X-Termination #1

X-Termination #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: David Lopez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Joining together the teams from ASTONISHING X-MEN, AGE OF APOCALYPSE and X-TREME X-MEN, and spinning out of the pages of UNCANNY X-FORCE. AOA Nightcrawler just wants to get home...and he doesn't care if he takes out our world to get there. Wolverine versus Nightcrawler!

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Mar 20, 2013

    X-Termination #1 has a great plot that seamlessly weaves in the other series involved. It may not be for everyone, considering how much it draws on four different X-Men titles. If you're a real hardcore X-fan, you'll probably get a pretty good kick out of this comic, as the writers involved give us a great sendoff to two great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 24, 2013

    I'll admit that I loved that most of this issue was framed through the perspective of Kurt. They did it in a way that truly made you feel for the character. Even with his betrayal against fan favorite Wolverine they paint his motives that anyone can sympathize with. While I can't say I know for sure what they are doing with this Kurt if they could find a good reason for him to survive in 616 or have him sacrifice himself to save everyone I believe that will be the 2 ideal choices of how to use him through the end of the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Vikram Bhargava Mar 28, 2013

    I'm pretty sure at least one X-Men character will die in this cross-over, probably one from Dazzler's team. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Mar 20, 2013

    Overall this was a pretty good issue with some exciting set ups for what looks like a great story to come. Some of the art and facial expressions could use some more fine-tuning and detail, but I think this crossover event is headed in the right direction. Its going to take another issue or two to make a real call on it, but I see loads of great potential for some fun story telling and great action. My only other complaint, which isn't really much of one, is the saturation of Wolverine. The guy is in damn near every book MarvelNOW! is pushing, including three of his own. I love Wolverine so I'm not mad about it, but give a mutant a break already. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    Sadly, the wheels start to wobble once the setting actually shifts to the Age of Apocalypse and the other two factions enter the fray. The pacing accelerates too quickly at the end, and the final pages lose some of the impact they should have. Worse, none of the X-Treme X-Men characters and most of the Astonishing crew have no pressing need to be in the story at all. All this crossover demands is the involvement of the AoA cast and Wolverine. I'm afraid the other dozen mutants are just going to get in the way from here on out. Is X-Treme really going to receive a proper finale through this crossover? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Mar 20, 2013

    It all screams like a cash grab, at least as far as this issue goes, largely because it's all kind of a mess. This issue serves as an explanation for joining these teams together but also the creation of a new dimension-cop enemy. At least that's what they appear to be. Either way, the reasoning behind the entire plot is pretty flimsy. If it's this easy to destroy every dimension in one fell swoop then I'd advise heroes to stop sneezing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 22, 2013

    I guess this could have been a lot worse, but like most crossovers this story isn't as good as any of it's single parts. A normal issue of one of the associated books would probably be a lot better. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Mar 22, 2013

    "X-Termination" #1 is exactly what is to be expected of the introductory issue of an event, and that's not the largest compliment I can bestow. A lot of characters need to jump in for panel time and so plot progression zooms along with not a lot happening but a lot of people around for it to happen. Lapham sneaks in a few moments of worth but the rest is a spandex cameo fest that builds but doesn't necessarily intrigue. If you have been following the three titles weaving through this story you might be interested but any outsiders will most likely be best to avoid. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Mar 21, 2013

    If you're a fan of the Age of Apocalypse series' gritty art, then be prepared to lower your expectations for X-Termination #1. Artist Alvaro Lopez's work isn't at all bad for this book, it's just lacks the dark and dreary tone we've seen among AoA.The interesting element from this book is that there is no obvious leader who will take charge among the three X-teams, which could lead to a disastrous power struggle. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Mar 23, 2013

    Unless you have already invested time in any of the three series it brings together, this is probably inessential. Read Full Review

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