The X-Cellent #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Mike Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Your favorite celebrity super villains are back! Zeitgeist is still on a mission to achieve social media godhood, no matter who he has to kill! But the spotlight won't be big enough when the next generation of the X-Statix drop in! Join Peter Milligan and Michael Allred for the final half of their mutant celebrity saga!
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  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 17, 2023

    Zeitgeist's front is starting to crumble, but The Orphan finds himself having to compromise his own values to keep up with the X-Cellent. Things are really building to what could be a killer conclusion, which I hope is just the arc and not the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 20, 2023

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of the X-Men but want some other characters in the same area of comics and a newer storyline that doesnt really as much on what has happened before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 15, 2023

    Readers were left with plenty of loose ends previously in The X-Cellent #5, and the new #1 does an excellent job reminding them where the story left off while heading directly into new misadventures and twists that range from the idiosyncratic to outright disgusting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 18, 2023

    Things get weird and very, very melodramatic in this new issue. I think I'm finally beginning to understand this series  but I might also be way off base. Who can tell? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Lia Williamson Mar 15, 2023

    The X-Cellent's return to the comic book world continues to showcase the series' unique storytelling techniques, offering a modern twist to their underrated heroes. Although the first issue doesn't have the same impact as last year's return, it sets up a stage for more interesting adventures to come with the same cultural relevance and self-aware humor. Mike Allred's pencils continue to be the highlight of the title, even when some of the gags fall flat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Apr 20, 2024

    The silly story of silly characters locked in a silly conflict grinds on, devolving into a literal popularity contest. And that's fine. It certainly looks cool.

    There is *one* element that approaches contemporary relevance: Zeitgeist and his problems with women fit well in a #MeToo world. What is Zeitgeist, after all, but the literal embodiment of toxic masculinity?

    Unfortunately, the other attempts at social commentary are DOA. I couldn't even go along with the hypothesis that this comic's tone-deaf swings at social media are intentionally, ironically out of date.

    It wants to be clever and insightful and subtle and it just isn't. It isn't *bad*, but neither is it good.

  • 5.0

    I don't know why I'm reading this, it's just not very good.

  • 10
    wertyud Apr 30, 2023

  • 9.0
    Pamela Mar 20, 2023

  • 5.0
    MaxOfSteel616 Apr 12, 2023

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