Death of X #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Charles Soule Artist: Aaron Kuder Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
7.6Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

• After the events on Muir Island, Cyclops and Emma Frost put their plans into motion.
•  Storm and Medusa come together to find a solution for the deadly effects the Terrigen has on mutants.
•  One of the clouds heads to Madrid, the site of the first skirmish between mutants and Inhumans.
Rated T+

  • 10
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Oct 19, 2016

    I'm not sure if there's such a thing as a good kind of car wreck, but that's what I'd compare Death of X to. You know it's going to end in tragedy but you can't help but watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Graphic Policy - SHAY REVOLVER Oct 25, 2016

    Overall this was a page turner and well worth a read. it is more than just a place holder or an expository link in the overall story line chain, it is a full fledged stand alone part of the universe and it has earned its place in the timeline as a great and gripping story with a lot of action, complex characters and motives and beautiful art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 21, 2016

    But the potential for an entertaining story is strong. We'll see if it delivers. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Dan Mayhoff Oct 24, 2016

    Halfway through this series and we are still going verystrong. I expect the next issue to see direct conflict between the group ofMutants and the Inhumans and I'm really looking forward to it. So far, Lemireand Soule are doing some incredible work together and if this is the level ofquality that we can expect from the rest of this series and the Inhumans vs.X-Men crossover event that is coming, then we are all in for an amazing treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Oct 24, 2016

    It takes a true creative talent to make you root for the bad guy and this series does just that. The only downside is having to wait until next year for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Oct 19, 2016

    Death of X is two chapters in and the war that is set to drive the Mutants and Inhumans apart are taking shape in this flashback tale to how it all went down. Both the writing and art team have a handle on the expansive scope of the book and keep up the tense air surrounding the events we're reading. The third issue dropping in a few weeks will more than likely be the nail in the coffin for the two groups and it's no doubt Lemire and Soule will capture the moment in spectacular fashion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 19, 2016

    This story is half way through now, and the war is shaping up well. This story is, of course, a flashback/retelling of what kickstarted the current shite between the two groups. We're looking forward to everything start to kick off, and it's likely to happen in Issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Oct 19, 2016

    I have high hopes for the remaining issues, and this issue sets up something pretty big on its final page. It is becoming obvious it is not going to end well for everyone, and we already knew some of that by what is going on in the current X-Books. I am sticking around for the remaining issues, and I recommend that you do too. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 19, 2016

    While the belief is still that Marvel needs to save us the pain and reboot the X-Men, there remains just the slightest bit of respect for the explanation of events up to this point even if this again is a story that should have been told long ago. Death Of X #2 gets further in-depth into these unfortunate events that surprisingly ties well enough into how the X-Men were before the cringeworthy relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 19, 2016

    So far, Death of X is succeeding mainly on the appeal of having Cyclops back in the spotlight and in seeing Aaron Kuder tackle the X-men and Inhumans franchises for the first time. But are those elements enough to prop up a story that seems intent on playing out in such a straightforward and predictable fashion? The final two issues need to find ways to shake up the formula next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Oct 20, 2016

    The conflict is taking its time to build, but it's appreciated that neither side wants to go to war before they've exhausted all the pacifist options available. Lemire and Soule do a good job with stressing this, but also continuing Cyclops' character arc. Sadly, the issue is hampered by some inconsistent art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 22, 2016

    Death of X #2 takes a dip in quality from the first issue. Its not terrible, but some characterization feels forced and unreasonable. Lemire and Soule are both good writers, but if youre an X-Men fan, this isnt going to be an enjoyable read. The pencils, inks, and colors were all handled very well for the second issue in a row. If youre not interested in seeing one of your favorite mutants get ruined, at least the art is top-notch. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 19, 2016

    I would avoid this book and series altogether. Even if the X-Men vs Inhumans event is amazing, you wouldn't be lost if you skipped this series and just waited for that. We probably will get something of importance in the final pages of the last issue of this series but you can just google it to be caught up. Don't waste your hard earned money on something that is apparently just slapped together with no substance. Read Full Review

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