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The All-New X-Men continue to chart their own path through a world that hates and fears them! And they live in the shadow of their fate - especially Cyclops, whose adult self's actions are notorious. But together, can these young mutants change their destiny? Beast will try, but will a man of science find the guidance he seeks from the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange? Per The All-New X-Men continue to chart their own path through a world that hates and fears them! And they live in the shadow of their fate - especially Cyclops, whose adult self's actions are notorious. But together, can these young mutants change their destiny? Beast will try, but will a man of science find the guidance he seeks from the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange? Perhaps none among them faces the legacy of an older counterpart quite like Evan - aka Kid Apocalypse! Is he damned to become a genocidal madman like his namesake? Or can he somehow rise above? When the Apocalypse Wars begin, he will be tested like never before! They're yesterday's X-Men and tomorrow's, and they're fighting the future the only way they know how! Collecting: All-New X-Men 7-11


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The All-New X-Men continue to chart their own path through a world that hates and fears them! And they live in the shadow of their fate - especially Cyclops, whose adult self's actions are notorious. But together, can these young mutants change their destiny? Beast will try, but will a man of science find the guidance he seeks from the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange? Per The All-New X-Men continue to chart their own path through a world that hates and fears them! And they live in the shadow of their fate - especially Cyclops, whose adult self's actions are notorious. But together, can these young mutants change their destiny? Beast will try, but will a man of science find the guidance he seeks from the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange? Perhaps none among them faces the legacy of an older counterpart quite like Evan - aka Kid Apocalypse! Is he damned to become a genocidal madman like his namesake? Or can he somehow rise above? When the Apocalypse Wars begin, he will be tested like never before! They're yesterday's X-Men and tomorrow's, and they're fighting the future the only way they know how! Collecting: All-New X-Men 7-11

30 review for Apocalypse Wars

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gianfranco Mancini

    Young Hank/Dr. Strange Team Up was the only good one story here for me, sorry. First story was just awful (Drunk Toad beating teen Cyclops underground and he can't just blast the roof away...WTF???), Apocalypse one was decent but it seems all X-Men storylines are about time-travel now... Poor continuum! And Bagley's artworks with everyone, teenagers and older people, seeming the same ones not helped much. Great Scott! Young Hank/Dr. Strange Team Up was the only good one story here for me, sorry. First story was just awful (Drunk Toad beating teen Cyclops underground and he can't just blast the roof away...WTF???), Apocalypse one was decent but it seems all X-Men storylines are about time-travel now... Poor continuum! And Bagley's artworks with everyone, teenagers and older people, seeming the same ones not helped much. Great Scott!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Chad

    A really contrived, blase story where Hank and Evan get transported back to ancient Egypt and meet Apocalypse before he becomes Apocalypse.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Now, I'm on the record as seriously disliking Marvel's recent inability to tell a story without time travel and/or parallel universes being involved and, sure enough, here we have yet another time travel tale... BUT... in all honesty, I enjoyed this one. Maybe it's because Hank McCoy played such a central role and he's one of my favourite characters. Whatever the reason, I'd be fibbing if I said I didn't have a blast reading Hank and Evan's adventure in the distant past. My only complaint is that Now, I'm on the record as seriously disliking Marvel's recent inability to tell a story without time travel and/or parallel universes being involved and, sure enough, here we have yet another time travel tale... BUT... in all honesty, I enjoyed this one. Maybe it's because Hank McCoy played such a central role and he's one of my favourite characters. Whatever the reason, I'd be fibbing if I said I didn't have a blast reading Hank and Evan's adventure in the distant past. My only complaint is that the ending was a little abrupt.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    The Cyclops focused story that opens the collection is really, really good. The Evan focused one... considerably less so. On balance, decent, though you could handily skip all the Apocalypse themed ones. And I absolutely hate the floating head covers.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Baba

