Fallen Angels #2

Writer: Bryan Edward Hill Artist: Szymon Kudranski Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 41
6.0Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

THE DAWN DOES NOT BREAK FOR ALL!
Psylocke finds herself in this new world of Mutantkind unsure of her place in it... but when a face from her past returns only to be killed, she seeks help from others who feel similar to get vengeance. Cable and X-23 join Kwannon for a personal mission that could jeopardize all Mutantkind!
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 27, 2019

    Fallen Angels #2 is a wonderfully meditative exploration of the worldly implications of Krakoa as well as the mutants who now harbor feelings that are simply not understood by those around them. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 27, 2019

    Fallen Angels #2 works so well because it gives readers more of a glimpse into who Kwannon is. Hes taken what a groan-inducing change from the Hunt For Wolverine fiasco was and made it work out so very well because hes willing to put the work in on her. He also gives readers quick little glimpses into who Cable and X-23 are and their roles on this team. Kudranskis art makes the whole thing sing. His action scenes are dynamic and well laid out, and he does a great job with character work. Theres so much to like about this book. Its not the greatest thing ever, but its well crafted and an intriguing read. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 27, 2019

    As disappointed as this reader was in the over-development of Kwannon at the expense of Cable and Laura, the story was still very entertaining, action-packed, and charged with character aggression as well as the writer's passion. Moreover, the art was fantastic and completely takes this series to an entirely new level. Fans, once this series hits its stride and focuses on the future, Apoth, and its connection to Xaviers masterplan, this series will really begin to take off. Just wait for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Nov 28, 2019

    Hill and Kudranski are taking things slow here, and the final panelpromises some excitement next week. I'm all for character studies, andthis is definitely a step up from the first issue's missteps. There's still a lot of work to go before this becomes a title worthy of itscharacters or its creators, but the small steps are appreciated. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Nov 27, 2019

    Fallen Angels won't be for everyone, but if you're looking for a better understanding of who Psylocke really is, this is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 27, 2019

    I'm not a fan of the dialogue and the melodrama is pretty thick, but a solid art job does some of the heavy lifting here. I'm also quite not sure how this fits in with the current X-regime. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 27, 2019

    I wanted to like this series, but this second issue loses me. The dialogue can feel forced and clunky while the plotting is losing its focus too. The themes are so overtly written and on the surface, it doesn't read like a compelling introspection of the characters, but instead a force-feeding of ideas that seem basic and surface-level at best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2019

    This is not an interesting team, they do not have an interesting mission, but there is a nugget or two of an interesting idea here or there. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Mar 31, 2020

    Hickman's Dawn of X is supposed to be a bright new morning for the mutant race. This feels like it's from the depressing mid-2000's. The line has its first dud. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Grifter Nov 27, 2019

    Kudranski... My worst enemy

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  • 9.0
    Ebonthorne Nov 27, 2019

    Another great issue in what has surprisingly become my favorite Dawn of X title.

  • 9.0
    EDiakota Nov 28, 2019

    " Then take me to your hell. Elizabeth Braddock was the hero. I was the shell. I can teach you about war, Cable. I can teach you about rage. But goodness I'll have to learn from both of you.
    - PSYLOCKE

  • 7.0
    ohhaimark Nov 27, 2019

    THE GOOD:

    -It certainly pales in comparison to the other two X-books this week, but I thought this was pretty good. Yet another improvement over the first issue. I never thought I'd say it, but I'm really in love with this new X-Men relaunch.

    -The flashback is way more interesting than the main story. Also, even sucky art can't ruin those action sequences.

    -The dialogue was way better here. Hill definitely found his groove;

    -The characters are a lot better here. I still think they need improving, but they had much more actual depth.

    -I'm moderately interested by the end. We'll see how it goes.

