In review: X-Men #1

The newest addition to the X-family chain of comic books, and there are MANY; is X-Men #1, which is written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Oliver Coipel, inked by Oliver Coipel & Oliver Coipel and colored by Laura Martin. X-Men #1 is exactly the way any series, let alone ANOTHER X-title should begin, with a solid story line and AMAZING art work.

In truth, the artwork really stole the show on this comic for me and will keep me coming back again and again and I have been a fan of Coipel’s great work for a while now. We also see the introduction of a new X-Villian by the name of Arkea and the action inherent in the pending conflict promises to be Epic!

While there was some action in this first issue, it primarily set the tone for the book, which centers around the female leaders and powerful woman leads currently on the X-Men roster. With respect to their roles in the Jean Grey School for gifted youngsters as teachers, along with their roles as X-Men who are sworn to protect mutants and humanity, this series is really great specifically because it centers around the X-Women.

In my opinion, focusing on women in comics is just as important as the morality and heroic ethic that comics serve to try and instill in our children. This modified and featured message is important in a sublime and sophisticated way, that says simply, “Woman are leaders and as strong as men. Hear us roar!” I love it and encourage Marvel Now and this X-Book to keep up the good work!!! Excelsior!

Written By: Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator, science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator, is currently the Public Information Officer for the Osceola County Bar Association and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine.  You can visit Tye on facebook and at You can send Tye your thoughts, story/article ideas and content thoughts to

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