Realm of X #1

Realm of X #1

Illustrated by: Diogenes Neves

Cover Art by: Stephanie Hans

Written by: Torunn Gronbekk

Release date: August 23, 2023

Marvel Comics

*Minor Spoilers Ahead

Leaping straight from the astonishing events of this year’s Hellfire Gala, the unlikely team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust and Typhoid Mary find themselves stranded in…Vanaheim? And what’s even more confusing, the locals seem to believe that they hold the key to fulfilling a prophecy that can either raise the realm to riches – or cause it to fall to ruin. With Magik’s powers malfunctioning and a mysterious figure amassing power on the outskirts of the realm, these X-Men are going to have to band together if they want to stay alive long enough to find their way home!

Marvel Comics’ Realm of X #1 (of 4) is a spellbinding journey that takes readers on a captivating adventure, directly stemming from the mesmerizing events of the Hellfire Gala. Torunn Gronbekk’s deft writing, combined with the evocative art of Diogenes Neves and the enchanting cover art by Stephanie Hans, make this limited series an enticing addition to the X-Men universe.

The comic wastes no time in thrusting readers into the midst of action, as the unexpected team of Magik, Mirage, Marrow, Dust, and Typhoid Mary find themselves in the enigmatic realm of Vanaheim. Gronbekk’s narrative prowess shines as she effortlessly weaves a tale that is equal parts intrigue and mystery. The juxtaposition of the familiar X-Men characters against the backdrop of a realm shrouded in prophecy adds an extra layer of depth to the story, drawing readers in with every turn of the page.

Diogenes Neves’ art is nothing short of mesmerizing, capturing both the fantastical elements of Vanaheim and the emotional nuances of the characters. The dynamic visuals effectively convey the sense of being stranded in an unfamiliar place, and Neves’ attention to detail brings the realm to life. Stephanie Hans’ cover art is a feast for the eyes, hinting at the magical and perilous journey that awaits within the pages.

At its core, Realm of X #1 delves into the theme of unlikely alliances, as the team must work together to navigate the challenges that the realm presents. Magik’s powers malfunctioning and the looming presence of a mysterious figure lend an air of suspense to the narrative, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The camaraderie and tension among the characters add a layer of relatability that fans of the X-Men franchise will undoubtedly appreciate.

As the X-Men strive to decipher the prophecy and ensure their survival, the intrigue builds, making this first issue a tantalizing setup for the rest of the series. Gronbekk’s storytelling mastery, Neves’ captivating artwork, and Hans’ stunning cover art create a synergy that promises an epic adventure filled with magic, danger, and personal growth. Realm of X #1 is a must-read for X-Men enthusiasts and comic aficionados alike, leaving us eagerly anticipating the next installment of this enthralling saga.

Realm of X #1 is available on our weekly new comic wall and it can also be placed on your pull list.


Realm of X #1: A spellbinding journey into a mysterious realm

Colors - 8.2
Design - 9.5
Illustration - 9.5
Narrative - 9.3
Subplot - 9.4


Marvel Comics' Realm of X #1 is a limited series that follows a team of unexpected X-Men characters as they navigate the enigmatic realm of Vanaheim. The narrative, written by Torunn Gronbekk, is full of intrigue and mystery, with the fantastical elements of the realm brought to life through the captivating artwork of Diogenes Neves. The theme of unlikely alliances adds relatability to the story, with Magik's malfunctioning powers and a looming mysterious figure adding suspense. The first issue sets up a tantalizing adventure filled with magic, danger, and personal growth, making it a must-read for X-Men fans and comic aficionados alike.

Genre: Superhero
Series: Realm of X | Illustrated by Diogenes Neves, Stephanie Hans
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