X-Force #2

Writer: Ben Percy Artist: Joshua Cassara Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 79
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Nov 27, 2019

    X-Force kicks the Law & Order procedural feel, Percy promised leading into the run, into high gear as the characters involved go looking for answers in a dark tension noir-like book with art that feels perfectly complementary to the writing and the story being told. It grabs you tightly in its sharp-clawed hands and doesn't let go not even for a second. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 27, 2019

    I can't say enough how well X-Force is working. The mix of intelligence gathering and fighting gives the book a good balance. The character work is great too and fans of Wolverine will decree he's back and better than ever.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 27, 2019

    Overall this issue is outstanding and cements ‘X-Force’ as a must-read series. Especially if you like a dark, edgy story that pulls no punches. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 27, 2019

    If youre looking for an X-book thats the most connected to the relaunch, deeply rooted in HOXPOX, and featuring the Dawn of X as the focal point of the narrative, X-FORCE is definitely the book for you. Percy moves the overarching story forward, fills the tale with action, intrigue, and suspense while helping Jonathan Hickman (Head of X) usher in a new foundation for the landscape of mutantkind in the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 27, 2019

    X-Force #2 cements the series' status as the most important and dramatic piece of the Dawn of X puzzle. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Dusty Good Nov 27, 2019

    This comic is shaping up to be the sleeper hit of the X-Men relaunch. Watching Wolverine get back to the business of being a cranky, deadly bastard is putting the character right back to his roots and fans will love it. Surround the Canucklehead with a decent supporting cast and you have a gem of mutant-infused love. This one is a ride worth taking. I can't wait to read more! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Nov 28, 2019

    In a lot of ways, this issue feels like the true start of X-Forceas a book. The previous issue had to do a lot of heavy lifting in termsof set-up, and here we can see what Percy and Cassara want to do in thetitle. It's an exciting chapter with a few jaw-dropping moments, andone that has kickstarted my excitement for this series in a major way. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 27, 2019

    X-Force #2 is a solid comic vastly improving on the first. It doesn't tip its hand early and instead does the opposite revealing tidbits as the story moves along. It's a solid mix of reflection on events and action. Though not the traditional team book, this is more the X-Force I was looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 2, 2019

    If you're looking for a fast-paced X-Men book with plenty of brains behind the excitement, you should definitely pick up X-Force. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 30, 2019

    X-Force #2 is another amazing thrill ride for this series. Benjamin Percy has written another exciting issue, and the pencils and colors help boost the enjoyment. X-Force is emerging as the front runner for best series coming out of Dawn of X. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 27, 2019

    It's ugly and purposefully so, delivering all sorts of spectacle along the way. It's a clearer mission and purpose for X-Force, and one that this issue does an excellent job of pitching. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Colin Tessier Nov 27, 2019

    Percy crafts addicting relationships and the art elevates the narrative's tonal shifts, which makes X-Force #2 a must-read comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 30, 2019

    Things are made clearer and the story is told with fewer perplexing questions, so I think this was an improvement on the first issue of X-Force. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 30, 2019

    X-Force #2 was a strong follow up to the major event that concluded the first issue of this series. Benjamin Percy shows a strong understanding of how to juggle a team filled with fan favorites and have them all add to the development of the story he is crafting. The different things that Magneto, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Sage, Beast and Kid Omega bring to the table are on full display. To balance that out Percy creates strong heat on the Reavers because of the actions they have taken. All that strong development helps make X-Force feel like a key title X-Men fans should have on their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Mar 31, 2020

    This is a very interesting and tonally weird book. In this new era of mutants literally being superior over everybody else, the book shows the need for X-Force even more. Not every attack against the nation is going to be done on the political stage. There is always going to be a need for a secret task force to handle the dirty work. Read Full Review

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