Years of Future Past #1
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Years of Future Past #1

Writer: Marguerite Bennett Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 3, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 16
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• In the dystopian nations of BATTLEWORLD, the mutants of New York City must fight to survive the rule of the Sentinels!
•  At their center is Kate Pryde, a heroine tried and tested by war, and mother of the last mutant ever to be born before the purges of the Mutant Control Act!
•  With revolution on the wind, the X-Men are not a broken team with nothing left to lose, but a desperate family with more at risk than ever before!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 3, 2015

    Clearly those complaints are extremely minor in the grand scheme of things and this is a refreshing take on some very well-worn territory. Its interesting to see Bennet and Plascencia take this old-school story and, while still being very respectful to what came before, taking it to a new, exciting place. Usually the dystopias that are in comics are only flashes or fragments of what could be, either corrected or forgotten by the time the next arc begins, so seeing one taken to not only the future, but years and years into the future is a breath of fresh air and helps establish both stakes and a sense of place. This almost feels like the final issue, or very close to the end, but theres still plenty of ground to cover and plenty of great characters to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Jun 3, 2015

    Years of Future Pastcaptures the classic feel and fun of Claremont-era X-Men. Marguerite Bennett introduces a new character whom we want to see overcome the bleak, oppressive environment she was raised in. I hope future issues delve deeper into Chrissie's relationship with Kate and Colossus. Chrissie has potential to be a new Marvel character as consequential as, or even more so than, Hope Summers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Henry Varona Jun 5, 2015

    Years of Future Past is a lot of fun, despite (and because of) it's dark themes and dystopian tropes. Bennett and Norton deliver a comic that is hard to put down, and well worth the price of admission. Though it is $4.99, you are getting a lot of story and a lot of depth, which is easily worth it. I am very excited to see where this story goes, as it appears that the future will enhance it's connection to the larger Secret Wars event. I have the utmost confidence that this will be one of the best tie-ins of the entire event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jun 3, 2015

    Years of Future Past #1 is a dark, yet optimistically retro entry into the Secret Wars canon thanks in large to Marguerite Bennett refusing to allow the characters to just roll over and accept their fate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 5, 2015

    As the stable of "Secret Wars" related titles continues to grow, Marvel continues to revisit concepts with strong followings. In this case, "Days of Future Past" might be one of the most beloved X-Men tales ever, which sets the bar pretty high for this series. Bennett, Norton, Plascencia and Caramagna don't quite clear that bar, but they do deliver one heck of a strong team effort. Battleworld is mentioned throughout this comic, but the creative team makes it quite clear this is an X-Men comic, filled with uneasy predicaments, interpersonal challenges and a cliffhanger that promises to increase the threat level set to arrive in the next issue. "Years of Future Past" #1 packs promise in with a strong premise, and the creative crew of this book certainly makes it worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 8, 2015

    Bennett and Norton create a book closely resembling the classic X-Men we know and love, while introducing a new character that we are sure to see more of in the future. Chrissie is a character we will be rooting for to escape the oppression of the President and Victor Von Doom himself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jun 9, 2015

    This is definitely an interesting iteration on a classic X-Men story, and so far it is certainly looking as if it will be worthy of the name. What Im most curious about, other than the particulars of Camerons parentage, is whether or not time travel is going to factor into this story like it did the original and how that will work on Battleworld. Until we find out though, Im looking forward to the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 9, 2015

    I'm such a fan of the original storyline that I'll be back for the remainder of this series to see how else it will compare and differ. I'm loving Norton's art and although Bennet's story isn't as different from the original as I would have liked, it's still a solid read that will hopefully get better as it connects more with the larger Battleworld and other parts of Secret Wars. If you're wondering whether or not to read this issue and have never read the original storyline on which it's based, do yourself a favor and seek those out first, you'll be so glad you did. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Jun 4, 2015

    Writer Marguerite Bennet gives a steady history of what's been going down, as well as a look into how many mutants are left and some of the ones everyone is looking for (where's Storm?!). Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 4, 2015

    You're better off reading the Claremont and Byrne original, it's almost the exact same story, told better. Read Full Review

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