Dark X-Men #1
Illustrated by: Jonas Scharf
Cover Art by: Stephen Segovia
Written by: Steve Foxe
Release date: August 16, 2023
*Minor Spoilers Ahead
WELCOME TO THE DARK X-MEN? HOPE THE WORLD SURVIVES THE EXPERIENCE! Following the explosive events of the Hellfire Gala, MADELYNE PRYOR realizes the world needs the X-Men now more than ever. HAVOK and GAMBIT have served on the team before… but never one that looks like this! And how does GIMMICK, breakout star of MARVEL’S VOICES: PRIDE, fall under the Goblin Queen’s sway? Find out in the most horrific installment of the X-Men saga yet!
Prepare to be enthralled by the eerie allure of Marvel Comics’ Dark X-Men #1. Written by Steve Foxe, illustrated by Jonas Scharf, and adorned with the evocative cover art by Stephen Segovia, this issue beckons readers into a world where the line between heroism and malevolence blurs. Released with a bang after the Hellfire Gala, this installment is a gripping testament to the X-Men’s ability to evolve and captivate.
In the aftermath of the explosive events, the narrative takes a tantalizing twist with Madelyne Pryor’s realization that the world hungers for the X-Men’s intervention more than ever. Steve Foxe’s storytelling prowess shines as he unveils a team of X-Men like never before—ones shrouded in darkness and ambiguity. Havok and Gambit’s return to the team comes with a chilling transformation, evoking a sense of uncertainty and intrigue.
Jonas Scharf’s art is a sublime marriage of horror and heroism. Every panel drips with a macabre energy that mirrors the complex emotions coursing through the characters. Scharf’s ability to craft scenes that are both hauntingly beautiful and deeply unsettling lends an air of suspense that propels the narrative forward.
The cover art by Stephen Segovia is a mesmerizing portal into the unsettling world of Dark X-Men. The bold imagery captures the essence of the narrative’s darkness while offering glimpses of the characters’ internal struggles and hidden motives.
Foxe’s writing takes an audacious leap as the breakout star of Marvel’s Voices: Pride, Gimmick, becomes ensnared in the enigmatic Goblin Queen’s grasp. This unexpected twist showcases the intricacies of character development, revealing the duality of hero and villain that resides within us all.
The X-Men saga reaches a new level of intensity in Dark X-Men #1. The narrative unfolds with an air of foreboding, its themes of moral ambiguity and the seductive allure of darkness echoing throughout. As the boundaries between hero and antihero blur, readers are invited to grapple with the complexity of the X-Men’s world and its reflection of our own.
Dark X-Men #1 is a chilling yet alluring chapter in the X-Men saga, masterfully orchestrated by a team of creators who excel in crafting a narrative that is both thought-provoking and visually stunning. As the shadows deepen and the lines between good and evil blur, this issue stands as a testament to Marvel’s ability to push boundaries and explore the depths of its iconic characters.
Dark X-Men #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and it can also be placed on your pull list.