Weapon X #1
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Weapon X #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 27
6.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Decades ago, the Weapon X program produced the deadliest mutant killers on the planet. Now, with more research, more funding and more Adamantium at its disposal, the Weapon X program is creating new killers for old targets: Old Man Logan. Sabretooth. Lady Deathstrike. Weapon X isn't just experimenting on mutants anymore...it's eradicating them. All of them.
Plus: Deadlier and more shadowy than ever, you won't believe who's taken the job as Director of Weapon X! Reuniting X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong creative team GREG PAK (World War Hulk) and GREG LAND (Uncanny X-Men)!
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  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Apr 15, 2017

    WEAPON X #1 is a wonderful first issue. Writer Greg Pak depicts Old Man Logan in great fashion, and the artwork from Greg Land and Frank D'Armata paints the Pacific Northwest beautifully. If you're looking for an X-Men book to jump into, this is the one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Apr 17, 2017

    We get amazing action and beautiful art in this first issue of Weapon X. This is the kind of issue that will really attract new readers and I hope that is the case. Marvel has just revamped its X-Men books and in my opinion, this is the best one so far. We've only had one issue from these new series so far so that can easily change but if I had to pick only one book to continue with, it would be this book. I could have done with a bit more story to give me hints of what is to come but it doesn't really change my opinion on this book so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Apr 16, 2017

    It's a great, fun read, and I'll probably be sticking with this version of the X-Men stabbing squad for a while longer yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Apr 12, 2017

    This new Logan-centric series is off to a slightly slow start, but the stripped-back nature of the story promises an interesting new chapter in the Wolverine's life to come. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Robert Struble Jun 20, 2017

    With the first issue underway, I think its too early to fairly critique this series but this issue definitely gives me hope. Its building up. Where to, I have no idea, but Im interested enough to stick with it. Especially with the promise of Warpath and Domino! Sure, its pretty much like X-Force (a bunch of killers on the same team) but if it works, why mess with it? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Psychodad Jun 20, 2017

    Final Thoughts: With the first issue underway, I think its too early to fairly critique this series but this issue definitely gives me hope. Its building up. Where to, I have no idea, but Im interested enough to stick with it. Especially with the promise of Warpath and Domino! Sure, its pretty much like X-Force (a bunch of killers on the same team) but if it works, why mess with it? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Apr 12, 2017

    Sure, it's good, but not much beyond that. Could definitely use some unique twists to set it apart from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 12, 2017

    Pak sets up a mystery that probably isn't the most inspired, but when you're knocking out an all-star crossover book featuring every character ever connected to the Weapon X mythos, it's not surprising that subtlety takes a backseat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 21, 2017

    In previous reviews I've also talked about Marvel's consistent plot point to turn its most popular villains into heroes; Venom, Magneto, and Dr. Doom just to name a few. To me it always lessens the character's appeal. Sabretooth being good just feels wrong. Pak's writing is fine despite this most likely being the first part of what seems to be a “recruiting the team" type story, it just wasn't all that exciting and some of the quieter moments of the book, like Wolverine researching at a library, seemed out of place. I usually love Pak's writing so I'm confident this series will be strong even if this first issue missed the mark for me. I'll definitely be around for the rest of this first storyline at the very least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 12, 2017

    Something didn't quite click for me reading this first issue. There's too much that feels familiar, a new undetectable killer robot, dialogue that didn't seem in character (man vs. bub), and art that at times emphasizes Land's weaknesses. I'll stick around until the eventual reveal of who is behind this new Weapon X, but so far it hasn't hooked me like I expected. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Apr 12, 2017

    If you are a fan of the darker X-books then this one definitely is for you. The adrenaline is on high and there really is nowhere for mutants to hide. This is a nonstop action ride that is sure to get intense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 15, 2017

    Weapon X #1 might as well just be Wolverine #1 for all any of the trappings matter, and in that regard its a perfectly fine comic about Wolverine fighting deadly robots with no greater agenda " so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 15, 2017

    Weapon X didnt get as much promotion as X-Men Gold or X-Men Blue, but this is a good start to the series. Greg Pak pulls us in with a few planted seeds that will grow as the series progresses. The art doesnt disappoint as Land, Leisten and DArmata all turn in solid work. Weapon X is a series that doesnt show all of its cards in the first issue, and there is nothing wrong with that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Apr 17, 2017

    All in all, the debut issue was a big disappointment: the story seems recycled, the narration is mediocre, the art is just serviceable, and now Im terrified for how X-23 and Warpath are going to be portrayed. Things better pick up pretty damn fast for this book to survive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 12, 2017

    Weapon X feels like it should be the popcorn movie title of the new X-line but it never gets out of it’s own way enough to be fun or interesting. And that strikes me as a little bit strange. Pak has delivered that type of story before with Wolverine’s first nemesis, the Hulk. He’s also done a lot more thoughtful work in the pages of Action Comics. So far Weapon X doesn’t feel like it’s keying in on any of Pak’s strengths, instead lurching through the motions of well-worn conceit. Pairing Pak with Land is the opposite of what most readers were hoping for when they heard the X-line was getting a relaunch. Land has been good in the past but it’s been years since he’s made challenging, meaningful art. Comics is a visual medium, first and foremost. This is just an uninspired effort all around. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 12, 2017

    It's always nice to see Greg Pak return to the X-Men franchise, but Weapon X proves disappointingly bland and formulaic in its first issue. There's little here we haven't seen from various other grim and gritty X-books, and the solid characterization can't make up for the dull conflict and lackluster art. Weapon X does nothing to help the ResurrXion relaunch start out on the right footing. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Apr 14, 2017

    There is the germ of an idea in Weapon X #1 but with the price, double shipping, art team, and no reason to care at the end of this issue, maybe it wont sprout. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Apr 13, 2017

    There's nothing about this X-Force clone separating it from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    411Mania - RobF Apr 27, 2017

    A title such as this should have started with a bang not a whimper. The story is uninspired and the artwork is messy and the combination makes for a tough read. Sorry Weapon X you will not make my pull list. Read Full Review

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