Avengers: X-Sanction #2

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Jeph Loeb Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
6.1Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

Cable toe-to-toe with Iron Man as his mission of annihilation continues!

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jan 5, 2012

    So this issue was definitely better than the last one. For one thing, we had a bit more words to read. Which actually made a story start to appear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 9, 2012

    This is clearly a preamble to the Avengers vs. X-Men event which is plenty entertaining to whet your appetite until the beatings begin in the Spring. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 7, 2012

    Halfway in, "Avengers: X-Sanction" is proving an entertaining read. Cable taking down the Avengers one by one has had some nice surprises and the storytelling's directness and clarity is refreshing. Jeph Loeb's previous experience writing Cable is one of the reasons why the writing is so sincere and direct. He knows the character and doesn't need to work his way into his head or get to know him as he writes the story. This series was sold as Cable vs. the Avengers and, so far, it's living up to that hype. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jan 9, 2012

    Avengers X-Sanction #2 is a fun read, featuring some exciting superhero battles. It's a beautifully illustrated issue, but there is nothing here that really furthers the plot. I have a strong feeling this series might read a lot better as a trade collection. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 4, 2012

    The art was good, and the story moved along at a brisk pace. So oddly enough, while I hated the main points here, I liked this issue as a whole. One thing is for certain though, come the next issue I will be rooting HARD for the Red Hulk for the first time in my life! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Rebecca Stein Jan 25, 2012

    The story is still lacking but the art is still great. The fight scene wasn't as good, but the flashbacks were done much better. It probably won't ascend above its flicky premise, but the trick is not to expect it to. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 4, 2012

    Loeb has attempted to give this mini-series some heart, but all of the flashbacks with Cable and Hope do little to make Cable a sympathetic character. If anything, the flashbacks make him seem like more of a jerk. Cable has returned from the dead to kill all of the Avengers in order to save Hope, but in order for this event to be saved, it will need something other than a fight with Red Hulk. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 10, 2012

    There's a lot more going for this issue than my review of the first one might have you believe, but when you boil it all down, this series (so far, anyway) has been nothing more than Cable putting the smack-down on a couple of Avengers. I can appreciate the impetus that would make you read the book, but I just can't justify the decision to spend 8 bucks (so far) on half-an-issue worth of action and a couple of emotional flashbacks. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 9, 2012

    The art is quite good, but that's the only reason to pick this one up. There's not an original thought to be found here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 7, 2012

    Not much to say really. We get to see a few of Cables flashbacks (or flashforwards?), some with Hope as a child and others as a young woman. Its fun to watch Cable toy with The Avengers like hes playing chess, knocking them off one at a time. Written by Jeph Loeb (Batman : Hush). Hes done better. Illustrated by Ed McGuiness (Superman). The Red Hulk never looked better and bulkier, especially with a B.F.G! From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

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