Monsters Unleashed #2

Monsters Unleashed #2

Event\Storyline: Monsters Unleashed Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
6.4Critic Rating
6.1User Rating

THE BIGGEST EVENT IN MARVEL HISTORY CONTINUES!
•  The heroes of the Marvel Universe repel wave after wave of Leviathon monsters as more and more fall to Earth...CAPTAIN MARVEL rallies her ALPHA FLIGHT against these hordes from space while CAPTAIN AMERICA and the AVENGERS hold the line around the world.
•  Amidst this chaos' a puzzle is appearing and ELSA BLOODSTONE is just the person to pick up the pieces and find the answer to what might save Earth from this apocalypse...
•  ...or might hasten us to a devastating end!
Rated T+

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 4, 2017

    Not a lot of deep thought here, but it's a fun romp so far - what's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 1, 2017

    Key details are dropped as the heroes face a threat they can't possibly fight off! Bunn does well to increase the scope of the battle with Land delivering pinup quality panel and page after panel and page. The art does feel less kinetic and interesting, but overall this is still a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Feb 1, 2017

    Marvel's latest all-action crossover, Monsters Unleashed, continues in an issue that features every Marvel hero ever but focuses on its lesser-known characters, too. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Feb 14, 2017

    Monsters Unleashed expands a bit, but it's more of the same we saw in the debut issue.  Here are your favorite heroes punching, stabbing, and shooting lightning at gigantic monsters that are absolutely annihilating the world's biggest cities.  Sooner or later, they'll stop the violence, but how can anyone rebuild from something like this?  Where can anyone possibly go from there?  We'll probably never find out as there will be some other threat for the super heroes to tackle. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Blair Marnell Feb 2, 2017

    This isn't a terrible comic at all, but Land's artwork is definitely stronger than the script. Take that as you will. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Feb 7, 2017

    All-New X-Men #1.MU can't rise above the issue's low production value. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 1, 2017

    Monsters Unleashed doesn't live up to its potential so far because it can't even live up to the Pacific Rim-style inanity of its conceit. It's hard to get readers invested in a concept when you fail to execute the most basic part of that concept well. Marvel did Cullen Bunn and themselves a disservice by choosing to switch artists from issue to issue. Rather than create something cohesive, the script almost seems to be fighting with the art. There's no fluidity. There's no grace. The end of the book is promising but even the most optimistic readers are going to have trouble finding something to love here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Jack's Yattering Feb 1, 2017

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED continues to be a pleasant surprise with issue #2. It doesn't take itself seriously...no forced themes or poor attempts at provoking deep thought (a la CIVIL WAR II)...just fun superhero v. monster battles. I've never been a fan of Cullen Bunn but his script for this issue is good enough to get the job done for this type of book...where the writing definitely should, and does, take a back seat to the art. As far as the art goes: Greg Land, who has shown a steady improvement in his work in recent years (that began with his run on MIGHTY AVENGERS), turns in a terrific looking issue (and David Curiel's colors, especially in the opening pages, really compliment the art). The only real problem I had with the issue is that HOOVER DAM, where the X-Men battle what looks like The Mayor from BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, borders two (2) states...and NEITHER OF THEM IS CALIFORNIA. SCORE: 7.7

  • 7.0
    Spock's Brain Feb 10, 2017

    This series is the exact opposite of Civil War II; the last Marvel event was plagued by issues dominated by dialogue, a lack of action, whereas this series is all-action. Well, I guess the common point is that the story behind each is lacking. Anyway, this was pleasant, and I liked issue 1, but I'm already kind of bored by these monsters.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 31, 2017

    The monster war accelerates as Elsa Bloodstone tracks down Kei Kawade. The real plot inches forward in the shadows around another monster-bashing extravaganza issue. The best parts are the cool Kirby references. Kei Kawade's Orrgo hoodie is amazing. We learn something interesting about Greg Land's curious artistic style here: If you want him to draw a realistic teenage girl, hand him a nine-year-old character. His Lunella looks excellent except for looking twice as old as she should. Alas, she's the only character in the book that escapes the Generic Land Female Face.

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Mar 5, 2017

    Uhk, it's like eating 20 pounds of gummy worms.

  • 8.5
    Destraction Feb 1, 2017

  • 6.5
    Crossfire Feb 3, 2017

  • 5.5
    nec Feb 3, 2017

  • 3.5
    MKW69 Feb 7, 2017

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