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X-Men Annual #1

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

The newest x-man burns up the spotlight!

In a surprising turn of events, Firestar, who had not yet fully embraced Krakoa, was elected to the X-Men at the Hellfire Gala. Her history with her mutant nature is a tumultuous one for many reasons… but her record as a hero is exemplary. Can she wrestle with her past in time to rise to the occasion thrust upon her?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
34 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    X-Men Annual #1 is a great one-shot that develops a character while reminding us of the robust life the X-Men lead and the larger universe of it all with non-mutants too. Expect a lot of story and meaningful character development for Firestar.

  • 85


    A joyful spotlight on the newest X-Man captures the spirit of the X-Men while showing how good a fit Firestar is. The story is very fun, the art is strong, and it’s a fantastic finished product for any fan.

  • 80

    Writer Steve Foxe and artist Andrea Di Vito get a shot at writing the flagship X-Men team in X-Men Annual #1, and they take it for all its worth. (…) It’s good stuff all around, providing entertaining X-Men adventures and meaningful development for a character desperately in need of it.

  • 80

    Major Spoilers

    X-Men Annual #1 surprisingly has a nostalgia hit because of the cartoons I watched when I was younger. It makes me want to read the main X-Men title I have largely ignored. Considering all these aspects, I give this comic 4 out of 5 stars.

  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    Firestar finally gets much needed development with X-Men Annual #1. Given Firestar’s history with the X-Men her addition to the core team was questionable from the moment it was announced. More character development like she received in X-Men Annual #1 will go a long way in making Firestar not be an outsider as an X-Men or resident of Krakoa. Mixing in some good superhero action further helped make the story Steve Foxe and Andrea Di Vito something all X-Men fans should check out.

  • 78

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    It’s an entertaining enough, stand-alone story that anyone could pick up and read on the spot without much background information. Ultimately, X-Men Annual #1 2022 serves its purpose, however, nothing is dazzling that would drive anyone to pick this up other than being a hardcore Firestar fan. It certainly had its moments where you could sense more emotion and character development. However, Foxe had to move quickly to cram it all into one issue and wrap up its story. Overall, X-Men Annual #1 2022 wasn’t too bad but it’s just not essential X-Men reading this week. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!

  • 70

    Geek'd Out

    The plotting of X-Men Annual #1 is, admittedly, a little simple the X-Men go fight baddies but as alluded to above, the hook of this issue is the Firestar spotlight that her fans have been desperate for. Shes not a character who usually gets a ton of focus, so when she does pop up somewhere and is somewhat relevant to the greater goings-on, naturally people take notice. Writer Foxe clearly has a fondness for her as well, giving her a rare triumphant moment when her character is historically wanting for those. Enthusiasm for an underserved character can really do a lot of heavy-lifting as evidenced by this issue, so with the added benefit of Andrea di Vitos gorgeous art, this one is an easy recommendation for fans of Firestars and the X-Men in general. Plus, youll get a glimpse at a late-breaking contender for 2022s weirdest comic book aside: the Zombie X-Babies! What else could you ask for?

  • 67

    Comic Watch

    Duggan gives us a rather pedestrian tale about Firestar, that doesn’t really add or detract anything from who she is, but it seems to…temper her resolve. Is it her role as a mutant? As an X-Man? As a superhero? I don’t know, and at this point I’m not sure if Duggan knows about it as well.

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