X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 #1

X-Treme X-Men Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Stephen Segovia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 25, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 1
6.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

Spinning out of the pages of ASTONISHING X-MEN! Travel the multiverse with Captain Howlett, Kid Nightcrawler, and Emmeline Frost Which X-Men will be lost between dimensions…with no guaranteed way home?

  • 10
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jul 30, 2012

    And the trio on art really nails things. I found that between the nicely rendered art and character designs (and a pretty killer colour palette) and the story I was so engrossed that I felt hard-pressed to find flaws in the artwork and having noticed none that I can recall or anything that stood out as overly negative, I'm going to go with a seriously heavy recommendation on this one " We need to support more comics like this one! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Jul 30, 2012

    I'm not sure if Greg picked Stephen for the art on this book, but together they work very well together. It may be a little confusing if you aren't up to date with all the different X-men series, but they're really not required to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Robert Kelly Aug 7, 2012

    A good plot with plenty of room to grow, and its just straight-up fun to read. It's packed with colourful action and a colourful cast. If Avengers vs X-Men has you burned out on melodrama, this is a welcome change. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 25, 2012

    But X-Treme X-Men is a horrible name for anything. Much less a comic book we really want to perform well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Aug 9, 2012

    Alternate dimensional X-Men need to stop inter-dimensional threats. Dazzlers on the team. Its a little early to say, but this book needs to do something great, otherwise its going to be quite forgettable. If you like any of the X-Men, Id say give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 25, 2012

    X-Men fans can either rejoice or cringe because there is a new X-Men title on the shelves. Greg Pak is taking some of the characters he introduced in his recent ASTONISHING X-MEN arc and with Dazzler thrown in, the party's about to get started. This book is separate from the other X-titles as it seems to have more of an EXILES feel with the team having to go out to different worlds to complete their agenda. This is a good and bad thing since I'm not sure if that's something I want right now. Greg Pak sets up the series and I will return next issue to make a better judgement on my opinion overall. I love the inclusion of Dazzler but we'll see if that and the 'anything goes' direction will be enough to win me over. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Jul 25, 2012

    Foiled expectations aside, this story definitely has potential and could really turn into something really cool in the long run. While there are things that definitely bugged me, I think the early growing pains are over and were there merely as a causal reason for the multiverse to be opened and for this story to justifiably occur. It might not be the best book youll read this week, but I think its worth checking back with in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 25, 2012

    At best, X-Treme X-Men shows some potential. It's fun, yes, but also fairly hollow and not particularly attractive. And with Age of Apocalypse already targeting fans of alternate reality X-Men stories, this series needs to do far more to establish a clear purpose and identity. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comicville - Jake Pippin Aug 14, 2012

    I'm going to stick with it for a little while and see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 26, 2012

    I don't think that there is any such thing as a bad character, and Dazzler is already proving herself to be some kind of asset to this group, but she is definitely the main character of this story. Pak and Segovia embrace the inherent ridiculousness of her pop-star character with goofy outfits and cheesy dialogue that just didn't work for me. If you're not a Dazzler fan, this issue won't do anything to change your mind. And the wonderful high science concepts were too few and far between. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Kat West AKA Comic Uno Jul 30, 2012

    This series has potential, but had a little bit of a bad start. If you are a Dazzler fan and can handle some cheesiness this issue is worth picking up to give the series a try. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 27, 2012

    X-Treme X-Menis going to be a book to watch at Marvel. If #2 and #3 continue this trend of not realizing the fun potential, then this book is going to be on the bubble. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 30, 2012

    The series is careful to not take anybody important out of the Marvel 616, but the potential is here for some incredible fun over the coming months. For now, this is X-tremely disappointing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 30, 2012

    The rule that every comic should have is, "every comic is someone's first" " and if it's a #1 issue, then it really needs to be followed. X-Treme X-Men establishes its goals, but it doesn't really establish its theme, and it does require some homework to really appreciate it, to boot. There's something to these all-new, all-dimensional X-Men, but this approach may be a little too X-Treme for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 30, 2012

    I wouldn't normally be terribly disappointed in an unsatisfying X-Men series (after all, there's always another one right around the corner), but Pak is one of Marvel's best writers (and one of the few that really seemed to get what Morrison's New X-Men was all about in his Phoenix: Endsong series a few years back), so I don't think it's unreasonable to have had relatively high hopes for this one going in. By specifying that X-treme X-men takes place prior to the current Avengers – X-men crossover, Marvel more or less invites readers to simply sit back and enjoy the ride, but Pak needs to get a firmer grip on his story before that's going to happen. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 27, 2012

    There's an interesting idea buried in here somewhere -- "travel between dimensions to kill ten evil Xaviers that have been created!" -- but it's almost utterly lost in all the other noise of the book. "X-Treme X-Men" #1 is a complete misfire for a new series, which is a shame because in the past Marvel has proved they know how to do compelling things with alternate universe stories. Maybe next time. Read Full Review

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