X-Men, Volume 1: Primer

The X Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood DMZ, The Massive and Oliver Coipel House of M, Thor An old enemy shows up at the X Men s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth s survivalor iThe X Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood DMZ, The Massive and Oliver Coipel House of M, Thor An old enemy shows up at the X Men s door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she s brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth s survivalor its destruction Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth Collecting X Men 1 4, Uncanny X Men 244
X Men Volume Primer The X Women finally get their own book from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood DMZ The Massive and Oliver Coipel House of M Thor An old enemy shows up at the X Men s door seeking asylum fr

  • Title: X-Men, Volume 1: Primer
  • Author: Brian Wood Oliver Coipel David López
  • ISBN: 9780785168003
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “X-Men, Volume 1: Primer”

    1. Welcome back, Jubilee!Never my favorite X-Man. In the Marvel/DC crossover, she “fought” Robin. Actually she made googly eyes at Robin and allowed herself to be tied up (because that’s what the Bat boys are into). She has sparkly powers and Wolverine was a creepy mentor for her (she’s a teenaged girl with powers, it’s what he does).Now she has a baby who’s a conduit for evil and she’s acquired vampire powers to boot.This is the all-new (except for Storm’s Mohawk. That’s old and [...]

    2. I thought this was pretty decent, but awfully short.Well, unless you count the filler issue where they reprinted the Meet Jubilee story. It's old, so it's full of 80's hair, clothes, and slang. Also, it takes place at a mall.Ehhhhh.I guess Primer is the start of an all-girls team? I suppose that's cool, but it wasn't what I was expecting.Anyway, it starts out with Jubilee and a baby she's rescued (not really sure what the story is with the kid) heading toward the X-mansion (or whatever they're c [...]

    3. Jubilee is heading home with a surprise.Actually two surprises as she inadvertently leads ancient evil to the X-Men's front door.A war many years in the making is about to take place in the Jean Grey Institute for Higher Learning.Primer was flat out a disappointment. I'm a big fan of the X-Men, but nothing about this story was particularly engaging. Ancient beings one of which it seems I should have heard of bring war to the X-Men's doorstep. Perhaps if I knew anything about John Sublime then th [...]

    4. Well, this sounded interesting. An all-female X-Men team? I can sign up for that. Especially when I'm fond of every lady represented here. Well, except for Psylocke. Never cared all that much for her. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out the way I wanted it to.Obviously, it's been a long time since I was a regular X-book reader, because I had no earthly idea who John Sublime was. (I think the most important thing to take from that article is that there was once a character in the X-books who w [...]

    5. The first arc with Arkea was extremely boring for me. I don't understand why Brian Wood just handed Jubilee a baby. This is the second time an X-Men story revolved around some type of techno virus villain. I didn't care when Whedon did it and I don't care now. The art was pretty and that's about all the good I have to say about that. The second part wasn't really an arc as it was a one shot story wherein the X-Men try to save passengers in a falling plane. I really enjoyed that story! Even witho [...]

    6. How many issues do you expect to find in a collected edition? For me, I’d say 6 is reasonable and anything above that is a bonus. For some of their hugely popular titles like Superior Spider-Man and All-New X-Men, Marvel have only bundled together 5 issues which is a bit cheeky but for Superior, you’re paying for quality over quantity. In adjective-less X-Men you’re only getting 4 issues. 4! They round out the book to 5 by including a reprint of a 1989 X-Men comic by Chris Claremont and Ma [...]

    7. This review is part of a team buddy read with Shallow Comic Reader Club. This week's theme: comics featuring a female lead.Meh. I generally like Brian Wood's work, but this wasI dunnot very filling. It seems natural that a team of female X-Men would arise. I haven't followed X-Men regularly in years, but the women always seemed stronger than the men, emotionally and psychologically, and therefore it's not a stretch to see them get together and do their thang. The initial plot is ok. An alien lif [...]

