Powers of X #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 97
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

As Xavier sows the seeds of the past, the X-Men's future blossoms into trouble for all mutantdom. Superstar writer Jonathan Hickman (NEW AVENGERS, INFINITY, FF) continues reshaping the X-Men's past, present and future with breakout artist R.B. Silva (UNCANNY X-MEN)!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Aug 18, 2019

    Deviating from the bi-weekly schedule established thus far, Powers of X returns with its third issue on August 21st with House of X #3 on deck for August 28th. If we've learned anything from these dense pages, it's that nothing happens without reason. For me, you, and everyone we know with an "X" on their hearts, Hickman's twin limited series are the must read books of the year.This is just the beginning and already it looks like the X-Men will step into 2020 with some well-deserved respect back on the brand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Aug 15, 2019

    Despite no drop in overall quality, I find that I didn't enjoy this book as much as it's counterpart, House #2. I have always loved the Sentinels, but have never been a huge Master Mold fan. Apart from one kick ass Cyclops scene, there isn't any of the real powerful or all together world changing surprises in the book. That said, the scope and ideas within the pages still make this book head and shoulders above the majority of the Marvel line and shows the Distinguished Competition what can be achieved with careful planning. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 14, 2019

    R.B. Silva delivers some amazing art in this issue. Every page is beautiful and filled with details that capture the eye. I found myself going over panels again and again and seeing things I missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Aug 14, 2019

    This is the kind of bold and effective shake-up that only comes along once every decade. There's nothing else like this in Marvel/DC history. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 14, 2019

    Its storytelling like this that X-Men fans have been missing for most of the 21st century. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Aug 14, 2019

    Powers of X is bold in the ways that it tells its story. The compelling narratives and stellar character moments make Powers of X #2 another must-read issue for anyone even remotely interested in the X-Men. Be sure to pick this one up as soon as possible. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Aug 14, 2019

    It's difficult to keep four plots spinning at the same pace over 34 pages, but Hickman manages it beautifully. The plot(s) all take a major kick-start in this issue, and the art is beautiful enough to be compelling on its own. If you haven't already, pick this series up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Aug 14, 2019

    I also enjoy seeing characters we have known for years, but this version of them is different. We all wondered what Apocalypse’s role would be in this story. Even though we have seen some of him, I find myself still wondering if he will become a villain or because of the universe change, will he be more of an anti-hero now? I guess we will have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Aug 15, 2019

    Powers of X #2 is the kind of issue that may frustrate some fans. It provides the necessary movement to progress its storyline, without the same level of system-shocking moments that the previous issues of this arc have had. But that doesn't mean it's lacking in any way. Hickman and Silva keep things engaging and dole out just enough information to keep things moving along nicely. It's not easy to split half of your story arc between four time periods, but Power of X is still making it look easy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Aug 14, 2019

    Jonathan Hickman continues his influentially intriguing story throughout this issue and leaves this reviewer wanting more. Charles said it best "" we have a plan that's ambitious and long-term"". Readers, Hickman has a plan that's ALSO ambitious and long-term. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 14, 2019

    Powers of X #2 is another winner for Marvel's ambitious X-Men relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Beau Q. Aug 19, 2019

    It's pronounced "Powers of Ten," because it makes you 10 x [X-men] smarter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Aug 15, 2019

    Overall: Powers of X #2 offers the reader a rich and ornate story. Hickman continues to make his claim that he is the comic book industry's greatest world builder. The depth and complexity to Powers of X #2 is a testament to Hickman's hard work and dedication. This title continues to be a comic book that is well worth the cover price. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 14, 2019

    New questions arise, but also answers which lead to generally understandings, but not a whole lot of clarity either. I'm enjoying the hell out of this mystery box of comic book storytelling, but if you're an impatient person you may whispering, "Skip to the end" while you read this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 14, 2019

    For anyone who is still on the fence about Powers of X, I believe this second issue gives you a bit more confidence in this creative team's attempt at telling a story of mutants from start to finish within the span of six issues. Some things were expected to be a bit reaching, but the context to this grand plan is something you can't take for granted. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 14, 2019

    Powers of X #2 is the best release so far as Hickman's vision is clearer and the set up is out of the way. His hook has been presented elsewhere and he can now focus on his voice. We'll see where things go from here but the issue is a challenge to the reader to think about visions of society. It does what science fiction does best. Now, to get that whole X-Men thing in there a bit better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 14, 2019

    Given the justified hype the series has earned for itself, it's both inevitable and a little disappointing that this series has to come down to earth sometime " that's not to denigrate Powers of X #2 in the slightest, it's just that after changing the X-Men's status quo so completely for three issues, now we're at the stage where Hickman needs to start bridging the rest of his storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Aug 16, 2019

    Powers of X remains the more "big picture" part of this budding X-Men era but Hickman's intentionality and attention to detail has made it as much of a must-read as its companion title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Aug 14, 2019

    If you're already into what Hickman's doing with the X-Men, I don't think you'll be disappointed by this issue; if you're still on the fence about it, Powers of X #2 just might give you the nudge you need to get on board. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 17, 2019

    This issue is a nice blend of strong character work and crazy, spacey ideas. I like the former more than the latter, but the whole project continues to hum along rather nicely. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 14, 2019

    As a single issue Powers of X #2 is inviting and expansionary, but when considered as part of a much greater whole, it reads as titanic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Aug 19, 2019

    This issue is a lot slower paced than the previous one, but these stories promise a larger conflict and some remarkable twists and turns. Its a shame that these stories have to be crammed into one book instead of being four separate series that could really expand the universe. With the literal end in sight in the ascension story, I cant help but wonder if the ascension results in the creation of the new status quo for the six upcoming spin off series (X-Men, Excalibur, Marauders, New Mutants, Fallen Angels and X-Force) or if theyll be set somewhere in-between years 1 to 1000. Read Full Review

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