The age of X-Man dawns… and the X-Men cannot stop it.
For months new, we’ve been teased about the “Age of X-Man” a shift in the status-quo for the X-comics. Its echoes of the “Age of Apocalypse” had expectations the story would be similar but in reality is it is and it isn’t.
Written by Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler, Age of X-Man: Alpha is our first real introduction to this new world which has the X-Men whisked away to a new world where everyone is a mutant. But, it’s not everyone, there are mutants still on the Marvel Prime universe and their stories are being told in Uncanny X-Men and X-Force.
We find out the “Age of X-Man” is one where some event has made everyone a mutant. The villains have been dealt with. It’s a world of peace. But is it really as good as it seems?
Through various short stories that flow from one to another, we get introductions to the various mini-series that will spin out of this event. And it’s a solid introduction to it all. There’s just enough touched upon and teased to get readers to see what comes next. It also feels just different enough to be intriguing as well. This isn’t the “positive” to the “Age of Apocalypse’s” negative, there’s something more going on here and it hints there’s an exploration of something a bit more sinister.
The art by Ramon Rosanas with color by Triona Farrell and lettering by Clayton Cowles is good. The style is interesting and leads to a feel of an almost dreamlike state of it all. The design of the characters are interesting and the flow of the story works well as the art transitions from one story to another.
The comic is one that’s a good introduction to the world and it’s our first look as to what’s going on. It’s a primer to get readers interested in what’s to come and what’s show is interesting. It’s a great way for those intrigued by this event to see what’s coming and for those who want to see what’s going on, this is a good way to do exactly that.
Story: Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler Art: Ramon Rosanas
Color: Triona Farrell Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review