X-Men: Schism #2

X-Men: Schism #2

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Frank Cho Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 27, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The X-Men event of the decade starts here!  It's never been a more dangerous time to be a mutant. Even with their numbers at a record low, the world refuses to trust mutantkind...and after a mutant-triggered international incident, anti-mutant hatred hits new heights. Of course it's at this moment, when the mutant race needs most to stand together, that a split begins that will tear apart the very foundation of the X-Men. From superstar writer and Marvel Architect Jason Aaron and a full roster of comics' top artists, this is an X-tale that will reverberate for years to come! Come October, the X-Men landscape will be irreparably changed.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 27, 2011

    Another amazing issue. We are really gearing up for something massive. The tension being built on every page is just incredible. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 28, 2011

    I'm still waiting for the "Schism" part of the story to kick in (no signs of anything but mutual respect between Cyclops and Wolverine so far), but in the meantime, this is a solid bit of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 27, 2011

    Overall, SCHISM hasnt disappointed yet, and X-readers everywhere should be greatly anticipating the next installment. This X-fan is. Even more than next issue though, this X-fan is highly anticipating Aarons upcoming Wolverine and The X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jul 27, 2011

    Schism remains a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jul 28, 2011

    The only major gripe is that it's perhaps a little frustrating that we haven't yet gotten to the crux of the schism, given that the next issue will effectively be the halfway point. It's not as though there isn't plenty going on, though, and there's more than enough time to make the story work. A very enjoyable comic, and one that bodes well for the future of the X-franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Dec 5, 2011

    The ending has many of the core X-Men along with some of the young mutant students attending the opening of the San Fran Museum of Mutant history. Of course more of the Hellfire Clubs plan comes to light. Looks like issue three will be action packed! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Aug 5, 2011

    However, what we do know is that Quire, under the influence of billionaire child Kade Kilgore, has been set free from his detainment and has wrecked havoc in the form of the proverbial mind-screw on society. To make matters more complicated humanity responds by dusting off the old Sentinels out of storage and plans to sic them on the mutant population. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Aug 1, 2011

    And I'm particularly happy that Frank Cho, who does the art this issue, tackles the big art problem I had before. In issue one, "Slim" Summers was as bulky and blocky as any barrel-chested superhero. Cho actually draws him as a slim man, someone who's skinny but still muscular, living up to a nickname that far too many artists seem to forget. The biggest problem with this issue (and the miniseries as a whole so far) is that the main villain is still rather unimpressive. Kilgore, the newest member of the Hellfire Club, is another stereotypical member of the "Evil Children" club, without either anything to distinguish him or anything to make us take him seriously as a threat the way we do the great X-Men villains. That needs to be addressed in the next three issues for this to really work. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2011

    While Aaron continues to impress with is handling of the X-Men, the pacing of the series needs to be amped up. It's hard to believe the true conflict has barely even begun to unfold 40% of the way into Schism. And even with these issues clocking in at 32 pages, the worry is that Aaron won't have adequate space left to put the X-Men through hell and chronicle the falling out between Wolverine and Cyclops. In that sense, a lot is hinging on issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Aug 3, 2011

    X-Men Schism #2 was not as good as the first issue but it did its job in furthering all the plotlines Jason Aaron introduced in the first issue. Aaron does a great job capturing both Cyclops and Wolverines voices throughout the issue as they each react differently with the current challenge the X-Men face. The villains of this story, The Hellfire Club, were equally well developed with Kade Kilgore proving to be a compelling villain for the X-Men to face in this event. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 27, 2011

    The last two issues in general have not been incredibly interesting. That's not to say the writing or the art was necessarily bad, because it wasn't; it moreso has to do with the premise of the story. For whatever reason I am just not interested or invested in the current SCHISM story line. I find that the adversaries in the book are not engaging or very interesting, and their motives are not very clear. Basically, a bunch of kids and some low grade sentinels vs. the entire mutant race does not make for an exhilarating story. This isn't something totally new and interesting that we have never seen before. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jul 28, 2011

    Frank Cho’s art is the final nail in the coffin for me. I can’t believe when he turned this junk in it was green lit by Marvel. Cyclops looks like the dad from 101 Dalmatians and Wolverine looks like a cross between Wolfman Jack and one of the old guys from the Muppet Show. I also was confused why, when Wolverine looked angry, he was drawn as if he had a mouth guard. The art has no flow, no sense of style, its just panel after panel of shoddy work. Schism may be the thing that destroys the X-Men, but it won’t have anything to do with super villains or Sentinels. Read Full Review

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