    8. What a HUGE disappointment.Brian Wood! YAY! (DMZ, Northlanders!) with an all-ladies X-(wo)Men team!So excited by the all ladies all the time, they forgot about plot, or good writing, or character interactions that make sense.Oh and they also decided to include a bunch of characters no one knows/remembers, which is the fastest way to get new reader and others (ie. ME) to stop caring.John Sublime (some uber-badass, now seemingly in need of the X-(wo)Men to help him, says that his twin sister'sspir [...]

    9. I have to say that I was interested when I heard this was going to be an all female team. I was raised in a house of women, and have lived with them for most of my life. I'm sure this has played a part in my attraction to books with strong female leads. I've always thought that this was a place where the X-Men universe has exceled over other parts of the Marvel universe. There are a great deal of powerhouse women on in the X-Men roaster. Seeing them all on a team together does seem like a shtick [...]

    10. Decent volume, but honestly nothing special. I'm not exactly blown away but this grouping of all female X-Men (sounds weird huh?. The story was just typical. Not terrible, but it read like any other generic X-Men story. Art's not bad, but not really good either. An alien intelligence takes over the X-Men's technology and they have to stop it from taking over the world. Overall not terrible, but nothing I'd really recommend either. As I said before, just seemed really generic to me.

    11. Wood writes good, serious stories - from DMZ through Northlanders and others, I've enjoyed his work. Seeing him pop up in Marvel territory, writing an X-Men book surprised me, and I was initially hesitant to test out his indie-crafted aesthetic in the Big Continuity. Until Battle of the Atom, I resisted the pull - but now that this X-Men book is one of the tie-ins, it's time to read up.Starts out with a nice tense chase and rescue, then builds with a world-killing premise - some ancient forces h [...]

    12. I have extremely fond memories of the X-men from my teenage years and it's still one of my favorite franchises to pick-up. I've always loved the social justice themes and how diverse the characters are. So, when I heard that there would be a run focusing on some of my favorite X-Ladies I got pretty freakin' excited. Unfortunately, X-Men, Vol. 1: Primer did not live up to my expectations.Jubilee is heading home with a baby she adopted when she notices she's being followed. Freaked out, she calls [...]

    13. An underwhelming, confusing start to a series I'm now unexcited to continue reading. This (insultingly short) volume contains pretty much nothing to grab you or pique your interest in further stories. The setup to the story contained in this volume is practically nonexistent, and seems to suppose I already know everything there is to know about John Sublime, a character I barely remember from Grant Morrison's New X-Men run like 15 years ago. There's no introduction to him or any of the character [...]

    14. I love these characters, I love their current design, I love this story concept. This is the X-book that has most interested me in recent years. And with all that said, in perfect honesty, I feel the execution was a little rough. I can see they've put all the pieces in the right places an intriguing opening with a fable-ish flavor, a strange new foe, a visitor from the past, a skilled but disparate team learning to work together. And yet, something was missing. The visuals were stunning, but man [...]

    15. For the most part I liked this collection and found it interesting, though some things nag at me a bit. First is that the first arc in a series where the main characters are all women has one of them going crazy for a baby, something I also think is out of character for her. What, them being female means that's inevitable? I'm hoping there's a real reason why she latched onto the child aside from "Well, she's a girl." Second is that I used to really love these characters, but a lot of them aren' [...]

    16. I was excited for this book since the title was first announced three years ago. An all-woman X-Men team, and written by Brian Wood (whom I had mostly come to like via his DMZ comic)? Yes please!After waiting months for it to arrive thanks to Inter Library Loan, I picked it up today, pedaled home excitedly, and it turned out to only be four issues, and nothing particularly interesting or novel at that. Four measly issues for a trade paperback?! Seriously, Marvel?!!? They padded the end by reprin [...]

    17. A little disappointing. I was expecting more from Wood and Coipel. I like the idea of an all female X-men team (and Kitty Pryde is one it, and she's one of my favourite X-men characters), but the story didn't grab me that much. The issue I enjoyed the most is actually the one drawn by David Lopez, because it's a simple story of the team saving a crashing aeroplane cut between Wolverine and Jubilee chilling out.

