X-Men '97 #1

Writer: Steve Foxe Artist: Salva Espin Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 27, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
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THE OFFICIAL PRELUDE TO THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED DISNEY+ SHOW! The X-Men are back - and the '90s have never looked better! In this official prelude to the upcoming X-Men '97, created in collaboration with the showrunners, discover what Storm, Jubilee, Wolverine and the rest of the beloved '90s X-Men cast have been up to in the time before their return! Startling revelations here lead directly into the hotly anticipated new series - don't miss out!
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  • 10
    Nerd Initiative - gangstermegan Mar 27, 2024

    The writing excellent! Somehow they managed to pack so many exciting things into one issue and still have a great flow. The artwork was phenomenal! The colors were very aesthetically pleasing. I love how every character looked, especially Storm. Personally, I'm a huge fan of the mohawk. A badass look for a badass woman! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 27, 2024

    X-Men '97 #1 is the perfect complement to the new animated series. It may retread a few things in the new episodes, but it also functions as a way to give us more stories in this universe. It also plays well as a prequel; it's unfortunate that we don't have the entire series already while the show continues! Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geek'd Out - Cameron Kieffer Mar 28, 2024

    If youre a fan of the merry mutants but either havent seen or remember much of X-Men 92, this is a solid jumping-on point, though you may want to watch the final episode to understand the current status quo. Otherwise, this is a great call-back to a bygone era that many long-time Marvel fans fondly remember, with characters that act and sound the way we remember. Foxe nails the voice of each character to the point where I could easily hear the original voice cast deliver every line. I strongly recommend pulling up that iconic theme music on Spotify before you start reading. Chefs kiss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Mar 27, 2024

    X-Men '97 #1 hits the nostalgia feels while also appealing to my storytelling sensibilities as a 90s kid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Super Hero Hype - Matt Morrison Mar 29, 2024

    Your enjoyment of X-Men '97 #1 will depend on how much you enjoyed the original show and the follow-up series. If you want to see more of these versions of the X-Men or felt cheated that the new show didn't show the early days of Jean Grey's pregnancy, this comic will provide. It may also satisfy those looking for an easily accessible X-Men book while waiting for X-Men: From The Ashes to begin. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Mar 27, 2024

    If you want a reminder of what the X-Men are or whos who, and what the vibe of the animated series was, or if youre not super familiar with the original show, X-men 97 the comic might be the reading material you need. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Mar 27, 2024

    The only real fault to be found here is the simplicity and saminess of it all, it's a tie-in comic that doesn't hit above its weight. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dave DSG Mar 27, 2024

    This comic takes place nine months before the new animated series X-men '97 on Disney + and just days after the disappearance of Charles Xavier in the final chapter Graduation Day.

    The X-men made up of Cyclops, Wolverine, Jean Grey, Storm, Jubilee, Bishop, Rogue and Gambit learn of the kidnapping of Dazzler, the mutant POP singer who is about to give a concert in memory of Charles Xavier. She is a prisoner of the Friends of Humanity, a terrorist group that has become radicalized.

    Jean Gray is about to inform Scott that she is pregnant, Wolverine and Cyclops are at their most tense moment in their relationship, Storm debuts a new look and Mr Sinister is after Jean and Scott's baby.

    Here they show th more

  • 8.0
    AmericanHealthcare Apr 4, 2024

    Nothing groundbreaking, but it delivers on its premise without major flaws. A smooth read, if a little bland.

  • 8.0
    derbycomics Mar 27, 2024

    I'll admit, I'm not usually one for superfluous comic tie-ins. However, X-Men '97 #1 is a surprisingly delightful exception. Writer Steve Foxe, artist Salva Espín, & colorist Matt Milla have givenus a low-stakes yet thoroughly enjoyable prologue to the new Disney+ series of the same name.

    The highest compliment I can give this issue is that it felt like a full-fledged episode of X-Men: The Animated Series, spledidly brought to life w/ the visual style of the X-Men '97 series. It's got everything I crave in X-Men content: a dash of camp, thrilling action, witty humor, & of course, our lovable team of mutants.

    Foxe captures the distinct voices of the characters, from Wolverine's gruff one-liners to Cyclops's earnest lea more

  • 8.5
    Ice8 Apr 3, 2024

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