Knights of X #1
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Knights of X #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Bob Quinn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 34
8.1Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

The gates to Otherworld are closed - and Captain Britain is trapped on the wrong side! Usurpers Merlyn and his right-hand man, King Arthur, are now in control of Lunatic Citadel. Furies the size of Sentinels raze villages to the ground in their hunt for the "witchbreed." Cut off from Krakoa, Betsy Braddock is Otherworld's only hero - and to save her people, Betsy must recruit a round table of her own. The Knights of X gather to restore the rightful order and rescue desperate mutants - but their quest is about to get so much bigger than that. This is the era of destiny.. more

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Apr 28, 2022

    If you love epic fantasy with some incredible artwork, "Knights of X #1 is a must-read! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 30, 2022

    Overall, Knights of X #1 is one of the better stories from the Krakoan Age event, one which invokes high fantasy. The story by Howard is fascinating. The art by creative team is awe inspiring. Altogether, it's a story that uses the best part of the Arthurian legend and injects it with our favorite mutants. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Apr 27, 2022

    A strong opening with a distinct visual identity and powerful allusions to fantasy history throughout that indicates a wonderfully fantastical arc to follow these knights through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond May 4, 2022

    Fans of magic and epic fantasy quests are likely to find a lot to like in ‘Knights of X' as the ‘Destiny of X' series makes its big debut and picks up the story of Otherworld. A gorgeous energetic and action-packed storyline that promises a lot of great things to come down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Apr 25, 2022

    Pardon me if I sound sour, but would it kill Marvel to use Dazzler in one of these many X books?   Shes always been my favorite mutant character, but Marvel continues to overlook her.   In all fairness, though, she wouldnt have been a good fit for this book, but I just thought Id vent a bit. The issue ends with a great reveal, a return of something from X-Men history, and something, ironically enough, that ties in with Dazzlers past as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Apr 25, 2022

    Howard and Quinn are off to a strong start to this new era of the magical mutants, but there are some hiccups here too. Im looking forward to seeing more of this brave new world weve landed in, and the residents within. The cast is rather large, so there are concerns regarding background filler, but its the first issue so only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 4, 2022

    Knights Of X #1 is a cliche fantasy opening chapter. Howard is a talented enough writer to make it all work, but this book has nothing outstanding. Its all boilerplate, but there is enough to keep a reader coming back. The art is what really sells the book. Quinn and Arciniega are an incredible team, and they elevate the tepid script and make the book special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene May 2, 2022

    Now Betsy has her storied team of 10 and an incredible cause. With that big end of issue cliffhanger, who knows what other surprises are in store, but I for one will be back to check out the future of the Knights of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 1, 1970

    Knights of X #1 is a sword, sorcery, and superpowers book that serves as a great start. Howard brings a new group together full of old friends, and the story is fascinating. They use a selection of old connections and tales to craft this new beginning. All of the characters are fantastic and the dialogue between them brings a smile to the face. What should be mentioned is that it is very unfriendly as a jumping-on point for new readers, and requires a lot of prior knowledge to feel truly comfortable within it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Apr 25, 2022

    As dense as it is audacious, Knights Of X #1 is the perfect comic for readers who like a bit of medieval fantasy in their X-Men stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alexandra Iciek Apr 25, 2022

    Knights of X is off to a strong start, but readers hoping for something different from Excalibur might be disappointed. Though well written, issue #1 shows signs that, like its predecessor, the series may become too focused on Betsy Braddock, as the rest of the team is pushed to the sidelines. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Apr 27, 2022

    I liked Excalibur, but I do think the aforementioned urgency of Betsys assignment here allows Howard to get the plot moving a little faster than the former ever did. Its very much a Betsy-centric issue though, so fans of cast members like Gambit or Rictor might be a little disappointed to see their faves sidelined, but its otherwise still a very fun group of characters. Dragon-Shogo is back, and really thats all anybody could ask for. Bob Quinn's clean, appealing artwork with Erick Arciniega's bright colors also looks great on the page, setting a mystical mood that promises to deliver on the concept. I'd like to see the art team get even weirder and bolder as the series progresses; this is a fantasy book after all! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 27, 2022

    Knights of X #1 looks like a really engaging plotline, but it is difficult to know based on what information we got. Regardless, the art style is solid, and the writing nicely sets up the whole series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Adam Barnhardt Apr 27, 2022

    Some comics have a lot going on, and then there's something like Knights of X #1 that comes along and makes those stories pale in comparison. Read Full Review

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