Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis #2

Writer: Warren Ellis Artist: Kaare Andrews Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The birth rate is climbing in the small African village of Karere…and these newborns are anything but normal: infants made of steel, infants only partially visible to the eye, infants who combust and destroy city blocks. Hoping to witness the rebirth of the mutant species, the X-Men go to investigate. But what they find may just be something far more sinister and dangerous…and familiar. Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.5
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 9, 2010

    Traditionalist X-Men fans might balk at this interpretation of the team and the purposeful lack of adherence to continuity (in Uncanny X-Men, for example, Beast's membership in the X-Men is currently in question, and Storm's hairstyle is notably missing from any other book) but if you're willing to check that at the door, Xenogenesis is a wonderful little boutique book with top notch art and it's probably the best iteration since Ellis jumped on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kate Trippe Jun 14, 2010

    If you like reading the X-Men characters pick up this comic. I would urge you to get past your reservations about the art and enjoy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 13, 2010

    "Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis" #2 isn't bad, but it's moving at a slightly slow and overly deliberate pace. I'd have liked to see some more plot progression here, considering this is only a five issue story. Still, as a strange side-step from the rest of the X-books, "Astonishing X-Men: Xenogenesis" is a nice way to take a break from the doom and gloom of "Second Coming" and relish in the weirdness. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Jun 18, 2010

    Although it might only sound like a minor thing, this mistreatment of Emma Frost ends up unbalancing the issue, sapping the story of much of the drama and tension that it might otherwise have had and giving the book a very uneven tone. Ill still keep reading the series for now because Im interested in the ideas that Ellis is playing with, and Im keen to see whether the story will tie into his very good Ghost Box arc more comprehensively, but I hope that the writer will be less tempted in future to indulge his broad comedic impulses with a character who requires a more delicate touch and that hell remain more focused on the serious elements of what has the potential to be a good X-Men story. Read Full Review

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