The X-Treme team is back!
Legendary X-scribe Chris Claremont reunites with artistic dynamo Salvador Larroca for an all-new story set just after the groundbreaking original run of X-TREME X-MEN!
A powerful psychic attack on Kitty Pryde from her old enemy OGUN brings the X-Treme team back together for a high-stakes mission… but what secret is Ogun hiding, and will even the combined might of Bishop, Sage, Gambit, Rogue, Rachel Summers, Storm And Wolverine be enough to stop his insidious plan?
The X-citement starts here, with the kickoff to the arc that will have wide-reaching implications for some of your favorite X-characters!
Major SpoilersI don’t know if we need more X-Men titles, but X-Treme X-Men #1 does everything I want from a comic book. It considers the balance of plot, setting, and characters while adding a fair degree of conflict right off the bat. Great work here by Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca. Because of that, X-Treme X-Men #1 is a 5 out of 5 for me. Not perfect, but it checks all my boxes.
Comic WatchThe team supreme is back! Chris Claremont, the writer that created the biggest franchise in comic history, returns to his critically acclaimed title, X-Treme X-Men with series co-creator Salvador Larroca, to blast off with an untold tale that takes place immediately after series finale #64 from 2003. The team gives us a gripping tale swirling around Kitty Pryde, and the psychic vampire, Ogun, who has been secretly imbedded in Kitty’s soul since their first encounter. Can they save her from him, and his clutches?
First Comics NewsThis issue is off to a great start and X-Men fans will appreciate seeing Claremont back but will also love the fact that this story is a great blast from the past and the perfect way to escape from the Krakoa era for anyone who feels overwhelmed by the current stories.
Comic Book RevolutionX-Treme X-Men #1 was a blast to read. This issue delivered the warm embrace of nostalgia that many long-time readers will enjoy. X-Treme X-Men #1 definitely reminded me that I am ready to move past the Hickman Krakoa X-Men universe.
But Why Tho?X-Treme X-Men #1 is a blast from the past in more ways than one, as Chris Claremont and Salvador Larroca reunite for a new adventure. If you enjoyed this issue, I highly suggest checking out the original X-Treme X-Men run for more adventures. Hopefully things will pick up in the next issue, as well.
ComicBook.comIt's like someone adapted a comics' YouTube video into a comic book and it's exactly as tedious to read as that sounds. It's entirely possible that, with this bit of homework out of the way, the remainder of this miniseries will be something enjoyable for fans of Claremont's X-Men voice, but this issue is a waste of everyone's time.