Comic Review: X-Men Red #1

We have said allot of bad things about X-Men comics of late. Hell, we have said allot of bad things about Marvel Comics of late. But, I have the personality trait that encourages bad behavior and an absolute refusal to learn from past mistakes.

I'm kinda glad of that.

For you see, this is actually a pretty good comic. Now, it's not life changing or genre defining or any other superlative I'm oft guilty of using. No, it's good in the fact that it makes me want to read more. I does something I don't expect it to do. It makes me want to believe that X-Men comics can be good again.

 I'm not sure how I feel about Marvel Girl's.... I mean Phoenix's... I mean Jean's outfit

I'm not sure how I feel about Marvel Girl's.... I mean Phoenix's... I mean Jean's outfit

But what's it about? Well, I don't want to spoil the last few pages, so I'll keep it brief. Jean Grey has been reborn, as comic characters are wont to do, and has taken it upon herself to continue the late Charles Xavier's mission: to bridge the gaps between human and mutant kind. But it's a tough job. Their is no global consensus on the mutant issue, and she needs some help to figure it out.

So... get this... she gathers some of the smartest people around the world into one room who are willing to help out and asks if she can "borrow their minds" so she can use the collective intellect to solve the mutant/human dilemma. Seems like a pretty good idea. Wonder why this was never tried before?

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And... that's where I'll stop. 

I know that this seems very little to go on, and quite frankly, not a very good sell to buy a book, but you are going to have to trust me on this one. Tom Taylor and Mahmud Asrar have put together a compelling story with rather pretty artwork. This feels like it is going to be a return to the classics based on the ending of the book, and I couldn't be more excited.

Rating: 8/10 Plot Twists.