thewifijedi's X-Men #1 - Curse of the Mutants, Part 1 review

Un-fun, uninspired and ultimately unnecessary

Maybe the title of my review is a bit harsh, but after reading the first issue of X-men, I can’t help but think what the point for this book to exits is?   I suppose the same could have been said for Astonishing X-men when it first arrived on the scene, but unlike Astonishing (at least the Whedon/Cassaday run which was amazing) this title brings nothing new or exciting to the world of X-men.

Cover/Art

Really like the cover, it’s bold and the great coloring really makes it stand-out.

The artwork is cool; I really enjoy the bloody cartoony style this book goes for.   It’s somewhat refreshing to see an x-book drawn like this, as I feel the “prime” x-books have gone for a more realistic look as of late.

Story

I’m sorry to say but this story feels very amateurish.   It really reads like a plot that I would come up with in my head when I was in the 8 grade, and I was super bored in class.  As I read panel after panel I kept thinking to myself, really…..really?  

Look, I’ve been an ‘X’ fan for the better part of fifteen years.   I’ve been there through the highs and lows of the series, and it’s not that I don’t like seeing new x-books; I just want to see them with strong art and a story that seems relevant or moving to the X mythos.   I’ll stick with this series for a few more issues and see what comes of it.   Here’s hoping it picks up from here and becomes a must buy series.   It can only go up from here...right?

0 Comments

Other reviews for X-Men #1 - Curse of the Mutants, Part 1

    X-Men #1? It's like the 90's all over again. 0

    100 Words Or Less The start of a new X-Men ongoing series pits the mutants against vampires. A suicide vampire bomber explodes himself in a populated public area and spreads a vampire virus that infects others, including dear Jubilee. With no more mutant powers, will she now be imbued with vampire powers? And who is responsible for the start of an epic war? So Then I Said... I'm an X-Men fan. I was part of the 1,000,000 or so that bought X-Men #1 back in the 90's and I'm one of the significantly...

    6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.