X-Men: The Wedding Special #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim, Kelly Thompson, Chris Claremont Artist: Greg Land, Cresta, Marika, Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 16, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 22
5.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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One of the biggest milestone events in X-Men history is almost here! Kitty Pryde and Colossus are finally about the tie the knot...but what's a wedding without the respective bachelor and bachelorette parties? Join Marc Guggenheim and Kelly Thompson for two parties that can only be celebrated Marvel style! All this, plus, a Kitty and Colossus story by legendary X-Men scribe, Chris Claremont!!!
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  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle May 16, 2018

    X-MEN: WEDDING SPECIAL #1 might not be much of a serious read, but that doesn't mean it's not good. Instead of being purely about kicking ass and being a superhero, this issue focuses on Kitty's past and her relationships with both Colossus and other mutants, like Callisto and Wolverine. While it may not be required reading for X-MEN GOLD, it's a nice companion piece that pushes Kitty's character development a step further. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley May 18, 2018

    A heart-warming farewell to Kitty from BOTH of her fathers. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 16, 2018

    X-Men Wedding Special features some great Kitty Pryde moments, but it does little to hype up her impending marriage. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jason Segarra May 16, 2018

    It's fine and fun, but there's not a ton of substance to work with here. Claremont's section had heart (and ghosts), Guggenheim's had a bit of fun (but bad writing) and Thompson's had personality (but nothing of note happens). It's an okay aside on the march down the aisle. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 17, 2018

    X-Men Wedding Special #1 is a bit of a lackluster batch. Its not a bad read by any means, but it doesnt do a lot of interest with its conceit. I would recommend it to the diehard X-Men fan, but I would struggle to justify its price for any other kind of reader. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 16, 2018

    The stories go from bad, to not bad, to good, making the issue easily recommendable if you're really invested in these characters, but easily skipped if you're not. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Super Hero Hype - Matt Morrison May 30, 2024

    X-Men The Wedding Special #1 seems sure to please die-hard X-Fans. It fizzles somewhat as a Pride Month special, but will surely annoy those triggered by the presence of pronouns on the title page. That, teamed with some truly funny moments and good art, make it well worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel May 24, 2018

    Anthology books are a tough sell. Usually you get one good story and a lot of filler. I'd rather they go all in one well done tale from a special creative team instead of breaking it up and squandering the opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 21, 2018

    A disappointing special that fails to make the upcoming wedding feel special. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 18, 2018

    X-Men Wedding Specialdefinitely lessened my faith in the marriage between Kitty and Colossus as well as heterosexual, monogamous marriage as an institution in general. Okay, maybe not completely, but the Marc Guggenheim and Greg Land story is a great example of how bachelor parties are dated and played out. However, Marika Cresta is a real find as an artist in the final story and should definitely be the main artist on one of the big X or Marvel books. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 16, 2018

    To sum this all up for me, the X-Men franchise desperately needs to stop being a nostalgia act and a find way to move forward while honoring the past. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 18, 2018

    In an era where putting the word "X-Men" on the cover is absolutely no guarantee that a comic book will sell, it's hard to know who this comic book is actually for, besides Kitty/Colossus diehards (if those exist?) and Chris Claremont completionists. Read Full Review

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