From Weird Science Marvel Comics: X-MEN fans, this is a very thorough start to a multi-title event the likes that haven’t been seen since MUTANT MASSACRE. It’s rich in new and old history alike with shades of ancient Egyptian lore sprinkled in, not to mention 15th-century European mythology and legend. However, readers should be warned of the heavy nature of this inaugural tale. It’s cryptic at times and filled with a complexity that may turn off the average fan at first. Nonetheless, readers will leave this issue with a sturdy foundation and direction to persevere ahead. Sure, all the pieces aren’t there yet, nor are they ever with a Hickman story. But, rest assured our questions will be answered as the story unfolds. This is a must buy (and well worth the price) for anyone who has hopped on board since HOXPOX, as well as long time X-readers.