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A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 (of 6)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 15 critic ratings.

…THE WICKED WILL BE PUT TO DEATH! As the world shakes, an unlikely group of heroes and less-than-heroes gather to find a peaceful solution. Sadly, the best laid plans of man, mutant and Eternal oft go awry…

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24 pages
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15 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    But Why Tho?

    A.X.E.: Judgement Day #2is the comic book equivalent of a blockbuster with brains, as it continues to flesh out the conflict between the three factions. Now that the meaning behind the series title is revealed, the Avengers, X-Men, and Eternals have entered an entirely new conflict - and the rest of the Marvel Universe may pay the price.
  • 100

    You Don't Read Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 is a wonderfully paced action comic that completely changes the tenor of this event by the end. Gillen, Schiti, and Gracia do a bang up job. This events first issue was brilliant, and this one is somehow better than that, which speaks to just how well this creative team is doing.
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This comic is intense, a race against time to stop an apocalypse. Art It is very detailed, highlighting the epic poses and powers of all these important characters.
  • 95


    If you were on the fence,A.X.E.: Judgment Day#2 inspires with its layers of action and intrigue, delivering a comic all events should aspire to. You'll be swept up in the forward-moving narrative and thrilled by the impressive art and action.
  • 94

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Gillen crafts a story that is thrilling from start to finish. The conflict is really interesting from both a character and world standpoint. The story has a wonderful pacing with awesome drama that makes you care about the characters in the story. Everything comes together to an amazing and shocking ending that makes me excited for what comes next. The Art: Schiti delivers some blistering visuals throughout the issue. The art is bright, detailed and exciting throughout.
  • 91

    Comic Watch

    Kieron Gillen and Valerio Schiti are giving us a popcorn big blockbuster with this mini, but theres a little hiccups that detract from the rest of the story. It kinda feels like Marvel should have tapped Al Ewing to co-plot this event. Even with these critiques, its still nice to see the Eternals elevated status in the Marvel Universe.
  • 90


    The series is turn on its head in this issue. It's a fun story, it looks great, and the twist on the final page promises to turn this already excellent event into something wholly unique. Highly recommended.
  • 90

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 85

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 builds on the first issue with a new wave of attacks against Krakoa on a massive scale. The art and action are all great, and except for pacing speedbumps in the first and second act, the issue does exactly what it needs to unleash the dogs of war.
  • 84

    Graphic Policy

    A.X.E.: Judgement Day #2 is a solid second issue with an ending that really shakes up the event. It sends it in an unexpected direction but one that makes sense based on the title. Where it takes things overall, who knows, but so far, this might be Marvel's best major event in years.
  • 80

    All of the tie-ins for Judgment Day have related to a very specific event in the first issue and the reason for this slow acceleration becomes abundantly clear this week when the real stakes of the event are revealed. The final few pages alone reignite any diminished interest caused by the first issue's familiar stakes; what happens here will leave readers with plenty to consider and opens the door for an event far different than what many of us have grown cynical over. Meanwhile, the craft displayed in these pages remains excellent with an astonishing array of characters and locales showcased without a single dull note. Necessary exposition remains, but Gillen finds clever devices to display both themes and plot devices to readers – a handful of clunkers aside. It's possible to see tropes, like the number six, recurring in the second outing and it's becoming clear this concept is a big swing for all involved. It's the evident ambition on the page in the first two issues and readiness to reflect readers' world back at them, albeit in a distorted, super-powered image, that demands your attention by the end of the second issue.
  • 80

    Comic Book Revolution

    There is no time to rest in A.X.E.: Judgment Day #2 as Druig's set The Hex to take out the mutants once and for all. This led to an action heavy second chapter to A.X.E.: Judgment Day that is a real showcase of the talents of Valerio Schiti and Marte Gracia. The different plot elements Kieron Gillen develops gets us to where we need to get to so this event truly involves the entire Marvel Universe not just one group. If things keep going this way A.X.E.: Judgment Day could very well be one of the best Marvel events we've had in quite some time.
  • 78

    Geek'd Out

    I think Gillen has an interesting opportunity here, reflecting on current events through super-fantastical cosmic shenanigans in an otherwise superfluous comic book crossover
  • 73

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY #2 continues exactly where issue one left off, provides little growth until the final page reveals, and clutters the comic with heavy dialogue and gaudy page design. Sure, readers will find a ton of action but little character development due to the wide cast of characters involved. The overarching plot is certainly interesting and still has this reader’s attention. Nevertheless, I fear that some current real-world climate may have dropped into my breakfast cereal and it raises some concerns moving forward. Overall, A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY #2 isn’t bad by any stretch. Gillen and this creative team do their very best to cram a ton into a small package without making the story feel like it stalls out. But, the “curveball” at the conclusion of the issue seemed a bit too predictable for this early on in the story. Yet, that could be a great thing! What surprises await? And that readers are the most exciting part of A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY #2. It’s not what happened in THIS issue it’s more about what’s to come. Therefore, since the score comes solely on THIS comic and not future installments, I can’t help but leave this comic desiring more in THIS issue. However, I’m still pumped for what’s to come as I hope to continue to use A.X.E. JUDGMENT DAY as the real-world escape I feel it’s supposed to be.

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