X-Men: Red #2

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 39
8.0Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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THE HATE MACHINE Part 2
•  JEAN GREY and her team must infiltrate a top-secret compound in order to save a mutant they've never met.
•  They'll have to avoid guards armed with guns, protestors armed with hate and sentinels armed with...well, slightly larger and more dangerous guns than the guards.
•  All in a day's work for the newest X-Men team.
Rated T+

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Mar 7, 2018

    X-MEN RED #2 gets right what a lot of X-Men comics get wrong. Taylor brings back the classic theme of saving mutants while also incorporating fresh new characters that give the comic a modern feel. Asrar's art falls a little flat, but the minor facial distortions aren't enough to stop this issue from being a show stopper. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Mar 7, 2018

    All around this was a good issue, Tom Taylor is really getting the hang of writing all these characters while having the pleasure to still be able to use Gabby and X-23, which he is so used to writing it brings a certain warmth and comfort to the book. Mahmud Asrar is still doing great on art, even though some of his facial expressions are over exaggerated a few times which some people may have a problem with. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 4, 2018

    I love the narrative and pacing of this issue and the story so far. It exemplifies great writing and art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Jake Putnam Mar 10, 2018

    I can't say enough good about this book, if you haven't picked it up, even if you don't typically read an X-men book " You need to grab it. It's well worth the money and time to read it. It's the stuff that will help change the world to be a better place" Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 7, 2018

    Overall X-Men: Red #2 was another solid issue that chooses substance over style. This creative team continues to deliver more of what separates this one from other X-books on shelves which is more important than you think with so many ongoing currently and still to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 7, 2018

    There are still some rough edges for this book to churn through as it finds its feet, but X-Men: Red can't help but impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 8, 2018

    X-Men Red #2 is a solid continuation to the promising first issue. It holds my interest and delivers a greatly enjoyable experience. I'm still interested, and hopefully the book will hold together for a long time. This one gets another recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DisKingdom.com - Roger Palmer Mar 10, 2018

    X-Men Red feels like a traditional X-Men story, it has every thing you'd want and more. It could do with a little more action, but the way they use Jean Grey's powers are smart and get the job done. A solid X-Men issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Mar 7, 2018

    After training in the Danger Room of All-New Wolverine for a few years, Tom Taylor has built up some formidable mutant storytelling muscles. It's a pleasure to see them hard at work as X-Men: Red storms out of the gate with a breathless pace and plenty of fascinating plot developments. Mahmud Asrar's sketchy but evocative art is a perfect complement to this fast story. While there are a few little missteps, this title is covering tons of distance and it still looks like a definite winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 8, 2018

    . The full issue is a little inconsistent in the art " Jean sometimes bears an eerie resemblance to Sophie turner, and moments later doesn't at all " but ultimately, X-Men Red #2 is a solid standalone series that fans of these characters can enjoy regardless of how many other related titles they've been following. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Mar 9, 2018

    Despite it being fairly typical in terms of plot (how many X-Men stories opened with a jailbreak?), Taylor's humor make this one stand out as something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Mar 7, 2018

    X-Men Red is still going strong. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Mar 7, 2018

    It's not bad, but it's a major step down from the debut issue. The stakes don't feel as big and the action is more traditional, not giving Asrar much to work with. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Ellis Drake Apr 24, 2018

    This is still a superhero story, but best not to overly use tactics employed in the films to play out on a comic page; careful use of the comic real estate to tell the story needs a bit more focus. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 10, 2018

    The second issue of this new series disappoints in its bland story choices, despite doing everything else right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    RustonLF Mar 8, 2018

    Of all the X titles I think this series is understanding what made the titles work. The character interactions are enjoyable and the story is building nicely. I had my doubts but this Marvel may have finally got the formula right.

