X-Men: Red #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 35 User Reviews: 65
8.1Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

The Hate Machine Part 1
JEAN GREY is back! Returned to a world she doesn't recognize, the First Lady of the X-MEN gathers an unlikely team - NIGHTCRAWLER, NAMOR and LAURA KINNEY (A.K.A. ALL-NEW WOLVERINE) - to face an evil that threatens to tear down XAVIER's dream by any means necessary!
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  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 6, 2018

    Even if you're not much of an X-Men fan, X-Men: Red #1 is well worth checking out. Rather than being steeped in such deep continuity that you'll require a Masters Degree in advanced Clarmentology just to know who is fighting who and why, this book proves easily accessible to new readers. It has good artwork and features an exciting script that is both fun and funny.This is everything an X-Men comic should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 7, 2018

    X-Men Red teases the return of a villain who is perfectly suited to the story the series is looking to tell. In their first issue, Taylor, Asrar, and company present a story that has plenty of visceral energy and that seems interested in carving a new path for these characters rather than recapturing past glory. That combination of big ideas and big action makes X-Men Red one of the boldest new X-Men comic in years. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Feb 7, 2018

    This is an all around just great book that will make you feel a range of emotions while reading. Tom Taylor pushes the X-Men in a bold, new,exciting direction that still manages to respect the past. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 7, 2018

    This was a great debut and return for Jean Grey. The issue showcased her idealism as well as introduced a dramatic threat that brings her back down to earth. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 7, 2018

    X-Men: Red #1 does everything an X-Men comic should do: it presents the team and the struggle, provides a purpose and an identifiable foe. Most importantly, Taylor, Asrar, Svorcina, and Petit give readers a reason to believe this teams compatability through their own demonstration of teamwork. I was hooked with Taylor and Asrar on the book and Nightcrawler on the roster. Then they added Wolverine and Honey Badger. And Namor. Im ready to declare this my favorite X-Men comic of recent years. And Im definitely looking forward to more X-Men: Red. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Feb 7, 2018

    Jean Grey is determined to save modern mutantkind, but the task isn't quite as easy as she thought it would be. Tom Taylor sets the stage for a complex series in X-MEN RED #1 by blending old and new X-Men themes and characters, creating something that is both fresh and familiar. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Feb 7, 2018

    After a year of "meh" and qualified successes at best, Marvel has finally delivered on the ResurreXion promise. Jean Grey is back, and she's brought a classic "hero up and save the world" story with her. A character who took a graveyard end-run around the last shameful decade of X-History is the perfect choice to breathe fresh life into Xavier's dream and beat back the nightmares connected to it. It's going to be quite a ride, and you won't regret getting on board right at the start. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 7, 2018

    This is a hell of a debut with a clear direction and voice. The issue has me excited now after a rather down return of Grey. What felt like a bad idea seems to work well here and the gap in time is part of that driver. Welcome back Red, here's to a return in so many ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 7, 2018

    X-Men: Red #1 is a great opening salvo and has me thankfully excited for an X-Men book again. Taylor, Asrar, and Svorcina give the reader a tight and focused tale, and hopefully the book will be able to maintain these positive qualities. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 9, 2018

    The craft in X-Men: Red should have other X-Men creative teams taking notes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    On Comics Ground - Jake Putnam Feb 10, 2018

    The world has not been the same without Jean Grey. How will the leaders cope knowing the one they feared the most is back? What will Jean do? Is she the only one to return from the dead? Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 7, 2018

    It's been rough going for X-Men fans in recent years. Fortunately, the same writer who's made All-New Wolverine such a consistent treat shows is also capable of building a great ensemble series. X-Men Red #1 is a promising debut for this creative team, one that makes the most of Jean Grey's new, unfettered status quo and grounds the franchise in our chaotic and uncertain world. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Feb 10, 2018

    A familiar premise, with a twist, and some excellent art, plus a fascinating team lineup. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Ray Hancock Feb 8, 2018

    If you are a fan of X-Men like I am, this is probably already on your pull list. If not, I'd recommend picking it up. It fits into this groove that is different than the other X-team books out right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 7, 2018

    X-Men: Red #1 is everything an X-fan could want and more from a new series. I'm sure there are plenty of readers out there skeptical that we might be getting one too many X-books, but this issue proves that there is nothing to fear when there are stories to be told, and all it takes is a bold creative team to tell it. This Jean Grey finally sees the world without the corruption of the Phoenix, and now is her time to show that she can make an impact with a new outlook and perspective on life. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin Gregory Feb 9, 2018

