Marauders #2

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Matteo Lolli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 85
7.8Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The Hellfire Trading Company has control of Mutant trade on the seas... but that doesn't mean its Inner Circle is done stabbing one another in the back. As Captain Pryde and her Marauders sail on, the real cutthroats are back home...
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 20, 2019

    Matteo Lolli's art is stunning in this issue. The characters come alive on the page and the art itself is filled with energy. Emma has some beautiful subtle looks throughout the issue and Shaw's rage is depicted perfectly. I love the art in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Nov 25, 2019

    If you're looking for the right balance of high adventure and political intrigue, look no farther than "Marauders." Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 20, 2019

    Duggan takes the Marauders and does the total opposite of what fans' expectations were of the title before it began. Duggan creates a team that feels like a family and throws the reader into the household forming a bond within two issues! The narrative is overly amusing, fun, and showcases Captain Pryde like never before. If your looking for a good time (sounds like an escort service advertisement), this X-Men series is for you. Fans better hop aboard now before the series pulls too far out to sea. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 20, 2019

    It's easy to gather Dawn of X is working thanks to each book feeling so new and fresh. Marvel Comics has dropped a brand new direction on the mutants and creators like Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli are running with it so well they may just win this marathon of excellent comic storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 21, 2019

    There's one quote that will stick with us till the end of time thanks to Marauders #2. “I am the Red Queen, *****”. Aside from the core X-Men book, you would be crazy not to have Marauders on your pull-list. This book is only two issues in and already entertainment value at its finest. I look forward to what comes next after all the foundation we also got through this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Nov 24, 2019

    Coloring issues aside, this is still a wonderful issue. However, the recurring ignorance of flesh tones in different environments really drags the book down a few points. Heres hoping someone notices next time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 20, 2019

    Marauders #2 is a solid comic adding more of a focus on the series. It plants a flag as to how it differs from the other series and teases some conflicts to come. Marauders #2 is the play to its sister series' action flick. It's a comic whose character interactions makes it stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Nov 25, 2019

    Watching Kate Pryde's personal renaissance continue in Marauders #2 is a blast. Combine that with some interesting political maneuvering from Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw and you have yourself a comic book that is fun and enjoyable on multiple levels. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Nov 21, 2019

    There is obviously still a lot of story to play out in the pages of this book. With the exception of the big news out of X-Force #1, the Marauders have been the most crossover-friendly aspects of Dawn of X thus far, which lends them a feel of dynamism and importance that suits the series well. Hopefully the coloring issues and a little more character development can be worked out, because even with a high bar to clear, Marauders is the best Dawn of X book so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Aguilar Nov 20, 2019

    Marauders #2 reveals a fresh and welcome new side to the hit series, even if it doesn't hit the high bar of its phenomenal debut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 23, 2019

    Marauders leans hard into its pirate them and its characters and both work very well for the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Nov 24, 2019

    Bold moves and even bolder colours. An incisive way to reveal what we already knew was a foregone conclusion and still make it intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Nov 25, 2019

    To answer my own opening question: Does it work? Not really. There isn't a lot of reasoning or character development to hang the action on in this issue. At some point, these pirates will need a deeper reason to do what they do beyond “Emma told me so” or “I'm with Kate” if this adventure is going to make the cut. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Nov 19, 2019

    A solid, all round entertaining comic. The creators know how to tell a fun X-Men story and manage to make it accessible to all readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Nov 22, 2019

    Overall, Marauders has a lot of potential to be one of Marvel's best titles, but it needs to dive deeper into some character work to get there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 20, 2019

    Overall this was an over the top fun adventure. This book is shaping up to be the comedic entry to some of the other ‘Dawn of X’ titles more serious tones. While it is fun to see pirate Pryde let lose, I also really worry that Gerry Duggan is losing touch with the essence of the character just for the thematic nature of having a pirate X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Nov 22, 2019

    Story-wise, there’s still plenty of potential here. When Duggan lands the comedy the issue sings; the more serious moments with the Hellfire Trading Company, at least for now, don’t quite live up. If you enjoyed the debut issue, you’ll certainly enjoy this one too, and likely find plenty to keep loving as the series goes on. After a well-received debut, Marauders #2 falls a bit flat. Hopefully as Kate finds her footing in her new role, the series will be able to strike a better balance between the scenes with Marauders themselves and Kate’s new business partners. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Nov 22, 2019

    Overall: Marauders #2 was another poorly written and executed read. I have no idea what the point and purpose of Marauders is supposed to be. I have no idea what reader Duggan is trying to target with this title. I do know that Marauders #2 is definitely not with the expensive $4.99 cover price. There are so many far superior team titles being offered by Marvel and DC that are far more worth your hard-earned money. Read Full Review

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