Ultimate X-Men #2

Writer: Peach Momoko Artist: Peach Momoko Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2024 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 21
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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High school, that is! It's a new school year for Hisako as she tries to get a grasp on her new powers... Where she meets a cool, white-haired punk girl named Mei (A.K.A. Maystorm), who understands all too well the challenge Hisako faces. And they team up to embark on a creepy adventure to learn who is behind the creepy shadow that has been haunting - and taunting - them!
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Apr 10, 2024

    Ultimate X-Men #2 reaffirms the tremendous strength found in the series' debut with another powerhouse issue telling a story of peerless style and unlike anything Marvel Comics has printed before. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Apr 10, 2024

    Ultimate X-Men #2 continues Momokos masterpiece. Momokos influences are all surfacing within this series to a phenomenal effect. The Studio Ghibli comparisons are easy to make, but the horror elements are just as important and noticeable. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Brant Lewis Apr 11, 2024

    As the Ultimate universe slowly expands, Peach MomokosUltimate X-Menis one of the boldest and most visually gorgeous comics distributed by one of the big two publishers. I am highly invested in the series and need to know how she will translate beloved stories, characters, and story elements through her distinct lens. I cannot wait to see in what new directions she goes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Apr 10, 2024

    Pacing aside, Ultimate X-Men #2 is another solid entry into the new Ultimate universe as Hisake continues to impress as the lead of the new worlds mutants. The use of supernatural horror as an extended metaphor gives an edge of specificity to the mutant allegory that many have felt is lacking in more recent years. Momokos illustrations bring an absolute sense of harrowing emotional terror to shadows and the fluidity to movement. These combinations lend themself to the non-euclidean terrors that Momoko seems interested in exploring. In contrast, the fun, light bonding between Mei and Hisako makes for a compelling dimension to the emotional side of the story. Ultimate X-Men #2 continues the strong streak of issues in the new Ultimate universe, making the case for this interpretation of the line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 10, 2024

    Peach Momoko does a phenomenal job at continuing the momentum of this series with Ultimate X-Men #2. Hisako Ichiki continues to be developed as a strong lead with the addition of Maystorm making Hisako's character and this story even better. The character focus approach is elevated by the continued horror storytelling that is being utilized to put over the first Ultimate X-Men villain. It all comes together to make Ultimate X-Men #2 drive home how quickly this title has become one of Marvel's best comic books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerd Initiative - gangstermegan Apr 10, 2024

    I found this comic to be relatable when dealing with the emotions of being close to someone who died by suicide. It authentically portrays the feelings of guilt, the instinct to avoid confronting emotions, and the tendency to withdraw inwardly while coping with loss. The narrative beautifully delves into the shadows of Hisako's life, offering insights that anyone who has experienced the mental anguish resulting from bullying can understand. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 10, 2024

    If you have the patience, Ultimate X-Men #2 continues to draw you into a unique world of mutants who may be recruiting. The slow plot makes you wish you had the entire first story arc in hand, but there's no denying this tale draws you into a unique and specific world. Blending horror and themes of bullying and dark thoughts, Ultimate X-Men feels as relevant as ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Apr 16, 2024

    Final Thoughts Well, we finally have our second mutant. With the introduction of Mei Storm, the world has gotten a whole lot bigger in just one issue. The incredibly strange reveal of the shadows origins opens up SO many questions. I guess Im in it for the long hall. Bring in even more mutants and look what happens! Its starting to feel like an X-men book. A very weird X-men book, but an X-men book regardless. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez Apr 10, 2024

    Ultimate X-Men #2 continues the creepy, atmospheric Manga horror tale about a schoolgirl confronted by a dangerous shadow figure connected to a schoolmate's death. Fans of Manga Horror may find this extreme take on the X-Men a refreshing change, but readers looking to make the connection between this title and the greater Ultimate universe or anything remotely resembling an X-Men comic (in story and art) will be left wanting. Read Full Review

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