Multiple Man #1

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Andy MacDonald Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 27, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 41
7.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

A handful of people's favorite X-Man - Jamie Madrox - was alive for a while. Then he was dead. Now he's not. But he will be again if he doesn't kill himself trying to make sure he doesn't die. It makes sense when you read it. Trust us. In his fight to not die, Jamie has stumbled across a threat even greater than his own death, but fixing it might make it worse. Can he save the world from himself?
On top of all that, the X-Men are mad at him now, and a mysterious new group of foes is after him, too. We can't tell you who they are, but they're pr more

  • 9.0
    That's Entertainment - B.K. Mullen Jun 28, 2018

    This version of Multiple Man is in-your-face with action, science, humor, and classic X-Men characters that will give you that warm fuzzy familiar feeling. It's like taking a step back into the 90's X-Men that we all love, but through the eyes of a character we never considered. The writing is brilliant, as is the artwork, and I this is one I'll be actively seeking out month after month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Rowan Grover Jun 29, 2018

    "Multiple Man" #1 gathers the best and weirdest X-Tropes and distills them into a fast-paced, manic and effortlessly hilarious debut. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 27, 2018

    Rosenberg has reintroduced Jamie Madrox in such as a way that the reader is caught off guard with everything that happens and everything that happens next. The unpredictability of this first issue is its greatest strength. It will be interesting to see if it can be maintained. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jun 27, 2018

    Matthew Rosenberg packs a punch in MULTIPLE MAN #1 as it kickstarts a wildly entertaining run for the titular character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Jun 27, 2018

    Multiple Man # 1 is a great start to one Marvel's most overlooked mutants. Funny, sad, and mysterious, this will be a must read for any X-Fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jun 29, 2018

    You can probably knock half a point off my score if youre not already a fan of the character,but while its clear that the larger story is still waiting to be told, this is still an undeniably attention grabbing opening chapter. Rosenbergs wit and enthusiasm works wonderfully alongside MacDonalds fluid artwork, and the strength of Jamie Madrox as a leading man (or should that be men?) makes this an easy series to recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jun 27, 2018

    By the time readers are done with Multiple Man #1, they may not be entirely sure what just happened or where they're headed, but they'll almost certainly have enjoyed the ride and be looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jun 27, 2018

    This is an off-kilter story with a lot of heart, and it's complemented by the fantastic artwork. It's a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Corps - Clayton Hinojosa Jun 27, 2018

    This first issue was a quick but fun read, which seems to be a reoccurring staple for Marvel mini series as of late. It is unfortunate that there are no details of how Jamie Madrox "prime" died, but I know Marvel simply wants me to purchase however many trades to fill in the story myself. Andy MacDonald's art although scratchy in some areas, gives fun visuals for Multiple Man's powers as well as the fight at the end of the issue. Hopefully Matt Rosenberg and the rest of the team can bring back some relevance to the D-list X-Man Multiple Man. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Jun 27, 2018

    Multiple Man #1 builds to an exciting final battle that hints at an extremely compelling overall arc for the series. But the tone of the issue is so flat throughout that it's difficult to tell if this climactic moment is dramatic or scary or funny; an all-out, furniture-bashing brawl in the living room comes across as just another day at the office for the X-Men, punctuated by deadpan jokes that make it tough to know how anyone really feels about this situation at all, Jamie Madrox included. Unfortunately, it makes it tough to feel strongly one way or another about this debut, too. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 30, 2018

    The return of Multiple Man is a light and breezy affair that struggles under the weight of its intentionally complicated time travel plot. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 2, 2018

    Starts strong, but flies off the rails quickly, even with strong art and some fun takes on X-Men characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Jul 2, 2018

    For me, there is little to recommend this book, although I do know other fans that enjoyed it. I can only speak to my own experience though and I found it to be horrendous and with little merit and little appreciation of legacy - a concept which Marvel had been aiming to place at the core of their brand. In the first instance I would say have a look at the art and if the style is to your taste then the writing is not an insurmountable hurdle. The cliffhanger is vaguely enticing but personally, it is not enough to draw me back. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jun 28, 2018

    Multiple Man #1 is a bit of a disappointment. Im a fan of Jamie Madrox and was eager to see more material focusing on the character, but this seems a little too zany and off-the-wall for its own good. I wouldnt have a problem with a lighthearted and funny Madrox tale, but this just looks like it will quickly become a convoluted mess as shown by the ending. Its not outright bad, but I cant recommend it either. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Jun 29, 2018

    Taking off with an inconsistent start, Multiple Man #1 is a frustrating comic that suffers from an identity crisis. Read Full Review

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