Children of the Atom #2

Writer: Vita Ayala Artist: Bernard Chang Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 14, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 21
7.3Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

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A local prison riot is quickly turning into an escape and the only ones who can stop them are a bunch of high schoolers?! The strangest teens of all are on the case! Guest-starring the Avengers!
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  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 14, 2021

    Children of the Atom #2 is a superb follow-up and potentially even better than the first issue. We are getting to know more about the five heroes, and they are so much fun to read. This book is so deeply entrenched within the X-Men world. Not just from the guest stars and plot, but the references in the dialogue too. This creates the impression that any character can appear at any time, which fills each issue with the potential for surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 14, 2021

    Children Of The Atom #2 builds the story even more. Ayala uses Cherub's monologue to raise the series's main question: are things what they seem, or is there more than meets the eye? It works wonderfully, and they do a great job throughout the issue with the characters and events. This is an exciting book, made all the better by Chang's expert pencils and page layouts. Children Of The Atom is one of the most interesting X-Men's books being published right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Apr 14, 2021

    This series doesn't leave reality at the door and that makes the issue and the overall series all the stronger. A truly compelling and deep issue that really digs into the depths that are offered by the new Krakoan status quo for the X-Line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Lia Galanis Apr 14, 2021

    All in all,Children of the Atom#2 is a fun read that makes the audience instantly fall in love with the character of Cherub. This new cast of X-kids is peculiar, but solving their mystery seems like it'll certainly be a fun ride. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Apr 19, 2021

    This issue continues to build on the emotions and motivation of the characters, but follows a very similar formula as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 17, 2021

    This series didn't make the best first impression, but Issue #2 definitely irons out some of the wrinkles visually as well as in the character development department. Probably worth revisiting a little longer. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Apr 18, 2021

    While it is a bit disappointing, this is still an enjoyable issue. It's full of great moments, especially for Cherub. So far it seems worthy of your pull list, but the series needs to push the narrative forward soon if it wants to make a mark in this line. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Apr 14, 2021

    Ultimately, it is Ayala's character work with Gabe that makes Children of the Atom #2 worth a read. Their personal insight combined with Gabe's personal development makes for an absorbing and effective character study. Outside of Gabe himself, Ayala spins the wheels to protect the ambiguity around the Children and their status as active mutants. Frustratingly, the issue suffers from the lack of overall story progression. The foundations are well and truly laid, let's hope the next issue starts to build upon them. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 14, 2021

    Children Of The Atom #2 is telling a story that's going nowhere fast. You get the impression there's going to be some big reveal or point made with cosplayers pretending they're mutants when they're not. If you've read issue #1, you can skip issue #2 and hope #3 goes somewhere. This issue still gets a 6.5 for the excellent art by Chang and team. At the very least, it's a good looking comic Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 18, 2021

    Children Of The Atom #2 keeps the momentum going from the first issue. Developing a greater connection with the members of the team, as we got a spotlight on Cherub's personal life, was a good choice as it strengthens the connection the reader has with these characters. How the X-Men and Avengers factor into this story added greater interest to see where this series will go next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 17, 2021

    The writing, art, characters and story are all very strong, but this second issue follows the exact same plot points of the first with zero forward story momentum…and that's pretty weird. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 14, 2021

    Children of the Atom #2 ends exactly where Children of the Atom #1 did with more pages added, but no progress made. Read Full Review

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