Nightcrawler #2

Nightcrawler #2

Writer: Chris Claremont Artist: Todd Nauck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 14, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• Someone is hunting down Nightcrawler's loved ones...and Nightcrawler and Wolverine are determined to find out who and to what ends!
•  Classic X-Men characters meet contemporary threats as the newly-resurrected Nightcrawler crosses the globe to save his nearest and dearest from suffering the fate he just escaped...

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow May 19, 2014

    This issue, much like the first one, was a step in the right direction for this new series. I, for one, feel that Claremont, Nauck, and Rosenberg are truly doing to justice to one of my favorite Marvel characters as they delve deeper and deeper into his own lore and his own past to create this mystery that is both engaging and intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Max Level Geek - Jonathan Semoneit May 15, 2014

    Claremont and Nauckare a match made in Nightcrawler heaven. With plenty of character work and gorgeous art to go around,Nightcrawlercontinuesits rise to the top of the Marvel elite. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain May 14, 2014

    Todd Nauck is once again the main artist here, with Rachelle Rosenberg on colours, VC's Cory Petit on the letters and Jamie McKelvie on the cover. More than the previous issue, I loved Naugh's art in this one. It is much more vibrant in terms of the pencils, and it offers up a lot of interesting mysteries as to what is going to happen. Basically what we have here is page after page of some of Nauck's finest work, although this is only my second issue with him in that position. Part of the element of vibrancy in this issue are the colours by Rosenberg, and she shows here why she is one of the best in the industry. I certainly had a ton of fun with all the artwork that now needs some tweaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - David Hinspeter May 18, 2014

    This issue had me right at the beginning. A lot of the Marvel Now titles are showcasing flaws and darker versions of characters. Nightcrawler seems to be showcasing the lighter, more compassionate sides of the character. From the focus on his fun loving and generally happy upbringing, all the way to his knowledge and desire to protect his friends from Der Jahrmarkt, his every move is based on concern for his fellows. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jun 1, 2014

    Overall, Nightcrawler looks to be a worthy read focused solely on this beloved character. It's been a while since X-Fans have had the pleasure of reading new Nightcrawler exploits AND Claremont X-Men stories, so enjoy Nightcrawler while it lasts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Zack Myers May 16, 2014

    Nightcrawler #2 was a great second issue to the series. The origin of Nightcrawler was a nice addition as well as the intense fight scene with his former circus partners. Though this issue lacked story progression, it still made for an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Tres Dean May 15, 2014

    This probably isn't the book for a casual X-Men fan, but Nightcrawler die-hards will have some fun with it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 15, 2014

    This establishing adventure is doing a fine job expanding Nightcrawler's cast beyond the members of the various X-Men squads, but it feels a little thin. Having been such a critical member of the X-Men for so very long, Nightcrawler's solo adventures just don't have the same resonance. That's not to say they never will, especially since Claremont and Nauck are going to such great lengths to construct a solid foundation for Kurt Wagner's future escapades. The duo have surrounded Kurt with Bamfs, reunited him with his most consistent girlfriend and introduced an assortment of characters that knew him back when, before the X-Men. Now the creative team needs to focus a bit more on constructing a collection of foes and embellishing the cast they have put in place. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 17, 2014

    There are no stakes, no tension, no real plot to speak of; it's just Kurt going with whatever flow comes along. I imagine some people might like this kind of comic, but not me. It's just not my cup of tea. It's well made, to be sure. And the art is great for what it is. But I dunno, I just prefer my comics to have a little depth and intrigue. Kurt Wagner has a lot of potential in today's marketplace. I just don't think Claremont has any interest in Kurt beyond surface level hijinks. Read Full Review

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