X-Men: Regenesis #1

X-Men: Regenesis #1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 12, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

After SCHISM, who will the mutants follow — Cyclops or Wolverine? Setting the stage for WOLVERINE & THE X-MEN #1 and UNCANNY X-MEN #1 and the rest of the X-Men Universe!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 14, 2011

    There is one character who is glaringly left out of the festivities, so to speak. One has to image that Charles Xavier will be returning to his roots, but Gillen doesnt give us a hint as to where he is or what his takes on these events are. Xavier is the founder of the original school, and of the original X-Men as a team and concept. It is hard to imagine that he will be left out of the limelight yet again as this new era of X-Men stories moves forward. Maybe Gillen, Aaron, and the rest of the X-Scribes are simply saving him up for something special? Who knows, but like Rachel, whos finally getting back into the picture, Xavier is massively underused and overlooked. He needs a major role, and he needs one fast. Overall though, in X-Men Regenesis more questions are answered than posed. The tables are now set for the next era of X-Men stories. From the looks of things, theyre shaping up to be pretty interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Oct 13, 2011

    Was there really anything special about this book that it warranted a one shot? Not really, but it was still fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 12, 2011

    This is where it all begins. The X-Men will never be the same again...at least for now. This serves as a great jumping on point and reminds us of some of the really great X-Men characters, many that haven't been seen too much lately. Regenesis is off to a great start and I'm excited over the X-Men once again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 18, 2011

    The color in this series has been vibrant and fun but it was kind of lazy this time. Save your $3.99 for another book and wait for part five on 10/26. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 11, 2011

    At 36 pages (and often quite wordy pages) this is a book with a lot of material in it, and readers will be satisfied by the depth, breadth and thought put into the characters' decisions. Inevitably, there will be some choices fans disagree with, but in general Gillen makes even the apparent fudges (Storm on Cyclops' team?) work on their own terms. For a book that could've been all about the destination, it manages to make the journey something substantially entertaining as well, and even for that reason alone it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Oct 14, 2011

    Overall, this is a fairly interesting read, definitely an important read if you're looking to follow either branch of the X-books coming off of Schism, with some nice character work that makes up for the relative lack of it over in the latter mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Oct 24, 2011

    In the final summation, X-Men: Regenesis is good for anyone interested in understanding how the teams will be split leading into the X-book relaunch. If you plan on picking up Uncanny X-Men or Wolverine and the X-Men in the coming days, Regenesis serves up some interesting bridging narratives. For anyone else, and at $3.99, it's not really worth it. The book gets 3 out of 5 stars for being ultimately inessential; it would have been nice if these stories could have been told in the Schism storyline proper. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - The Firing Squad Oct 16, 2011

    The entirety of this one-shot consists of Wolverine and Cyclops propositioning various X-characters to align with their respective sides in the newly fractured mutant community, followed by those characters announcing their decisions. That's it. Imagine if the brief recruitment scenes from Bendis's Avengers #1 were inflated to the size of a full-length comic and you'll have a pretty accurate sense as to what to expect here. Now, given that those scenes are being written by the criminally unheralded Kieron Gillen, there's plenty of smart dialogue and spot-on characterization to be had, but even a gifted writer can't escape what this comic is at its root. Regenesis is simply an illustrated X-Team checklist for the next several months' worth of Marvel books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Oct 16, 2011

    The entirety of this one-shot consists of Wolverine and Cyclops propositioning various X-characters to align with their respective sides in the newly fractured mutant community, followed by those characters announcing their decisions. That's it. Imagine if the brief recruitment scenes from Bendis's Avengers #1 were inflated to the size of a full-length comic and you'll have a pretty accurate sense as to what to expect here. Now, given that those scenes are being written by the criminally unheralded Kieron Gillen, there's plenty of smart dialogue and spot-on characterization to be had, but even a gifted writer can't escape what this comic is at its root. Regenesis is simply an illustrated X-Team checklist for the next several months' worth of Marvel books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 10, 2011

    As an epilogue to Schism, Regenesis doesn't really accomplish anything significant that that series hadn't already. And as a primer for the new state of the X-union, this issue is too crowded and narrow in focus. It merely illustrates why it's such a bad idea to have so many X-Men under one roof. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Oct 13, 2011

    A serviceable story that is undone by really poor art. This is rapidly becoming a theme for the X-books and I don't understand why the X-office has to be the dumping ground for inferior artists. Still, this is important reading if you want to understand why characters are choosing one team over another and it has left me excited for the new issues. Read Full Review

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