Young X-Men #1
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Young X-Men #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: Yanick Paquette Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 2, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
5.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zach Bowen Apr 4, 2008

    Young X-men is set up to be a very promising title. There are many unanswered questions, but the first issue is ultimately organized in such a way that there will not need to be a lot of wasted dialogue dealing with exhibition in future issues. I recommend picking this issue up as it appears that Guggenheim is helping to establish the future of the X-men. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Apr 2, 2008

    I've said number of discouraging things about this series, but all hope isn?t lost. It?s only the first issue. It?s a new concept with new characters. Guggenheim could write one really strong interpersonal scene next issue, and I would probably list the characters as a strength rather than weakness. For now though, the story is still going in an intriguing direction, which is the most important thing in the long run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Apr 1, 2008

    This book was okay. It wasnt horrible, but it wasn't great. I've had a tough time adjusting to Guggenheim's style over the past couple of years, and I'm facing some of the same problems here. His characterization of Cyclops also throws me off a little bit because it's radically different than what is being seen consistently in the other X-books. The inconsistency in storytelling voice and quality of dialogue is also a bit off. I do like some of these characters, and I'm curious to see where Guggenheim goes with this story early on. I just hope that the series finds a more consistent voice, and I can deal with the playful banter of the team if Cyclops becomes more of the hard-ass commander he's portrayed as elsewhere. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 2, 2008

    Not an auspicious start to the series, really. The other two book spinning out of "Messiah Complex," X-Force and Cable, may not be the greatest titles on the stands, but they at least make a case for their own existence. Young X-Men has a long way to go in that respect. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 3, 2008

    Overall, "Young X-Men" hasn't really lived up to the standards set by the rest of the X-Men relaunch title -- it's fairly telling that the most interesting element of the book involves the return of the original New Mutants team. It's not a complete misfire by any means, but I'm ultimately left with lot of questions about what the role of "Young X-Men" actually is. Any way you look at it, that's a bad way for a new series to start. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Apr 3, 2008

    Yanick Paquette's pencil work is solid. His art won't blow you away, but he has a firm grasp on how to tell a story. And that really sums up this entire debut issue: it's strictly average and by the numbers. Completists will no doubt buy it without any hesitation. But for the rest of us, $2.99 might be a bit steep for just a book filled with mediocre characters and an average story. I'll give this book two more issues to impress me before I write it off. If the last page is any indication, that just might happen next issue. Keeping my fingers crossed for you, Guggenheim. Don't let me down! Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Apr 2, 2008

    Stuff like this shouldn't even reach the page and reminds me of Chuck Austen or other painful repressed memories. Isn't there a TV show we can get Guggenheim back to writing instead of comics? Read Full Review

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