All-New X-Men #2

All-New X-Men #2

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Mark Bagley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 18
7.1Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

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Hated and feared more than ever, the world is a dangerous place for mutants. As the few remaining X-MEN retreat into seclusion, a handful of mutant teenagers refuse to allow their destiny to be decided for them. CYCLOPS. BEAST. ICEMAN. ANGEL. THE ALL-NEW WOLVERINE. KID APOCALYPSE. OYA. Stepping out of the shadows of their predecessors, the ALL-NEW X-MEN are striking out on their own, determined to write their own futures!
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 19, 2015

    So far I like the new series, but the ending of this issue felt a lot like the ending of the first one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Dec 16, 2015

    The artwork by Mark Bagley is great as well. His style, along with bright coloring from Nolan Woodard, really help add to the light tones in the story, but are also very well capable of capturing the serious and dramatic moods required in the jail scenes. While the characters still suffer from looking the same as one another in some of their faces, the characters and their action bits are still drawn very well. There are no issues with the layouts, scenery, backgrounds, or other parts of the book. It just looks good in general, just like in the first issue.Most Memorable Moment Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Dec 17, 2015

    All-New is the X-book you should be reading if you're a fan of Marvel's merry mutants. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Dec 18, 2015

    Despite a decrease of quality when it comes to the art, too much focus on Scott and missed opportunities when it comes to the antagonists, what was started in their debut issue still works out in #2, making it a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Dec 16, 2015

    All-New X-Men #2 is a fun book that should be a nice easy read. Dennis Hopeless has some skill with these younger characters and its showing in his writing. The art by Bagley and Woodard is light and allows this to be the book where you dont have to think about death and extinction. If youre not in the mood for dark and mysterious, this is a book for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Dec 23, 2015

    As to the storyline, the Ghosts of Cyclops aren't that interesting and the increased hatred of mutants outside Austin, Texas where Iceman finds some new friends paints a bleak world view I don't have interest in returning to month after month. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Ambaryerno Dec 16, 2015

    Overall pretty meh. The biggest problem ANXM and EXM are dealing with is trying to establish a sense of mystery over events that characters are privy to, but audiences aren't. It's incredibly frustrating not having any context for what happened, and it's already at the point where NOT telling us what Cyclops did has become glaringly artificial. They need to get over that FAST and just reveal what he's accused of already. And I can't believe I'm saying this, but Hopeless's writing of Laura is actually a STEP DOWN from Bendis. Look, I get it, every writer sees things differently, but someone needs to pass around a memo, because whether or not she's wearing the Wolverine cowl now, she's NOT LOGAN WITH BOOBS. Laura is supposed to be a consummate strategist, not a mindless berserker.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 11, 2016

    I like the characterization but the plot has barely started two issues in.

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Dec 21, 2015

    Hate the silliness like Pickles that takes away from the story.

  • 6.5
    Mac Jan 1, 2016

    I completely agree with Ambaryerno's review. I actually thought I had missed something and tried to find the events that are continually referenced in all of the X books. That aside, I do like the look into Scott's psyche. This has been the one thing keeping me interested, particularly with some of the exposition from Old Man Logan in EXM. I would love to see them back together since neither were part of the schism.

  • 6.5
    RustonLF Jan 5, 2016

    There is a bit more to grab on to with the introduction of the frustration the team has living in the shadows of their older selves. There is a bit of fun being had by Hopeless when writing teenage heroes that I enjoyed. The action was not thrilling and the art does the job making this an average comic. The X-Men have had a long history of different line-ups and some strange things going on within the team. Thinking of that just makes this another era in the history of the X-Men. The upcoming Apocalypse story line will hopefully give this era a moment to remember.

  • 4.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Dec 20, 2015

    I want to care about the characters, but this book makes the cardinal sin of making it very frustrating to do so, so why even bother?

  • 10
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
    DXO Dec 23, 2015

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Dec 17, 2015

  • 7.0
    mrDovydas Dec 17, 2015

  • 7.0
    TheFallenKing13 Dec 18, 2015

  • 7.0
    jmprados Mar 15, 2016

  • 7.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 2.0
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