    18. I give this more like a 3 1/2 stars not 4.This is a stand alone graphic novel. You don't need to know much if anything to enjoy this. I generally liked the main story and the artwork was phenomenal. Though I didn't like Storm's outfit and I prefer her with long hair and not the Mohawk, she has never looked better. Maybe as good but not better. Kudos to the artist. The story at the end that is mentioned in the main story was fine. The artwork wasn't bad but in comparison to the artwork of the mai [...]

    19. I wouldn't say it was great, but also not terrible. Serviceable? Wood is pretty good with dialogue, there's a nice pace to the book and the threat feels palpable.But I guess there's no real hook, for me -- the coolest part was probably all of Psylocke's different energy ninja-weapons, which I hadn't seen before. Psychic knife, that's classic -- but psychic long bow, psychic crossbow, psychic longsword, psychic grappling hook? At a certain point it all gets sort of overly convenient, but shut up [...]

    20. I'm actually a little surprised that there has never been an all woman line-up in the X-Men previously. They've long had a deep bench of strong women characters and they change the roster so often it seems like it should have happened ages ago. As with most superhero roster changes this one comes about simply by virtue of who is available at the time. Laudably there is no real drama involved with the roster shake-up, everyone is a professional and knows what needs to be done. Later in the book, [...]

    21. Not really a new team, but focusing on the x-woman from Wolverines school, this book starts off with Jubilee heading to the school with a baby in tow. Someone's after her and she's a bit tired in her new life as parent. This part I can relate as a new parent of a 2yr old and 1yr old twin girls, all the lil things she has to go through I find funny. She even needs time displaced Iceman to babysit, just she can some shut eye, during the crossover coming up. The book is kind of a fun read, not as m [...]

    22. First off : having a series with just the ladies is AWESOME. Because yes, in 2014, most medias content themselves with a third of their cast (at the most !!) being female, so works like this one are refreshing (it'd be even better if we had ladies writing and illustrating it, but it's a start).Kudos for still keeping the name "X-Men" (establishing once and for all that "men" here is to be read as gender-neutral + not differentiating it from the usual series) and not making references to the gend [...]

    23. Do not buy this book. If you are a fan of Oliver Coipel, then you might be tempted to give it a whirl, but really, save yourself the disappointment! This book is so very frustrating. The cover-art leads you to believe things are going to be badass, but instead, you have a bunch of beloved characters saying each other's names over and over again."Kitty!" "Rogue." "Storm." "Kitty." "Rachel!" "Kitty." "Sublime." "Arkea." "Kitty." "Hank!" "Karima?" "Kitty." etc,etc,etc,etc,etc,etc.Seriously really s [...]

    24. Outside of the first X-men movie that I watched when it came out and therefore remember nothing of it, this is my first real brush with the X-men. I loved it. I loved seeing so many female characters dominate a mainstream comic. I didn't really know who these characters were so I was a times confused but over all enjoyed learning about them all. I especially liked the art. How badass is it to have a super tuff girl with a mohawk who is still very feminine. Loved it. Loved the story. I can't wait [...]

    25. 3.5/3.75 out of 5. I was expecting a bolder beginning given the hype of it being a mostly/fully female group and that Jubilee's now a caretaker, but it was just more of Wood's subtle and nuanced writing of this series prior to the Marvel NOW! initiative. I should reread this to get a better feel for I now that I know what's in store.

    26. Not a bad start for this lady-team series. As always, Brian Wood is an excellent writer of superhero comics. He knows how to balance the personal lives of the characters with the imperative for an action-packed, plot-plot driven story. Nice work on the pencils and colors, too.

    27. Well now I finally know about Jubilee's baby! LOL. I have seen it around in a few other new titles but this actually says where it originates from so yay. I was getting a little testy eyed during a lot of this - mostly with Jubilee and her nervousness about being a mom.

    28. 4 stars because it's an all women team and because I enjoyed the art. The stories themselves were so/so. I really enjoyed see the story focused on the ladies and their piers being used together.

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