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X-Men: Days Of Future Past - Doomsday #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


Return to the future in a tale that reveals the events leading up to the timeless original DAYS OF FUTURE PAST story that’s inspired spin-offs, films and more! In a world where mutants are more than simply hated and feared, but not yet SLAIN and APPREHENDED, the assassination of Senator Kelly comes to pass, bringing with it the Mutant Control Act and SENTINELS on every corner. But with mutantkind on the back foot, what lengths will KATE PRYDE, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, STORM, BANSHEE, ANGEL, CYCLOPS, PROFESSOR X and the rest of the X-MEN go to in order to find some way to survive? And what scheme of MAGNETO will bring about their ultimate DOOMSDAY? Witness the thirty-year descent into the dystopic future, replete with the previously untold deaths of key mutant characters, as we flesh out one of the most celebrated X-MEN timelines in its own series for the first time!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
33 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Impressive first chapter that will break your heart more than once and although the outcome is known, it has important revelations.

    Art is gorgeous, full of detail, successfully capturing the different eras of the X-men comics, it’s definitely a must read.

  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Isn’t it crazy that a story in which we already know the outcome can still provide some insane twists, turns, and cliffhangers leading up to it? X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 delivers some pretty powerful moments that put mutants in the driver’s seat in terms of their own destruction. Guggenheim showcases so many bad moves and heated discussions that arguably set up the mutant demise that happened behind the scenes leading to the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past. Likewise, the same could be said for the Maestro series as well.

    Readers, X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 is the perfect way to go back to the success of the past and build on a story by providing depth with what ultimately amounts to a prequel. Sure, fans won’t get every answer they might be searching for. However, they will get some heavy discussion as well as the devastating outcomes of so many mutants and heroes alike. Fans of the original X-Men: Days of Future Past will certainly need to pick this up and add it to their collection. Additionally, fans looking for something different from the ongoing X-Men and are interested in reliving a tale from the past, should definitely check this out. I highly recommend giving X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 a shot and adding it to your pull list.

  • 90

    Marc Guggenheim and Manuel Garcia are charged with giving an origin to one of the most popular X-Men stories ever told – and they do an exceptional job with this debut issue. Though stories with anti-mutant propaganda are a dime a dozen at the House of Ideas, Guggenheim’s reductive script removes all the frills and turns it into a story that’s incredibly human. Maybe it’s the scary time we live in, but Doomsday #1 is a spectacularly haunting read.

  • 80


    X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 provides a deep, dark insight into the origins behind one of the most famous X-Men storylines and pulls no punches in the process. It’s tricky to build upon such a beloved storyline, but this first issue is off to a solid start.

  • 80


    Guggenheim and the creative team do an impressive job keeping the story beats clear, while jumping around the timeline of events leading to this dark world. The tragic fates of some of our heroes played out differently than I would have expected, making this story that much more intense. The most shocking inclusion was the ending for our Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, who experiences a truly twisted fate in this installment. I also appreciated the context as to how many years were passing between different segments of the issue, as that passage of time made certain choices resonate deeper. From an art perspective, I enjoyed Garcia and Smith’s designs in general, but some of the characters felt a bit off or muddied at times. Steve Rogers’ visuals for example didn’t line up for me personally, but these creative choices didn’t detract or distract from the story as a whole. Overall, I really enjoyed many aspects of this first issue and I am definitely invested to see how events continue to play out in this alternate X-Men reality.

  • 78

    Geek'd Out

    The plight of the X-Men has always served as a metaphor for oppressed sub-cultures and Guggenheim manages to use what could be considered an unnecessary prequel to say something about how the world is now. The true villains here are the so-called baseline humans, those who represent the notions of transphobia, homophobia, and racism, projecting their hatred and fear on a community that they see as less than human. To his credit, Guggenheim does a fine job of writing in a style that feels like a classic X-Men story, but the comparisons to real-world struggles makes it as contemporary as can be. Manuel Garcia’s art matches the writing with a classic approach that evokes Alan Davis during his prime, especially during scenes involving the team in their 80’s era uniforms.

  • 75

    Graphic Policy

    X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 isn’t bad. It begins to fill in the gaps as to what lead to the world of “Days of Future Past.” It’s all logical and you could see how it’d shake out. But, the comic rushes through some of the history, leaving the emotional build to the side. It takes use through the history but never really builds to anything, instead it’s quick hits or we’re dropped into the key moment. There’s an emotional connection that feels like it’s missing.

  • 74

    Comic Watch

    X-Men: Days of Future Past – Doomsday #1 is a fun throwback to a simpler time in X-Men’s history, with great art reflecting that. Unfortunately, the story features little substance with the issue mainly containing just a list of events.

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