Comic Review: X-Men #1


What makes this X-book stand out amongst the numerous other X-series? It has an all-female cast. This book by Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel brings to the forefront the female X-men. The book stars Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rogue, Rachel Summers, and their leader, Storm.

Even if you’re not familiar with all the characters, the comic offers a snippet to each of them. Given the page numbers, it does a good job at providing an introduction and some distinctiveness to the characters.

The story is interesting considering we live in the age of technology. It brings back an old enemy who may or may not be an ally now. And Jubilee has a baby? There is a train chasing scene, and yet still, another old enemy comes back.

The art is quite bright and everyone is drawn differently enough to distinguish them.

One of the great aspects of this issue was that the women were not in scantily clad outfits.  Each of them wore believable outfits. They made sense and they look even more badass.

If you haven’t read X-men in years or ever, this book is a perfect start for you. It provides enough background, you’re not lost. As many know the X-men history is long and convoluted but, this is a good place to start. It sets up the story nicely.

I can’t wait to read next month’s installment. It’s about time the ladies of X-men have their own book.