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X-Men '92 #1

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Based on 7 critic ratings.

The X-Men of the 90s are back! Continuing from the hit Secret Wars series starring the X-Men of a more EXTREME decade. With Cassandra Nova defeated, the X-Men have taken in all the young mutants she had rounded up and are officially reopening the Xavier School for Gifted Children…but being responsible won’t stop them from having crazy adventures! Especially when Omega Red shows up with the (Formerly) Soviet Super Soldiers! Rated T

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
21 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    X-men 92 #1 doesn’t just succeed in capturing the essence of a defining era for X-men. It creates a world that feels unburdened and unencumbered by never-ending efforts to reinvent the X-men for a new audience. Like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, some things don’t need to be reinvented. Even so, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of why it worked so well in the first place.

  • 80

    Comic Spectrum

    Although “my X-Men” would be the Chris Claremont and John Byrne era of the team, I’m also a huge fan of the 90s version both from the cartoon and the comics. That era is faithfully represented here with the art leaning heavily towards the animated show with Alti Firmansyah’s art. Her style is great for this series and although it’s definitely cartoony, which may turn off some mainstream Marvel X-Men readers, I really enjoyed it. As fun as the art is, colorist Matt Milla completes the look. The colors pop! In the opening double splash page alone, the X-Team led by Storm takes on the People’s Protectorate. The Red Guardian and Omega Red look great standing in front of the giant bear Ursa Major as the two teams charge towards each other. It sets the tone for an exciting first issue that also stars 90s character Maverick.

  • 80

    Multiversity Comics

    I was a little worried when this book was announced that it marked a shameless cash-grab targeting the fuzzy childhood memories all ’90s kids hold so dear. But Bowers, Sims, and Co have managed to mould their little corner of the Marvel universe into something gloriously oxymoronic. “X-Men ’92” is nostalgic in all the right ways, touching on the brightly-coloured memories of youth, but never resting on the goodwill earned by other artists. Instead, it uses the series as a springboard to launch a story all its own, firing past the line for fan-fic and heading instead for a more nuanced homage to a great era for simple comic book storytelling.

  • 80


    X-Men ’92 is going to scratch a very particular itch for a certain segment of X-Men and comics fans but there’s enough smart and new here to appease those looking for something bigger and more exciting for these characters. It’ll be interesting to see how and if the book will embrace or reject the time its meant to reflect but for now, it’s an easy book to recommend wholeheartedly.

  • 78


    Marvel hasn’t always found success in trying to tap into the lingering nostalgia for the X-Men’s ’90s period. This new series is largely successful, thanks to its lighthearted tone and a storytelling approach that honors the source material while also poking fun at its many excesses. It’s unfortunate that the art isn’t quite up to the task of capturing that distinctive era, but hopefully that’s an element of the book that will improve with time.

  • 40


  • 40

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