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Astonishing Iceman #2 (of 5)

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Based on 7 critic ratings.


The bait is set for BOBBY DRAKE as the ELEMENTS OF DOOM target his hometown!

Terrorizing the town that raised ICEMAN – but to what end?

They say you can’t go home again, but if Iceman can’t save the day, he might not have a home to return to!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
26 pages
Amazon ASIN

7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Comic Crusaders

    My final thoughts on this issue however is that it’s an amazing comic, and definitely one worth your money. I am definitely shivering from excitement at the notion of seeing what new blizzard of trouble Iceman skis into.

  • 89

    Comic Watch

    Astonishing Iceman #2 continues to prove why this character was so deserving of an ongoing series. Iceman is portrayed in a wonderfully refreshing manner, with the art team killing it overly page.

  • 80

    Astonishing Iceman has served as a welcome reminder of how much there is to one of the X-Men’s biggest fan favorites. Writer Steve Orlando continues to evoke the character’s patented lightheartedness while also pushing past the banter and puns into more vulnerable and at times painful territory. Artist Vincenzo Carratu, colorist Java Tartaglia, and letterer Travis Lanham maximize Iceman’s impressive power set throughout the issue, highlighting just how truly powerful and versatile he is in any given situation. The moments between Bobby and Romeo or Bobby and Madeline are the real stars though, as Bobby’s heart and compassion can’t help but shine through. And that last page hook certainly catches your attention and sets up some big things moving forward. All in all, Astonishing Iceman has highlighted the best aspects of the character while further expanding the man behind the powers, and I’m greatly looking forward to what’s next.

  • 75

    Multiversity Comics

    ”Astonishing Iceman” #2 expands on Bobby Drake’s relationships and teases the grand return of Orchis!

  • 70


    A solid second issue that has a lot of fun with its main character, but the series as a whole feels too light and breezy to really get behind just yet.

  • 60

    Derby Comics

    I’m finding it hard to get invested in this series. There doesn’t appear to be a strong narrative connecting the first and second issue together other than Orchis is hunting Iceman, but they’re hunting every mutant. Orlando hasn’t shown me why Iceman needed his own series yet. The first issue also gave hope that we might get a more nuanced look at Bobby & Romeo’s relationship since Romeo is how Bobby was brought back to life, but it still feels hollow after the second issue.

  • 50

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Astonishing Iceman #2 is a bargain basic issue that’s formulaic, missing any drama or tension, and serves only to show you Bobby Drake is great and loves his boyfriend. When you factor in that Iceman is technically not alive, the issue takes on a perverse tone with only Vincenzo Carratù’s art to make it worth the effort to read.

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