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Spoilers incoming for Generation X #1, so if you haven't read it yet you've been warned.
What stands out immediately is the visual style of artist Amilcar Pinna. Whether that is a positive or a negative is a completely subjective thing, but initially, it didn't make a grand impression. The pages that follow paint a much better picture of this charming group, shining in the more personal discussions between Kitty Pryde and Jubilee. Your mileage from it will vary though, so just something to be aware of.
What Generation X knocks out of the park is the characterization of its cast. Jubilee and Shogo steal the show in numerous moments throughout thanks to her growing experience with parenthood, despite what it appears like at times (gotta label those sippy cups). Jubilee also provides the tether of X-Men legacy to this new batch of recruits and young members in training, and it's amazing to see the growth in her ability to lead. The cast is full of colorful mutants who represent all the cohesive dysfunction you'd expect from the X-Men and having Quentin Quire and Kitty Pryde in the mix only enhances that.
As a reintroduction to this side of the X-Men universe, Generation X delivers and then some. The art style is polarizing, but can't deter from the delightful cast and chaotic camaraderie that is found all throughout the issue.
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Generation X #1 is written by Christina Strain with art by Amilcar Pinna and a cover by Terry Dodson. The official description can be found below.
The Xavier Institute for Mutant Education and Outreach has opened its doors and is ready to foster the next generation of heroes and diplomats! But this time around, the X-Men recognize an unfortunate truth: not all mutants are created equal. Some mutants are not made to fight Sentinels or serve as ambassadors on behalf of their kind. Some mutants will just be lucky to survive another day in a world that hates and fears them. And who better to mentor