Wakanda Forever: X-Men #1

Writer: Nnedi Okorafor Artist: Ray-Anthony Height Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
6.3Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Former Dora Milaje member and eternal troublemaker Nakia, A.K.A. Malice, has set a trap to lure the Black Panther into her obsessive clutches! Step One: Take out the Panther's one true love, Storm of the X-Men! But Nakia didn't count on the interference of her former warriors-in-arms, the fierce Dora Milaje - and they're hot on her trail. Can Okoye, Ayo and Aneka capture Malice before she wreaks havoc on their king's life - again? The talented Ray-Anthony Height joins best-selling author Nnedi Okorafor for the second installment of WAKANDA FOREVER!
Rated T

  • 9.4
    On Comics Ground - Aaron Jones Jul 30, 2018

    Malice finds Storm, Rogue, and Nightcrawler at an African grocery store and ruins everyone's night. Drum in hand, Malice stirs up trouble in Brooklyn and our 3 Dora Milaje make their way to join the fight as well. Some twists and turns later, another hero joins as we are about to wrap up this story in the next issue. How are we going to resolve the catastrophe Malice has wrought? Find out by picking up this issue and I'm anxiously awaiting next issue as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 3, 2018

    This is a fun, well-written adventure which is let down, in places, by the politics of the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 25, 2018

    A great issue that is continuing a really good story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Jul 25, 2018

    It might be jarring for MCU fans to see Nakia's comic book counterpart, but this is a mostly a fun comic, albeit with choppy art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Epicstream - Brian McCormick Jul 27, 2018

    It's not a bad comic, but it isn't particularly great either. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 25, 2018

    An okay issue that helps flesh out the villain, but does so in a drawn out and wonky plotted sort of way. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 29, 2018

    X-Men: Wakanda Forever #1 worsens the comics premise, focusing even more on Nakias pitiable villain motivation and her hatred of women which TChalla loves. The artwork doesnt get any better either. Once again, I cant recommend this miniseries. Give it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    RaisingBlack Aug 27, 2018

    Of the three stories this one is the weakest. It introduces a solid take on storm and the X-Men. Nothing about the characters sounds off so Okorafor has done her background work. This part 2 is really setting up the next story which again is not worth the 5 dollars but I enjoyed it.

  • 5.5
    SloboSOY Jul 26, 2018

    The story is a little better than the first issue with Spider-man but it's not really good.

    Cover - The connecting variant. Nice & Related. 2/2
    Writing - I didn't like it. 1/3
    Arts - The arts is good even if I don't like Nakia look. 2.5/3
    Feeling - Not like it at all. 0/2

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Feb 4, 2019

    Nakia loses control of the Mimic after throwing it at Storm. In the first issue, I missed the fact that this story is aimed at younger, less sophisticated readers, but it's clearer here. Both the dialogue and the characterization are simplistic, but in a welcoming, well-calculated way. The art is turbulent; it shows some flashes of greatness but also some unfortunate weaknesses.

    Nakia's characterization and her driving role in the plot get problematic. I agree with Bethany Pope at Comic Watch that there are troubling gender issues in play. (I'm not fully sold on her contention that Nakia's portrayal demonizes her for "owning her own sexuality," though.)

    I question the wisdom of doing an "obsessive love made her EEEVIL more

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Feb 10, 2019

    This title is kind of meh for me tbh. What was going on with Rogue's hair? Why couldn't Jake Gyllenhaal just teleport into the car? Important questions.

  • 9.0
    Wolf Warner Aug 1, 2018

  • 6.0
    Herushalaim Jul 26, 2018

  • 2.0
    Billyndo Jul 25, 2018

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