X-Men #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 107
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

When an island full of unspeakable horrors appears on the horizon, the X-Men have their work cut out for themselves keeping Krakoa safe!
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 15, 2019

    X-Men #2 is a lot of fun, plain and simple. Hickman takes three of the grimmest X-Men- Cyclops, who has been through so much in the past few years, Cable, and Prestige, both of whom come from dystopian futures, and shows how much the feeling of security and hope Krakoa gives mutants has affected them. One of the underlying themes of this issue is family, and the dynamic between the Summers family underscores that. He even offers Apocalypse an almost paternal streak, while also teasing for some big stuff in the future. Leinil Yus art is outstanding, with the only problem being some of his expression work. Everything about this issue lands wonderfully. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 13, 2019

    Leinil Francis Yu's art is always detailed, beautiful and full of energy. The characters look amazing, the backgrounds are rich and filled with eye-catching details and the action is fantastically rendered. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 13, 2019

    By the end of X-Men #2, this was not at all what you would have expected from a core X-book. Not a problem either when Hickman continues doing what others aren't daring enough to do with these mutants, or with this mutant nation. This new island mattered, but so did Krakoa. It was a welcomed surprise to see what connection could be drawn between these two islands which brings us back to the discoveries we made not too long ago about Krakoa's past. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 16, 2019

    X-Men #2 is the Summers family book we've always wanted. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 17, 2019

    The issue features a different kind of menace with a few surprising twists, and promises some changes to the status quo already. So far, also good! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Nov 13, 2019

    X-Men #2 serves to further illustrate the new status quo as well as push it forward in a meaningful way, but its strongest aspect is its ability to convey that the X-Men are home. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Nov 14, 2019

    Hickman really has set up an incredibly intricate series of X-Men books that are damn near must reads if you want to keep up with this wildly ambitious story. The prime example is the fact that in last week's X-Force, Professor X was seemingly murdered by some badass mercenary type cats who infiltrated the island and sniped that boy clean of this Earthly realm. All it gets is a brief mention of how "drama filled" everything was yesterday. I know resurrection is very much on the table but this just proves how crazy each moment of the foreseeable future will be. It gives me hope that all the major scenes in this tall tale will be given the full issue treatment. Sometimes that means they'll happen in a different X-Book, and everyone should be ready for that. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Quinn Tassin Nov 18, 2019

    The Hickman Lampoon's Family Vacation is a fun, intriguing entry in the new X-Men canon Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Cody Walker Nov 13, 2019

    A love story. Maybe Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Nov 13, 2019

    Speaking of colors, Leinil Francis Yu and Gerry Alanguilan art are totally on point. Yu and Alanguilans detailed style and panel progressions completely captivated this reviewer. The issue was incredibly easy to follow with outstandingly dynamic action sequences bringing each page to life. Yu and Alanguilan, mixed with Sunny Gho colors, created an authentically crisp and vivid comic that was brilliantly stimulating for this critic and frankly will mesmerize X-Men and comic fans alike. Together with the Head of X (Hickman), this team will continue to be a force to reckon with as the series unfolds. Readers can count on that! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 13, 2019

    It shows the potential in this intricate Dawn of X machine, with Hickman making minor references to almost every other series that has debuted since X-Men #1. It makes the entire X-Men universe feel like a finely woven tapestry within being so knotted as to lose anyone following X-Men alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 13, 2019

    X-Men #2 slows down to appreciate the complicated state of affairs in the Summers household. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 13, 2019

    It's hard not to find something to like about X-Men. It has exactly the kind of broad appeal that the main title in the line should have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Nov 14, 2019

    Jonathan Hickman's Summers Family Adventures, aka X-Men #2, is a blast to read and moves like a bullet " taking just a page to set up the mission " and winds up in an unexpected destination. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Nov 13, 2019

    X-Men #2 (Hickman, Yu, Alanguilan) is compelling, playing with high stakes and complex ideas, all of which will influence the entire Dawn launch, however it's let down by less than stellar characterizations and mid-range art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 13, 2019

    The comic isn't bad. There's some solid humor. It also continues a concept Hickman began in House of X. What the comic feels like is a continued set up. Much like the first issue X-Men #2 is attempting to lay the groundwork for what's to come. And those final pages makes what's to come intriguing. First by what's revealed and second by what's said. Sadly, a comic isn't made by its final pages and the lead up is awkward and head scratching. X-Men #2 has its moments but that's not quite enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 19, 2019

    It's a story that has a lot going for it, but the combination of Yu's art and a lack of context for the story/character beats doesn't really do it for me. That's not to say it's not good, just that it's not for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 16, 2019

    This is some weird stuff! And not the good kind of weird, the obtuse, impenetrable kind of weird! Read Full Review

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