First Issue: Extraordinary X-Men


x-menWriter: Jeff Lemire

Art: Humberto Ramos

Colour: Victor Olazaba


Story: The Terrigen Mists, otherwise known as the substance that give the Inhumans their powers, is affecting all the mutants on Earth in a very detrimental way, it’s kicked-off a mutant plague and sterilised the entire species. Now Storm, in charge of X-Haven, the sole sanctuary for mutants, is putting together her own elite squad to protect what has once again become a race on the brink of extinction.


Why read it?: A startling writer and artist team have been put together to head up the new flagship X-Book. There’s a lot of back-story to contend with in this issue for people who haven’t kept up with the X or Inhumans books, but Lemire does a fine job of getting that out of the way while setting up an intriguing story and putting together a fun team that consists of Storm, Magik, Iceman, Colossus, Nightcrawler, young Jean Grey and none other than Old Man Logan. Humberto Ramos, being one of this reviewers favourite artists, delivers a story of infinite dynamism. Stands next to New Avengers as the best of Marvels re-launch.


A UK based Contributor; Richard Reynolds splits his time writing articles and interviews for Fanboy Confidential with running his own comicbook shop, Ground Zero Comics, as well as sticking his thumb in far too many pies, including illustration, writing and filmmaking, he also consumes fiction in all its forms like its going out of fashion.

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