X-Club #1
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X-Club #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Paul Davidson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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"WE DO SCIENCE!" In the wake of SCHISM, the X-Men's Science Team takes it upon themselves to make a gesture of goodwill on behalf of mutantkind and better the world...using SCIENCE. But just as construction of the X-Club's state of the art space elevator nears completion, chaos erupts! And it appears to the world that mutants are to blame. Can Dr. Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao and Danger clear the X-Men's name before their experiment backfires? Don't miss this new limited series that will surely change how you look at the X-Men and the Periodic Table of Elements FOREVER!

  • 8.4
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 9, 2011

    Overall, X-Club #1 is a fun book that should appeal strongly to those of us who love B-listers, and who will like to watch the pomposity of Marvel's Merry Mutants being satirized to their faces. Aspiring to be Warren Ellis is a noble goal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Dec 9, 2011

    After opening with a quick teaser of a flashback to 1945 and the Invaders, X-Club #1 goes back to the present where the X-Men (of Utopia) are appearing at a press conference for the opening of the Stringstar, the first space elevator, which the X-Club (the nickname given to the X-Men's Utopia-based science team) designed in order to create good PR for mutant/human relations. Which probably work out pretty well for them, were it not for the small issue of a group of nomadic Atlanteans claiming the construction of the Stringstar has "had a negative effect on local sea life -- and their own 'spiritual equilibrium.'" While the X-Men and the company in charge of the Stringstar, Stratocorp, are both quick to deny the Atlanteans' allegations, it becomes rapidly apparent that their complaints aren't baseless and this won't be the PR boon the X-Men were hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Dec 7, 2011

    I know I keep hammering away with the whole comics-by-the-numbers thing in regards to X-Club, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a fun read. It was. Could this team of supporting characters maintain an ongoing title? Probably not. Can they maintain a five-issue miniseries? If Spurrier and Davidson keep up the pace from issue #1, sure. I know I want to know what science does next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 9, 2011

    X-Club is a niche team. I'm not sold on the characterization of Cyclops in here but perhaps he will snap out of it now that the team is in danger. I would like to see more of the personalities of the X-Club team develop in this series because as of now it seems like it weighs way too heavily, though understandably, on Nemesis. This was a decent start to the mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 13, 2011

    This was fine. It mostly floats on the strength of Dr. Nemesis' dialog and some very solid art. If “they” manage to tie up all the subplots nicely, this could be a high quality miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 11, 2011

    In the end, there isn't much here to encourage continued reading, but if you really like these underused characters and have been wanting to see them get some panel time, it's worth a look. Marvel has had a surprising number of very strong number one issues of late, and this, unfortunately, falls well short of those books. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Dec 7, 2011

    There's clearly more depth to this miniseries than what's been shown in issue #1, but there isn't much reason to believe that it will be worth your money based on this book. If find yourself entertained by condescension and you don't mind storytelling that lacks nuance, it might be worth sticking around to find out how the X-Club roots out the real cause of the "dark." For the majority of readers, however, I would recommend skipping this title for now. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Dec 7, 2011

    This book started out alright, but as the pages turned I felt more and more pessimistic about its ability to entertain in the long run. The characters and conflict weren't very well established, and their simple roles don't make me want to pick up this book any further. While it's note a horrible book by any means, it will need to go into major "science mode" in order to salvage any good impression. Read Full Review

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