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
Cover by Stuart Immonnen

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 23.0%


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  1. If Storm, Beast, Iceman, Kitty & Wolverine are the main cast of this book (with the original 5) then Marvel has finally created a line-up of X-Men that I love. I don’t think that that’s happened since the Australia days…

  2. Need to add Nightcrawler for the win! I liked the first issue — felt like the classic X-Men of old — and thats even before they actually got the Classic X-Men of old. I never much warmed up to Bendis on Avengers, but so far he’s off to a great start here. Always love Immomen, so it’s a double win.

  3. The first issue felt more like a #0 to me (…was there any surprises in #1 that wasn’t revealed in interviews and promotions?)

    Anyways, looking forward to seeing how the ol’ gang will respond to Wolverine and their present day selves.

  4. It’s not cheap but I kinda like this double shipping thing. Feels just like yesterday since I got #1.

  5. I love the art on this book and the writing is fun. I love the premise. I’ve not read X-men much except for AvX, so I feel like I’m being (re)introduced to everything.

  6. Who’s the woman in red on the cover?

  7. I actually liked the first issue much more than I thought I would. The Cyclops/Wolverine role reversal actually works for me. As long as they can continue to portray Scott as a badass without painting him as evil, I’m on board.

  8. add Nightcrawler and Gambit to this ensemble and i would probably cream my pants everytime this comes out.

  9. I really enjoyed #1. I hope this keeps it up. Marvel has made me care about the X-Men again after about 15 years. It’s like something fresh and new in a way.

  10. Didn’t pick up the first one, but an article on bleeding cool made me interested to grab this.

  11. So good…
    My only problem is that there was no digital code in my book.. the page was there but next to the directions the code area is blank with no sticker.
    Any idea if its possible to still get a code some how?

    • Wow marvel reimbursed me with a code within the hour of my email to support. Funny thing is my retailer offered to replace mine as well since they didnt know if marvel would do anything. Nice to have such great service for these products and i dont give a shit who complains since ill be buying all marvel now titles

  12. This was good, but a little too jokey. I mean, I get that it’s a crazy situation and the gimmick allows for a lot of humor, but the circumstances are pretty dire. Mutant revolution, Xavier’s death, the revelation of Jean’s death, Hank’s impending death, etc. I love a good one-liner as much as the next fan, but this could stand a little more heft.

    Still, it’s good X-Men. The roster is chock full of favorites of mine, and the premise has a ton of potential. And sweet Moses is this book gorgeous! Wow!

  13. Man this was good. I’m actually excited for X-Men issues to come out. Bendis is hit or miss for me but man, I’m hooked. The only issue I have is that Bendis doesn’t seem to have a strong grasp of Kitty…she just doesn’t “speak” right…she sounds more like how Bendis writes other characters. Oh well everything else is really good…including Logan being put to sleep by Jean!

    • totally agree especially kitty’s line about “going potty”. What the hell was that about?

    • See, Jean putting Logan to sleep bothered me. It was just silly. I was disappointed by their meeting overall. Does anyone know why Jean’s telepathy suddenly worked on Logan? Or why it never worked before? I’m back in the X-Verse for the first time in a while and I don’t remember any of that.

    • The only thing I can thin of, re: Jean putting wolvie out, is that he must have lowered defenses against Jean from back in the day, some sort of special rapport they shared.

    • I appreciate the response, but I’m confused by it.

      Are you saying that back in the day he kept his defenses up around Jean? How? He’s not a telepath. And if he used to make a conscious effort to block her somehow, why would he say “C’mon Jeannie, ya know that trick doesn’t work on me.”?

      The only theory I had was that she kept out of his thoughts out of respect, and let him THINK that her telepathy didn’t work on him. Since this Jean doesn’t know him, she didn’t hesitate to use her power (Which she suddenly has? That’s another story.).

      Where’s Ron? RON!

  14. I’m loving this so far. The story is great and cannot wait to see where it takes us, the art is totally unbelievable so so so good. My only criticism would be some of the lines are a little cheesy at times.

  15. Warren’s comment about his future self made my heart ache…

  16. Loved it and I’m already anticipating the next issue. Enjoyed the interaction between the classic x-men and the current x-men, especially the Wolvie/Jean Grey GTS scene

  17. This is really just fantastic, that is all

  18. I am enjoying this a hell of a lot more than I thought I would and the art is incredible

  19. i’m not merely suggesting that this book is bad ass… FLAT OUT DECLARING IT.
    it’s so refreshing to read a story concerning Cyclops and not throwing up in my mouth just a little any time he speaks(yeah, i hate Cyclops, big whoop, wanna fight about it?! 😛 ).

  20. This is top notch Bendis again. Issue #1 wasn’t a fluke. I actually care about the X-Men again after years and years. This book is great.

  21. Logan’s class about Ninjas made me laugh out loud.

  22. I like the concept, even if it does seem to throw logic out the window (and I mean superhero comic logic that is) what with the time travelling and all that. What was the line that Hickman had in the last Future Foundation: “It doesn’t work that way.”

    The art was awesome though, and I love Beast design these days. I think I’ll read this for a bit, but I imagine once New Avengers starts up, this will get dropped. By then I’ll have my Wolverine fix in regular Avengers, and my Beast fix in New Avengers.

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