X-Men Blue Vol. 2
The X-Men are caught up in the epic Secret Empire event! But what does the new landscape of the Marvel Universe mean for mutantkind? How will Jean, Cyclops, Beast, Angel and Iceman survive in a world dominated by Hydra? And what exactly does Magneto have up his sleeve?COLLECTING: X-MEN: BLUE 7-12

X-Men Blue Vol. 2 Details

TitleX-Men Blue Vol. 2
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139781302907297
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Marvel, X Men, Superheroes, Graphic Novels Comics

X-Men Blue Vol. 2 Review

  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Secret Empire rocks the X-Men (because no one is safe from Marvel's event tidal wave), and then Beast's magical exploits come back to bite him in the ass, bringing the Goblyn Queen into the action too. They aren't kidding about that 'we hope you survive the experience!' thing, are they?X-Men Blue remains the stronger of the two X-books in this second volume. The character dynamics are much more interesting and explored much better than in Gold, and not just because the tea [Read as single issues]Secret Empire rocks the X-Men (because no one is safe from Marvel's event tidal wave), and then Beast's magical exploits come back to bite him in the ass, bringing the Goblyn Queen into the action too. They aren't kidding about that 'we hope you survive the experience!' thing, are they?X-Men Blue remains the stronger of the two X-books in this second volume. The character dynamics are much more interesting and explored much better than in Gold, and not just because the team was already more closely knit to start with. Following up on Beast's magical experiments feeds directly from the last All-New X-Men series, and even Secret Empire manages not to be a total turd as it brings some fan favourite characters back into the fold to help the X-Men save themselves (plus Emma Frost, who should be in all the X-books all the time).The art is where Blue tends to fall down a little compared to the other title. Corey Smith takes the Secret Empire issues, and they're not as polished as his work has been previously; I feel like he was rushing to meet Blue's twice-monthly deadline, especially when you compare this to his Nova run, or his work on the Clone Conspiracy: Omega. The magical storyline gets Gionvanni Valletta and Douglas Franchin, both of whom I've never heard of but didn't make any lasting impressions, unfortunately.I think if you squashed X-Men Gold and X-Men Blue into one big book, it'd be something really special. Unfortunately for now Blue stays ahead of the pack, but still doesn't quite reach as high as it could.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this but I felt like in between volume 1 and 2 that there was something that I missed. I guess that I am going to have to do some research to see. The story however was interesting and I will be reading more of these. More X-Men were introduced in this volume, good bad I don't know. I am excited to find out.
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  • B
    January 1, 1970
    There are all these clear callbacks to Mutant X, but they aren't doing Mutant X.I think it would be better if it were Mutant X.Also, it's clear that Bunn really wants to finish his story from his Magneto series. Does anyone else want that story finished?
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  • Fiona
    January 1, 1970
    why do they have to do emma dirty like this
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