    Really not very good and even worse not making that much sense compared to everything previously written about Apocalypse. Time displaced Beast and Kid Apocalypse are thrown back in time to ancient Egypt where they meet a young Apocalypse. 5 out of 12.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Travis Duke

    (2.5) more time traveling x-men ugggggggh....with that said the story isn't half bad. It's main focus is on Evan (the clone of Apocalypse) and his struggle knowing he will eventually become a monster. Hopeless has a shining moment in writing describing how Evan has to smile so the other x-men wont think he is unhappy and on a bad path to his future. Evan is a cool character dating back to one of my all time fav runs of uncanny x-force with Remender so i've always liked his story. This book follo (2.5) more time traveling x-men ugggggggh....with that said the story isn't half bad. It's main focus is on Evan (the clone of Apocalypse) and his struggle knowing he will eventually become a monster. Hopeless has a shining moment in writing describing how Evan has to smile so the other x-men wont think he is unhappy and on a bad path to his future. Evan is a cool character dating back to one of my all time fav runs of uncanny x-force with Remender so i've always liked his story. This book follows young Beast and Evan as they accidentally step back into ancient Egypt and find the original En Sabah. Their meeting provides some inside for Evan and it is a cool story. The art is good, it is clear and sharp, but it is not amazing but i wouldn't expect it to be either. i'm on board for vol.3

  7. 5 out of 5

    Vinton Bayne

    This title would have had 4 stars if it wasn't for that abrupt ending. They had me and then there wasn't a pay off. The lead up was good though. This title would have had 4 stars if it wasn't for that abrupt ending. They had me and then there wasn't a pay off. The lead up was good though.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Michael Church

    This is not a crossover! I read this alongside Extraordinary X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, but all that did was break up the narrative unnecessarily. The book is broken up a little strangely. The first issue really wraps up the Cyclops story from the last volume. The second seems like a standalone at first, but it really ties into the Apocalypse arc, and serves as a nice bridge between the two stories. It seems the only reason they included it was to prevent the entire volume from being about just tw This is not a crossover! I read this alongside Extraordinary X-Men and Uncanny X-Men, but all that did was break up the narrative unnecessarily. The book is broken up a little strangely. The first issue really wraps up the Cyclops story from the last volume. The second seems like a standalone at first, but it really ties into the Apocalypse arc, and serves as a nice bridge between the two stories. It seems the only reason they included it was to prevent the entire volume from being about just two characters, but that kind of happens anyway. If you don’t really like Beast (the young one from the past, hope you’re keeping up) or Genesis, you’re not going to have a good time. It’s a time travel story, pretty standard in that regard. It’s meant to be a character study of Evan and his relationship with his destiny and “his” past as Apocalypse, but it doesn’t quite pay off. It’s also unnecessary. The whole point of Evan/Genesis existing is to explore this aspect of “what if...?” with Apocalypse. We don’t really need to see him see it from the outside. Aside from all that, I just didn’t find it very compelling. I mean, ancient Egypt, horseback chase, some spears and melee weapons, non-flashy mutant powers, ancient warlords, etc. The point, I guess, is for Evan to realize that Apocalypse started out good, too. But like I said, we kind of knew that. We knew he was captured by an evil cult that brainwashed him (or something) to make him super dangerous. He has some decent character beats, but it’s not enough to make the story seem worthwhile. Mark Bagley does fine on art. His style fits the team and the younger vibe that the book is going for. Nothing too remarkable. I don’t think I really like some of his designs. Sidebar: since when is Beast so jacked? I knew he was strong, but always thought of him as softer looking. Here, this version, is all muscles and definition. Anyway, this volume focuses on pretty much the only two characters in the book that I’m not really interested in, so even though it wasn’t my cup of tea, I’m interested in what comes next.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michael Hicks

