I wasn’t actually going to read this new X-men comic for a variety of reasons. Mostly because I try to limit my comic intake and the amount of money I spend on said comics. But I recently dumped a few DC comics, and figured it wouldn’t hurt to at least check out this first issue. And I’m glad I did. Brian Wood is virtually unknown to me and his bibliography is a long list of obscure titles that have passed under my radar. But I will say he has written a rather impressive first issue. Not Hickman or Snyder good, but much better than I was expecting. His characters are distinct and interesting, the plot remains exciting without having to fall back on old comic book formulas, and he formed an all female team without a single panel being sexist or unintentionally belittling. This comic just broadcasts good writing. Olivier Coipel also brings an interesting artistic style to the comic. The writing was good, but I doubt I wouldn’t have liked it as much as I did if the art also didn’t properly display the characters and their actions. First issues rarely impress me this much, even if they are written and drawn by people I totally fanboy over. The writing and art of this comic is solid and every mutant fan should give it a try. It even made Jubilee interesting, which I thought to be impossible.