Legion of X #1

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Jan Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 30
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Krakoa has its laws - but does it have justice? To remain a mutant sanctuary, Krakoa must safeguard itself against those who would damage its peace or traumatize its people. The lost must be found, and the wicked must face redemption - or retribution.
It's up to the ever-soulful swashbuckler NIGHTCRAWLER to keep the spark alive and LEGION to host his unique team in the psychedelic mindspace called THE ALTAR. With PIXIE on point, JUGGERNAUT as a one-man riot squad and a host of X-favorites on the beat, the LEGION OF X will do anything to protect mutants' right to pur more

  • 9.2
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers May 25, 2022

    While readers ofWay of X #1will enjoy the continuation of Nightcrawler's journey, readers that are jumping in with Legion of X #1 may feel like they are trying to play catchup. For those readers willing to go back and research the previous series, they will find a book that stands out from the other current X-books. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope May 23, 2022

    This is a very strong start to what promises to be a remarkable series. Aside from a few sour notes, this book contains a great deal of fun, action and philosophical depth. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 24, 2022

    Spurrier returns to Krakoa with Legion Of X for a wildly intriguing and complex comic that is as visually stunning as it is strange. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant May 26, 2022

    A solid start for the latest adventures of Nightcrawler, Legion, and the merry band of mutants theyve assembled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 28, 2022

    Aside from some truly maddening Arakki stuff that I don't personally care for, this issue is a really fun, well-crafted introduction to the new phase of Nightcrawler on Krakoa. This boots-on-the-ground comic is exactly what I want in the Krakoa Era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 8, 2022

    Legion Of X #1 is an oversized issue, but it still feels like its stuffed with content. Its well done, as Spurrier, Bazaluda, and Blee make a great team, but this issue can overwhelm readers with plots and characters. It would have been served better by either getting more pages or slowing the pacing down and making it two chapters. Its still a good read and sets up some intriguing things for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 25, 2022

    This return exceeds the already high expectations garnered from Way of X and promises readers a new vision of what life can be in such a wonderful world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 23, 2022

    Legion of X #1gives birth to a new team of mutants while also exploring the same themes of faith that Way of X did. If you've been enjoying the current crop of X-Men titles, if Nightcrawler is one of your favorite X-Men, or you like great worldbuilding - or all three - this book is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 26, 2022

    Legion of X #1 has a lot of great ideas, but they were too numerous for a successful exposition to a new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 25, 2022

    Legion of X #1 is an interesting start. It has a lot of potential and hopefully as it focuses in on each plotline things get more intriguing. It fills a niche that's needed in the world of X and the conflict to come hinted at should keep things very interesting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 25, 2022

    The connecting story featuring Legion and Blindfold ties the issue together and helps to fill in the lore surrounding The Altar.  And while this additional worldbuilding is appreciated, for a first issue, Spurrier doesnt help introduce new readers to the world of Legion of X.  This issue feels as though it is picking up in the middle of a pre-established story despite being a #1 issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault May 25, 2022

    Legion of X #1 is a first issue that could potentially be a start to a good, intriguing series but weighed down by some tone issues that may sit oddly with fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson May 23, 2022

    While the book often feels aimless and out of place with its writing, Bazaldua is quite consistent with providing visually intriguing art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - James Hepplewhite Jun 15, 2022

    There's no other way to put it: Legion Of X #1 arrives at the wrong time because of issues out of its control. Marvel, allegedly, is the world outside your window, and the disconnect between it and reality is too much to bear this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Avanvolk Sep 18, 2023

    Honestly, I didn't expect to love this as much as I did. I thought Way of X was good, not great. But this, something about it just really did it for me. The art was superb, but Spurrier crafted a really brilliant story with a thrilling and unsettling mystery at the center of it. Mother Righteous seems like a terrifying villain so I'm excited to see more of her. Very into this!

  • 10
    cincyfan Jun 4, 2022

    Wow! This is what I'm talking about! This is my kind of book. The first time I read it I thought that was a really complex dense story just like I like but I don't know that I really digested all of it. So, I immediately set it aside to read again and after the second read I have to say that I'm obsessed with the story! This is absolutely fantastic! This book should weight 10 pounds with everything going on. It is beautifully written with stunning artwork. This is my kind of story. One of my favorite characters is nightcrawler and I wonder what the ramifications of his ideas will be.

  • 9.5
    Jawsh May 31, 2022

    I have come to really fall in love with Si Spurrier's work.
    WAY OF X and elements from X-MEN RED and the series from long ago LEGACY: LEGION would be needed to get everything this issue has to offer.
    I would argue that Spurrier's work in SANDMAN'S THE DREAMING and his recent run on HELLBLAZER may even help boost it more as I see many themes and ideas that were explored in those titles run heavy in LEGION OF X.

    There's a lot of fantastic ideas coming through in this issue as two different cultures collide to explore themes on religion, justice, community, culture, and history all through the lens of MUTANTS and X-MEN. Ambitious? Absolutely.

    Loved this issue and am super excited to see where this series is goin more

  • 9.0
    Logan X Jun 8, 2022

    So many moving parts that we know Spurrier will put together.

    The investment in his writings are always long term.

    Not perfect, (hence the 9, Storm was just odd) but a good start to the journey.

  • 8.5
    CrazyforRAMU Dec 22, 2022

    Objectively, I think this is a very good comic, but not a great one. The storytelling in words and art is solid, but definitely improvable. The dialogue is particularly messy (and there's an awful lot of it). I didn't think it was possible for dialogue to be *too* natural, but this issue's accents and stutters and pauses need to be dialed back by a good 20%.

    That being said, I absolutely love this to pieces. So much world-building! So many fascinating new characters! Such intriguing plotlines kicking off! While I'd love for this story to be told a little better, I wouldn't change a thing about the content itself.

    Subjectively, this is pure "why I read comics" stuff.

  • 7.5
    Onomatopoeia May 25, 2022

    Well that was all over the place. So much potential, but Spurrier is just introducing too much all at once.

  • 7.5
    KittyNone May 25, 2022

    It's an OK start despite the occasional bump in the road. It's really an issue of defining where we are now, but that's forgivable since this is essentially the 7th issue of a series that would have just been a single ongoing back in the day and new readers have to be caught up on what happened in Way of X and Onslaught Revelation.

    Still there's more problems than I'd expected: Spurrier's Storm is wildly off-model, much as I love Forget-Me-Not this issue doesn't convince me that his one-note gimmick is workable for an ongoing, and the addition of the Juggernaut adds to the preexisting questions of how they decide which humans get to be exceptions in the Krakoan ethnostate (at least with Kyle you can say his husband is a mutant, more

  • 6.5
    Federico Liguori Sep 9, 2022

    Another continuity hell where 15376 characters talk about 53578 past events.

  • 6.5
    pizzamain Jun 7, 2022

    x-men comics can never not be so dense

  • 6.0
    AdamBomb May 25, 2022

    A mixed bag. Already we seem bogged down by author's pet characters: Blindfold, Lost, Forget-me-Not.

    Some characters didn't sound like themselves:

    "Get up, idiot. Or I'll stick a royal thunderbolt up your indigo ass." Storm has never spoken like this.

    Some solid concepts though, I shall read on.

  • 10
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  • 10
    Bruno Mael May 25, 2022

  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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