X-Men Noir #2

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Dennis Calero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 7, 2009 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

"Chief Detective Magnus had never seen Sebastian Shaw so angry before. The vein pulsating in the man's forehead threatened to burst as he swept one arm around what remained of his looted Hellfire Club. "'Look at this!' Shaw seethed. 'Just look! They stole everything that wasn't nailed down -- and then they took the nails out of the rest of it and stole that, too! "'If you can't catch these 'X Men,' Eric, I can just as easily shift my...support to someone who will..." Parental Advisory $3.99

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 7, 2009

    Minor quibbles aside, I'm having a blast with X-Men Noir. The series is a huge dose of fun, even as it offers one of the darkest and most depressing takes on the merry mutants I've ever seen. At this point, I think a few of the core X-books could stand to take a page or two from X-Men Noir. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jan 6, 2009

    Yes, it is an "Elseworlds" story. But it's a damn good one, with a fully realized alternate world that isn't just a gimmicky twist, but actually utilizes the conventions of Noir to color the traditional presentations of these characters and their relationships. When did we, as a community, decide that the quality of a story isn't as important as its role in continuity? That's what I don't get. If you dismiss this book because it's not in continuity, or not "real," then you are living up to any insulting ridicule that gets hurled at comic readers. You are a cliche. Read Full Review

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