Mr. and Mrs. X #1
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Mr. and Mrs. X #1

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Oscar Bazaldua Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 27
7.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

LOVE & MARRIAGE PART 1! Straight from the pages of X-MEN the surprise of everyone, the Marvel Universe's hottest couple has finally tied the knot! In their extraordinary lives, they've faced nearly every challenge imaginable, but how will they fare against former flames making trouble? An entire galaxy in jeopardy? You want it? We got it, as Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, ROGUE & GAMBIT) and Oscar Bazaldua (SPIDER-MAN, STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE) bring you the tantalizing tale of a modern marriage...X-MEN STYLE!
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  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Daniela Mendoza Jul 30, 2018

    I couldn't explain how happy I was that Rogue and Gambit got their own mini series before, but I was even more excited when a new one entailed them getting married! Like Thompson said, with a couple this hot and powerful, it is hard to get bored! I feel like this series has way more potential since they have more X-Men involved and they're starting off the fight in space! Bazaldua does great with the art and the cover by D'Armata is beautiful! I really can't wait to see what's in store! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jul 25, 2018

    Overall this was a great start to what is shaping up to be a must read series. If you enjoyed the mini-series Rogue & Gambit then you definitely need to check this series out! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 28, 2018

    Despite a really bad name, the new Mr. & Mrs. X series gets off to a really enjoyable start! Thompson works wonders with the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jul 29, 2018

    Mr & Mrs X #2: Love & Marriage Part 2. Technet, Deadpool, Shiar Imperial Guard.What could possibly go wrong? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jul 25, 2018

    An excellent issue that gives Gambit and Rogue their moment in the sun while also kickstarting an space action adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Phillip Pratt Aug 10, 2018

    Outside of the couple aforementioned points, this was an awesome read, but after enjoying the R&G mini as much as I did, I didn't expect anything less from Thompson. Oscar's smooth lines only accentuate the overall experience. Their combined efforts have me looking forward to the next offering on pins and needles. This is a must-read for any X-Men, Gambit/Rogue fan or heck, anyone that loved the 90's animated series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 26, 2018

    Mr. and Mrs. X (not crazy about that name, though) #1 is a delightfully upbeat comic that brings an endearing and dare-I-say heartwarming wedding issue (that Batman #50 cheated me on and dammit Im still so mad) between two classic and charming X-Men characters. The dialogue is great, the story is fun, and the artwork is great. This one earns a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 27, 2018

    Mr. & Mrs. X has the potential to be the best X-Men book of the decade. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Jul 25, 2018

    Fans of the Rogue & Gambit mini-series will have many of their wishes fulfilled in this opening tribute to their love. It's nice to see a Marvel couple allowed to progress and officially have adventures together; not just in mini-series format. It's also fun to see the humorous turn the couple's honeymoon could take through the next arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jul 25, 2018

    With Thompson's delightful dialogue and characterizations, Bazaldua's balance of the intimate and the exciting, and D'Armata's tone-setting, Mr. and Mrs. X seems set to deliver equal parts overdue emotional payoff and endearing adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Christian Kern Jul 25, 2018

    I'm not sure if this is a miniseries or not, but if not, I cannot imagine it going on forever. Now with that said, it's the start of a fantastic story and series! It was fun. I love married couples in comics; Peter and MJ, Lois and Clark, even the brief time they shipped Batman and Wonder Woman in the Joe Kelly run of JLA in the 90s. I've also always enjoyed Kelly Thompson's humor. Like with her Jem series, she can appreciate and have fun with the subject matter, yet respecting and making sure to keep to the core of what she's working with. NOT once do Gambit and Rogue not seem like their original selves, which I have grown up with since I was a child; since first seeing her in Avengers Annual 10 and he in Uncanny X-Men 266. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Jul 25, 2018

    In all, Mr. & Mrs. X #1 is a really enjoyable read. The character work is entertaining and the art fits the story well Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 25, 2018

    That’s always proclaimed as the tricky thing about marrying characters off. The idea that on-off relationships are easier to write because they run on drama and possible tension, but after a while, the ebb and flow transitions into just going through the motions, never seeking to change it up. (Especially in superhero comic books, where the looming threats of stagnation and the status quo are already well established.) This doesn’t mean that this issue serves as concrete proof that Rogue and Gambit can never be unhappy again, or have no difficulties to face in their future, but that they can get through it together. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 31, 2018

    Feels like classic Claremont X-adventure with some sweet family moments, some action-adventure and romance. Plus: The Imperial Guard! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jul 26, 2018

    If you enjoyed, Kelly Thompson's Rogue and Gambit, you're going to love this. Thompson's proven herself very adept at character work, and Mr. and Mrs. X is no different. In fact, it's the best superhero wedding issue you'll get this year. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jul 27, 2018

    The start of an all-new adventure together. One of the things that make superhero comics so enjoyable is when they occasionally defy expectation, and go places you might not have foreseen. What would a married Rogue-and-Gambit comic look like? Well, maybe you'd expect them to start with a more mutant-centric story, or a road trip visiting their respective homes of Mississippi and New Orleans. What readers probably didn't expect was to have this kick off with an intergalactic snatch-and-grab. And yet that's exactly what we get! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 25, 2018

    MR. AND MRS. X #1 has its bumps in the road, but it's undoubtedly a refreshing work that you'll want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Jul 27, 2018

    An unfortunate first issue that does a lot right, but stumbles early on around pacing that plagues it throughout. There is a lot to enjoy on "Mr & Mrs X" #1, especially for long-time fans of the X-Men, and hopefully subsequent issues wont suffer as much from the needed setup this particular offering had to deal with. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jul 30, 2018

    Mr. & Mrs. X #1 had a rough start but once it got going Kelly Thompson was able to build a fun story involving the Shi'ar Empire. Thompson past experience with Rogue and Gambit showed as she got over how much fun these two are together. Hopefully moving forward the focus will be on the strengths of Mr. & Mrs. X #1 rather on what kept the issue from starting strong in the first half of the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jul 27, 2018

    If wedding reception dialogue sounds entertaining, this is the book for you; otherwise, I'd pass until we see if Issue #2 turns our surprise ending into something greater. Read Full Review

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