    This was an improvement on volume one, but still feels stale overall. The Apocalypse Wars involves Evan, a young clone of Apocalypse himself, being sent back in time with Hank McCoy (Beast). McCoy's experimenting with time travel...again...because we know how well that always works out...seeking a means to return the time-displaced X-Men back to their original timeline. Instead, he and Evan end up in ancient Egypt. Evan ends up meeting a young Apocalypse, and discovers his attempts to be the pol This was an improvement on volume one, but still feels stale overall. The Apocalypse Wars involves Evan, a young clone of Apocalypse himself, being sent back in time with Hank McCoy (Beast). McCoy's experimenting with time travel...again...because we know how well that always works out...seeking a means to return the time-displaced X-Men back to their original timeline. Instead, he and Evan end up in ancient Egypt. Evan ends up meeting a young Apocalypse, and discovers his attempts to be the polar opposite of the destroyer of mankind he might eventually become has only made him even more like Apocalypse. There's not really a whole lot going on here, and it's a pretty thin read. The parallels between Evan and the youthful ancient Apocalypse are interesting, but all it really does is remind how much better other Apocalypse stories were, particularly Rick Remender's run on Uncanny X-Force and the seminal 90s event, The Age of Apocalypse. Whereas those felt fresh and new, and had some meat on their storytelling bones, this one just feels like a lanky retread, much like volume one in this relaunch. It doesn't offer anything new or striking, and ultimately just feels supremely disposable. I was hoping to catch up on my backlog of X-Men titles, but given how lackluster this series has been thus far, I'm thinking of just skipping the next two volumes of All-New X-Men. This has been pretty damn disappointing.

  10. 4 out of 5

    47Time

    I gave this volume a shot after the last one sucked so much, but I can't get into the story. Also I couldn't care less about any of these characters and their teenage problems. Scott got kidnapped by Toad after getting hit by the latter's car. Toad intends to kill Scott to prevent him from becoming his old, evil self. (view spoiler)[Scott is forced to use his optic blast, alerting the X-Men who come to help, but also brings the roof down on his head, then crawls away with the Toad on his trail. H I gave this volume a shot after the last one sucked so much, but I can't get into the story. Also I couldn't care less about any of these characters and their teenage problems. Scott got kidnapped by Toad after getting hit by the latter's car. Toad intends to kill Scott to prevent him from becoming his old, evil self. (view spoiler)[Scott is forced to use his optic blast, alerting the X-Men who come to help, but also brings the roof down on his head, then crawls away with the Toad on his trail. He gets away with major injuries. (hide spoiler)] With Cyclops in the hospital, Beast asks Doctor Strange to help. They get to battle monsters from the 12th dimension. Beast helps Strange figure out the damage to that dimension via a scientific point of view, but Strange refuses to help in return. Kid Apocalypse is 16 and he's sad. He revisits his old home in Kansas, but knows full well that it was an implanted memory. Beast is still experimenting with time-travel to send his team back to their time, but manages to transport Evan and himself into ancient Egypt right in the middle of a battle. While Beast gets himself captured, Evan meets another kid just like him who asks to be taken away from this time. The kid is called En Sabah Nur, who will become Apocalypse. (view spoiler)[Evan tries to prevent his destiny from becoming reality, but the forces that want to create Apocalypse are too strong. (hide spoiler)]

  11. 5 out of 5

    Quentin Wallace

    There may be some in the past I can't think of right now, but as of this moment I think Apocalypse Wars is the most unlinked crossover I can remember. If the three volumes had anything to do with one another other than Apocalypse was part of the story I missed it. This volume wasn't even entirely Apocalypse Wars, as we had a story where Cyclops is kidnapped by Toad and then Beast tries to get Dr. Strange to fix the whole timeline thing when the new X-Men ended up in the present. The Apocalypse Wa There may be some in the past I can't think of right now, but as of this moment I think Apocalypse Wars is the most unlinked crossover I can remember. If the three volumes had anything to do with one another other than Apocalypse was part of the story I missed it. This volume wasn't even entirely Apocalypse Wars, as we had a story where Cyclops is kidnapped by Toad and then Beast tries to get Dr. Strange to fix the whole timeline thing when the new X-Men ended up in the present. The Apocalypse Wars section involved the Beast and Evan (the clone of Apocalypse) traveling back in time to ancient Egypt and encountering Apocalypse in the past as a child. Or did they? It was sorta left vague. The art was by Mark Bagley, who I remember from way back in the day with his work on New Warriors and then his breakout work on Amazing Spiderman, including the first Carnage appearances. It was cool to see Mark hasn't missed a step, so the art wasn't an issue. Overall it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't really good either. Plus the entire lack of cohesion in the so called "crossover" just annoyed me.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Frédéric

