Way of X #1

Writer: Si Spurrier Artist: Bob Quinn Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 67
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Mutantkind has built a new Eden... but there are serpents in this garden. Some mutants struggle to fit in. Some mutants turn to violence and death. And the children whisper
of the Patchwork Man, singing in their hearts...Only one mutant senses the looming shadows.
Snared by questions of death, law and love, only NIGHTCRAWLER can fight for the soul of Krakoa. Only he - and the curious crew he assembles - can help mutants defeat their inner-darkness and find a new way to live. The WAY OF X.
SI SPURRIER (X-MEN LEGACY) and BOB QUINN (CAPTAIN AMERICA) push the frontiers of Krakoa in this unmissable entr more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Apr 21, 2021

    The Way of X is a surprising and powerful comic. It tackles big philosophical issues regarding its world and ours, even as it introduces new readers into the modern X-Men setting without fear or apology. With solid artwork and thoughtful writing, this is one to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 21, 2021

    It's abundantly clear by the final page that wherever this exploration of mutant faith and community goes next, the story is perfectly centered on Nightcrawler in the most ambitious launch of the Krakoa era so far. This series is one to watch for its creators, characters, and concepts. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X does what comics are supposed to do and what many of them have forgotten how to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 21, 2021

    Way Of X #1 is an intriguing comic. Nightcrawler is one of the best X-Men, and getting a book that focuses on him is a great idea, one that should pay off in the future. Hes probably the best character to look at the spiritual and moral implications of Krakoas culture in regard to resurrection and such. Spurrier does a great job throughout this issue of really illustrating how the whole situation has affected Nightcrawler and sets up some interesting things for the future. Quinns art is solid but nothing spectacular. Way Of X looks to be a worthy addition to the X-Men lineup. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 19, 2021

    Spurrier will make you think. WAY OF X isn't for the comic fans who want a smash and grab action comic. It's more of a discussion book. WAY OF X is a water cooler series. Spurrier has created a series centered around the heavy topics of faith, religion, spirituality, and resurrection. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Apr 19, 2021

    Way of X's first issue might just be the most exciting installment in the Krakoa era in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Apr 22, 2021

    The dark side of Krakoa finally gets split wide open. In an engaging story full of energetic art,Way of X sends the X-Men line down a terrifying path. It's the most unique series of the line to date, and one of the best launches since the current X-line kicked off. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 21, 2021

    Bob Quinn delivers some beautiful art in this issue. The characters are beautifully detailed and there are some thrilling visual moments throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X shows a new side to the Krakoa nation in a engaging and thought provoking way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek'd Out - Gregory Brothers Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X #1 does an excellent job of bringing plot points that have been simmering for months to the forefront. Spurrier is able to expand on those events while also creating a book that is accessible, even to readers who have lapsed in their X-Men reading. And it is the final panel that provides the payoff that will end up bringing readers back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopCultHQ - Jason Bennett Apr 19, 2021

    WAY OF X #1 makes for a great entry or jump-on point for readers unfamiliar with the last few years of X-titles. It establishes the story right away and is interspersed throughout with a variety of components which will build in subsequent issues.The team assembled by Nightcrawler could make for some interesting dynamics over the next couple of issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X #1 is thought-provoking, insightful, and forces the reader to ask all the questions that should have been asked and answered a long time ago. What do people become when the mysteries of life are no more? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Apr 21, 2021

    A relentlessly-smart comic that just might subvert your expectations for what this series is really about. Way of X #1 is yet another additive and well-executed edition to a thriving line of X-Men comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 24, 2021

    A metric ton of interesting ideas are sprinkled throughout this issue and I love them all! I just hope this comic will be about those ideas and not just turn into another X-Men team book where they fight bad guys. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - Luke Cornelius Apr 26, 2021

    "Way of X" #1 is a masterful deep dive into the growing culture surrounding Krakoa's resurrection protocols. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X #1 is a true feast of a X-Book from Si Spurrier, Bob Quinn, and Java Tartaglia. It's funny, sensitive, smart, and covers a range of emotions from hope to doubt and even confusion. (It's definitely one you'll have to read a few times to let it sink in.) Its 42 page length also let Spurrier and Quinn give an extended glimpse at the life of the mind, body, and soul of Krakoa, pick the brains and feelings of an idiosyncratic cast of characters, including Magneto, Professor X, Nightcrawler, and stealing the whole damn show, Dr. Nemesis, and also set up the initial plotline of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Apr 21, 2021

    The art is a bit too classic in construction but each panel is well done, making pages of dialogue interesting and keeping characters active and expressive. This is a book that was badly needed in the current X-Men universe. The X-Men need a conscience and it will be fascinating to see if Nightcrawler can move Krakoa at all back toward God and morality. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Apr 21, 2021

    For those who are invested in the rest of this line, this one is almost a no-brainer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 25, 2021

    Way of X offers X-Men fans a different story than what they are getting in other places. Si Spurrier doesn't give us answers to anything, but that's perfectly fine. The pencils and colors looked good this issue and make looking at the pages easy on your eyes. Way of X is a book for anyone who wants a different feel from the current X-line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Apr 21, 2021

    Overall this book is a stark look at the consequences of the ways of X. Taking us on that journey through the eyes of Nightcrawler was a genius idea. This book pulls no punches and is sure to reveal many secrets some don't want to see the light of day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Apr 21, 2021

    The X-books have been hinting at larger consequences of the newly founded society on Krakoa, but it's nice to see the exploration of the human psyche as a part of that, rather than just superhero dustups. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 21, 2021

    Way of X #1offers a profound meditation on the nature of faith and the price of paradise and places Nightcrawler in the spotlight. With the appearance of another classic X-Men character and the budding mutant religion, it could be one of the best books in the Reign of X era. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Apr 21, 2021

    Unfortunately, I doubt Way of X will resonate with the average X-Men fan, and I cannot imagine a new reader picking up issue #1 and understanding what is going on. It took me two reads to see that the identity of the Patchwork Man was Legion from the early mentions, and I didnt understand that Charles was thinking about his son in the early pages until the third read. This isnt an X-Men book for new readers, and I dont know how many more X-Men books hardcore fans can/will support. If Way of X lasts 20+ issues, Ill call it a significant success. Im expecting that well learn that this is a 6 to 12 issue maxi-series. I hope Im mistaken, but Ill enjoy this while it lasts. Read Full Review

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