Extraordinary X-Men #2

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 24
7.0Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

The fate of mutantkind is decided here! Staring down the threat of extinction once more, veteran X-Man Storm pulls together the team she'll need to ensure her race's survival. Together, these EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN will struggle with the familiar burden of being hated and feared, while facing threats the likes of which they've never seen. Here's hoping they survive the experience!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Nov 19, 2015

    Jeff Lemire cements the X-Men as more than a superhero team: they are the resilient survivors we aspire to be like. With every page, Lemire gives us hope that outsiders and underdogs can be leaders fighting for good. Jean's experience and her decision to stand up for another make this issue one of the year's best comics. Lemire and Ramos create an irresistible story that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Nov 22, 2015

    A classic X-Villain rears his head at the end of this issue and I thrilled to bits about it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Nov 19, 2015

    At the end of the day, EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #2 is arguably the best X-Men comics I've read in a long time. It contains so much of what readers love about mutant franchise and has so many original ideas, from the character constellations, the little details, to the way the scenes are arranged, everything feels extremely in place. Superhero comic writers and artists should follow the example of Lemire and Ramos. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Nov 20, 2015

    So overall, we get a very solid second installment in the latest and greatest X-book. It still feels very X-Men, which I love. The characters still feel legit. We get some more its hard to pull a team together antics, some more X-drama and gravitas that define our merry mutants. Not quite as perfect as #1, but Im still quite excited about the direction of the series. Bring on #3! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 18, 2015

    EXTRAORDINARY X-MEN #2 wasn't as strong as the first issue, but it was still a great read. Lemire is setting up quite a bit in this second issue, from Jean Grey outing herself as a mutant while trying to find love, Colossus and Magik fighting Sinister, and Logan talking to the new X-Men leader Storm, but it's all interesting set-up, although it does get a bit chaotic at times. Regardless, this is a real pleasing issue and I highly recommend checking out this new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 23, 2015

    There's a lot going on in Extraordinary X-Men, and that's why it's too soon to say whether or not the Children of the Atom are on the mend once more. Lemire is trying to throw in a ton of different plot threads, and Ramos' artwork struggles to keep it all together. But there are some seeds of greatness with Lemire's new but all too familiar team - if his characterization can match his frenetic pacing, this could be one fantastic series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Adam Sorice Nov 22, 2015

    While still not the most imaginative story in the X-Men canon, Extraordinary X-Men proves eager to make a decisive set of narrative choices that hopefully will unfold into an engaging and purposeful story for the mutant race. Between the confirmation that the X-Men have taken refuge in the Limbo dimension and introducing new charactersand conflicts such as the Inhumans, Old Man Logan and Cerebra, this feels like a more confident series with potential grow. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Nov 18, 2015

    Is Extraordinary X-Men #2 trying to have the most miserable main characters in a Marvel series? Because that's what it feels like. I thought All-New Hawkeye and Astonishing Ant-Man were tragic in the sense that the stories revolved around the protagonists being screw-ups where life constantly seemed to crap all over them, but this title is going above and beyond the call of duty with this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 19, 2015

    Maybe next month Extraordinary X-Men will be the blockbuster X-book we all expected it to be, but for now, it's only scratching the surface of its potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 18, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men #2 is an improvement over the first issue. The hard thing about this series is that we want answers and we want them now. Jeff Lemire will eventually give them to us, we just have to be patient. The art has been very good so far and can hopefully continue to be consistent. Extraordinary X-Men wont blow you away, but you shouldnt be disappointed either. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 18, 2015

    Extraordinary X-Men has a ways to go before it lives up to that title. Too much about the book feels familiar and played-out in light of past X-Men stories. The plodding pace and unnecessary focus on rebuilding the team don't help. However, Lemire's characterization is strong enough that there's hope the series will find its way once it moves beyond these initial conflicts and into something more exciting and unpredictable. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Nov 20, 2015

    It's a shame that, once again, the X-Men are punching bags for the Marvel Universe. Though nefarious power struggles were always inherent in the series since Claremont's run, there were still moments of hope to pull the reader through. Right now, the franchise feels like it's bullying mutants. It's always darkest before the dawn and it's possible that hope is around the corner, but right now there isn't much to "Extraordinary X-Men" that isn't depressing. Lemire and Ramos are fantastic talents who are doing their best with what they're given, but I'm looking forward to their work in a setting that gives their characters a bit more of a chance. Read Full Review

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