• It’s a blast from the past as the original five students of Professor X – Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Iceman, Angel and Beast – are plucked from the past and brought to the present. But what they find, the state that their future selves are in and the state of Xavier’s dream, is far from the future they dreamed of.

• And how will the X-Men of the present deal with their past coming crashing forward?

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Stuart Immonen & Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors by Marte Gracia
Cover by Stuart Immonen, Skottie Young, Joe Quesada, Salvador Larroca, & J. Scott Campbell

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 4.7%


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  1. Words cannot express my enthusiasm for this book. My most anticipated Marvel NOW! book.

  2. Looking forward to this.

    Hoping for a nice long stay.

  3. i haven’t been this stoked about an x-men book since Scott Lobdell and Joe Mad were at the helm back in the 90’s. long time coming. i hope it’s stellar.

    • That’s the same era of X-Men I love. I too am hoping for something good. I tried getting back into the X-Men when I returned to comics last year, but I felt the stories were really bogged down in continuity and past story lines I missed.

  4. This is exciting. It should pump some creative juices into Bendis. I predict an Ultimate Spider-Man quality super hero book.

  5. Ok, Bendis … impress me.

  6. I’ll wait for the first arc to be completed before considering this.

  7. This looks really good in the preview. My wallet says wait for the trade though…..

  8. I do not know how Bendis will top Gilllen’s Uncanny and Consequences. We are living in a time where Cyclops is cooler than Wolverine!

  9. I am so freakin’ excited for this book. Two words: Jean Grey.

  10. I’m in this for the art, but I’ll stay for the story!

  11. The idea of the original team coming to the present didn’t initially thrill me. But Bendis did a really, really good job with Peter Parker meeting Miles and his Ultimate counterparts. Hopefully he can channel more of that with this story.

  12. This is the Marvel NOW title I’ve been looking forward to the most. Even though a whole bunch of it was already spoiled, I’m still really hyped about this one.

  13. Haven’t been a fan of Bendis since ALIAS, but the original X-Men illustrated by Stuart Immomen? Hard to resist.

  14. Can’t wait to read this. The art looks fantastic and I’ve wanted to read an x-men title for awhile now. This being a #1 isuue I’m hoping I don’t need too know too much back story to enjoy it.

  15. Absolutely awesome. Everything I had hoped for and more. X-men needed Bendis and this shows it in so many ways. I hope this goes on for years.

  16. “My MUTANT name is Cyclops…” ick.

  17. Art was immense 5 out of 5, the story was 4.5 because some lines were too cheesy. This was my favourite #1 Marvel Now issue so far.

  18. I now know the next mutation for Beast, he’s turning into a Sheep.

  19. A good start. I enjoyed it. It’s a relaxed first issue, but with a lot of potential. And man was it gorgeous. It’s been a long time since I read an Immonen comic, and it’s great to see him again. He’s gotten even better than I remember. I raised an eyebrow at some of the dialog, but I think that’s just something I’ll always struggle with in a Bendis book. His work and I have a troubled history. Still, he’s got me on the hook, and I hope he keeps me there.

    I had a thought when I saw the reveal panel of present day Beast standing in the hallway of the original Mansion; it instantly reminded me of Bishop and Cable. He’s got the shoulder pad vest (albeit much smaller), the gadgets hanging everywhere, the pouches, the goggles, etc. This is the modern-day Beast costume we’ve been used to since W&TXM debuted, and never once has it struck me as futuristic.. But somehow, with the time travel backdrop and against the contrast of the sixties inspired, conservative dress of the younger versions of the five, it instantly brought to mind those two characters, and their stories of going back in time to prevent some horrible disaster. It’s interesting to me, because from a certain point of view Beast’s costume has become one of those wild, futuristic looks, and he must look as alien to the young X-Men as Cable and Bishop looked to us in the nineties. I can’t help but wonder if Bendis and Immonen took advantage of his character design intentionally.

  20. man the art on this was awesome. and while some lines by cyclops were cheesy, the story’s got me hooked so far.

  21. Love the new dynamic for Marvel’s Merry Mutants. Even without the Back to the Future hook, I could read about these two team conflicting forever.

  22. This was great. Glad to see I’m not the only one who was really digging the art.

    Can’t wait for the next issue.
    Think about it – this issue rocked and unless you were living in a cave you already pretty much knew the story! How dope is it going to be when there are actual surprises and such?!

  23. I really liked it. I agree w/ the review that I wish it was issue #2 already but this was solid. Not as good as the new Thor book IMO, but I am very hopeful for this series.

  24. It’s like a Legion story with X men

  25. Wait for the trade, peeps. Another 2-minute read.

  26. “Is it our kids?” HA.

  27. Did anyone try the AR on this issue? Some very cool insights into the 1964 X-men scene at the end.

  28. AR is stupid and never works, I have a Galaxy S3 and Transformer prime. I just ignore them. But this book is by far my favourite NOW release so far.

  29. Great first issue, I’m into it.

  30. Damn, this was utter AWESOMENESS, Immonen was top notch and Bendis is telling a story that I can’t wait to find out what happens..easily 4/5. Plus So glad Cyclops is the badass wildcard now because I can’t stand that runt Wolverine.

  31. success.
    i absolutely want to follow up on this. i haven’t said that about an X-book for about 15 yrs.
    i’m really diggin’ this Marvel Now! stuff. so far.

  32. I’ll give it another issue, definitely. Thought it was really good, solid art and writing. The idea has me very intrigued and I’m not really an X-Men fan.

  33. alright, guys. there’s one thing i’m confused about that perhaps one of you X-fans can help me understand.
    the last time i saw Cyclops was in Uncanny Avengers when he was talking to his brother Alex from a prison cell. then all of a sudden in this issue he’s running around with Mags and Emma freeing Mutants from government confines.
    so here’s my question: how and when did he escape?

    • AvX Consequences. I learned this the hard way when I asked Ron on this week’s podcast.

    • And aside from some inconsistent art (I think due to an accelerated production schedule), AVX Consequences was a very solid mini-series that maybe would have been better marketed as a prelude to Marvel Now, rather than an epilogue to AVX.

      In either case, it’s an example of an event tie-in miniseries that really DID matter.

  34. Haha. Is there an easy way to learn anything X-related from Ron?

  35. This has the makings of the X-Men title I’ve been waiting for for years.

    I dropped Gillen’s run following his second arc as I felt it was a bit too happy riding the status quo, seeming largely irrelevant. And Aaron’s book, while commendably fresh, just didn’t have the level of realism I wanted from my X-titles.

    I think Bendis has managed to find a new direction while maintaining a mature, Claremont-like style that focuses on personal relationships between the characters.

    If “Spider-Men” was any indication, the meetings of past and present characters are sure to tug on some heart strings. I think it’ll also put a lot of focus on how far characters like Beast, Iceman and Warren have come, even creating a basis for comparing Silver to Modern Age storytelling.

    Also LOVED the reference to the Lee/Kirby X-Men #8, as well as the AR function that points this out. Prompted me to pull my Masterworks edition out to compare Lee’s dialogue with Bendis’ amended version in this issue.

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