    2,5* Better than vol.1 yet still poorly executed. I'll mercifully forget the circumstances that lead Cyclops to be abducted by Toad but the resolution of the conflict is surprisingly violent and justified from Toad's inebriated pov. Then Hank tries to get Doctor Strange to help him solve his time-traveling problems. Hank's frustrations are well depicted but the issue's goal is mainly the discovery of a convenient artifact that will be used for the next 3 issues, namely Apocalypse Wars. These are l 2,5* Better than vol.1 yet still poorly executed. I'll mercifully forget the circumstances that lead Cyclops to be abducted by Toad but the resolution of the conflict is surprisingly violent and justified from Toad's inebriated pov. Then Hank tries to get Doctor Strange to help him solve his time-traveling problems. Hank's frustrations are well depicted but the issue's goal is mainly the discovery of a convenient artifact that will be used for the next 3 issues, namely Apocalypse Wars. These are logically centered on Evan, with a good first issue dealing with his inner sadness hidden behind his permanent pseudo-smile. Then it kinda goes haywire when Hank and him travel back in time to find a young not-yet-Apocalypse. Evan's ambiguities toward his younger self are not badly managed but the whole context was so ridiculously Disney naive it pissed me off. B movie turbanned ninjas, an unbelievable female Han Solo and a carboard cut-out Egypt just killed it all for me. Better luck next time, but I still have the nagging impression this title is aimed for teenagers.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    Mediocre for the most part, although I only read the forst two issues (the rest is part of my Apocalypse Wars hardcover, so I’ll read it then. So, since this review is incomplete, take it with a grain of salt. The worst thing about this is that it’s forgettable and boring. Almost felt like filler. In fact, scratch the almost; this was filler. It lacked stakes and excitement, and throwing in Doctor Strange didn’t help. Also, Jason Aaron recently spent a whole run of Wolverine & the X-Men convincin Mediocre for the most part, although I only read the forst two issues (the rest is part of my Apocalypse Wars hardcover, so I’ll read it then. So, since this review is incomplete, take it with a grain of salt. The worst thing about this is that it’s forgettable and boring. Almost felt like filler. In fact, scratch the almost; this was filler. It lacked stakes and excitement, and throwing in Doctor Strange didn’t help. Also, Jason Aaron recently spent a whole run of Wolverine & the X-Men convincing us to empathize with Toad. And... now he’s just randomly evil again? What a waste. This just isn’t very good.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Butcher

    This whole Apocalypse Wars is a weird non-crossover crossover. It's a typical X-men tale, but it really does not feel like the excitement of the original All-new X-Men title. This whole Apocalypse Wars is a weird non-crossover crossover. It's a typical X-men tale, but it really does not feel like the excitement of the original All-new X-Men title.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Chris Lemmerman

