Major X #1

Writer: Rob Liefeld Artist: Rob Liefeld Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 3, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 20
5.7Critic Rating
4.8User Rating

•  A mysterious new player enters the Marvel Universe and the X-Men are in his crosshairs!
•  What is his mission and how can the man known as Cable hope to stop him?
•  Writer/artist Rob Liefeld introduces a new wrinkle in the saga of Marvel's Mightiest Mutants!
•  The Mystery of MAJOR X continues in issue #2 as he forges a union with Cable - and races against time to save mutantkind from certain devastation!
Rated T+

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller Apr 3, 2019

    Liefeld churns out some of his best work here, and if you're a fan of these classic characters, you'll find a lot to love. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 2, 2019

    Serving as a fun throwback to Liefeld's days drawing Cable, Deadpool, and Wolverine this is a huge success. It offers a ton of action, a curious mystery, and a killer cliffhanger. It certainly accomplishes what it sets out to do. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 3, 2019

    I say strong, when I really mean “interesting enough to get you to turn the page without hating yourself for buying this comic.” Major X isn't a bad comic – but neither is it close to being a must read book. It's just… an above average comic with a derivative X-Men themed name that takes far too long to get to the point, but looks pretty good whilst doing it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Apr 11, 2019

    I found myself shrugging after reading this issue, thinking this was a number of rejected ideas from the 90s come back to remind us of the best (and worst) of that time period. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Apr 12, 2019

    With a cliffhanger right out of one of Liefelds last books, its hard to say if nostalgia over Robs art is going to sell this book alone. His books still sell fantastically, but is Liefelds knack for fever dream storytelling and unusual body types enough to sell a book? The random montage of motorcycling aside, the book remains downright enjoyable. However, time will tell if Liefeld can keep up this pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Apr 5, 2019

    "Major X" is undoutedly a Rob Liefeld story, but doesn't have the flair or edginess that made him so popular in the nineties. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Apr 6, 2019

    Major X waffles between feeling like a new event in the lineage of time traveling X-tales and a “what if” story by a creator revisiting an earlier work. The question remains if Liefeld and readers are simply playing with old toys for nostalgia's sake or if there is a meaningful story to share all these years later. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Apr 3, 2019

    If you are looking for a trip down Memory Lane then I would certainly recommend picking this one up, however if you are looking to spend your money on good storytelling and first-rate artwork I would sit this one out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Apr 3, 2019

    Browse this comic if you're an X-fan from way back. Otherwise, there are other, better books to consider spending your money on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 7, 2019

    Major X is a fun book that should be enjoyed by most Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Watch - Robert Struble Apr 4, 2019

    If youre already a big Liefeld fan, youll probably enjoy it as much as any of his other works. If you cant stand Liefeld, youll hate it. And if youre like me, and recognize Liefelds work for what it is, and hope that maybe hes improved over the past 25 years, youll be sorely disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Apr 3, 2019

    Overall this book is one giant cliche. There is nothing original about it, right down to the surprise of who Major X is at the end of the issue. With so many X-Men books on the market right now that are really good, this one will just get lost in the mix. If you have read every other current x-book and still need more, then find some back catalog you haven't read and skip this altogether. This is a hard pass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Apr 2, 2019

    Mr. Liefeld, we get it. You created a lot of characters that are worth a lot of money now that they're in successful movies. We appreciate what you've done for the industry during your time, but that time is over. Comics have come so far since then and for good reason. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 2, 2019

    Major X feels like a creator trying to relive the magic of their youth by mining the past, when really the way to recapture that magic is to keep moving forward instead of looking back. This is a timeslide that readers would do well to reconsider. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    I Review Comics Apr 7, 2019

    Anyone that follows my blog or my various musings across social media platforms know that I don't read Marvel Comics much. Without being too pretentious I consider this a passive boycott. 

    It's been this way for a few years now. This was even before comics consumer revolts like #Comicsgate became a thing. I say passive boycott because I will actually read a Marvel comic if its highly recommended by a someone in my circle or I respect the creator behind the story. 

    Major X falls into the latter category. 

    Major X is from Rob Liefield, creator of Deadpool, Cable, Domino, and X-Force. The man is a legend in my opinion and is probably the most important creator that has come to prominence in my lifet more

  • 7.5
    Solidkjames Apr 3, 2019

    It is a nostalgia trip to say the least but I’m kinda on board that Rob seems to be telling the story as if he is still in 1990. It was after all a character that was supposed to be fit in to the X universe back then but when all the artist of that day shook up the industry you can kinda see why it was never released. The fact it brought back so many memories I’m glad it came to life.

  • 5.0
    Brion Salazar Apr 6, 2019

    If enormous shoulder pads, gritted teeth, and bulging belt pouches is what you are looking for, Rob Liefeld's Maor X #1 is a cacophony of 90’s nostalgia featuring more extreme characters than you can shake a tiny foot at.

    Whenever I review a comic I try and take into consideration what the intent of the creators might be. It is unfair in my opinion to judge an Archie comic in the same way I would Watchmen. THe intent is different in each case and so it is only fair to grade on a curve depending on what I feel the work is trying to accomplish.

    Major X #1 is obviously trying to recapture the excitement and cool energy that resulted in the extreme success Rob Liefeld enjoyed in the 90’s, and more recently with the r more

  • 4.0
    RustonLF Apr 4, 2019

    Rob Liefeld has said that the Major X storyline was one he came up with back in 1992 when he was working on the X-Force title. After I read this issue I felt that statement is obviously true. The art in this book felt as if Rob had dusted off some old pages and turned them in with some new dialog. To be fair many of the panels are lifted from Rob's own work in New Mutants volume one number 98. The panels show different perspectives and include different characters, but are very similar in artistic skill. The one thing Liefeld has always had in his art is high energy. This issue did keep that high energy with plenty of action. The art is not the main issue with the comic, however. The issue fell apart for me with the lack of story. We get so more

  • 4.0
    Afre Apr 4, 2019

    This feels forced. And bad. And so full of cliches. And bad writing. And characters are acting like so oddly here. It is like they are written by a person who hasn't seen their growth in 30 years or so...

  • 3.5
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 15, 2019

    This story could be satirical comedy gold if it was being told by creators who were willing to acknowledge/celebrate its stupidity. But I'd as soon take a blood transfusion from a turnip as I would expect self-aware irony from a Rob Liefeld comic. He seems like a nice guy in interviews and even willing to joke about his various infamies. But on the comics page, he's all deadly seriousness and earnest naivete and "what do you mean attacking Wolverine with a future sword forged out of his own bones isn't the coolest thing ever? Did I mention it's FROM THE FUTURE?!"

  • 3.5
    mrDovydas Apr 9, 2019

    Been a very very long time since I've read something this bad. I don't mind Liefeld as much as some other people do, so I thought I'll check out that new book he's doing at Marvel - it cannot be that bad, right? I was very wrong. Both the writing and the art are incredibly bad, the whole story feels too forced, making this whole thing incredibly infuriating to read. I never wanted to stop reading midway through an issue like I did reading this piece of 'art'.

    I will continue reading this series just to see how much worse it can get. Or maybe I just enjoy suffering.

  • 2.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Apr 3, 2019

    Oh man, this was really bad. We have things explained probably four times. The same thing, but with maybe little kernals of new information. There's so much cliche here and it goes on and on and on.

  • 1.5
    ZodTee Apr 4, 2019

    This reads like it's from 1992 and looks worse.

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