#1 Posted by G-Man (36811 posts) - - Show Bio

Mutankind’s final war starts here in the X-Event that has everyone talking!  Age of X: Alpha #1, from the creative team of New York Times Best-Selling writer Mike Carey and rising star artists Mirco Pierfederici, Paul Davidson, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Harvey Tolibao and Carlo Barberi, kicks off the next big X-Men epic that will change the course of Mutantkind forever.  The survival of their species rests on the shoulders of the few remaining mutants who are on their last leg. Who is this mysterious group and at what length will they go to keep their kind alive? Get your answers to these questions and more in the explosive opener that will leave X-Fans immediately demanding more,  Age Of X: Alpha #1!


AGE OF X: ALPHA #1 (NOV100514)
AGE OF X: ALPHA #1 COIPEL VARIANT (NOV10515)
Written by MIKE CAREY
Pencils by MIRCO PIERFEDERICI, PAUL DAVIDSON, GABRIEL HERNANDEZ WALTA, HARVEY TOLIBAO & CARLO BARBERI
Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
Rated A…$3.99
FOC – 1/3/10, On-Sale – 1/26/10 





















#2 Posted by shawn87 (2095 posts) - - Show Bio

looks interesting

#3 Posted by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so excited. Is that Arcade opening and closing Cyke's mask?
#4 Posted by Jake Fury (18944 posts) - - Show Bio

*swoons* This looks GOOD. 
 
Anyone catch Namor & Storm as a couple?
#5 Posted by Jake Fury (18944 posts) - - Show Bio

 




it's Husk!!!!!!!!!!
#6 Posted by ComicMan24 (147095 posts) - - Show Bio
Looks very interesting. Although the art in the first three pages looks weird to me.
 
 
@Jake Fury: It seems like her yeah. I am guessing she is also the crystal looking woman in the first picture.
#7 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
Age of X: Storm & ...
@Jake Fury
said:
"Anyone catch Namor & Storm as a couple? "
Yup...  
 
It looks like 'Alpha' wont be the normal large launch to a cross-over, but an anthology of where characters are.  A mega-catch up issue.
#8 Posted by Jake Fury (18944 posts) - - Show Bio
@xerox-kitty said:
"
Age of X: Storm & ...
@Jake Fury
said:
"Anyone catch Namor & Storm as a couple? "
Yup...   It looks like 'Alpha' wont be the normal large launch to a cross-over, but an anthology of where characters are.  A mega-catch up issue. "

Nice. I was flipping thru Generation Hope and saw this at the end.... 
 
I wonder what RLAAMJR or whatever his name is thinks?
#9 Posted by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks pretty damn good. Hope a few of these mutants are killed in the first issue so we get more focused panel time with the rest.

#10 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

Cant wait. Wish Chris Bachalo was doing some of the interior art as well though.

#11 Posted by Mercy_ (92873 posts) - - Show Bio

OMG. I CANNOT wait for this. I'm such a fangirl for alternate realities. 

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#12 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
" Cant wait. Wish Chris Bachalo was doing some of the interior art as well though. "
Yeah, I thought that too... That cover is so amazing, I was sad that none of the internal art is as striking.  Plenty of it is good, but not AS good ;)
#13 Posted by oldgum (326 posts) - - Show Bio

At least we know the devil girl is Pixie.

#14 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7909 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the last image but a lot of it just isn't for me

#15 Posted by Antonio_Blackheart (1542 posts) - - Show Bio

kool cant wait

#16 Posted by Virus_Warning (206 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm super excited (not that I wasn't already)
And another group appearance by Chamber, can't wait to see him
-Virus

#17 Posted by The Umbra Sorcerer (8162 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks Kinda Meh to me but i Still most likely will pick it up

#18 Posted by xerox_kitty (15762 posts) - - Show Bio
@oldgum said:
" At least we know the devil girl is Pixie. "
Has there been an official confirmation?  Well, we know that the pink girl with bat-like wings isn't Psylocke.  But I'm still convinced that 'Nightmare' really is Pixie.
#19 Posted by EdwardWindsor (14428 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like they  went hmm lets mix Gambit with metal gear solid characters and see what comes up  in terms of design to me. Comic page has the classic Snake look and cover art looks like hes stolen Raidens costume.

#20 Posted by .o0Johnny0o. (757 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury: I hadn't! But that'd make a sense in a way: two mutant royals don't have many to pick from in an anti-mutant world.
 
Has anyone been using their smart phones with the little pixel code things at the end of recent X-issues? They show 'historical documents' that hint at what the lead up to Age of X Alpha was.  They've been pretty sweet.
#21 Posted by Jake Fury (18944 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambler said:
"Cant wait. Wish Chris Bachalo was doing some of the interior art as well though."
He's the artist in X-Men for the arc following Curse Of The Mutants. :) Previews are showing a team-up with Spidey. 
#22 Edited by John Valentine (16313 posts) - - Show Bio

I love the Arcade page. Looks like Basilisk was used as an executor of his own race. What a messed up but terribly interesting idea. 
 
I wonder why he's walking away on the page where they're gathered around the camp fire?

#23 Edited by Squares (7525 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, where's Emma Frost? Why is Cyclops in that godawful face mask? And please, someone assure me the whole team isn't going all 'Magneto mutant revolution' on us. Please.
So on the neglected characters end, it looks like we have Husk making appearances (defending Cannonball, no surprise). And Chamber. I just really hope someone doesn't try to put them back together. 
Oh, and is that Dazzler? What is with these new costumes?!

#24 Posted by hydrabob--defunct (14860 posts) - - Show Bio

so i guess this isn't what my grandfather would call "A Talkie"