X-Men #2

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Paco Medina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 11, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
5.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

CURSE OF THE MUTANTS PART 2 Upon discovering that San Francisco has been invaded by Dracula and his vampire army, the X-Men set out to find the evil and destroy it. But when Blade the Vampire Slayer shows up, things take a turn for the worse.

  • 9.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 11, 2010

    I'm a big fan of the Blade movies (only the first two, let me clarify) so I've always been confused why the comics have so rarely been able to capture the characterization we got there. Thus, Gischler's handling of the vampire hunter is all-the-more pleasing for getting the character right - - especially in comparison to the really "off" portrayal in Ultimate Avengers this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Mike Miersen Jun 30, 2013

    Is it a recommend? Yes, completely. The art is worth your time and the story is strong enough to keep you more than entertained throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Aug 11, 2010

    I wasn't going to buy this issue--I'd intended to wait for the collected edition--but it's a slow week, so I opted spur-of-the-moment to spend the $4, which--while the issue's good--still seems really steep for a single issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Aug 11, 2010

    It's still too early to write off the series completely of course, since most of the characters from the initial solicits haven't even made an appearance yet. At the same time though, a complete cast isn't really going to make much of a difference if the storytelling problems aren't corrected by the time they arrive. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 13, 2010

    Fun if you unplug your higher reasoning and just roll with it. Not essential reading unless you really like the X-Men though. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 16, 2010

    It's fair to say that there's nothing hugely deficient about this story. It just feels like a pair of relatively green creators doing a fairly routine X-Men story which was thrust into the spotlight without a clear mandate. While the X-Men fan in me can't help but enjoy Jubilee's return to the spotlight, there's nothing here that makes me think the story was so good that it needed an entirely new series to contain it. Marvel has admitted getting over-enthusiastic about a series' ongoing prospects in the past. Based on this issue's inoffensive, if unengaging story, I'm more convinced than ever that "X-Men" will prove itself to be mainly a barometer for the market's ability to absorb another X-Men title -- and that's not a healthy opinion for a comic to inspire. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Randall Fitzgerald Aug 13, 2010

    As an X-Men fan, this is not what I wanted when I heard they were relaunching the X-Men book. For a book that's mainline continuity, this just makes no sense as a direction to take the mutants after Second Coming and during the Heroic Age. It's also bafflingly titled Curse of Mutants. Honestly, if that's a commentary on the obvious drop in quality they tend to have after any solid storyline, I'd agree. If you're an X-Men completist like myself, then you're a slave to your obsessions and you probably picked it up already. However, if you are anything less than a diehard X-Men fan, don't even go near it. Avoid it and buy just about any other X title instead. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 12, 2010

    The stuff that doesn't work in Read Full Review

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