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X-Men: Red Annual #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Pascal Alixe Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 30, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 28
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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After Resurrection. Before Red. Jean Grey was reborn in a world that had changed. Her friends and family had lived lives. Some had lost lives. This is Jean's story of catching up losses and triumphs. Reconnecting with old colleagues, grieving for those lots, and meeting family members she didn't know existed.
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Cody White Jun 1, 2018

    I will echo what I'm already starting to see across the internet as I write this on release day: X-Men: Red Annual #1 is my front-runner for the single comic of the year thus far. I intentionally tried to not spoil too many of the more touching moments experienced here, because one should not rob others of that beauty if it can be helped. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan May 30, 2018

    Jean Grey is determined to save the Marvel Universe, and her mission begins here! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jake Putnam Jun 4, 2018

    This is a great addition to the X-Men Red storyline. I have loved seeing the development of Jean after her resurrection and this entire issue is devoted to her solely. I love how it has been able to touch on the heart of the character as well as express the woman that she hopes to be from this point forward. Great art, great story, GREAT COMIC! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 30, 2018

    X-Men Red Annual #1 is a compelling and enjoyable refresher on the character of Jean Grey, who she was, and who she may yet become. Shes a great solo lead, the art is incredible, and the comic earns a strong recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 4, 2018

    I Loved this book and if there weren't some other gems to come out this annuals week, it would be my book of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle May 30, 2018

    Tom Taylor, Pascal Alixe, andChris Sotomayor bring the past to the present with the final piece in Jean's resurrection arc. Fans of X-MEN RED will enjoy seeing some much needed interactions between Jean and other characters, but they might be disappointed by the lack of depth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 30, 2018

    By the end, the emotional punch of X-Men Red Annual #1 more than makes up for the moments when it doesn't quite come together. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 31, 2018

    If you're only reading one X-title, you should definitely make sure it's X-Men Red. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Ruston Fritcher Jun 1, 2018

    X-Men: Red is one of the strongest X titles and this issue is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - E.A. Sofia Jun 4, 2018

    The X-Men Red storyline has been compelling thus far, and I thought this annual chapter didnt live up to the high standards of the series introduction. Im still looking forward to the rest of this series, but I hope that the themes introduced here are further explored in the main story. For readers who are trying to decide whether this book is worth following, Id say that this issue a non-representative chapter of what the story has been like so far in terms of themes, tone, and artwork; I suggest reading the first four issues for those looking to determine if this book is a good fit for them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Jun 4, 2018

    A strong companion to its core series, "X-Men Red Annual" #1 bridges an important gap of Jean's story by focusing on what makes it personal. And while the art can seem strangely designed at times, it does not take away materially from the overall package. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Jun 1, 2018

    X-Men ares Annual 1 gets a C+ for a solid story and solid writing but art that doesnt fit along with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 30, 2018

    Too much of this story seemed to be missing for it to be entertaining or engaging. Jean seemed to drift in and out of moments without really engaging in them and with the people in her life. There was a lot that could have been explored in this issue and it seemed to focus more on the surface rather than the substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 31, 2018

    Even with disappointing artwork, X-Men Red Annual #1 is a BORROW thanks to a script filled with great energy and a haunting finale! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jun 4, 2018

    While the story delivers, the art does not, and in the end the entire issue suffers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 4, 2018

    X-Men: Red Annual #1 is a poorly timed comic that did not help build interest for Tom Taylor's first storyline that is still ongoing. It would have been much better if Taylor and Marvel held of on giving X-Men: Red an Annual issue until at least ten issues into the series. By not waiting a lot of the content of this Annual ended up being a rehash of the character work Taylor has done in the four issues of X-Men: Red. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forge May 30, 2018

    This book tastes like virtue signaling and bad writing.

    I usually have pretty low expectations for annual issues, and Tom Taylor managed to live down to my expectations in every way. The thing most people will focus on is the terrible hot dog line. I think back to the classic 70's and 80's books written by Chris Claremont (the all time best X-Men writer) and how he dealt with bigotry. He didn't bring it up in every single issue but he did touch on it fairly frequently. Instead of portraying regular people as cartoonish bigots, Claremont would often write them as conflicted about their feelings towards mutants. They would express genuine concerns about their own safety or the safety of their families in a world with mutants. By th more

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  • 1.5
    aceraxon Jun 2, 2018

    The art is uneven, Jean Grey half the time looks like she has a man's body, I just don't understand what's going on there. The dialogue is about the most awful garbage I've ever seen. I mean, seriously, stop and read it out loud. Read the interaction between Logan and Jean and see how awful it is. It makes no sense, she just comes off like a jerk.

    The story is about as boring as possible, the artwork is bad, why was this printed? Just so we could get that, "Tastes like mustard and bigotry!" line? Oh, such witty dialogue. Is Dan Slott one of the few decent writers left at Marvel???

  • 10
    Billyndo May 30, 2018

    I was going to rate it 9 because the art is not good, but haters are forcing me to rate it 10. _o_

  • 9.0
    Treysome May 30, 2018

    Welcome back Jean and she don’t need the phoenix force or cerebro this time. Tom Taylor does it again with this issue. Pick X-Men Red up guys.

  • 9.0
    RaisingBlack May 31, 2018

    Tom Taylor is doing remarkable work on X-men Red. This Annual takes a step back and really features what Jean Grey is about. This annual does a great job of tieing up some ends and investing Jean Grey the leader in person. Taylor writes a story that shows why Jean really is the leader the X-men and mutant kind actually deserve. Every character voice in this book feels right.

    There is one big problem with this annual. Pascal Alixe's art is not up the standard of the writing. Characters look strange and sometimes it feels like Alixe stretched skin across skeletons and called them people. Maybe the artist and colorist were not on the same page because normally X-Men red reads and looks amazing. My hope is that Alixe is not one the more

  • 8.0
    Dispatchdcu Jun 4, 2018

    Welcome to the Oblivion Bar where the first round is on me and the pretzels are free! Be warned: like the pickled eggs at the bar, this issue is going to get SPOILED rotten.

    This annual was mainly about summarizing what has happened to Jean Grey. For those that don’t remember, adult Jean Grey was dead. The X-men went to visit her grave when they noticed a large bird flying around the sun and moon because they thought Jean was back. When they arrived to her grave, it was empty. Long story short, after hatching from the Phoenix egg with no memories, Jean’s team tried to remind her of who she was. Eventually, she was able to convince the Phoenix Force to leave her and give her back her memories. That’s where this issue kicks more

  • 5.5
    MKW69 Jun 3, 2018

    Where The Hell is Xornetto when you need one?

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  • 9.5
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  • 9.0
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  • 9.0
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  • 8.5
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