X-Men #2

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 4, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 61
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8.4User Rating

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As threats hurtle toward the Earth from all sides, the fearless X-Men fight a seemingly unstoppable wave of annihilation...but even more dangerous threats lurk in the darkness, ready to strike in secret.
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    X-Men #2continues to reestablish the mutant heroes as part of the Marvel Universe, pitting them against a deadly cosmic threat. The ending hints at another classic villain that the X-Men will face, and I can't wait to see how the creative team handles this mission. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Ross Hutchinson Aug 4, 2021

    X-Men #2 is a little slow to advance its overall plot, but continues to intrigue with a very solid script and absolutely perfect art execution that makes every page a visual feast. Pepe Larraz and Marte Gracia continue to define the Krakoan era with absolutely iconic art page after page. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Aug 4, 2021

    The X-Men battle one of Marvel's biggest cosmic threats in a story that's the proof of concept for the entire series. It's a gorgeous and exciting adventure for the next act of this era of X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Aug 5, 2021

    X-Men #2 is another great issue from Gerry Duggan and company. Duggan continues to build the ultimate team book by allowing characters to get exposure and good character moments. The pencils and colors are a total knock out. X-Men is a book that gives the reader exactly what they want. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 4, 2021

    Pepe Larraz delivers some dazzling visuals throughout this issue. There is a wonderfully detailed command of these characters and action on each page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Aug 6, 2021

    The X-Men may be back to basics in the superhero game, but this book is far from basic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli Aug 4, 2021

    Writer Gerry Duggan and artist Pepe Larraz position the mutant heroes as defenders of humanity and, as timeless and classic as that approach seems, it feels almost radical in the Krakoa era. How will the X-Men maintain this goodwill as Krakoa expands to Mars and beyond? That question is the shadow looming over this issue, which has the X-Men's approval rating among humanity as high as it has ever been. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Aug 4, 2021

    X-MEN #2 is quick, fast-paced, and packed with action. The linework and colors pop off the page causing readers to sink deep within the pages finding themselves practically finished before the issue even began. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 4, 2021

    It's a stellar superhero comic all the way around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 7, 2021

    The second issue of this new series further solidifies its big, bombastic approach to comic book superheroics, and I very much enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Aug 4, 2021

    X-Men #2 is entertaining if what you want from an X-Men comic is different from what Hickman has been doing. Its a standard superhero book now, which is fine. Duggan does an excellent job with that sort of thing, and the book is never dull- every page gets used well. Larraz and Gracia are phenomenal once again, probably one of Marvels best art teams working right now. X-Men is a superhero book again, for better or for worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Aug 8, 2021

    X-Men #2 does a great job further reestablishing the team on the same level as the Avengers and Fantastic Four. Every member of the X-Men are given a chance to showcase themselves as effectively working together and being powerhouses in their own right. The final few pages of X-Men #2 effectively use the events of House of X and Powers of X to build greater excitement for the future of the franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 18, 2021

    Most of the comic is centered around the X-Men fighting the wave together as a team but there are a few other threads involving Ben Urich‘s continued investigation into the unexplained resurrections of dead mutants, and an odd (if humorous) scene involving Rogue pulling Gambit out of his regular poker game. The Rogue/Gambit scene feels like it was thrown in as filler, but I'm wondering if there was a more interesting storyline at that card game left unseen than what we received in the main story? Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 4, 2021

    The X-Men perform some amazing feats of power but are handling their problems quickly and without any real struggle. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn Aug 9, 2021

    "X-Men" #2 is a decent book with the potential to grow on you. Read Full Review

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