What If?: X-Men #1

Writer: Bryan Hill Artist: Neil Edwards, Giannis Milonogiannis Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
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From the publisher that gave you OLD MAN LOGAN and HOUSE OF M... The X-Men as you never imagined! Welcome to the EXE/scape, a digital wonderland of business and pleasure accessible to anyone with the social (or monetary) capital for the bio-mods needed to log in... Or you can bypass all of that by being born carrying an .EXE/gene! But circumventing the login regulations is exactly what got the likes of Charles Xavier and his .EXE/men banned and driven underground in the first place... Free-roamers u/Domino and u/Cable have taken every dirty job there is on the 'scape, but when a simple data scrubbing job turns bad, the life of bio-mod magnate more

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Megan Peters Oct 3, 2018

    What If? X-Men #1 isn't the first comic to reimagine the X-Men mythos, but it is one of the most intriguing to do so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 3, 2018

    This is a really good, high concept what if story by Bryan Edward Hill. It takes the concept of the X-Men and manages to make a really interesting parallel between cyber-society and the real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 3, 2018

    A fun romp in the 'What If' universe thanks to some great writing of Domino. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    On Comics Ground - Danielle Lemos Oct 6, 2018

    If you're a fan of Bryan Edward Hill, you'll enjoy this issue. Even if not, I still think it's worth picking up and giving a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Oct 5, 2018

    "What If? X-Men" is a great idea with a slightly flawed execution. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Oct 3, 2018

    All in all, this issue was pretty disappointing. Because of all the issues written above, for me at least, the whole premise of the What If? Series falls apart. The whole fun of this series was taking a pre-existing storyline and spinning it on its head. This issue instead just uses pre-existing characters and dumps them into a completely new story that will be too easily forgotten. Read Full Review

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