    [Read as single issues] Apocalypse Wars Disclaimer: Apocalypse Wars is really...not very good. Let's get that out of the way right now. The idea was to have the three X-series have three separate Apocalypse-related stories at the same time, that don't crossover, and are...not very good. Well done Marvel. It's not a reflection on the book's creative teams, and they mostly do what they can with what they're given, but it's just not great. Anyway! All-New X-Men's tie-in is mostly focused on Beast and [Read as single issues] Apocalypse Wars Disclaimer: Apocalypse Wars is really...not very good. Let's get that out of the way right now. The idea was to have the three X-series have three separate Apocalypse-related stories at the same time, that don't crossover, and are...not very good. Well done Marvel. It's not a reflection on the book's creative teams, and they mostly do what they can with what they're given, but it's just not great. Anyway! All-New X-Men's tie-in is mostly focused on Beast and Evan, who end up travelling back in time to find Apocalypse when he was young and under the thumb of his abusive Egyptian tribal leader father. There's a lot of character potential here, but it's mostly Beast being grumpy; it's nice to get a lot of focus on Evan though, since he's mostly been in the background so far. The other issues that aren't tying into Apocalypse Wars are much better; the book opens with Cyclops dealing with Toad, who is in a bad place following his departure from the Jean Grey School - after the Blob story in the previous volume it's nice again to see these jokey, non-threatening villains become more of a threat once again, especially when it comes from a very human place. Issue 12 focuses on Angel and X-23's burgeoning relationship too. Mark Bagley remains a wonderful fit for this series, as he is for pretty much every series he's on. Issue #8 is the first fill-in since the series began, which is handled by Paco Diaz who slots in nicely with the series aesthetic. The first arc of this series was great; the one that starts in issue 13 looks to be great. Even the one-off issues in this volume are pretty good. But the Apocalypse Wars storyline in general, and here specifically, is just kind of flat. It doesn't reveal much about the characters, barely touches on Apocalypse at all, and just derails all the good faith that the first volume accrued. Disappointing.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kay

    Ok, so reviews on this are pretty crappy, but I have to say this was really enjoyable! Sure, the side trip to ancient Egypt wasn't essential to the plot... but it is essential to Evan's character growth. And I think even essential to Beast's character growth too. Issue #7 picks up where we left off in All-New X-Men: Inevitable, Volume 1: Ghosts Of Cyclops; Cyclops is in a surprisingly serious situation with Toad. And I mean, surprisingly serious. Beast is pretty shooken up about it & in issue #8 Ok, so reviews on this are pretty crappy, but I have to say this was really enjoyable! Sure, the side trip to ancient Egypt wasn't essential to the plot... but it is essential to Evan's character growth. And I think even essential to Beast's character growth too. Issue #7 picks up where we left off in All-New X-Men: Inevitable, Volume 1: Ghosts Of Cyclops; Cyclops is in a surprisingly serious situation with Toad. And I mean, surprisingly serious. Beast is pretty shooken up about it & in issue #8 he gets the brillant idea to hit up Doctor Strange for some magical assistance in sending them all home. Makes sense. I'm surprised no one had thought of it before then, honestly. Doctor Strange says no, but doesn't really give a good reason why not... He and Beast fight spirit demon-y things, and Beast gets to take home a souvenir: The Third Eye of Horus. (This is the one part of the volume I didn't love, so I'm giving Vol. 2 a 4/4.5 stars total.) So starts issue #9, which is the storyline everyone here is hating on. It opens with a Birthday Party for Evan, narrated by him. And all our old favorites are back from Wolverine and the X-Men Series by Jason Aaron ( Wolverine and the X-Men, Volume 1)! Broo! Kid Gladiator! Even eyeball kid is on the dancefloor! But all Evan wants to do is have a loving nostalgic Birthday with his family and friends back home in his tiny Kansas town. The only problem is, he's never had that life. All his loving childhood memories are fakes, planted in his test-tube baby clone brain. The writing is really well done here & full of depth. Why does Evan need to smile all the time? Because people would start to worry if the clone of Apocalypse looked sad or angry or depressed... Evan's discovery that En Sabah is actaully is a good, compasionate, brave, kind, and loyal kid was heartbreaking. That Apocolypse was forced, and made, and created was a brutal lesson. That Evan couldn't save him was even more painful. I really enjoyed this volume & am so far digging this series!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joy ;)

