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X-Men: Heir Of Apocalypse #1 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

For centuries, Apocalypse tested the mutants of Earth to guarantee that only the strong would survive. Now, as he takes his throne on Arakko, another must rise in his place and ensure the mutants of Earth do not grow weak in his absence!

Twelve mutants chosen from the X-Men’s greatest heroes – and villains – will compete for the honor, but only one can become… the HEIR OF APOCALYPSE!

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33 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90


    Given the ’90s vibes and compelling characters, it’s safe to say that X-Men: Heir of Apocalypse will be a fun ride. Heir of Apocalypse has perpetually engrossing characters that benefit from a story that keeps you guessing and a decidedly ’90s feel.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Overall, X-Men: Heir of Apocalypse #1 is an entertaining but somewhat shallow first issue that sets the stage for a mutant brawl with a mysterious twist. Pick it up if you’re a die-hard X-Men fan who enjoys action-heavy stories. If you prefer a more nuanced narrative with deeper character exploration, you might want to pass on this one.

  • 78

    Graphic Policy

    X-Men: Heir of Apocalypse #1 is an interesting concept and feels like the logical next step for Apocalypse. It teases some major conflict to come in the future and dark clouds off in the distance. It also has a nice retro vibe, a break from more recent X-Men comics during the Krakoan age which had a voice and look all to their own. It’s an interesting debut that feels like it tees up a lot to come.

  • 75

    Nerd Initiative

    Like I mentioned, I think the storyline is a lot of fun. The characters chosen are a great bunch that I can’t to see interact and compete against each other. With all the heavy stuff going on in the other X-Men comics currently, this feels lighter and more of a fun time.

  • 75

    Derby Comics

    Foxe & team give the plot a reason for existence beyond simply filling the gap before the “From the Ashes” era begins. However, I couldn’t help but be reminded that this was meant to be a fun distraction until that new era debuts when a literal distraction causes the tournament’s participants to already abandon the tournament by the issue’s end. Overall, X-Men: Heir of Apocalypse is off to a promising start even if it ends up reduced to a quasi-epilogue to the Krakoan era.

  • 70

    Although I remain uncertain if I care at all about who the heir of Apocalypse is, I find myself enjoying Heir of Apocalypse much more than I anticipated.

  • 66

    Geek'd Out

    I’m interested to see where this series goes from here, but it might be worth it to wait for when it’s concluded.

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