Age of Apocalypse Vol.2 #1

Age of Apocalypse Vol.2 #1

Writer: David Lapham Artist: Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15
7.3Critic Rating
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Spinning directly out of UNCANNY X-FORCE! The Amazing X-Men have lost and the evil Weapon X is more powerful than ever! But who are these heroes, these lowly mortal men and women, who step out from the shadows? Who are the X-Terminated?

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Mar 12, 2012

    Jumping on point?: This should be a no-brainer. After all, there is a #1 on this issue. But events in the first part of this issue so closely follow Uncanny X-Force #19.1, that I wouldn't be surprised if some people are frustrated by this. It gets easier to understand as the issue goes on, but this is a serious problem for a series that is just starting out, and is actually its biggest drawback. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Mar 13, 2012

    The cliffhanger didn't really feel too much like a cliffhanger. It actually felt a bit forced. It is the icing on the cake for the strange feeling you get throughout the story - that feeling of helplessness for the human X-Terminated team. Because even though they have shown only power and success up to this point, going up against Weapon Omega, or any super-powered mutant seems like a death wish. Especially if they encounter someone unexpectedly... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Addicts - Anant Sagar Mar 13, 2012

    Graydon telling someone to "See the Shiny knife" in the middle of a fight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 7, 2012

    Forget what you know about the X-Men. AGE OF APOCALYPSE takes the idea of turning everything upside down but this title is going places the previous mini-series haven't gone. We definitely have a darker feel with desperation seeing the story from the humans' perspective. Lapham and De La Torre work wonders together is giving this series a unique feel that makes it clear this isn't your average X-title. If you like the AoA world or want to see a different take on the X-Universe, this is definitely a series to check out. Other non-mutant characters may pop up as well as we get to see how everyone has been affected by this universe. If you're looking for something new with elements of familiarity, this series won't let you down. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Mar 10, 2012

    Age of Apocalypse is a dark, brutal comic, a fact that is reflected in both the writing and the art. It's not a glossy world, and it's not one where you can take for granted who are the "good" guys and who are the "bad." Yet at the same time, it's a compelling comic that pulls you in and keeps you reading. The last page offers an interesting surprise that sets up a fair amount of excitement for issue two. Overall, it's definitely worth a read, whether you were a fan of the original Age of Apocalypse or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 8, 2012

    This is a book I was completely on the fence about and tried solely due to a recommendation and I was impressed enough to add #2 to my pull list. This is more than a gimmick, there is a high quality story to be had here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Mar 22, 2012

    Overall, this comic is a dark and gritty story of a dystopic version of the Marvel universe and Lapham looks to world build and bring in other Marvel characters (this issue has a certain swash-buckling blind hero in a new role too). I think Lapham has a long and epic journey in mind and our new characters, regardless of their questionable motivations, have a new, long and exciting journey ahead and I'm definitely along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Mar 7, 2012

    So far, it's interesting enough to check into and see where it goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 7, 2012

    Age of Apocalypse is a solid book all around in its debut issue, but it has plenty to prove in the coming months. Does this particular alternate universe have enough legs left to carry an ongoing series? Will the X-Terminated continue to hold their own alongside the other cast members? Again, time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Mar 8, 2012

    Age of Apocalypse #1 is an intriguing debut, but it's going to take a few more issues to tell whether this has any long-term potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - Maura McHugh Mar 22, 2012

    Age of Apocalypse, issue 1 is a sound dbut with the introduction of an interesting cast of characters. It ends on a memorable last page to intrigue the reader about the following episode. It will be easier to evaluate the effectiveness of the series after a few more issues, but it has certainly started in a promising fashion. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 8, 2012

    With so much about this book's premise already telegraphed in its prelude, the big question (certainly, for me) was what hook Lapham would come up with to bring readers back. The appearance of an unexpected character at the end prompts a tentative eyebrow raise, while the narrative twist intrigues rather than excites. There's definite potential, if only it can lighten the tone slightly and give us reasons to care about the characters. Let's hope issue #2 delivers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Mar 12, 2012

    Although professional and well done, the writing and art on this book might not be strong enough coating to swallow this pill. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 11, 2012

    This book is very close to being something I would normally read. This issue is very much a world building issue but it also puts on a ton of layers to an already complicated situation. It's hard to tell from this issue if the book is going to be an all-out war series or something that is much more cloak and dagger. I'm willing to give this book a couple of issues, but I found the first one to be a very mixed bag. I'm not even sure if fans of the initial Age of Apocalypse would like this because so much has changed. If you like mutants and universes where anything can happen then I suggest trying this out. Read Full Review

  • 3.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Mar 13, 2012

    The greatest flaw of Age of Apocalypse is that it tries unsuccessfully to be the Age of Apocalypse. That story is over, and Marvel has already squeezed more than every last drop of interesting material out of it. The idea of the X-Terminated would work vastly better in an new alternate universe, free from all the baggage of continuity and free to use characters readers would be more interested in seeing. The nostalgic value of the title does little to help and definitely doesn't work effectively enough to be the main selling point. The book reads like a series the creators are half-heartedly struggling through, and I can't honestly blame them. The X-Terminated are a good idea being forced into the wrong setting, and this is no Age of Apocalypse. Read Full Review

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