X #2

X #2

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Eric Nguyem Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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X has a bone to pick with Arcadia's political kingmaker Berkshire, and the two share some "face time." Meanwhile, Leigh's online exposé attracts some murderously angry readers.

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 12, 2013

    For a comic named after its character you'd think you'd get a lot more from X, but that's not the point. Clearly Swierczynski wants him to be a force and maybe even a symbol, similar to how Batman is portrayed time and time again. We aren't getting into his head just yet, but that's okay, because the world being crafted is much more important at this stage. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jun 11, 2013

    Eric Nguyen's art suits this story like a glove and his loose, ragged style only enhances the darkness, violence and grim of Arcadia. Not to knock the colors on the pages, because they are top-notch, but Nguyen's art almost feels like it should be black and white. There are plenty of violent and graphic titles on the market but X uses it as an enhancement and not as a crutch. Although the same can't be said for X's victims as they are beyond crutches after an encounter with him. It's fun, it's action packed and it's something you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Sergio Porras Jun 12, 2013

    It’s understandable that X isn't for everyone and it’s definitely not your dad’s superhero, but the book has a lot to offer. If you're into gore, mystery, or a good crime thriller than X has all of your bases covered. Swierczynski is one hell of a story teller and although I can’t say that this is even in the top 10 of best comics that I've ever read it deserves an honorable mention just based on entertainment value alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Your Friendly Neighborhood Brady Jun 14, 2013

    “X” seems more like Jason Voorhees than an antihero vengeance seeker. He keeps getting shot, stabbed, and blown up but keeps coming back. Artist Eric Nguyen excels at depicting the horrifying ways X eliminates his targets. Is this a new genre mash-up: slasher / horror / crime / superhero? If so, it's only going to get bloodier from here. “X” means red and lots of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jun 23, 2013

    The mysteries and futures of the characters could turn out to be abysmal in future issues, but right now? Like I said before, this is the first time I've ever read a story about X and I'm not disappointed. There's enough mystery to keep me invested and I'm interested to see what happens to X, Leigh and Berkshire. It makes me want to go out and buy the first issue to see if I can pick up on any more detail about the characters and the story. There are some off things in this comic, like the unexplainable plot points and how unintentionally funny some characters and moments are, but honestly that added ten times to my enjoyment of this book and I think it's the reason I wanted to review it. This may turn out to be just a guilty pleasure, but I couldn't have enjoyed it more! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Jun 16, 2013

    Duane Swierczynski and Eric Nguyen try to breathe life back to an old Dark Horse hero. Even though the art is fantastic, the plot needs more polishing and creativity. If you were a fan of the original series, you may want to pick this up. It's a comic with a lot of action, but very little plot. Read Full Review

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