X-Men: Red #2

Writer: Al Ewing Artist: Stefano Caselli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 48
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The mutants of Mars spent millennia worshipping war - and on what they now call Arakko, they're keeping up their violent ways. ABIGAIL BRAND knows the red planet needs a firm ruler in charge. But STORM has other ideas, along with a broken MAGNETO in her corner and ROBERTO DA COSTA making his own moves. Welcome to X-MEN RED. It's a new world... and someone has to claim it.

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 18, 2022

    X-Men Red #2begins to draw lines in the sands of Arrako as Storm forms a new Brotherhood of Mutants and weathers the fury of Vulcan. The next issue will reportedly feature Thunderbird in a major role, which should be interesting given that his temperament is perfect for Arakko culture. And it'll be interesting to see which side he joins. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope May 18, 2022

    This is the Storm you've been waiting for. Al Ewing's writing and Stefano Caselli's art combine into a work of thematic complexity and brutal power. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 25, 2022

    X-Men Red #2 shows what this book is capable of: amazing stuff. Ewing really feels like hes hit his stride with the issue, which is wonderful after the squandered promise of S.W.O.R.D... He builds so many little hooks into this issues plot that fans cant help but be tantalized by whats to come. Caselli and Blees art is astounding and fits the script perfectly. If every issue of X-Men Red is like this, fans are in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 18, 2022

    Caselli deliver some beautifully detailed and powerful art throughout the issue. The action scenes are visually thrilling throughout and I love seeing Storm showcase her power. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 18, 2022

    X-Men Red is my favorite X-Men comic currently being produced. It has a throwback feel in how it utilizes teams while developing modern X-Men elements like Arakko politics and its people. X-Men Red #2 continues to blend nuanced character work with all the elements that make mutants and X-Men so great. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 21, 2022

    This issue does a great job of establishing the sides and characters of this series, with a big action scene that puts everything in its place for what else is to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter May 26, 2022

    X-Men Red #2 raises the stakes and creates a divide on Arrako Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 24, 2022

    The X-Men line's galactic odyssey continues with a killer spotlight. It's building to something great, and we're excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett May 18, 2022

    As the foundations for Arakko's future (and that of X-Men Red) continue to be laid, it's still apparent that this is the can't-miss new title in the "Destiny of X" era. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - StoryBabbler May 21, 2022

    X-Men Red #2 delivers on the story, art, and cover fight between Storm and Vulcan. The comic shows readers what the X-Men Red and the new Brotherhood of Mutants teams are made of. The story, dialogue, and pacing are evenly balanced as Storm, Vulcan, and other characters get their time to shine thanks to Caselli's art and Federico Blee's colors. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene May 25, 2022

    X-Men Red is certainly one of, if not the most exciting new X-Book on the market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 18, 2022

    There are a lot of contenders for best series in the X-Men franchise right now. Now with X-Men: Red #2 Al Ewing and Stefano Caselli may have run away with that title right now. This comic book grabs your attention from the very first page and does not let go until you finish the story. There are so many compelling narratives around Planet Arakko that will keep you coming back to read X-Men: Red every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 19, 2022

    X-Men Red #2 does a great job exploring exciting plot points and seeing how they interact with the new planet of Arakko. Read Full Review

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