Marvels Snapshot: X-Men #1

Writer: Jay Edidin Artist: Tom Reilly Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2020 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
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The Marvels Snapshot tour through Marvel history continues, showcasing Marvel's greatest characters through the eyes of ordinary people! Or does it? In this case, the "ordinary person" is teenaged Scott Summers, witnessing the dawn of the Marvel Age from a Nebraska orphanage and wondering what his place in it might be. What was it like to experience the debut of the FF, the Hulk, Iron Man and more? To wish you could be a part of it all? Writer Jay Edidin (Thor: Metal Gods, Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men) makes his Marvel comics debut, teamed with Tom Reilly (Immortal Hulk), to tell a story of upheaval and decision that would shape the X-Men (a more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Sep 16, 2020

    The art throughout mixes a classic feel with an incredibly unique look that pops in just the right places. The colors are a vital part of the story-telling as we shift from reflective and action packed moments. This book should be required reading for every filmmaker, writer and editor who ever misunderstood what makes Cyclops such an amazing, complex character, hero and leader. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Carlos R. Sep 16, 2020

    Please, do not miss out on this lovely story. If you're a fan of Scott Summers or even if you hate the guy, you'll want to read this story, it's one of those stories that could make you reconsider your stance. And if you haven't yet, definitely check out Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, seriously it's the greatest podcast of all time! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Sep 15, 2020

    This is a beautiful, cleverly written and illustrated window into not only the birth of the Marvel Age but also a brilliantly nuanced story of the emotional journey of one of the X-Men's most iconic characters that I cannot recommend highly enough. It's a must read for X-Men and comic fans alike! Nuff Said! Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Sep 11, 2020

    This issue was like a breath of fresh air to me. A top-notch story that by the end of the issue had me changing my opinion in a big way about Cyclops. Another rarity is an oversized issue that in this reviewer's opinion is well worth the extra dollar! Jay Edidin deserves a shot on a Cyclops ongoing for sure! Come on Marvel, you know you've got more X books in the pipeline!! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Sep 19, 2020

    X-Men: Marvel Snapshots works as both an exploration into what makes Scott Summers tick, and as a celebration of who he is. It's a shining example of what these one-shots are intended to do. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Sep 17, 2020

    X-Men: Marvels Snapshots is a great look into the character of Cyclops. If you do not know much about Scott Summers it is a nice look into his character and how he came to be. It also skips all the crazy, confusing X-Men continuity, which is lovely. I like the use of Marvel lore and legend to help form the character. It was an all-around different look into a character that is often overlooked or maybe misrepresented, giving a clear look into who Scott Summers is. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Sep 16, 2020

    MARVEL'S SNAPSHOTS: X-MEN #1 is the best of the Snapshots so far by a country mile. The story is a thoughtful coming-of-age tale during the dawning age of heroes, and the artwork blends seamlessly with the writing. Strongly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 15, 2020

    Once again, Marvels Snapshot continues to be a great read for superhero fans who want their tales steeped in a relatable reality. Cyclops has typically been a hero that's hard to relate to because of his unending dedication to the team and his selflessness. In this issue, Edidin, Reilly, and O'Halloran have shown us how an ordinary boy can dedicate his life to heroism -- it just takes the right inspiration and call to action to do so. If that's not inspiring, I don't know what is! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Sep 15, 2020

    When all is said and done, Marvels Snapshots: X-Men #1 delivers an emotional look at the beginning of one of Marvels iconic characters. We get to see the boy who would become Cyclops discover those aspects of himself that will guide him, and others, to become heroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Sep 16, 2020

    If you love Scott Summers, the X-Men, classic Marvel or Alex Ross' returning Marvels anthology it's definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

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