Marauders Annual #1
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Marauders Annual #1

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Creees Lee Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 26, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 32
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A NEW CREW SETS SAIL! With Kate Pryde at the helm, the Marauders are ready to renew their mission of mutant rescue! She's got the mission - all she needs now is a new boat and a fresh crew to match. Pryde and Bishop must unite a crew of mutants, new and old, to spring Daken from imprisonment at the hands of a leader who's as cruel as he is charismatic: the primal provocateur known as Brimstone Love!

It's the Marauders versus the Theater of Pain, a torture troupe that's set up shop in Xavier's School's old backyard! Come aboard for the first adventure as Steve Orlando takes the helm with our sea-faring mutants!

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  • 9.4
    GWW - B Ferg Jan 24, 2022

    Marauders returns with issue # 1 in March 2022, with it's final crew member and a mystery which comes at the end of this issue. At least this may offer Kate (and us) a distraction from her gate puzzle. Or is it a clue to the reason? With the mystery taking place in the past I'm excited to read how Tempo and a time displaced Captain Commander of Krakoa fare. Until then Marauders Annual # 1 gives readers a hint at how well this series will be maintained going forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 24, 2022

    The Marauders are setting sail into a new era! Meet the crew, watch the battles. Become enraptured with Captain Kate as she gets gayer and does crimes! This book is quite the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 24, 2022

    Mauraders Annual #1 is a great start to Steve Orlando's story that feels grounded thanks to Lee's art. It has something to add to the Krakoa era and sets up the team well too. All that, and it's written with strong dialogue that gets to the point, makes these characters come through clearly, and features a killer cliffhanger too. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 24, 2022

    Marauders Annual #1reforms the seafaring mutant team, as a new team of creatives takes the wheel of theMarauder. With the final page teasing a mystery that Kate seems to be at the heart of, I look forward to what Orlando and artist Eleonora Carlini have in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Jan 31, 2022

    A brand new era begins for the Marauders with a new team and a new creative direction that takes them back to their mutant rescuing mission. An X-Men 2099 villain makes their modern era debut and opens some interesting new debates, in a very heavy but energetic issue that handles the gathering of a new cast in the best way possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jan 26, 2022

    Marauders Annual #1 rejuvenates the concept of the Marauders of a team with new members that are sure to bring intrigue, drama, and cool powers. (See the Lee's visualizations of Somnus and Tempo's abilities.) Steve Orlando and Creees Lee also use the new-look Marauders to explore things like respectability politics and safe spaces while also including violent brawls against bad guys from the 1990s that look like a fundamentalist preacher's worst nightmare. I'm all aboard with this new book and am interested to see how Marauders recontextualizes characters from the X-Book's past while engaging with the metaphorical connection between queerness and being a mutant while having kick-ass, attitude filled fight scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Rebecca Gault Jan 26, 2022

    A fast-paced, slick introduction to this new dynamic for the Marauders team that can occasionally feel like it has too many parts to move into place in one issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Jan 31, 2022

    "Marauders Annual" #1 is an energetic, confident start to Steve Orlando's tenure with Krakoa's messiest team Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Matthew Aguilar Jan 26, 2022

    Steve Orlando is clearly having some fun with the ensemble, and if the many scenes between Kate and Bishop are any indication, he's already found the pulse and identified the tone of our favorite high seas adventurers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 26, 2022

    While I am once again questioning Marvel's business practices with their choice to sell this as an annual and not a new #1 for the series it's setting up anyway, it is a nice sampler for what Orlando will bring to the table when he returns with ongoing artist Eleonora Carlini in a few months. His writing is " as ever " action-oriented and a little pulpy, but he also really leans into the mutant metaphor in regards to queer acceptance with the chosen villain of the piece, and I'm hoping we'll see more of it in the book proper. Read Full Review

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