Astonishing X-Men #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 33
7.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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In the next chapter of this action-packed X-Men epic, PSYLOCKE, ROGUE, OLD MAN LOGAN and the rest of their impromptu team travel to the astral plane in pursuit of the dastardly SHADOW KING. But on the astral plane, not everything is as it seems, and reality is only as reliable as what you think it is... Will the X-Men be able to contain the chaos from spilling out into the world? From superstar writer CHARLES SOULE and rock-star artist MIKE DEODATO JR., ASTONISHING X-MEN is the book you cannot afford to miss!
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  • 9.2
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Tyler Wing Aug 28, 2017

    Bold, intelligent, and visually arresting, Astonishing X-Men is a masterfully surreal and brilliantly daring departure from its counterparts. While making a decisive call in only second issue would be premature, there are no signs of diminished potential. If Astonishings greater tenure continues apace by providing similar inventive stories, it may well be crowned the king in its own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 16, 2017

    'Astonishing X-Men' #2 is clever and stylish, a much needed creative graduation from the previous era in both art and script. The title manages to feel fresh while maintaining a sense of classic X-Men storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Aug 18, 2017

    "Astonishing X-Men" #2 is a wild journey into the astral plane worthy of the "WTF" cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 17, 2017

    This is a solid issue of Astonishing X-Men. While the machinations of the Shadow King don't really go to particularly unexpected places, they're still brought to life well by the team of Deodato and Martin. The dialogue between the characters is enjoyable, and the plot does move itself at a decent pace. This book is quickly becoming my favorite X-Men book on the market, and it is easily recommendable to the seasoned mutant fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Aug 17, 2017

    Focusing on mining character relationships, this creative team cements Astonishing X-Men as one of the top-tier "ResurrXion" titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Blair Marnell Aug 17, 2017

    This book is off to a pretty solid start, but I really want it to be the "great" X-Men title. It's not there yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 20, 2017

    Astonishing X-Men #2 was another strong entry in what is already the best current comic book in the X-Men franchise. Charles Soule showed his clear understanding and respect towards the X-Men's history in how he used that history to develop Shadow King's latest plot against the X-Men. Having Mike Deodato's talent to help elevate the danger the X-Men are faced with in Soule's Shadow King story. If you are an X-Men fan, Astonishing X-Men is one comic you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jason Segarra Aug 16, 2017

    A decent second outing, despite some hiccups here and there. Interested to see where this story with Xavier goes, and hope to see more of the Gambit-Fantomex dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 16, 2017

    So overall this is a book that I would put middle of the road. It's not great but it also isn't terrible. If you are on an X-Men high and want another X-book to read, then yes pick this one up. You might find something to love here. If you are a new reader and got into X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue and really love them and you are looking to check this one out, don't expect this one to be anything like those books. It's still got an interesting story but is a lot more dry in it's style and tone. Read Full Review

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