    Not my favorite, but all right I’m not a fan of intense gore or weird trippy out of context stuff or emotional (?) time travel storylines (I am usually a fan of them but it felt a little forced and just weird). And this comic had all three of those. I was a very big fan of Hank getting roasted and of a couple of soft, friend panels here and there. But overall, I’d say it wasn’t necessary. It was decently written, and I can’t say a word against the artwork, it’s just not so much my speed as the pre Not my favorite, but all right I’m not a fan of intense gore or weird trippy out of context stuff or emotional (?) time travel storylines (I am usually a fan of them but it felt a little forced and just weird). And this comic had all three of those. I was a very big fan of Hank getting roasted and of a couple of soft, friend panels here and there. But overall, I’d say it wasn’t necessary. It was decently written, and I can’t say a word against the artwork, it’s just not so much my speed as the previous Volumes of this series have been. I always want Scott content but not like this. Not like this. It was just super gory. Like, made me worry for my own mind gory. Like, am I ok? Are the artists ok? Like I get it’s cool to see a character at his low point, but Scotty has been at a low point for fifty years, give the boy a break. I am still waiting for a nice issue where Scott has a good day and nothing goes wrong. Maybe I’m just a super fan or something but I would read the heck out of a series that was just Scott Summers doing random chill things and having a good time. I would watch this man get groceries. He just needs a moment’s peace. And the way they made me feel for Evan. Ouch. And bro Hank can be the biggest jerk sometimes. Like I was practically cheering when Evan came for him. Hank needed a beating. I mean, I guess he got stabbed but like idk he needs to be better Anyway um 4/10 “Down-but-not-out looks good on you.” (That one panel of Warren pushing Scott’s wheelchair onto the dance floor is the primary reason this has two stars. Without it, I dare say it may have been a one star time) heh heh love you Marvel don’t come at me

  18. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    I didn't read the other parts of the Apocalypse Wars, but this one was interesting. It's the old "would you alter Hitler's life in some way?" paradox. In this case, two of the younger X-Men encounter the being they think is going to become Apocalypse, but early enough in his life that he's not a horrible monster, yet at least. The one who was cloned from him is clearly in favor of meddling in such a way as to prevent the evil version from ever coming into being, but good ol' pragmatic Hank think I didn't read the other parts of the Apocalypse Wars, but this one was interesting. It's the old "would you alter Hitler's life in some way?" paradox. In this case, two of the younger X-Men encounter the being they think is going to become Apocalypse, but early enough in his life that he's not a horrible monster, yet at least. The one who was cloned from him is clearly in favor of meddling in such a way as to prevent the evil version from ever coming into being, but good ol' pragmatic Hank thinks that meddling in the past is bad...even though this all started because he wanted to do exactly that. Ummm...what? The Toad story ended, and in such a way that Scott shouldn't have survived, but he did, apparently by writer fiat...or editor fiat, if the writer was trying to kill them off. One of my problems with the Hopeless version of the New X-Men is that all of the included characters act like idiots too much of the time. With their version of Marvel Girl off elsewhere, there's nobody around insisting they NOT act like idiots. I don't think I will bother with the rest of this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Willow

    This was a very weird "crossover" event, in that, well, it doesn't crossover AT ALL. It's just 3 completely unconnected Apocalypse-adjacent stories. That said, I read them all together and I'm lazy, so I'm writing one review for the whole thing (Extraordinary, All-New, & Uncanny X-Men Volumes 2) and then extra bits for each volume individually. Despite not being interconnected at all, the stories in the Apocalypse Wars were fun and interesting. As one story? Well, it's not one story, it's 3. But This was a very weird "crossover" event, in that, well, it doesn't crossover AT ALL. It's just 3 completely unconnected Apocalypse-adjacent stories. That said, I read them all together and I'm lazy, so I'm writing one review for the whole thing (Extraordinary, All-New, & Uncanny X-Men Volumes 2) and then extra bits for each volume individually. Despite not being interconnected at all, the stories in the Apocalypse Wars were fun and interesting. As one story? Well, it's not one story, it's 3. But they are definitely all setting up the next rise of Apocalypse and that's cool. I'm intrigued to see where it goes. Now for some specifics, All-New's story here just tore me apart. It's so good. A heart-wrenching tale of destiny and fate and how we deal with feelings of inevitability in our life. Also, like, there was time travel which is always fun. Hopeless continues to knock it out of the part with this series, I'm excited to read the rest.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Andy

