X-Force #2

X-Force #2

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Rock-He Kim Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
6.6Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

• Cable. Psylocke. Fantomex. Marrow. They are mutantkind's protectors, spies, assassins and torturers!
•  But just what has driven each of them to join the most deadly incarnation of X-FORCE yet? Yes, Marrow is back! •  But how has she regained her mutant powers and what does it have to do with X-Force's first target?

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Mar 15, 2014

    X-Force #2 seems to do so much great work in very little time. When Rock-He Kim's pencils are given the right moment to get moving, nothing but entertainment is brought to panels. Spurrier brings his classic vibe of rebellion and fresh material to pages, making for an awesome experience. Stay with this book, Nation. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Booked - Scorpio Moon Mar 16, 2014

    Spurrier has done it again " made an X-Men comic that's about X-Men comics, only now it's X-Force, so instead of psychedelics and mindscapes and feelings it's tactics and war and the future and the safety of mutantkind. This might just be the new best comic out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2014

    Rock He-Kim's work remains a more troubling element. He-Kim brings a distinctive tone to the series, equal parts sci-fi and militaristic. But as with so much painted work in comics, the figures are lacking in energy and vitality. For all the emphasis on taking action and eliminating the enemy, there is an undercurrent of emotion to this series. The art rarely succeeds at conveying as much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 16, 2014

    There is a lot of details going on and with. I think we're going to take some building to truly have this series catch its stride but it's enjoyable to see it all come together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 15, 2014

    Told from Cable's POV, the new X-Force does a lot of fighting, kicks a lot of butt, and then Cable himself takes on the evil mutant guy. The characters are pretty dynamic and feed each other fairly well. The art is also quite good, and works very well for the series. The evil mutant guy is especially cool, visually, and Cable's victory over him is quite triumphant. So Spurrier's jackassitude aside, I like what the new X-Force is building. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Mar 15, 2014

    X-Force needs to step up its game. The goodwill the title has from its concept of finding, saving, and avenging mutant experiments IS worthwhile, and Si Spurrier is one of the weirdest and most fun writers working today. However the art is a huge turn off when studied for longer than a second and several characters need more dimensions added to them as soon as possible. If it wasn't for the fact I know what Spurrier can do to a story I honestly would be dropping this title after this issue, but he's earned the right on other tales for me to give it another shot. Barely. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Mar 13, 2014

    It could still get a better visual direction and some of the questionable choices in terms of characterization and direction could still be corrected, yet the emphasis on Cable, his mission and the general operations of this team makes for a more enjoyable issue than the first one. Decent, yet not quite on par with what some of the people here can achieve. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Refueled - jsarrow Mar 14, 2014

    It was nice to be able to read a little bit more into Cable and the man that he is but the aside from that the story and comic itself was bland and wouldn't provide much entertainment to an average reader. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 18, 2014

    Writer Simon Spurrier is telling a decent enough story, but not something that is a must read. Cable and his team, including the return of Marrow, are investigating a terrorist attack where mutants are believed to be involved. After rescuing a mutant from last issue who gives them a lead into their investigation, Cable and team have to perform a “favor” to ultimately get the man they want. Spurrier's writing is solid, but it may not be the book that mutant fans are looking for. It's a black ops story involving mutants more than it is a mutant superhero book. I may give this title to the end of this initial storyline to see if they can hook me, but with my feeling about the current art style, I'm not sure I'd be a fan no matter how good the story is. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 12, 2014

    This is a series that is very capable of being a must read, but it needs to get an identity first. Simon Spurrier is a very capable writer that can make readers really care for his characters, but he needs to get comfortable with them first. The art has been a big standout so far and Rock-He Kim has the talent to make a book great. These two are poised for good things if they can work out some of the early kinks. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 14, 2014

    When Rick Remender turned "Uncanny X-Force" into a tremendous critical success, it made sense that Marvel wanted the title to continue in his absence. But splitting the title into two X-Force comics felt like a bit of a disaster, and I'd hoped that boiling it back down to a single comic would fix the problem. At this point, though, I think "X-Force" is ready to be retired until a better take on the idea comes along. I'd rather see no "X-Force" than a bad "X-Force," and two issues in, I feel that this comic shows few signs of pulling out of its tailspin. Read Full Review

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