X-Men: Blue #1
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X-Men: Blue #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Jorge Molina, Matteo Buffagni Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 43
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Join MARVEL GIRL, CYCLOPS, BEAST, ICEMAN and ANGEL as they reclaim the title of X-MEN. After the world-shaking events of IVX, the original five X-Men are here to bring mutant criminals to justice and restore a heroic sheen to their team. But with a new leader in JEAN GREY and a new mentor in their "arch-frenemy" MAGNETO, will old rivalries and new conflicts tear these heroes apart?
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Apr 12, 2017

    The Blue team always was the best - that tradition continues! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Apr 25, 2017

    The tone is one of hope for once. The mutants are starting to rebound from all their setbacks and this issue helps prove that they don't plan on leaving just yet. There's plenty of action in the issue as well as an exploration of the team as a whole. It makes for a very enjoyable read, and Marvel fans and Mutant fans should really pick this one up! The characters and dialogue work well and the story is fast-paced but flows very well. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Huck Talwar Apr 19, 2017

    The creative team on this series has done a superb job so far, and I am more than ready to read more. Are these X-Men going to try to get back to their time? Will their "leader" direct them to do good or bad? Will they listen? What threat is next, and how will they deal with it? This is an issue that any and every X-Men fan needs to read. So, what are you waiting for? Get to your local comic shop and pick up a copy! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Adeem Khan Apr 12, 2017

    X-Men: Blue still has a lot to prove. The teases in the end have my interest, but we'll have to wait and see if Cullen Bunn can give the concept justice. So far though, it seems the book is in the right hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Apr 12, 2017

    This was another huge success for the teams behind ResurreXion. The X-Men are definitely back and I am overwhelmingly ecstatic. If you enjoyed X-Men Gold then you should definitely pick this one up. Its more reminiscent of the early days of the X-Men of 1963, where Gold was very reminiscent of the 1990s. I love how they have taken the formula of the comics from those eras and delivered that with a modern twist and fresh new stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Apr 16, 2017

    Personally, I cannot wait to read more, and that this is including the teen O5 that is saying something. This series has the classic feel but still feels fresh and has enough exciting possibility for development that it could really become something, with a creative team who seem just made for making awesome comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Apr 12, 2017

    Overall, I really liked this first issue and I can't wait to see where this title goes. I was hoping to see these five go out and be heroes and we get that in spades! A new mentor to guide them and the return of some classic X-Men villains make this an action packed issue that stirs up fond memories of the X-Men past and really has gotten me excited for the future of this team and this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 13, 2017

    It felt like there was too much emphasis on action (just a straightforward slugfest, at that) and too little on character. But it's a solid start to the new series, and it has potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comicsverse - Alex Bisignaro Apr 12, 2017

    X-MEN BLUE #1 is another installment in Marvel's ResurrXion line. Cullen Bunn does a wonderful job of recreating the chemistry amongst the time-displaced X-Men, and the artwork of Jorge Molina and Matt Milla seems natural to these characters. While this isn't the easiest issue for new fans to jump aboard, it lays the groundwork for an exciting series. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 12, 2017

    While the appeal of the All-New X-Men has diminished in recent years, X-Men Blue is able to quickly recapture that early magic. Cullen Bunn's team dynamic is strong, Jorge Molina's art is slick and the creators introduce just enough wrinkles to the familiar formula to keep things fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 12, 2017

    When we come to understand the purpose of this team by the end of X-Men Blue #1, I am instantly pulled in because someone got what was lost about this team when they first saw what their future had in store for them. Two main titles so far for the X-Men are worth it, that says a lot about Marvel getting their crap together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 17, 2017

    This was a pleasant read and whether you've been reading X-men most of your life or this happens to be the first book you've picked up, the writing team has made this a book anyone can understand. So, if you're wanting a good X-men story this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Apr 13, 2017

    While this issue is very, very far from perfect, X-Men fans are not going to want to miss this surprising back half of X-Men Blue #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Apr 13, 2017

    That track even has some interesting turns towards the end. While the story starts off as fairly basic, it gains greater intrigue towards the end. There are hints and teases about the Original Five X-men's larger goals and how they intend to go about it. Coming on the heels of a classic clash that brings new energy to a team that underwent so much upheaval, X-men Blue #1 creates a new foundation for an old cast of characters. For characters are teenagers, time-displaced, and dabbling in magic, that's quite an accomplishment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Tom Bacon Apr 12, 2017

    Although the issue plays it a little too safe for my liking, Cullen Bunn proves he has what it takes to handle the time-lost X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Chris Campbell Apr 13, 2017

    Dont let X-Men: Gold prevent you from picking up X-Men: Blue. Everything that is wrong with last weeks title is done right in this book. As promised, we are back to basics in look, style, and story; it's a breath of fresh air that will restore faith in the X-Men for a lot of readers. If the X-Men are going to return to greatness, then this title is where it will happen. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Apr 12, 2017

    X-Men Blue #1 is a very generic X-Men teen story offering little story until the ending panel. There is plenty of things to dislike from the lackluster art to the stagnant story but this has many of the qualities that made X-Men popular by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Apr 12, 2017

    There isn't much communicated of these kids' personalities that hasn't been already established in other books, but with this team"and especially the character reveal on the final story's main page"I think I'll be sticking it out for another couple issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Apr 12, 2017

    Until the final few pages and backup story, X-Men Blue #1 seems like a generic comedic superhero team adventure book with nostalgic nods at Lee and Kirby and Chris Claremont and Dave Cockrums run on X-Men for older fans. But then a spectacular plot twist happens, and the cheesy jokes seem like these time displaced teens attempting to stave off the darkness that they have become a part of for some reason or another. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 14, 2017

    We haven't seen this flavor of X-Men story in a while and it's a welcome change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 15, 2017

    Despite the time-tossed original X-Men having worn out their welcome, the first issue of X-Men Blue makes them work with solid writing and great art. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Apr 13, 2017

    Final Verdict: 6.7 – A nice start to a new X-Men run, that sets up and establishes the characters, while looking quite good in the process. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 18, 2017

    X-Men: Blue #1 is a very good start to what could potentially be the strongest of the relaunched X-Men titles. The reveal of a character from the Ultimate Universe does create a cause for concern with how unnecessarily complicated things could become. That said, the main story of X-Men: Blue #1 has me hopeful for Cullen Bunn's run to be successful one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 20, 2017

    The reveal of the team's final member, and true leader, makes things a bit more interesting. Having gone through so many transformations over the years, just what is this version of Magneto after? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Apr 12, 2017

    X-Men Blue #1 gives us a promising ending, but the relationship between the team is lacking. The series needs to work on the balance of fun nostalgia and team building. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Apr 14, 2017

    X-Men Blue #1 is not a good comic book. In fact, its bad, almost to the point of being unreadable. I feel bad for anyone whos already paid for this book, because jeez. You got ripped off. Sorry buddy. Read Full Review

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