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Powers of X #2 Review - Decent But Not Worth Cover Price

Updated: May 22, 2020

Jonathan Hickman (Writer) • R.B. Silva (Pencils)

Marte Gracia (Colorist) • R.B. Silva & Marte Gracia (Cover Artists)

Marvel (Publisher) • Get it Now

I may be going against the general consensus, but I didn't really care about this issue. I gave issue #1 a solid recommendation but Powers of X #2 just progressed too slowly with and nothing of note happening this go-round. I also felt that the comic failed to justify the $4.99 cover price.

The main plot point worth mentioning is a flashback of Moira X uniting Professor Xavier and Magneto prior to the initial X-Men team being formed. This is a definite game-changer in regards to the timeline and opens up potentially endless possibilities.

The other plot point worth mentioning involves Cyclops being tasked with completing a suicide run to destroy a Master Mold factory. The problem I have is that the aforementioned events only make up about 6 of the issues 32 pages.

The rest of the comic touches on the events in the future. This aspect of the story is not developed as yet. There are interesting aspects and I'm sure the holes will fill in as the series goes along.

Since the issue is almost exclusively exposition and setup there isn't much for R.B. Silva to do here. The artwork is the strongest element of the issue. I just wish there were more dynamic scenes aside from characters talking to each other.

Overall Power of X #2 feels skippable but may read better as more plot details are revealed.

Rating 7.5/10

#Xmen #Cyclops #PowersofX #HouseofX #Marvel #Marvelcomics

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