X-Men '92: House of XCII #1

Writer: Steve Foxe Artist: Salva Espin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 13, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 22
8.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Everyone's favorite '90s incarnations of the X-Men have returned...but this time, everything is even all-newer and all-more different! Mutantkind is taking a huge leap forward by founding their own nation on the island of Krakoa, guided by Professor X, Magneto, and a mysterious long-lived woman who knows more than she should. That's right - the '90s X-Men are tackling the Krakoan Age thirty years early... and it's NOT going to go the way you expect!

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Apr 11, 2022

    X-MEN 92: HOUSE OF XCII #1 accomplishes what perhaps a handful of comic "adaptions" have ever done. It manages to perfectly marry the ideas of two eras together while being weighed down by neither. It's a superb accomplishment by the entire creative team with something for every single kind of X Fan and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 16, 2022

    Overall, X-Men '92: House of XCII #1 is a fun trip down memory lane,that only gets better as it takes place in the Krakoan age. The story by Foxe is masterful. The art by creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, a book which ropes in old fans while giving an alternate take on this big event. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Apr 11, 2022

    THE DISPATCHThink of this series as a blend of X-MEN: THE ANIMATED SERIES meets the beginning of the HOUSE OF X/ DAWN OF X era. Steve Foxe strategically blends the two ideas together with minor little twists and turns that fit both contexts so well. Foxe makes X-MEN 92: HOUSE OF XCII #1 feel identical to the Hickman era but with some character replacements in a few key areas that simply jive better with the ANIMATED SERIES. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Apr 11, 2022

    X-Men '92: House of XCII #1, true to its name, is the perfect mashup ofX-Men: The Animated Series andHouse of X/Powers of X. If you've been enjoying what the Krakoan Age has brought to the table, you'll want to check out this new take on the story. If you love X-Men: The Animated Series and are looking for something to tide you over beforeX-Men '97premieres in 2023, this is definitely the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 11, 2022

    'X-Men 92: House of XCII' both embraces and weaponizes nostalgia in fascinating ways. The result is an X-Men story that feels familiar and audacious in equal measure. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Apr 16, 2022

    A serviceable opening issue that does a reasonable job of setting the story up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Apr 16, 2022

    It's a fun mashup that succeeds at piquing my interest. My only concern is that it follows House of X's plot too closely. I'm hoping that the series isn't just "Hey let's follow House of X exactly but with the '90s style and most famous characters. Yes, X-Men '92 was famous for adapting classic comic arcs to the letter, but as it continues, I hope that the plot unfolds differently. It would be a waste not to change the outcome of events now that you've placed it in this era and surprise readers even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Apr 14, 2022

    X-Men '92: House of XCII #1 is a creative mashup of two eras that makes the best of both the 90's and current status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Apr 18, 2022

    I would recommend this one if you are a fan of the X-Men cartoon in the 1990s but do not want to see the exact same story again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura Apr 13, 2022

    From head to toe, X-Men '92: House of XCII #1 is a nostalgia-tastic package that actually delivers on its premise and offers an intriguing alternate version of events that makes you appreciate everything it's riffing on even more than you already did. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Apr 17, 2022

    X-Men '92 #1 is an excellent idea on paper but didn't live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Apr 13, 2022

    It's easy to look at the likes of Disney and Marvel, both of whom have had zero issue exploiting the works of their past creators for cash and fan cred... and quickly write the series off. That said, Marvel the company didn't write, illustrate, color, or letter this book. Some really great artists did. And while House of XCII has no real reason to exist, Foxe, Espin, and the rest of this creative team do their best to make it something readers can all enjoy and be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jacken Jul 13, 2022

    This book is very very good 100% reccomend it!!!

  • 10
    regency8868 Apr 15, 2022

    This is…way better than it has any right to be. I might actually like this streamlined version of Krakoa more than Hickman’s (sorry bout it). Art is great but colors are too modern, though.

  • 10
    Bubhead Apr 14, 2022

    Now THAT’S good Wolverine.

  • 10
    December Frost Apr 14, 2022

    Needed more Emma but I’ll allow it.

  • 8.5
    Costa Rica Comic Club Apr 14, 2022

    Review de Comics
    X-men House of XCII
    Un comic que nos muestra la era del dios Hickman para los mutantes, pero desde la serie animada del año 1992. Con su mismo estilo y mismos diseños.

    Lo malo.
    Dentro lo poco que le puedo mencionar que el comic tiene como malo, es la poca afinidad al arte de la serie original, no parece un comic de los 90’s ni tampoco parece el arte de la serie animada. Esto desmotiva muchísimo la idea original que muchos lectores quisimos ver en esta readaptación.

    Lo Bueno.
    La historia como tal se encuentra bien adaptada a la idea de Hickman, y se lleva a una versión un poco diferente, pero con sus mismas bases. Esto nos demuestra el porque lo que hizo el escritor con los mu more

  • 8.5
    Drasek83 Apr 13, 2022

    I really enjoyed the nostalgic 90s X-Men in today’s era with this comic. It makes me feel like the actual Krakoan era could have been so much better.

  • 7.5
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 29, 2022

    I can't fault it for audacity; adapting Dawn of X into the tween-targeted/teen-friendly style of X-Men '92 is a tall order. I think this first issue does a good job of it. The art's rather great. The script struggles under a huge load of exposition, but I think it's necessary. If the prose is simple, it's not actually bad.

    Since I've read the original (and I'm a geezer), I can only speculate how this story will land with a young reader who's not familiar. I think it'll work. And for those of us who *have* read Hickman's original, the author throws in just enough twists to keep it interesting.

    Though it's a good book, it barely clears that bar for adult readers. The feeling that you're reading a kiddie comic just never more

  • 6.5
    Jawsh Apr 15, 2022

    A nostalgia throw back, the artwork didn't really vibe with me with what they were going for.
    Less 90s and more "For Younger Readers" which made the simplified Krakoa storyline feel more like it's for a younger/wide audience. A few surprises here and there but generally, it's alright.

  • 5.0
    Ebonyc Apr 26, 2022

    I really like House of X/Powers of X, but I'm not a fan of this following those ideas. All these new mutant popping up here too. This feel like nostalgia bait, instead of pure nostalgia. Another thing I don't like is that it doesn't address the issue of Xavier coming back at all.

  • 3.0
    NostalgiaKills Apr 15, 2022

    This was unoriginal and cheesy. It’s a fun idea, but there’s nothing clever or surprising here. Save your coins.

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