Sins of Sinister #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Lucas Werneck, Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 65
8.6Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

POWERS OF ESSEX! It's the end of the world as we know it, and at least Sinister feels fine. For now. Can that last? Especially when we discover that he really is his own worst enemy... The universe-melting X-event begins here, in a horror timeline that makes Age of Apocalypse look like the X-Men Swimsuit Special. Join Kieron Gillen (IMMORTAL X-MEN, AXE: JUDGMENT DAY) as he kicks off the X-Men crossover Sinister has been planning since the beginning?and is going to have to see through to the bitter end.

  • 9.9
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jan 28, 2023

    Overall, Sins Of Sinister #1 is an unfolding enigma of a debut issue, one will astound you, even if you had an idea of the result. The story by Gillen is masterful. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the best things written by Gillen, and proves why he was the perfect person to write the beginning of this massive event. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Jan 25, 2023

    This issue was a powerful introduction to a hideous new world. Fans of dystopian futures will not be disappointed. This is the sinister start of an entertainingly horrific event. I cannot wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    GWW - B Ferg Jan 25, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1 features a stellar lineup of artists to cover all corners of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 1, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1 is everything anyone can want from a kickoff for an event. Its well-written, full of killer art, and best of all, exciting and fun to read. The X-Men books can seem pretty event heavy at the best of times, but this issue shows that sometimes, thats a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Jan 25, 2023

    The cream of the X-Men crop has been within the pages of Immortal X-Men. And hopefully, the individuals who have been distant from the X-Men decide to return after seeing Sins of Sinister #1 on the market. Its the perfect place to dive back into the Krakoan era of X-Men with an outstanding recap page, clever reveals, and story beats that will really get the reader thinking. I havent been this impressed by an X-Men book for quite some time. The layers are certainly meta, the story is masterfully crafted, and speculation and fan theories are almost never-ending. I highly recommend picking up Sins of Sinister #1 and hope you take a deep dive back into Immortal X-Menfor all the exact background details leading up to this event. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 25, 2023

    All of the artists deliver beautiful, exciting and visually engaging art on every page. The styles perfectly complement the story, the characters and each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 25, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1more than lives up to its name, as the mad scientist rewrites the Marvel Universe in his own image. This comic proves that the Age of Krakoa still has plenty of gas in the tank, especially with creators like Gillen and Werneck at the helm. But it's only the beginning, as the following weeks bring new glimpses into this strange and twisted world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Jan 31, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1 flips the X-Men's world upside down. Nothing is predictable and everything is a mystery. Kieron Gillen keeps us guessing what will happen next with our favorite mutants. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 25, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1 is an entertaining issue that feels like a one-shot thanks to the many event-caliber moments, all of which lead to a mystery cliffhanger to resolve in the tie-in series. Taking big swings, Sins of Sinister doesn't miss as it delivers big comics moments X-Men and Marvel fans will love. It sparks the imagination and is jam-packed with cool ideas and visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 25, 2023

    Sins of Sinister #1 is an entertaining start not only catching readers up but laying out when things get out of hand. There's an almost tragic aspect for our villain as he discovers he's not in as much control as he thinks. This is where the “smart person” finds out they're actually not that smart and there's a lot they haven't planned for that's now out of their control. It's an event that looks like it's keeping things fairly focused and if this debut is an indication, going to be a fun addition to the high bar that is “X events”. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Jan 25, 2023

    With an intriguing narrative hook and gorgeous art from Lucas Werneck, Sins of Sinister #1 is sort of a no-brainer for me to pick up unless you're somehow a Sinister hater, who is a type of person that apparently exists and I pity for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Jamie Lovett Jan 25, 2023

    Alternate timelines and dark futures are familiar tropes throughout X-Men history, dating back to "Days of Future Past." Yet, the setup here feels fresh and exciting in ways a jaded comics reader might not expect. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Jan 25, 2023

    Sins of SInister #1 provides an excellent backdrop as Sinister returns to his villain role. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Jan 30, 2023

    Horror begins with a smiling face in this opening to an apparent alternate timeline. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 30, 2023

    Fans of Sinister may have some fun here with all the villain's monologuing but I'll admit to being a bit lost (and not caring all that much to try and figure out what the point of this ultimately might be). Although the crossover promises an epic story spanning a thousand years, none of the comics cross over outside of the X-Men comics into the wider Marvel Universe to any major titles. So despite the appearance of some Avengers here, I'd guess the entire episode will be largely ignored by the rest of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

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