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X-Terminators #1 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 13 critic ratings.


When Jubilee and Boom-Boom agree to take Dazzler out for a night on the town to console her after her nasty breakup, they have no idea they’re about to be kidnapped and put into elaborate death traps for their efforts!

What are three girls with the power to blow things up to do?

Leah Williams and Carlos Gómez put the X in eXploitation in this tale of blood, sweat and REVENGE!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
35 pages
Amazon ASIN

13 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95

    Sequential Planet

    X-Terminators #1 is a raving success. Willaims’ dialogue makes it a party, while Gomez and Valenza make this issue (And the cast) looks fantastic. Anyone who just wants a fun and messy X-Men book will want to add this their pull list.
  • 93

    Geek'd Out

    Don't think of this as an attempt to create a spark with some idle characters. X-Terminators features a trio of fireworks that don't fizzle.
  • 90

    Graphic Policy

    X-Terminators #1 is a pretty screwed up version of The Hangover but with mutants. The story by Williams is pure joy. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, X-Terminators #1 is a story that comic book fans will both enjoy and cringe.
  • 90


    X-Terminators is like a fun night on the town, only that night involves blowing up vampires' heads and loving every minute of it. There's nothing else like X-Terminators in the X-Men line, making it a unique experience.
  • 90


    Turn your dials up to 11 and strap in, folks, because Leah Williams has been set loose to just go buck wild and have a blast with some super fun X-characters.
  • 90

    First Comics News

  • 88

    Comic Watch

    X-Terminators #1 is as hilarious as it is blood-soaked. This comic knows how silly its being and wants the reader to know it knows. Its particular brand of violence and humor may not be for everyone, but those who enjoy the concept of Dazzler roller-skating through puddles of blood chewing gum and blasting vampires are sure to love it.
  • 85


    I just had a blast with this one. It's silly, over the top and looks great. It's one of those comics that keeps a smile on your face the whole damn time.
  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    I didn't go in with a lot of expectations because I'm so disconnected from all of this but it did exactly what I had hoped. The book focuses on just a few characters without all the larger trappings that make up both Marvel and mutantdom in particular. What we get here is something that's very simple and character-driven that then takes us into the wild and crazy stuff. The core trio we spend time with here aren't deeply fleshed out but you get a sense of who they are and that makes it easier to go along for the ride with and see what it introduces us to. It does help knowing who these characters are since I've got old familiarity, but it's also pretty standard stuff here. The artwork is great and the pacing is solid as it moves us from a breakup into a crazy world of death. It just works it works really well. I'm definitely keen to check out more.
  • 80

    X-Terminators #1 is a mood. Actually, it's a couple of moods. There's the girls' night out vibe that comes from getting mutant party girls Dazzler, Jubilee, and Boom-Boom together at a bar. Then there's the grindhouse vibe that comes from having said mutant party girls get bloody battling vampires and other monstrous creatures. The two pair together nicely, each one cutting into the expectations and excesses of the other to create a well-balanced comic book concoction that proves delightful to read and that stands apart from the much more straight-faced attitude of the rest of the current X-Men line.
  • 60

    But Why Tho?

    X-Terminators #1 is mostly carried by its art, with a story that doesn't live up to the potential it promised. Having been let down by The Trial of Magneto, which Williams also penned, I hope this title doesn't suffer the same fate. But so far, it feels like the Spice Girls attempting to do a cover of the Wu-Tang Clan.
  • 57

    Major Spoilers

    I tend to pick up any book featuring mutants. I am excited about the stuff they are doing. This book, though, wasn’t my cup of tea. I think the creative team behind the mutants of Krakoa creates books with all sorts of tones and styles in their X-Men titles. So if you like adult themes and action sequences, this book is for you.
  • 45

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    X-Terminators #1 has bold art and kinetic action, but the plot makes no sense, and the heroes are written in the same voice as screechy, delinquent middle schoolers.

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