Realm of X #1

Writer: Torunn Gronbekk Artist: Diogenes Neves Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 23, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
7.8Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year's Hellfire Gala, the unlikely team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust and Typhoid Mary find themselves stranded in...Vanaheim? And what's even more confusing, the locals seem to believe that they hold the key to fulfilling a prophecy that can either raise the realm to riches - or cause it to fall to ruin. With Magik's powers malfunctioning and a mysterious figure amassing power on the outskirts of the realm, these X-Men are going to have to band together if they want to stay alive long enough to find their way home!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 24, 2023

    This was a strong, vibrant book, balancing action, magic, and well-rendered characters. It will be interesting to see where this series goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 23, 2023

    If you want fantasy mixed in with your X-Men stories, don't pass on Realm of X. The creative team drops mutants into another world that plays a heavy part in deeper Marvel lore and will likely mean some interesting developments as mutants crossover into a more Asgardian corner of the universe. Largely its own thing, this series offers a respite with a fun fantasy adventure amongst the mutant titles tied to the horrific attack on mutants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Aug 23, 2023

    A lot will ride on how these tales are paid off but it's certainly a great start. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 24, 2023

    Realm of X #1 boasts a plethora of promising concepts but may feel overshadowed when positioned alongside other X-Men comics within the context of the Fall of X event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Howard Smith Aug 31, 2023

    Realm of X #1 is a comic book that Marvel fans should pick up and read to continue the remnants of what happened at the gala. While this story branches off onto somewhere else it is still a part of the whole event currently still going. For X-Men fans, you dont want to miss how these ladies get out of this one. Be sure to pick this one up at your local comic book store or where copies are sold. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 23, 2023

    Realm of X #1 was nothing like I expected nor was it anything I feel like we needed. With so many questions surrounding this Fall of X since the Hellfire Gala, I cant help but wonder what the purpose of this book is. The medieval style mixed with a ragtag group of mutants and an almost domesticated Magik just doesnt seem very enticing. Its almost as if the title is handcuffing itself. Id much rather see how the mutants react to Orchis than see a few of the mutants save another realm from a familiar foe. Now, if medieval, Norse-style, stories are your jam, then give Realm of X #1 a shot. However, if youre looking for more in this Fall of X, as well as Magik being Magik, you wont find it in this series. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Spot - Sean MacNeil Aug 28, 2023

    I really like this group together. If I'm going to be lost it better be with Typhoid Mary, her and Dust are a riot together. Another solid Fall of X title. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 29, 2023

    It's disappointing to find such a promising book that had such weak execution. There's definite promise though, so I hope to see it swing the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    cincyfan Aug 26, 2023

    Dani moonstar, dust, magik, and typhoid Mary are all favorites of mine. I also love grønbekk's writing so I was very excited and it did not disappoint! I can't wait to see where this goes because I loved the first issue

  • 9.5
    DSuler Aug 23, 2023

    Fantastical tale that I cannot wait to see where goes! Reviewers do not seem to understand this is a new book.

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  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Sep 28, 2023

    While the art wasn't my favorite at times, I still thought this was a pretty solid start for this miniseries. While the story was good here, I was most intrigued by Curse. I know she was created relatively recently, but I don't remember reading anything with her in it up to this point. I do plan on reading Gerry Duggan's Marauders run at some point, which I've come to find out is where she firs appeared. Either way, I found her abilities very interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing where her side of the story goes. As for everyone else, I thought they were written well and I especially enjoyed Typhoid Mary. Come to think of it, this series is filled with characters I don't know that much about, but I still thought this was entertainin more

  • 7.5
    nancehixon Aug 26, 2023

    Dani Moonstar is my favorite comic book character. (And Magik is up there.) I love Dani's Valkyrie arc, and Asgardian Wars is one of my all-time favorite stories - so dropping these characters into this sort of story should be my kind of thing. I wanted to love this issue... but I didn't. A few panels of them mourning their fallen comrades from the Hellfire Gala probably would have made a big difference for me, like Berto's reaction to Sam's death in X-Men Red or Emma's grief in Iron Man. I feel like there was a lot of wasted potential for powerful, character-focused story-telling here. Maybe we'll see some of that in the issues ahead. But this is certainly the weakest chapter of Fall of X that I've read so far. I did enjoy Dust, and Curse more

  • 7.0
    Jawsh Aug 29, 2023

    Not my favorite so far for sure...
    Ill give it a chance

  • 7.0
    fzanca Aug 28, 2023

    I think this is a love it or hate series right off the bat. I didn't read the Gala issues and I haven't followed X-Men in a really long time, because it's mostly been crap. I like Gronbekk's Red Sonja and I love Magik and Dani, so I decided to pick it up. Generally, I liked it since I had nothing to base it on. Typhoid Mary was the stand out for me.

  • 3.0
    derbycomics Aug 23, 2023

    Marvel teased REALM OF X #1 with a question: “Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year's Hellfire Gala, the unlikely team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust and Typhoid Mary find themselves stranded in...Vanaheim?” That question mark is doing a lot of important work there. After reading this debut issue, I have some questions for the series. What’s the point? Who thought it made for a great concept? How many more issues are there going to be? Why?

    Torunn Grønbekk’s story is completely lifeless. Aside from Magik and Dani Moonstar, we really haven’t spent much time with any of the book’s other mutants (Morrow, Dust, Typhoid Mary, and Curse) in recent titles, so some character build-up would have been nice. more

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  • 2.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 25, 2023

    I thought I was buying a continuation of what happened at the Gala, and while in all technicality it is, I had no idea I was buying a fantasy world that is so poorly written. It would have been a 1, but the art was ok. The characters were predictable caricatures of themselves. Typhoid Mary, in particular, read like fan fiction.

  • 10
    RJ Aug 23, 2023

  • 7.5
    wesshamu Sep 10, 2023

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    NickNightingale Feb 16, 2024

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  • 5.0
    Kreniigh Aug 31, 2023

  • 5.0
    KittyNone Aug 27, 2023

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