Uncanny X-Men #2

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 20
7.2Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

In a world that's never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other's throats long enough to sever their targets'?
Rated T+

  • 10
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Jan 28, 2016

    All in all this is everything I was hoping for in issue 1! Great start! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 25, 2016

    8.5 out of 10. A strong issue of Uncanny X-Men again, adding new characters to the large number of cast already introduced. Also, with some great color work and exciting action, this issue makes for a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jan 21, 2016

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men #2 is another solid entry and its story is continuing to build towards something bigger. Hopefully, that ends up being a huge Inhumans versus X-Men crossover event, but until then, readers can enjoy chemistry of Magneto's team. The only thing holding Uncanny X-Men back from being absolutely perfect is that missing element – that one opposing voice within an X-Men team that usually makes their comics so electrifying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 21, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men is definitely the X-book to beat. Cullen Bunn has the most original storyline out of the bunch and he writes these characters very well. Greg Land has improved on the art from last issue and will hopefully build on that. This isnt just one of the best X-books, its one of Marvels best books after the re-launch. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jan 23, 2016

    See larger imageUncanny X-Men (2016-) #2With mutantkind in extinction's crosshairs once more, Magneto leads a team of the deadliest X-Men to fight for the fate of their species! But can the Master of Magnetism curb his killer instincts long enough to find out who's trying to speed up mutantkind's descent into the grave? Plus: Fantomex! Triage! And an X-Man you probably thought you'd never see again…Kindle Edition:Check Amazon for Pricing Digital OnlyRelease date January 20, 2016. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 22, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men #2 moves the story forward in a fun, engaging manner, with the creative team using the various characters to their advantage. That said there is still a lot of room for improvement, with there yet to be something that truly captivated. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Jan 23, 2016

    Overall, I have to go back to the word solid for this issue, much like the first. The story is interesting in a nostalgic X-Men kind of way. The team dynamic is strong and provides both dramatic and light-hearted interactions, an X-staple. Visually the art is not perfect, but the book is eye-catching and the action doesnt fly off the page but it does have a nice flow. So Uncanny X-Men #2 is a nice solid X-Men comic (theres that word again). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Jan 21, 2016

    In my opinion Uncanny X-Men is still finding its legs and I am still waiting to see what qualifies this take on the team as a "flagship" X-Title. Nevertheless the story is intriguing enough to keep me curious. To be 100% honest however I would be happier if the artistic direction changed for the better. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 21, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men is starting to take advantage of its great cast, splitting heroes into smaller groups and exploring the character dynamics that develop as a result. Unfortunately, the book hasn't developed a compelling conflict yet, and the art rarely stands out aside from the vibrant colors and the flashier action sequences. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 26, 2016

    With this second issue, the new Uncanny X-Men has started to nail down its place in the Marvel line up. Though it still feels like the Terrigen panic is a hindrance more than a help, Cullen Bunn is trying some fresh things with his heroes and villains. The series is moving slowly but forcefully, making it easy to pick up, and Greg Land's artwork makes a definite impression, for good and ill. Uncanny X-Men #2 solidifies the action-packed mix of old and new storytelling that this series is aiming for. The art and writing are instinctive and evocative and fans of the style will savor the cinematic reading experience. However, it must be said that the cinema it's emulating is big-budget action movies and those aren't to every taste. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 21, 2016

    "Uncanny X-Men" #2 is unfortunately right in line with the overall shift for the X-Men stable of books. For the moment, the direction of this title isn't wowing, and -- while it's competently put together -- there's a real lack of a strong hook to make you want to see what happens next. If the book could focus on a little less failure and a bit more victory, then that would be a good step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 26, 2016

    I was underwhelmed with the debut issue of this series. (I've been a lapsed fan of the X-Men and I was hoping that this title would bring me back to the fold. It didn't) I am trying to hang with this title to see if it improves, but there is no indication that change is on the way. This book remains middle of the road and that is the grade that it deserves. Read Full Review

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