X'ed #2

Writer: Tony Patrick Artist: Ayhan Hayrula Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: March 30, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Ex-military sharpshooter turned "subliminal hitman" Colin McClure travels deeper into a psychotherapy patient's mind than he ever has before, discovering new and increasingly perilous regions of the mindverse. Breakout creative team Tony Patrick and Ayhan Hayrula continue to blow minds with this newest installment in their psychedelic action saga.

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Apr 2, 2016

    The art is surreal, yet realistic in the real world. In contrast the world of the mind is strange, complex, and run more by the imagination than the rules of physics. That sort of works for it, as it helps bolster the surreal idea of diving into another person's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Mar 31, 2016

    Despite balance issues, this was an exquisite second issue. We have men attacking Mezing, We have Colin trying to survive long enough to get out of Evelyn's head. We have a conspiracy to steal this technology. Patrick sets of layers of intrigue, mystery and tension to make this issue thrilling and you are compelled to know what happens next. The art is really well done, allowing readers to really seen so many different things. The masterful ideas of the layers of the brain and subconscious. This issue sets up so much more and the cliffhanger was masterfully done, making readers shout “Oh sh**!” Definitely a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Apr 4, 2016

    There is a great deal happening in the second issue of X'ed, perhaps a little too much for such an early point in the series. Yet the plethora of new characters, concepts and scenarios is ultimately no more confusing than a journey through Lewis Carroll's Wonderland, one where the abstract images of dreams are accepted just because they are present. Patrick has maintained the tension and wonder of the first issue in this sophomore outing, coupled with the sense that we have only scraped the surface of the mystery he's unfolding. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Mar 30, 2016

    Either way, X'ed #2 was another incredible issue from Black Mask. The art team alone should be more than a good enough reason to pick this up. Between Tony's dialogue, and the stunning pages by Ayhan and Doug, this series is looking like another smash hit. Get out there and buy it. 4 out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 29, 2016

    This is a mind trip that's exciting, but otherworldly weird like a good Twilight Zone episode. It's not perfect, but you will want to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Mar 30, 2016

    Overall then, this is a fairly solid second issue, and one which does its best to build on the fast pace of the first. However, it did seem to fall apart slightly during its unwieldy information dump, and I think it was hampered slightly by the significant gap between issues. Pretty minor niggles at the end of the day, and I'm still hooked. Here's hoping the next one comes out soon! Read Full Review

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