Marauders #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
6.9User Rating


Captain Pryde and the Marauders are rededicating themselves to rescuing mutants, wherever they may be, and no matter how dangerous the odds against them are. But Captain Pryde's crew is not yet complete! Against her better judgment, Pryde comes face-to-face with the final Marauder: Cassandra Nova! One of the most infamous villains in mutant history might be the Marauders' only chance to unravel a mystery stretching two billion years into the past!


  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Apr 4, 2022

    The level of talent on display in this book is occasionally overwhelming, often frankly astonishing, and that's just the way I like it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Micheal Foulk Apr 6, 2022

    A beautifully rendered relaunch full of intrigue, character depth, and laugh out loud moments. Orlando and company are a welcome addition to the Destiny of X era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Apr 7, 2022

    Marauders #1 is the fresh start that this team needed. Orlando makes the most of the team's chemistry while Carlini, Milla, and Maher make everyone look gorgeous. Anyone who has been keeping up with the era will want this on their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 6, 2022

    Marauders #1 is full of adventures, flawed, yet badass queer characters, and also features intrigue and deep cuts from the Marvel universe in a nice action mystery package. The team has a focus, but Orlando and Carlini aren't afraid to explore interesting rabbit trails along the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 4, 2022

    The Destiny of X era continues to shine bright and Marauders #1 can be added to the list of must-have titles. The ability of the creators to capture what works about the characters, pay homage to X-Men history, and build toward something new is impressive. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 13, 2022

    Destiny of X's debut continues as the new crew of Marauders assembles to do what they do best, save mutants, even if that means they have to leave the Earth behind. A new era for this series begins as the new creative team showcases what they are capable of doing together in a very intriguing, colorful, and fun debut issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 20, 2022

    Marauders will get me to stick around for a few issues and that's largely because of my trust in the creative team. It helps that this is playing kind of separate from the rest of the X-books and that disconnect is what draws me in, much like my love in days past for the original Excalibur series. This series kickoff brings together a problematic-at-best kind of team in the right way and it sets up the tension well when it comes to the final member. Orlando does a solid job of laying out the basics and enough background as necessary for new readers – including a few text/memo pages. Carlini's artwork is great with Wills' color design adding a really good layer of fun to the whole design. It's a fairly accessible book, at least to someone like me with an out-of-date history with the lager property, so I'm hopeful that it can become its own thing. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Apr 9, 2022

    Marauders #1 is a decent comic book that takes a bit to really get going, but is enjoyable along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 4, 2022

    Marauders #1 has a lot to like. The art is unique and full of creative designs and action pieces. There is a team dynamic brimming with tension and uncertainty, one that may lead to some fantastic confrontations further down the line. However, the plot is complicated and filled with conflicting storylines. They could be brilliant several issues down the line, but the way in which Orlando tries to set them up in this comic doesnt allow space for any of them to breathe. It may have been more beneficial to save some subplots until the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 9, 2022

    This is a strong start to a new Marauders relaunch, bringing together a fun new team and putting them on a big, intergalactic adventure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 10, 2022

    Overall, Marauders #1 showed that this series has a lot of potential as Kate Pryde leads the team on a cosmic adventure involving the Shi'ar Empire. If Oralndo and Carlini can tap into the unlimited potential with the Marvel Universe's cosmic side Marauders could very well be one of Marvel's top titles. Though to get to that point much less of Cassandra Nova would help a lot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 14, 2022

    Marauders, using the odd reliable X-Men trick of taking a couple beloved characters and filling out a roster with random others, is an odd comic in terms of style with the art bleeding over into anime at times. The results are weird, but still fun. The team's first mission may be their last as they fly into Shi'ar Galaxy looking for answers about the First Mutants, secrets that apparently the Shi'ar are willing to kill to protect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Logan Moore Apr 6, 2022

    Marauders is a bit of a hard sell to anyone who hasn't actively been reading X-Men comics in recent years. Read Full Review

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