Extermination #2

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 29, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 35
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Writer Ed Brisson (OLD MAN LOGAN, CABLE) and artist Pepe Larraz (UNCANNY AVENGERS, AVENGERS: NO SURRENDER) answer the biggest question of all: can the fate of the X-Men be changed?
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  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Aaron Berkowitz Aug 29, 2018

    EXTERMINATION #2 is a solid comic. It's not quite as exciting and suspenseful as the first issue, but it more than makes up for it with substantial characterization. Ed Brisson makes his mark as a great X-writer with this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 1, 2018

        The first issue of Extermination was consistently shocking, and those shocks helped make it so effective. This one isnt nearly as shocking, but it succeeds just as much as the last installment because Brisson has a constructed a story that runs on the actions of the characters, using them to inform the plot. The art is the icing on the cake, taking Brissons script and giving it the visuals it deserves. Extermination is easily one of the best event books Marvel has put out since Secret War. Its a must buy series, not just for X-Men fans, but for comic lovers in general. Brisson and company are doing something special with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Sep 2, 2018

    This is an extraordinarily tightly-wrought, action-packed comic that is laden with character and balanced by finely-accomplished art. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 30, 2018

    This creative team is clicking and this book is starting to live up to the hype. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Aug 29, 2018

    I know there's big plans with the X-Men, but right now, I'm soaking this in. Brisson, Larraz, Gracia, and Sabino are giving readers an X-Men epic light on tie-ins, and big on eye-opening moments and gasp-worthy reveals. This ain't your daddy's X-Men, but you can find some of them in this story. The story itself is worthy of your time and attention, and it will give you something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 29, 2018

    Brisson continues to write a very good and deeply engaging story with this issue. There were some great thrilling moments throughout and the story does a really good job of making the moments be driven by character rather than the other way around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Aug 29, 2018

    Strong character moments and lush artwork steal the show in another solid installment of Extermination. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 29, 2018

    The issue gives the reader just what they need to know and leaves with a reveal that had our jaws dropping in both the opening and the end. There's so much to unpack in the final moments and thankfully we have to wait just a few weeks to read the next chapter. After some false starts as far as events, Extermination feels like a positive throwback to some of the action packed events of the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 29, 2018

    Overall this issue truly redeems where the last issue was lacking. I am now definitely into this story and excited for the next issue. It really does feel like something major is coming but what exactly an how do all the pieces come together? We will just have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Sep 3, 2018

    Time for the original X-men to go home but will it be in a body bag or saved by a young Cable trying to save the time stream. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 29, 2018

    If you want to see the original Fab Five, phenomenal art, as well as tons of X-characters, this series is totally up your alley. If you're searching for direction and answers moving forward with the X-characters, all X-series, and continuity, you won't get them this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 29, 2018

    For the most part, Extermination comes very close to X-Men event perfection. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 3, 2018

    Extermination continues and I love every time young Cable is on the page and hope he shows up soon when Ahab arrives.  Yea, I like one part of the story a whole lot more than the other, but like this book overall.  This doesn't move things forward by leaps and bounds, but if you liked last issue (which I did), you surely will still be onboard...which I am. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Aug 30, 2018

    "Extermination" #2 continues to highlight a fast-paced event with meaningful impacts to a large number of characters, always portrayed in a free-flowing art style. Now that the explanations are out of the way, the rest of the story can really kick it in overdrive. Readers should be excited for what comes next! Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 30, 2018

    While Extermination isn't a must-read, it still has its moments. If a few matters are handled well in the next issue, this could be a great miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 31, 2018

    Extermination #2 was a big improvement over the first chapter in the latest X-Men event. Ed Brisson was able to create a greater sense of urgency for the X-Men in thanks in large part to the quicker pacing of this issue. Unfortunately the lack of development for Ahab and a few other story choice kept Extermination #2 from being a complete success. Hopefully as Extermination continues Brisson can fix the problems that have persisted in this X-Men event. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Aug 29, 2018

    Extermination #2 is alright at best. At worst, its still confused and noncommittal in the story it wants to tell. I didnt hate my experience in reading the comic, but I will say it gets more frustrating the more one thinks about it. I can tentatively recommend it to the X-Men: Blue devotees, but I wouldnt say its worthy of a read for anyone else. Read Full Review

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