    A great debut that builds on "Resurrection," reintroduces Jean Grey, and begins to build a new team with mostly solid art and a great direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Phil Wheat Feb 20, 2018

    When X-Men: Red was announced it seemed like an afterthought. An odd name for random group of characters that do not automatically go together. If this is any indication this could end up being the best series of the current X-Men line. For the first time in a while the future is bright for the children of the atom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 1, 2018

    While not perhaps not as mind-blowing or esoteric as New X-Men or All-Star Superman, you can't help but see Tom Taylor following in the footsteps of Grant Morrison in X-Men: Red. There's a sense of hope at the heart of this work, the belief that new ideas and new ways of doing can bring salvation and peace. The X-Men have always been about evolution, about coexistence, but I think in the face of ever-expanding events, dodgy team additions, and a true identity crisis in the face of Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other books, it'd be easy to believe that the Children of Atom have lost their way. But thankfully, Jean Grey is back " not as a phoenix, but as a guiding light. And I can't wait to see where she goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Feb 1, 2018

    Big ideas and heart rule the day as Jean Grey's X-Men strive to heal a world that hates and fears them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Daniel Clark Feb 16, 2018

    When X-Men: Red was announced it seemed like an afterthought. An odd name for random group of characters that do not automatically go together. If this is any indication this could end up being the best series of the current X-Men line. For the first time in a while the future is bright for the children of the atom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Sardo Feb 2, 2018

    X-Men Red #1 feels like a superhero book, but more importantly, it feels like an X-Men book. A must read for X-Men fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 8, 2018

    Jean Grey is back in action and she's leading a team of her own. Achieving Xavier's dream won't be easy, but Jean is going to give it a go. Overall, X-Men Red (2018-) #1 is an entertaining book that, despite some odd-looking illustrations, works well and is worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Feb 15, 2018

    It's a different line-up but it works well and it's a mix that I look forward to following. X-Men Red is definitely worth a read and you should pick it up at your local book shop! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 8, 2018

    X-Men: Red #1 is an expertly-drawn and tightly scripted next step for the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Feb 10, 2018

    This is a easy recommendation for this weeks releases, its got lots of action and tells a interesting story, which is core to the X-Men origins. This is a huge step up from the "Return of the Jean Grey" series and I'm certainly going to add this into my rotation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Feb 8, 2018

    I know that this seems very little to go on, and quite frankly, not a very good sell to buy a book, but you are going to have to trust me on this one. Tom Taylor and Mahmud Asrar have put together a compelling story with rather pretty artwork. This feels like it is going to be a return to the classics based on the ending of the book, and I couldn't be more excited. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Feb 9, 2018

    New titles always find a warmer reception when they stake a bold claim to their own unique identity, with a clear and stated purpose " and Jean Grey's is nothing less than changing the world. You can't really argue with that. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 10, 2018

    X-Men: Red #1 does exactly what it needed to do as Tom Taylor creates a sense of hope around the direction Jean Grey wants to take the mutant race. Taylor shows his strong understanding of the X-Men side of the Marvel Universe by effectively using his page count to highlight each core X-Men that Jean recruits. In addition to the set-up for the X-Men: Red's direction, Taylor did a great job setting up a strong long-term antagonist in the form of Cassandra Nova. The villains presence is the perfect antithesis to the hope Jean Grey brings to the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Feb 8, 2018

    As a line in the sand, X-Men Red clearly sets out its stall. It's a serious take on the serious metaphorical racism of mutant kind versus human, which I am glad to say adds some weight to the oft changing, oft staying the same world in which all involved cohabitate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 14, 2018

    While Jean is impressive, a super-villain is able to steal the show and derail her noble purpose in its infancy. Has her dream already become a nightmare? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bleeding Cool - Rich Johnston Feb 1, 2018

    That's what X-Men Red is. Something closer in concept to zombie epics of the Walking Dead or 28 Days Later. It's about survival and a changing human/mutant landscape. This would be a fundamental change to the mutant books, if others fall into line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 10, 2018

    Despite the hub-bub of bringing Jean Grey all the way back from the dead and giving her a brand new color of X-Team, the first issue of X-Men Red looks to be just business as usual. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Feb 10, 2018

    X-Men Red is off to a decent start and feels like a back to the basics book for the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 13, 2018

    The story goes in an interesting direction, though the visuals are disappointing. I'll check out the next issue, but if the visuals are the same, this will probably be the only issue I purchase. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 9, 2018

    I'd like to follow Jean's adventures, but they're going to have to do better then this. Read Full Review

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