    Honestly, no idea what the point of this was, legit no idea. The one thing that made me appreciate this short adventure is getting to know Kid Apocalypse better. On one hand I like Evan now, on another Hank annoyed me, there is no way an X-men would have behaved in that manner and not try to bring a lot more good to the world. Ultimately, I liked the Strange cameo and the time we got to spend with two of the main new X-men. Those Egypt scenes where cool, loved that. Hope the next story is more i Honestly, no idea what the point of this was, legit no idea. The one thing that made me appreciate this short adventure is getting to know Kid Apocalypse better. On one hand I like Evan now, on another Hank annoyed me, there is no way an X-men would have behaved in that manner and not try to bring a lot more good to the world. Ultimately, I liked the Strange cameo and the time we got to spend with two of the main new X-men. Those Egypt scenes where cool, loved that. Hope the next story is more impactful! Edit: Totally forgot about Cyclops own little story, yikes. That was something. Drunk Frog, wow. Glad that’s over. The Kid Apocalypse story was more memorable.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Timothy Pitkin

    I do like it when you have science focused heroes are forced to confront more magic based stuff and see them try to understand something that does not really conform to their own way of thinking. It was nice seeing this happen to Hank/Beast. Also it was nice seeing Evan confront a younger version of his original self, Apocalypse and see him want to change the past to make sure he could never become the Apocalypse that everyone knows. It is a nice way of showing that Evan is not Apocalypse anymor I do like it when you have science focused heroes are forced to confront more magic based stuff and see them try to understand something that does not really conform to their own way of thinking. It was nice seeing this happen to Hank/Beast. Also it was nice seeing Evan confront a younger version of his original self, Apocalypse and see him want to change the past to make sure he could never become the Apocalypse that everyone knows. It is a nice way of showing that Evan is not Apocalypse anymore.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Dubzor

    Another chapter in the "weird Apocalypse stories" era of the X-men titles, and this one is actually quite interesting. It fleshes out Kid Apocalypse AND his ancestor quite well, and this character study makes a pretty standard time-travel story quite engaging. Unfortunately it all ends rather abruptly and feels unfinished. Which is a real shame. Also there's the finale to the second story arc with Scott and Toad...*cough*...it's fairly forgettable. In fact, I did forget it until just now. Another chapter in the "weird Apocalypse stories" era of the X-men titles, and this one is actually quite interesting. It fleshes out Kid Apocalypse AND his ancestor quite well, and this character study makes a pretty standard time-travel story quite engaging. Unfortunately it all ends rather abruptly and feels unfinished. Which is a real shame. Also there's the finale to the second story arc with Scott and Toad...*cough*...it's fairly forgettable. In fact, I did forget it until just now.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lillian Francis