  • 8.5
    RaisingBlack Mar 7, 2018

    X-Men:Red is really proving to be the best X-Men team book going. It is everything an X book is about. The stakes remain high in issue 2. We introduce Gentle and Trinary in this issue and Trinary's introduction will likely get some fan boys complaining but she looks like a great new character. We end the book with a promise of an action packed 3rd issue and I love that Wakanda is the hide out spot for this group of X-Men. This is still a great team book to jump on. Honey Badger is seriously my favorite break out new character. Her comic relief continues to be spot on.

  • 10
    Busterhasviews Mar 8, 2018

    Best X-men series running right now along with Astonishing (Gold is a bit sluggish and Blue...venom?? really??) I like the style, I like the humor and, I like the team #2 is a stakes builder issue and it is certainly gripping me.

  • 8.5
    Dispatchdcu Mar 8, 2018

    Time for me to SPOIL you rotten!

    This issue is a background and intro into Trinary, which is a "technopath". I can only assume can use her brain to control technology. Maybe this character has been around before, but I'm new to all X-men titles, so she's new to me.

    Trinary was kidnapped and Jean, as well as Nightcrawler, Wolverine ( daughter of Wolverine) and Honey Badger go to break her out of prison. Trinary was their for giving woman a 25% pay raise from all the wealth men in her country.

    Meanwhile, if you remember, Jean was framed for exploding an ambassadors head during a summit on mutants that she called last issue. So basically, Jean and her team are on the run so they should go after this girl... but more

  • 8.0

    Honestly, the main thing going for this series is the phenomenal team lineup. Taylor is great at characterizing these people too. Jean Grey feels more alive than ever. The story and art are very basic, but still higher than the other X Men comics out there today. One complaint I have is that the child mutant feels unnecessary and kind of annoying at this point. They easily could have left her out, although I have no doubt she will serve some purpose at the end of the story arc. Whether it's worth it, we'll see. But overall a very decent issue that for once actually caters to the fans.

  • 8.0
    CrazyforRAMU Sep 20, 2018

    While the team's still reeling after Jean was framed for murder, new mutant technopath Trinary hits them up for a rescue. It's another breathless sprint of a story. This title is racking up fascinating ideas at tremendous speed; I really hope it slows down to examine them soon. Art and writing are both very refined with a few key weaknesses. There's something subtly wrong with the way Laura is drawn (is it the lack of irises?) and the script's humor is just a little glitchy. The first scene, showing Trinary's extrajudicial imprisonment, has a weird tone thanks to the insistent inclusion of multiple corny jokes. This comic's little weaknesses are the difference between goodness and greatness. It's still way above average and one of my favori more

  • 5.0
    DeathlyDrew Mar 9, 2018

    This book is neither good or bad. I understand there is set up happening but I haven’t liked how they skipped all of Jean coming back to he world. (I understand that is coming in the annual) but I feel like it would be more interesting with everyone realizing she’s back.

    As far as this issue goes it seems like the weight of the first issue just wasn’t there as much as it should be. Not like how X-Men Gold is playing out right now. Plus I don’t mind activism in comics but Trinary’s story was so quick and unsubtle and just out of place. Here be X-men are dealing with someone dying right in front of them and Mutant speciesism and then they just throw this in there to throw it in. I think it would have fit better in the sto more

  • 4.0
    Caped-Comic-Reviews Mar 8, 2018

    Tom Taylor really can’t write a interesting story, just like all-new wolverine this story just feels dull and does nothing excite me as a reader. Then the art in this comic just drags it down even further, the characters don’t look at all like they should and are just overall unappealing - Jean Grey is meant to be an attractive woman, not some dull red head with a bored face and a personality to match, I’m not actually sure who this book really appeals to if I’m honest, definitely dropped from my pull list (X-Men Gold is better)

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  • 2.0
    Forge Mar 7, 2018

    Wow this is garbage. Jean isn't nearly as hot as she should be. X-23 isn't as dark as she should be. Nightcrawler has no personality. Come to think of it, none of these characters seem to have any personality with the possible exception of the newly introduced Trinary. Honey Badger is an incredibly worthless character. Also, the art sucks.

    There seems to be a new mandate for the X-Men books that they are only allowed to fight with humans. They need to go back to fighting evil mutants.

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