    THE BAD:

    -God, I hate Kudranski's art. It's just so stiff and it suck more

  • 6.5
    Dthirds123 Nov 27, 2019

    A step up from the previous issue. I did enjoy it.psylock is getting much needed development, however trying to make her a master for both Laura and cable can come off as them being inexperienced children by comparison.There is good potential, I want love it , the story is here but all these little things add up, this team dosent feel like a team yet.

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Dec 20, 2019

    Oh no I’m so bored.

  • 6.5
    Ryan Nov 27, 2019

    Weird comic. Not my cup of joe

  • 6.5
    egon244 Dec 3, 2019

    "The world has already fallen"

    This book is like the intro to the Titans tv series. It just screams "Edgy! We! Are! Edgy!" over and over again with its talk about anger, rage and with its nasty art.

    But unlike Titans, this book doesn't make me roll my eyes every couple of minutes.

  • 6.5
    M1sf1r3 Dec 6, 2019

    Prelude:
    Fallen Angels had a passable start but it desperately needs to improve otherwise I will lose interest in it. (Look, I'll still review it, I mean I'm still reviewing Bendis' Superman aren't I?)

    The Good:
    I'm still interested in the overall story and idea.

    The Bad:
    Kudranski's art was poor in this issue. It might be the inking but it just looks worse.

    The infographics here don't work for me.

    Dialogue and characterisation is still off.

    Conclusion:
    While I remain interested in the story and premise, the poor art, infographics and characterisations do make this a harder read.

  • 6.5
    mrDovydas Dec 8, 2019

    It's fine, but nothing happens here, and the artwork is just ridiculous. The writing is still pretty strong, so I'm hoping for some improvements soon.

  • 6.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 29, 2019

    The art here really bothers me. I feel like this artist should only ever draw Punisher comics. His art worked there. It does not work on Action Comics or Fallen Angels. The dialogue here is also a bit too... esoteric, for lack of a better word. And the plot has fallen off as well.

  • 6.0
    Alloy Press Jan 7, 2020

    Hill is taking his sweet time on this one and Im not sure that it is to his advantage. This story is interesting and I found the flashbacks and psylocks inner turmoil to be a real page turner. The art however is painful to even look at. It is so weird to have these annoying Windows 8 graphics on random borders for panels, while the colors pop and work the over all design choice chosen by the artist feels again Cheap to me, childish and cheap.. Im Not sure Hill has enough with this story to bring this title any attention. I found this issue equally as forgettable as the first but the art has somehow gotten worse and is maybe the most memorable part of this whole experiment thus far.

  • 6.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jul 2, 2020

    Fallen Angels was my most anticipated Dawn of X title. The hype wasn't over any of the characters or the pitch. I'm a huge Brian Edward Hill fan and after his run on Detective Comics and Killmonger the Idea of the creator on an X-Title just seemed like a money move.

    Fallen Angels is shaping up to be the first misfire in his catalog, at least in my eyes. The first issue was a mixed bag that ended up being a net positive. This issue devolves into a mess by the end. The biggest problem with the issue is the art direction. The book is way too dark. I don't mean tonally. What I mean is that you can't make out what's happening on some of the pages. I know the choice to keep the lighting dark is intentional but it takes away from the more

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 12, 2020

    Psylocke relives her morally-shady past and accepts that she needs to learn heroism from her partners as much as instruct them in badassery. First up: Following Cable's lead on a nasty Overclock cartel. I respect the shape of the morality play the creators are laying out. But the pace is slow and the storytelling (words and art both) is painfully pretentious.

  • 4.5
    Shaffer2323 Dec 3, 2019

    Damn this the first Krakoan X-book I'm going to be dropping. I'm just not following what's going on here and I don't think it really relates to other titles from the X-Relaunch, so I won't be shedding any tears over it. This just wasn't for me.

  • 4.0
    drwasheewashee Dec 24, 2019

    The words seem important and have meaning.... they just dont make sense and sounds pretentious

  • 3.0
    Julian Keller Nov 27, 2019

    Terrible.

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