X-Men/Fantastic Four #2

Writer: Chip Zdarsky Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 26, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 49
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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The world has been re-shaped by the X-MEN. But you can't reshape a world without encountering its true master ... DOOM..
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  • 9.2
    The Daily Fandom - Alex Smith-Petersen Mar 1, 2020

    Whether you agree with the choices the Sue and Reed are making, or the conspiring that Xavier and Erik are up to, this story is breaking important ground. The relevancy that some feel about Franklin's situation, having also had parents who attempt to control or micromanage their lives, is significant, and you can just feel that Chip is trying to hit those emotional beats that resonate with readers on a deeper level. This is exactly the kind of nuanced storytelling that is making the X-books so exhilarating right now and I look forward to more of it. Join me again next month as we see how Doom's plans unfold! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 26, 2020

    This issue and so far this series is tightly written and drawn. Not a single panel goes to waste allowing readers something to reflect on when it comes to characters for every inch fo the book. That keeps you emotionally invested in the story every step of the way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Bethany W Pope Mar 2, 2020

    This book perfectly balances complex themes and lighter tone to produce a story which is equal parts contemplative and deeply entertaining. When you add Dodson's masterful art to the equation, you absolutely cannot miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Jessica Chaleff Feb 27, 2020

    It's a good issue, but I feel it lacked in story. The first issue had more story in it, and I felt something for the characters, but this issue felt flat to me. Not much dimension, and too many characters. The story may have been cohesive, but too many cooks spoil the pot, if you get my drift. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Feb 26, 2020

    Readers, this issue just... is. Its not bad by any stretch. However, there is nothing jarring or overly shocking that leaves this reader on the edge for next month. There isnt anything that packs a huge gut punch or simply has a ton of strength behind it. Dont get me wrong; the overall narrative is interesting and sound writing but as a whole, its just an average issue thats setting up a showdown between the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Doom with Franklin and Valeria in the middle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 28, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #2 delivers on everything fans of both franchises could hope for when these two teams meet up. Chip Zdarsky does a fantastic job using the history between both teams to create a compelling story around Franklin Richards' power problems and the X-Men's current direction. How Doctor Doom factors into what is going on between the X-Men and Fantastic Four added greater interest in how things will turn out by the end of this crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Feb 26, 2020

    Overall this is a very exciting book. These two teams seem to not be able to communicate, or should I say be able to listen to the other at all. This is not going to go well, and Doctor Doom will certainly see to that. I highly recommend picking up this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Feb 26, 2020

    It's the sort of story that made both the X-Men and Fantastic Four into household names, and it could make this miniseries a modern Marvel masterpiece. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 26, 2020

    X-Men/Fantastic Four #2 raises the stakes from last issue. Zdarksy does a great job with each team, presenting them both as equally proficient without playing favorites. He sets up a good hook with the last page of the issue. What exactly is Doom up to? Readers will definitely come back to find out. Terry Dodson's art is an improvement over the last issue. All in all, this is a solid, fun comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 27, 2020

    Terry and Rachael Dodson do a wonderful job, especially when it comes to giving the characters expressive and emotive features. In a series where tempers are running hot, this is a crucial element, and the artistic duo nails it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - Jeremy Thomas Feb 27, 2020

    Whether you're an X-Men fan or Fantastic Four fan, "Broken Borders" won't have the immediate draw of the first issue but does tell the next step quite solidly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 27, 2020

    So, all told, X-Men/Fantastic Four #2 is 1/3rd of a good comic. The emotions and sense emanating from the Doom Island characters is right in Chip Zdarsky’s wheelhouse with an added dash of his tonally sound Marvel 2-In-One run. But the “grown ups” of the series still can’t get out of their own way, further escalating the conflict needlessly. Couple that with the rushed, slightly muddy look of the artwork in patches and you have a good, but not quite great follow up issue. Read Full Review

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