X-Men: First Class #1
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X-Men: First Class #1

Writer: Jeff Parker Artist: Roger Cruz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 20, 2006 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
6.2Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

While students at the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters, Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Angel, Beast and Iceman taught the world what it meant to be X-Men. These are the hidden stories of the team that laid the foundation of a mutant dynasty!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Sep 24, 2006

    Ive given this comic the benefit of the doubt and reviewed it purely on its own merits; as a coherent part of the main X-Men saga, you can knock off half a bullet because of the vast difference in tone between this and its alleged parent titles. Taken on its own, though, First Class is a strong and enjoyable bit of comics storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Shawn Sep 21, 2006

    The story, most importantly the characterization, is fun and right on target. This would be a great comic for someone who has seen the X-Men in movies or cartoons. I'm on board for the rest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Diana Kingston Sep 24, 2006

    The end result is a perfectly average, disposable romp featuring the first X-Men. Its pretty superfluous, and Parkers writing isnt quite compelling or entertaining enough to make it anything more, but if youre looking for a '60s plot with a '90s script, this is the place to go. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Aronson Sep 24, 2006

    Logistics failures aside, the early days of these characters in no way benefit from a more modernized retelling. Nothing within these pages will redefine our impressions of these characters nor apply to their current status quos, what with Jean Grey six feet under, Angel off in limbo, Cyclops in control of his optic blasts and Beast a demented-looking cat. What remains is a throwaway story that has little to do with the X-Men and falls into the same trap it was accused of when Byrne wrote it: redundancy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Ultimate Goblin Feb 24, 2024

    It reads fine, but the story itself is rather weird. Man, I bought the TPB of this series a long time ago and I barely remembered anything now... Guess it was too many years since the last time I've read it. Maybe the next stories will prove to be more memorable for me. At least I think I liked this book back then...

  • 7.0
    The Villain Jun 3, 2016

    I know that X-Men First Class is an attempt to modernize the original stories from the 1960's for a new audience and it does a solid job of bringing back the original team. The whole issue is told from the point of view of Iceman who is the youngest of the team and adds a lot of fun as the narrator. I felt like this first issue served as too strong of a tribute to the old comics because there were a few times where the dialogue was very corny. Professor X was done fairly well though and this would serve as a good introduction to the original X-Men without going back too far. I just hope it improves a bit.

  • 8.5
    Dones Feb 4, 2023

  • 7.0
    renanpugas Sep 9, 2020

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