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X-Corp #1

Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Alberto Foche Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 40
7.5Critic Rating
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KRAKOA IS FOR CLOSERS!
The deals have been made. Mutantkind is safe on Krakoa.  As the Reign of X continues, what are the wants of the mutants who have everything? Leading the charge is X-CORPORATION, headed by CXOs Monet St. Croix and Warren Worthington, a duo as cutthroat and ruthless in the boardroom as they are on a battlefield. But X-Corp needs more than just its figureheads. As Monet sets out to staff their team with some of the brightest and most deviant minds in mutantkind, Warren finds himself in a tense meeting with one of Krakoa's first allies who wants to know the truth: on Angel's wings, will X-Corp crash or soar?&n more

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L May 12, 2021

    Overall this book delivers something truly unique and refreshing to the Reign of X line-up. This is nothing like any other book out right now and I am all for it. Business espionage, political intrigue and superhero antics all wrapped up in what is X-Corp. This is one you definitely don’t want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 10, 2021

    X-Corp #1 delivers a visually enjoyable story that is packed full of potential for a meaningful examination of business practices and ethics, all while exploring the precedent of the corporation's existence as well as the mutant's expanding global influence in this exciting new era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli May 10, 2021

    Tini Howard changed the course of mutant history in 'Excalibur'. Now she and artist Alberto Foche bring mutant mayhem to the boardroom as Angel, Monet, and X-Corp take Krakoa to the corridors of corporate power. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair May 13, 2021

    A fascinating new take on the X-Men's continued fight for survival and recognition that will be fought in boardrooms and laboratories instead of battlefields and government black sites. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 20, 2021

    X-Corp #1 is a clever debut that sets the company and series up for some big things. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips May 12, 2021

    I, for one, am excited about this series and the complexities of industry Howard will seek to address. While the ongoings of Corporations and international bureaucracy might not be everyones cup of tea, this series is absolutely worth the time! Its Wallstreet meets X-Men. I mean, whats shadier than men with more money and power than they know what to do with? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 15, 2021

    The first issue finds a lot of ways to make X-Corp distinct from other comics. It leans hard into the business angle and finds ways to make that really fun and exciting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar May 12, 2021

    While it's only the first issue, X-Corp already possesses an impressive blend of charm, action, intrigue, and personality that has made Marauders so special, and if this issue is anything to go by, we might just have the next must-read X-Book on our hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Barra O'Drisceoil May 21, 2021

    Overall, this is a very exciting debut for X-Corp. Marvel and X-men strike a home run yet again and showcases that even two years later, we're still just get started with the X-men. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 12, 2021

    Foche's classic art style works really well for this story. There is an element of polish to the art that reflects the kind of world these characters are operating in. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene May 13, 2021

    It'll be interesting to see if X-Corp can become like the 3rd corporation in human history to lead with their heart and a giving agenda for the entirety of this capitalistic step in mutant excellence. The grand Headquarters unveiling was a hell of a first step for X-Corp #1 and will have me checking back in when the next issue of X-Corp drops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 14, 2021

    X-Corp #1 is a solid debut issue for the latest series to launch in the X-Men franchise. While not a traditional superhero comic there are a lot of intriguing elements that fans of the current direction fo the X-Men will enjoy. Tini Howard and Alberto Foche do a very good job in establishing Penance and Angel as co-leads in this series while also developing the opposition that X-Corporation will be facing all around the world Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 12, 2021

    X-Corp #1 is an interesting start showing off the potential of the concept. It doesn't quite click though. There are moments that should be memorable and punch the reader in awe. But, those moments never deliver. They show off what's going on but miss that special something where you really take notice. Hopefully, this issue is just laying the groundwork and once that's accomplished we can move on to more excitement but right now, I'm longing to go back and re-read Wildcats 3.0. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods May 10, 2021

    X-Corp #1 feels like Part 1 of a TV pilot. The art and colors are solid, but it has too much setup and business jargon and not enough interesting storytelling. It does a good job establishing the team, who will likely be the main draw for this series, but not what X-Corp is actually going to be doing. This wasn't a strong first issue, so we'll see what the second issue brings. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 12, 2021

    X-Corp definitely has the potential to grow into something, but it's gonna be a wait-and-see until then. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance May 12, 2021

    X-Corp #1 is built on blending the X-Mens Krakoa Era with Wall Street, and it all feels too heavy on jargon and too light on entertainment. The issue struggles to satisfy, which is perhaps a symptom of the X-Men comics as a whole losing momentum. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 19, 2021

    An interesting premise gets dragged down in the execution. The dialogue is clunky, and the plot is too low stakes to invest in. The art is stiff and figures are awkward. However, when the issue works, it works and shows promise for the future. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 13, 2021

    X-Corp #1 is, at best, an underwhelming first issue. Howard doesn't really make an argument for why this book needs to exist, which is very important in a first issue. She mischaracterizes the book's star to make her fit the book, which is a shame because this book would be a lot more interesting with the old perfect Monet at its head. The plot itself is alright, but it's nothing special. Foche's art is clean, but it's also bland, and it doesn't really do anything to elevate a pretty mediocre comic. X-Corp's premise is so broad that it's worth sticking with to see how it will develop, but it's a bit of a chore to read. Read Full Review

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