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AGE OF APOCALYPSE #1

WRITER: Fabian Nicieza

ARTIST: Gerardo Sandoval

COLORIST: David Curiel

LETTERER: VC’s Clayton Cowles

Review by Ryan Haigh

This has been my first foray into the world of “Age of Apocalypse” – having not read the major event from 20 years ago or the series that Marvel put out in 2012. I have always been fascinated by the Apocalypse character, and I thought this would be an exciting place to jump in. I was not wrong.

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Apocalypse rules his domain called New Cairo, with his usual rules: Survival of the Fittest, and boy does he act upon that. The story is told from the perspective of Doug Ramsey, aka Cypher, who has the mutant ability to understand any language. From there the story throws the reader into an ongoing war between this world’s version of the X-Men and Apocalypse’s Four Horsemen and supporters.

Fabian Nicieza seems to be able to jump right back into sets of characters he wrote 20 years ago and makes it very easy for new readers to jump on board, with the vibrant art and colours the characters seamlessly feel like they are jumping off the page. The art styles of Gerado Sandoval is a perfect fit for this book in my opinion. The unique mix of storytelling and art makes me hang on every page and leaves me wanting more.

All in all a great first exposure to these characters for me, and I’m sure will be another great chapter in the story for existing fans. I definitely recommend picking this title up.

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