X-Men #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 16, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 25 User Reviews: 130
8.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The X-Men find themselves in a whole new world of possibility... and things have never been better! Jonathan Hickman (HOUSE OF X, POWERS OF X, SECRET WARS) and superstar artist Leinil Yu (NEW AVENGERS, CAPTAIN AMERICA) reveal the saga of Cyclops and his hand-picked squad of mutant powerhouses!
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  • 9.7
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Oct 16, 2019

    X-Men #1 has some fun in the House of X that Hickman and his collaborators so expertly built. At the same time, it stokes the narrative tension we need to keep this world fresh. Another must-read X-Men comic for 2019. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 16, 2019

    X-Men #1 is an excellent introduction to Hickman's new era. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 19, 2019

    Lots of clever ideas on display here, and lots of room to grow. Thefuture is bright for the team, especially as long as Hickman continues to shine. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Oct 16, 2019

    A heavyweight like Hickman obviously needs someone whos batting on his level enter Leinil Francis Yu. Fresh off a stint on Ta-Nehisi Coatess Captain America, Yu offers visuals at his austere best, with pencils inked by frequent collaborator Gerry Alanguilan and colors by Sunny Pho. X-Men is a handsome book befitting Hickmans stoic but not emotionless script that also manages to look completely different from what Pepe Larraz and R.B. Silva were doing on HoXPoX, and the diversity in visuals so far bodes well for the rest of the revitalized X-Men line moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 15, 2019

    X-Men #1 brings mutants back to the character story which is a fan-favorite element that keeps these characters grounded, relatable, and interesting. The domestic lives of mutants are on full display and I can't wait to see how Hickman and Yu shatter the peace and tranquility of their lives. X-Men is very good at generating excitement in the exchanges between characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 15, 2019

    There's a level of deliberateness and world-building to Hickman's X-Men that I think paves over any inconsistencies in execution in pacing - indeed, harping too heavily on any shortcomings in the action sequence is kind of missing the point. Given how high the stakes have been in House of X and Powers of X, it makes sense to bring things down to a simmer, especially since Hickman can act as a smooth launchpad for the rest of the X-Men series coming out over the next month. While this isn't as radical a reinvention as some of Hickman's previous issues, he and Yu continue the franchise's hot streak in X-Men #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 16, 2019

    Leinil Francis Yu brings some beautiful visuals to this issue and the action and panel progression are exciting. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Jeffords Jr. Oct 17, 2019

    f you're going to read any X-Men story, make sure it's this one. Because, the good times won't last, especially for mutants/The X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 18, 2019

    X-Men #1 is the first step in a historic run for the mutants. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Oct 16, 2019

    If you are going to pick up any of the new X-Books to make up this Dawn of X? Make sure that X-Men #1 is number one on your list. This book gave us a proper introduction into this new world of possibility. We got to see some of the new team, the new personalities to some of our favorite X-Men, more of Krakoa that we didn't see before, and the enemies we should brace ourselves for. It's a brave new world for the X-Men! And never before has those words stood more true. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Oct 17, 2019

    "X-Men" #1 puts the major status quo shifts of "House of X" and "Powers of X" into perspective by focusing on character moments and what life is like in this brand new world. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Oct 16, 2019

    Hickman keeps the mutant train rolling and introduces many new characters with X-Men #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Oct 17, 2019

    For some, X-Men #1 is going to be a letdown, and that would beinevitable. House of X and Powers of X were just so goodthat it's hard not to see this as a slight step down. That said, it'snot really fair to this book, which has a very different goal.HoX and PoX created the new firmament for the X-books;X-Men #1 is the first step down the freshly paved road Hickmanand company laid out. In that, it succeeds with flying colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Oct 16, 2019

    Dawn of X starts here! Following the events of House of X/Powers of X, Hickman slowly establishes the new mutant paradigm inX-Men #1(Hickman, Yu, Alanguilan, Gho, Cowles). Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 15, 2019

    X-Men #1 is a more character-driven alternative to House of X, though the visuals don't quite measure up. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Oct 16, 2019

    A new era for Marvels Mutants is here, and there are some very interesting things that have been set up and tons of story points to be touched on. It is all starting here with X-Men #1, and fans new and old are not going to want to miss out on this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Oct 20, 2019

    If this first issue is any indication, then X-Men (technically, Volume 5) sets the stage for an enticing read that builds upon the books' 50 year history, while also also referencing some of Hickman's previous Marvel works. Overall, a strong start and sign of continued stability from the X-Editorial offices at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 15, 2019

    Overall this wasn’t what I was expecting for a first issue, but it was still an exciting and entertaining read. There is a lot being set up even in this first issue and laying the groundwork for the other ‘Dawn of X’ titles. If you enjoyed ‘House of X’ and ‘Powers of X’ then you will want to pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Oct 17, 2019

    I will say this, if you have not read House of X and Powers of X then you definitely need to go out and get it in collected format. X-Men #1 is not a new reader-friendly issue. If you have not been reading House of X and Powers of X then you will be lost during much of X-Men #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 16, 2019

    Not exactly what I was expecting, X-Men #1 is slow and deliberate and offers readers a break from the drama and intensity of House of X and Powers of X. Still, X-Men #1 is a worthwhile read that promises a wild and dramatic ride in future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 18, 2019

    Even though I was put off by the art style that contradicts the tone of the writing; the story was still great and worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Oct 18, 2019

    X-Men #1 is a fine start to the series and a solid setup for the rest of the X-Men line. It isn't as sensational as the miniseries that readers were just treated to, but it is still enjoyable. Even if you aren't a fan of the Summers family, X-Men is definitely a book that should be picked up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 19, 2019

    The first issue of Dawn of X is a nice view of the bigger picture of the status quo, but its lacking in the rich character drama that both defines the X-Men and will, ultimately, make this whole thing worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Oct 16, 2019

    As long as Marvel keeps teaming Hickman with talented artists like Yu, X-Men seems primed to be one of the most exciting and talked about superhero stories published today. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Oct 15, 2019

    If you picked this up expecting high octane action, suspense, thrills, and excitement from the wonderful world of Hickman, this issue is not for you. Summertime is about all youll get in this opener. Moreover, patience is most certainly in order as the series takes off and readers will immediately notice a tone switch from the opening launch series to what may appear to be a minor dip in the art quality as well. However, as a long time Jonathan Hickman fan, readers need to hang in there and let his story develop just like HOUSE OF X and POWERS OF X did in a much shorter timeframe. Read Full Review

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