Nightcrawlers #1

Event\Storyline: Sins of Sinister Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 40
7.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Ten years into a twisted future, MR SINISTER unleashes his private army of assassins: THE LEGION OF THE NIGHT. Meet WAGNERINE, commanding this killer crew of brainwashed hybrids, each one a genetic mix of NIGHTCRAWLER and another one of Marvel's most murderous mutants! Mysterious forces seek to break Sinister's control over these fatal fanatics - to turn them AGAINST HIM. But who are they? And what are their true motives...? Enter MOTHER RIGHTEOUS... and a meeting of the most powerful players in the Universe...
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Feb 18, 2023

    Overall, Nightcrawlers #1 is an excellent debut issue that adds even more dimension to this big comic event. The story by Spurrier is exciting. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that shows just how dangerous the stakes are for all in this dystopian future. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Feb 15, 2023

    This was a strong start to a series which promises to be, at the very least, entertaining and interesting. The art is worth the cost by itself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 15, 2023

    Nightcrawlers #1 takes the philosophical questions of current Nightcrawler comics and tries to jam-pack them into a short event to decent success. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Feb 15, 2023

    Si Spurrier's lore introduced here is nothing short of heavy, with signatures of Hickman-ian world-building found throughout. Still, Spurrier's script is able to pace itself enough that readers connect with its characters as they traverse the universe in an attempt to stop the villainous Essex. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 19, 2023

    It's a slice of story in the overall arc and doesn't quite work on its own. It feels like a story that can't quite fit in the main event series but also doesn't quite stand on its own as well. Maybe as the issues play out it'll work a bit better but as a debut issue, it falls a little short. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 15, 2023

    Ultimately, I think the idea is to break into the Moiras and reboot this puppy. And if thats the case, Im sorry to say Im going to be very disappointed if fans get this Season 9 of Dallas dream event where we just rewrite all this Sinister nonsense by killing a Moira clone (yes I know that dates me tremendously to make that reference). But anyway, if all of this gets wiped away, what was the point or premise of the event? Moreover, whats the point of Nightcrawlers #1? I really wanted to like this but the hyphenated dialogue, conservational confusion, and cultist vibes mixed with unexplained plot threads and a frigid cold open left this reviewer with more questions and concerns than purposeful plot threads and promise. The jury is still out for this reviewer. Ill gladly give it another issue but at this point, Im aiming low. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 15, 2023

    Nightcrawlers #1 is an interesting start to a book that's about magic and a rebellion of Sinister figures. It's hard to get your bearings given that it's set ten years into the future, and the story doesn't do too much to catch us up, but from what we can gather, things are bad, the world is misshapen, and needs a reset. There's ample character work and ideas at work here to get you rooting for the Nightcrawlers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 19, 2023

    Maybe this one will work itself out eventually but at the moment I cannot really recommend this at doesnt do itself any favours and there is not really that much to grab onto at the moment. Read Full Review

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