House of X #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 133
9.3Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Learn the truth about one of the X-Men's closest allies...and then begin the fight for the future of mutantkind! Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (AVENGERS, SECRET WARS, FANTASTIC FOUR) continues reshaping the X-Men's world with Marvel Young Gun artist Pepe Larraz (EXTERMINATION, AVENGERS)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 7, 2019

    House of X #2 is just as good, if not better than its predecessor, which is wild to think. After establishing the idea of Krakoa, then giving away the endgame centuries in the future, Hickman manages to keep things as interesting as they've ever been. Like many comic book characters and teams before, X-Men canon has been shredded and re-established. The big difference here; everyone that has given their blood, sweat, and time to the storytelling of mutants previously, have been honored in the most respectful and creative way possible. Read Full Review

  • 10
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Aug 8, 2019

    House of X is pretty much the perfect continuation of what Hickman and Larraz are setting up with the X-Men here. Everything lands and there are some big, shocking moments, all boldly illustrated with some beautiful line work. The only thing to be concerned about at this point is whether these two can keep the narrative stakes going strong, something I have complete faith in at this point. I'm not one to give out perfect scores with ease; there are a mere very, very small percentage of comics that have earned that right. But from where I stand after a few rereads already, House of X #2 is one of them. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Aug 13, 2019

    I tend to err on the side of caution with new books, if only because stories this ambitious can go sideways relatively quickly, but Hickman and co. have earned so much good will with this entry that Ill definitely be seeing this series to the end. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 8, 2019

    The question at the top of review, has Hickman's plan peaked? Looking at the series to date, the answer has to be a resounding no; Hickman has shown that he is certainly in this for the long haul, and so will countless readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 7, 2019

    It's remarkable how tight the creators have control over the reader. This is an absorbing sci-fi drama not to be missed. This is edge of your seat comics storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 7, 2019

    While Hickman's work relaunching the X-Men has been exceedingly deliberate and thoughtful for the past two issues, I've found myself reading and rereading House of X numerous times, finding new angles and new layers with every new visit. It's the kind of twist that we might describe as Grant Morrison-esque " but to be honest, if Hickman continues to pack so many ideas in such a dense series, we may be talking about a new benchmark for revolutionary X-Men stories soon enough. 'The Curious Case of Moira X' is unlike anything you might have read, and certainly not like anything you might expect. But thanks to her unique gifts, the mutants' universe has just grown exponentially " and to be honest, that's the kind of bold evolution the X-Men desperately needed. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jamie Lovett Aug 7, 2019

    Jonathan Hickman and company continue to stun with their reinvention of the X-Men. House of X #2 hits pauses on the story of Krakoa begun in the previous issue and builds tangentially from a major moment in Powers of X #2. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 7, 2019

    Overall book continues to not disappoint. It delivers a deep intriguing story that has so many layers to it. I found myself so pulled in and continuously wanting more and more. This book is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 7, 2019

    House Of X #2 is a gamechanger. Thats all that can be said about it. Hickman lays out a masterful retcon that in the hands of a lesser writer would never work; theyd never be able to make the scope of it work as he could. Pepe Larrazs art makes the whole thing that much grander, as hes able to execute Hickmans script in a way that makes that comes to life. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 7, 2019

    Pepe Larraz delivers some truly beautiful art work in this issue. Every page is filled with amazing details and great looking characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 12, 2019

    Highly, highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 7, 2019

    Hickman will blow your mind this weeks HOUSE OF X #2. Pick this immensely clever issue up, add both series to your pull list if you havent already, and get pumped for next weeks POWERS OF X #2. If you werent on board, this reviewer hopes you are now! All aboard!!! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 7, 2019

    House of X #2 is one of the best X-Men comics in years, teasing a bold new direction for the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 8, 2019

    House of X #2 seamlessly works at two levels. On one level, Jonathan Hickman and Pepe Larraz are telling the life story of Moira MacTaggart, who has played a pivotal role as a bridge between humans and mutants for decades of comics, and what you think about her is all wrong. Finally, on a macro level, they craft several visions for how the relationship between humans, mutants, and machines plays out and begin to provide a reason for why the world is like it is in House of X #1 and how it ends up in Powers of X #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 7, 2019

    Some stories go off like damp firecrackers. This one is a nuclear bomb. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 7, 2019

    If you've ever enjoyed X-Men to ANY degree, you need to be reading this right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Shamus Clancy Aug 12, 2019

    Only Jonathan Hickman could make X-Men fans love charts and graphs as much as a 10th-grade Chemistry teacher. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Aug 8, 2019

    It has kind of become rote at this point, but believe the hype, House of X continues to be the real deal. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 8, 2019

    House of X #2 is another amazing installment in the Hickman X-Men era. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 7, 2019

    House of X #2 succeeded in giving us complete faith in Hickman's vision for the X-Men. As I said, the second issue always matters most. Big ideas require a strong follow through. That he did with a captivating story told over the span of lifetimes, and surprisingly through just one person. Who would have thought that it could be someone on the outside who could have such an impact on the fate of the mutants? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 7, 2019

    House of X #2 is another excellent read. Jonathan Hickman is like a master chef meticulously crafting an exquisite and sumptuous meal from the finest ingredients. There is not a single superhero comic book on the market that can match the world-building, complexity, and immersion that Hickman is delivering with his work on the X-Men franchise. What makes it even better is Hickman is able to make his story appealing to long-time readers while still remaining very new reader-friendly. If you still have not given Hickman's X-Men a try then you must go to your local comic shop and start reading both House of X and Powers of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 10, 2019

    The radical boldness of House of X and Powers of X continues, but it's starting to feel like this whole project is just going to be Jonathan Hickman explaining his ideas to us rather than actually using them to tell a story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Aug 7, 2019

    Even if you haven't read the preceding two issues of HoX and PoX, House of X #2 stands alone as a compelling and incredibly crafted comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 7, 2019

    The issue is an interesting one that really plants the flag. Hickman is making the X-Men his own, continuity and history be damned. This continues an exciting and somewhat controversial change that's coming. Read Full Review

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