X-Men #1 Review

by Ryan.L on July 07, 2021

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Colorist: Marte Gracia
Letterer: VC's Clayton Cowles
Design: Tom Muller
Publisher: Marvel Comics

It's finally here!

The first X-Men team of Krakoa is here and they barely get moved into their home in New York before trouble comes crashing down.

This issue was a blast. In the Hickman era we haven't truly had a superhero book thus far. X-Men really gives us that nostalgia of what a true superhero book is mixed with the Hickman era style. There were so many Hilarious moments as well as some very courageous ones. It was also great to see the Avengers and The Fantastic Four show their appreciation for the X-Men being back. I felt the same reading this issue. While I love the Hickman era, reading X-Men I felt like this was what I was missing. A classic X-Men hero book.

We got to see a brand new threat that the mutants are going to have to deal with. I felt like also this new threat may show up in multiple books, not just on X-Men. I really like this new threat. It really brings something new and different to the x-books. The mutants have made some pretty bold moves recently and so now they are going to have to deal with the repercussions of their actions.

The team was fantastic. I really enjoyed the dynamic between each member that was chosen. Polaris and Synch really stepped up and shined in this book. The way Polaris used her powers was so cool and she had such charisma as well when things didn't quite go as planned. Synch also grabbed my attention with how he used his abilities. I really hope this book manages to increase their popularity and they become a-list mutants like their fellow team members. They certainly deserve it.

Ok let's talk art. Marvel brought in the big guns and it truly shows. What an absolute jaw dropping issue. I loved every panel on every page. Pepe Larraz is an absolute talent and it shows. The drama that he brings to every page with his layout is incredible. Top that off with Marte Gracia's phenomenal colors and wow, this book is just stunning. These two just have such a symbiotic relationship that delivers true magic. I just love when they are both on a book because I know it's going to be a visual delight!

Overall X-Men brings back the classic superhero book we all know and love. It's such a fun and fantastic read that everyone should check it out. 

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