X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2

Writer: Leah Williams Artist: Lucas Werneck Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 61
7.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

•  Heroes of the Marvel Universe came to Krakoa for a memorial. Now they've got a fight.
•  Magneto pushes Krakoa and the Council to the brink!
•  Also... there's something wrong with the body...

Rated T+

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 15, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2 is packed full of emotion and action, as the Master of Magnetism wrestles with his angst as well as his fellow mutants. With a jaw-dropper of an ending and three issues left, it seems like this is one murder mystery that doesn't fit conventions. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Lia Kolb Sep 15, 2021

    All in all, the first half ofTrial of Magneto#2 is a lot stronger than the second half, but without all the pieces in play, it doesn't feel fair to the creative team to completely judge some elements of the title just yet. WhenTrial of Magnetohas its highs, they are very high -- and the title's lows can be a bit puzzling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Sasha Kaplan Sep 15, 2021

    The story seems a bit muddled, once again with unnecessary word choice and odd characterization for Magneto. Something is missing from the story that will hopefully be explained later, as will the odd dialogue and odd character choices. That being said it is worth picking up to continue the story, even though there are some odd choices it delivers a couple of interesting punches and plot threads. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Sep 17, 2021

    I really dig the art of this book, although there's work do be done in a few areas. Still can't wait to see more from Lucas Werneck in the future. The Avengers came to get the body of their fallen teammate, but they received something very different instead. The end of Trial of Magneto #2 left off on quite the cliffhanger, so it should be cool to see how they tie all these Wanda threads together. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 15, 2021

    Werneck delivers some great art. The characters look great and the action was dramatic and beautifully done. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Sep 15, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial Of Magneto #2 is great for the characterization. Williams nails each character and who they are. The plot of the issue is pretty standard, but there are a few nice little additions as the chapter goes on. The ending sets the stage for the rest of the book, and where it goes from here will be intriguing. Werneck and Wilson are the best art team for this book, as every page is impressive. All in all, this book is one of the highlights of the current X-Men line. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Sep 17, 2021

    The Trial of Magneto #2 continues with the characters trying to process the death of Wanda and it almost leads to more violence and bloodshed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 18, 2021

    The mystery deepens as more evidence is added to the story, including some truly interesting twists that I did not see coming. Mostly though, this comic is great for its grounded character moments more than it's murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 18, 2021

    The Trial of Magneto #2 is just as good as the first issue. Leah Williams has given us two well thought out issues that honestly leave us with more questions on who is really behind the death of the Scarlet Witch. The pencils and colors were great throughout the issue and highlight the talent that Marvel has at it's disposal. The Trial of Magneto has been a roller coaster rides so far, and it doesn't look like it will be slowing down any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 15, 2021

    While I'm not completely sold on X-Men: Trial of Magneto #2, the issue has some intriguing moments. This feels like a miniseries where the whole will be stronger than the individual parts. There's some odd characterizations that might be explained by the mystery going on but we'll have to wait and see. Overall, it's a story that needs to be told and some truths that need to be said and shown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Sep 15, 2021

    The Trial of Magneto continues and it highlights all of Leah Williams' strengths and weaknesses as a writer. The issue's script navigates and expresses the nuances of mourning and grief in ways that superhero comics often gloss over, but there's also a least one line in the script that will likely leave readers confused unless they belong to a specific subset of online fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Sep 15, 2021

    Overall, the second issue in this series delivers pretty on par to what the first issue gave us. This issue like the last leans heavily into raw emotions. Though while doing so I felt some of the characterizations ended up being off and that took me out of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 16, 2021

    X-Men: The Trial of Magneto #2 delivers a solid continuation of one of the biggest X-Men storylines in the Krakoa Era. The characterization for all the X-Men and Avengers that appear in this issue is on point. As the issue concludes we are given even more questions that hook you in to want to find out what will happen next. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Sep 15, 2021

    Other than an extremely poetic moment, and some incredibly expressive lettering by Clayton Cowles, I found myself wondering what this series is really all about as well as its purpose. If you liked Williams X-FACTOR, then I'm sure you'll love this considering it's the same thing but with a few more characters. Otherwise, talk to a friend to figure out what happened on the last page and you'll be right as rain. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Sep 19, 2021

    All of this is without getting to the just plain upsetting ending. This Leah Williams script is wildly problematic here, and while there was a great showing of craft by Lucas Werneck, Edgar Delgado, and Clayton Cowles, the pretty pictures can only do so much. This is not going well. Read Full Review

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