X-Men #1
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X-Men #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 7, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

CURSE OF THE MUTANTS PART 1 Vampires from around the globe are descending en masse on the City by the Bay, staking a brutal claim for the patch of land the X-Men call their home. What is their agenda? Who is their mysterious leader?

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - G-Man Jul 8, 2010

    The X-Men have a big battle coming their way. I'm not crazy about vampires but I do think this could be a welcome change from fighting mutants or other mutant hating humans. There is an acknowledgment to Storm's past encounter with Dracula that was nice. Since this is the first issue, the battle hasn't fully started yet. The pieces are being put in place. There is action. There are some potential implications occurring already (like the fate of Jubilee). It just didn't blow me completely away. I'm curious to see how the events in this title will correspond to the other X-books like Uncanny X-Men. If we're going to see a huge battle between the X-Men and vampires, you would expect to see mention in the other books as well. Hopefully we'll have a good amount of continuity between the titles to avoid any future nitpickings from people like me. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - joelopez101 Jul 9, 2010

    Despite my criticism of the art, this is a reasonably solid X-Men issue that doesnt really deserve to be the #1 issue of an ongoing series. While Medinas style doesnt really fit the vampire part of the equation, this was a stable showing from him, and Gischlers script moves the plot along nicely. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Jul 9, 2010

    It seems likely the story as a whole will be well worth reading once it's available as a single story instead of short $4 chunks. For now, though...unless you have no problem with the $3.99 price and are particularly interested in following the story in 22-paged chunks, I'd recommend holding off a few months, and getting the collected edition. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 8, 2010

    Paco Medina's art is impressive enough, striking a similar clean and pretty aesthetic to that of Terry Dodson on Uncanny, but with a little more variety and nuance. If Medina's characters aren't as physically interchangeable as Dodson's, he still shares the problem of ineffectively conveying age. This isn't a bad start to what looks to be a fairly significant X-Men event. I just worry that the series lacks the potential for extended life and purpose beyond the present storyline. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 9, 2010

    With Paco Medina putting in a solid effort (aside from Pixie) and some great character writing from Victor Gischler, I strongly considered giving this a Buy It verdict, even though it is falling prey to the current vampire craze (thankfully none of these vampires sparkle). Unfortunately, there are some nagging issues and the unjustified high price tag holds this back. I'll gladly pay $3.99 for a comic with solid extras, but one page advertisements for the other XTitles are totally not worth the extra buck. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 8, 2010

    "X-Men" #1 has a so-so story, but you'll stay for Medina and Vlasco's art. Hopefully Gischler will add in a little more strength to the next issue. While I'm not convinced there's any need for a third monthly X-Men title (especially now that "X-Men: Legacy" has shifted to a combination of older and newer characters with Rogue at the center), there's some potential here. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 19, 2010

    X-Men #1 was certainly a new reader friendly issue. Readers need not be scared off by the X-Mens ridiculously convoluted continuity when considering purchasing this title. If you like vampires then I would definitely recommend purchasing X-Men #1. However, for everyone else, I would recommend passing on X-Men #1. This title fails to distinguish itself from the countless other super hero titles already on the market. X-Men #1 also fails to state a claim for why the X-Men need a third title. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 9, 2010

    Sorry, but it's just not my cup of tea (of course, your mileage may vary). I won't be picking up issue #2. Read Full Review

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