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: 47
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

•  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
    On Comics Ground - 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

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