Long Box Review: Age of Apocalypse: Amazing X men #1

  • medowns78 | Male | 45 years old | Crown Point Indiana


July 2024




cover issue 1

The Amazing x-men Issue 1  a part of the age of apocalypse.

Written by Fabian Nicieza Art by Andy Kubert and Inks by Matt Ryan

During the Age of Apocalypse alternate timeline the X-men title became the Amazing X-men. This book continued the story established in X-men Alpha.

In the time after Xavier’s death a team of x-men are formed by Magneto to help spread the teaching of Charles Xavier and his hope for coexistence.  The team is comprised of  Quicksilver, Ice-man, Storm, Banshee, dazzler, and Exodus.

The story starts off with a prologue of our new status quo as humans are now fodder, slaves, and a workforce foR the Mutants in control of America. We see that mutants under Apocalypse’s new regime continuously spy on the humans.

We then cut to the former Xavier institute where we see Bishop standing on the dock trying to remember his real time line as a Sentinel is taken down out the sky. Though not destroyed the giant robot gets up to take on the Amazing X-men.

Which leads into the first plot of the book. The evacuation of humans from America to the last bastion of hope for all humans the Eurasia continent.  We learn that the X-men have been asked to  help with the evacuation and that the giant robots are in fact the humans line of evil mutants and that they can’t be programmed to establish friend from foe in the mutant camps.

Plot B is introduced early on about Bishop trying to remember the correct timeline and what he must do to get back what once was.

This overall story is rather enjoyable to read. Complete with a prologue that leads into the initial hook of the book. What will happen to the humans?

We are launched into the Amazing X-men team.

Each member is similar to their original counterpart only more exaggerated. Ice man has a better grasp of his powers as he can change his proportions as well as stretch his body with ice. Quicksilver pushes himself to being the perfect leader in the hopes to win his father's approval.

The art by Andy Kubert has that great X-men feel. His work is well detailed with the characters and the foreground. His style is definitely one that I enjoy seeing on the x-titles. He gives the characters definition and  style. Not over exaggerated  with body types.  

There are so many great action panels as well as quiet moments in the book that help move the story along.

this book is a 8 out of 10. 

  • Mar 23, '16 by bdccomics's avatar bdccomics
  • sounds like this has some really choice Kubert artwork- and who doesn't love giant robots??? I sure do! nothing to do with actual comics, but my father-in-law's name is "Matt Ryan" and it isn't saying much, because it is a rather common pair of names, but it always tickles me to see someone with the name of someone i know personally... now, if i only knew someone named Fabian Nicieza... i'd settle for THIS Fabian Nicieza, too, though...
  • Mar 23, '16 by medowns78's avatar medowns78
  • yes some really great kubert art. and did you know that john constantine was played by a matt ryan on the t.v. show of the same name.
  • Mar 23, '16 by medowns78's avatar medowns78
  • yes some really great kubert art. and did you know that john constantine was played by a matt ryan on the t.v. show of the same name.
  • Mar 24, '16 by bdccomics's avatar bdccomics
  • that's right, he was! i never watched the show, but i remember bringing that up when i found out. that, and the Atlanta Falcons QB is also named Matt Ryan. there are so many...
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