark Millar's title as the last writer to craft a decent superhero clash is safe for now. Read Full Review

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