    The first issue made me feel for young Scott. The sins of your older self and all that. Young Hank is infuriating me. Making decisions based on what he thinks is the best is what got them into this mess thanks to his older self. I'm almost certain Bobby, at the very least, wouldn't want to go back. The crossover that wasn't issues are poignant based on what we learn about the boy that grows up to become Apocalypse. Artwork is great as I've started to expect from this line. The first issue made me feel for young Scott. The sins of your older self and all that. Young Hank is infuriating me. Making decisions based on what he thinks is the best is what got them into this mess thanks to his older self. I'm almost certain Bobby, at the very least, wouldn't want to go back. The crossover that wasn't issues are poignant based on what we learn about the boy that grows up to become Apocalypse. Artwork is great as I've started to expect from this line.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    The first three quarters of this book was interesting. I liked the Cyclops and Beast angles, and I really liked how Paco mirrored Chris Bachalo's take on Doctor Strange's view of the Astral Plane. And while, Kid Apocalypse or Genesis or whatever he's calling himself is a great addition to the cast of this book, I found the Apocalypse portion of the book uninspiring. I recommend if if you're enjoying Hopeless's run on ANXM, or if you're a huge Kid Apocalypse fan. The first three quarters of this book was interesting. I liked the Cyclops and Beast angles, and I really liked how Paco mirrored Chris Bachalo's take on Doctor Strange's view of the Astral Plane. And while, Kid Apocalypse or Genesis or whatever he's calling himself is a great addition to the cast of this book, I found the Apocalypse portion of the book uninspiring. I recommend if if you're enjoying Hopeless's run on ANXM, or if you're a huge Kid Apocalypse fan.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rocky Sunico

    I was kind of expecting more from this book, but instead, it felt like a lot of side-stories without a meatier piece at the center. Sure the book provided some character development mini-arcs and that helps but the impact just wasn't awesome. The titular story involving the young Apocalypse was a big let-down since it was more of a confusing time travel romp with a lot of running around and little actual story. I was kind of expecting more from this book, but instead, it felt like a lot of side-stories without a meatier piece at the center. Sure the book provided some character development mini-arcs and that helps but the impact just wasn't awesome. The titular story involving the young Apocalypse was a big let-down since it was more of a confusing time travel romp with a lot of running around and little actual story.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Adan

    The first two chapters (Scott vs Toad, and Hank and Dr. Strange team-up) were pretty good, but the follow-up story with Hank and Evan traveling back in time to ancient Egypt was pretty meh. And there was far too little Iceman and Idie, though I did like seeing a bunch of the other X-kids in the background during Evan's birthday party. The first two chapters (Scott vs Toad, and Hank and Dr. Strange team-up) were pretty good, but the follow-up story with Hank and Evan traveling back in time to ancient Egypt was pretty meh. And there was far too little Iceman and Idie, though I did like seeing a bunch of the other X-kids in the background during Evan's birthday party.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Villain E

    Dennis Hopeless is always readable and Mark Bagley is a master of his craft. The story opens with a continuation of the previous volume, where Cyclops has been kidnapped by Toad. Then Beast has a team-up with Dr. Strange. Then, in the Apocalypse-themed story, Beast and Genesis are sent back in time to ancient Egypt, where they encounter En Sabah Nur as a teenager, before he comes into power.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Scott Lee

    This was my favorite of the Apocalypse Wars story-lines. Despite the shared title none of these volumes is actually connected except tangentially in the fact that they're all dealing with Apocalypse. For its focus on Genesis and some actual character development, I liked this one best. This was my favorite of the Apocalypse Wars story-lines. Despite the shared title none of these volumes is actually connected except tangentially in the fact that they're all dealing with Apocalypse. For its focus on Genesis and some actual character development, I liked this one best.

  29. 5 out of 5

    C

    Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18... More time travel? More time travel. Sigh. That said, at least this one was better written than Extraordinary... (and we didn't really have to hear about stupid killer mists.) The Apocalypse Wars story is a bit of a dud across the board. Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18... More time travel? More time travel. Sigh. That said, at least this one was better written than Extraordinary... (and we didn't really have to hear about stupid killer mists.) The Apocalypse Wars story is a bit of a dud across the board.

  30. 4 out of 5

    endeavoursofvic

    All-New X-Men Vol 2: 4 Stars [6.83 - really great!] I adore these characters and the plot is definitely keeping me interested. Bobby and Evan being my favourites of the group this one was really great for me. Because it majorly focused on Evan and Hank.

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