- Written by: Victor LaValle
- Art by: Leonard Kirk
- Colors by: Rain Beredo
- Letters by: VC’s Cory Petit
- Cover art by: Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin
- Cover price: $3.99
- Release date: December 21, 2022
Sabretooth & the Exiles #2 brings the reluctant team of mutants to the next Orchis station in a bid to stop Dr. Barrington’s vile experiments and rescue Orphan-Maker before the world goes Kablooey!
Is It Good?
Sabretooth & the Exiles #2 is just okay. There aren’t any particularly exciting developments, and the plot is almost a redux of issue #1. The writing and art are well-executed, but this series, so far, isn’t bringing anything new to the table.
When last we left the Exiles, Victor escaped Dr. Barrington’s clutches in the Orchis lab and rejoined with the Exiles. Meanwhile, the Creation fought the team to a standstill and escaped with Orphan-Maker. Now, the Exiles track Barrington to the next Orchis lab to rescue Orphan-Maker before his armor is removed, bringing about an extinction-level event.
Yes, it sounds eerily similar to the first issue, so Sabretooth & the Exiles #2 is the same plot with the players rearranged into different positions. To be fair, there are a few intriguing moments. We get a hint of what happens when Orphan-Maker removes his helmet, we see that Sabretooth is not functioning at his best for a very good reason, and Dr. Barrington may have taken one step too far.
The pacing is excellent, the art by Kirk and Beredo is fantastic, and there’s enough curiosity about what happened to Dr. Barrington to hold on for the next issue, but the series, so far, is not much beyond a time waster.
About The Reviewer: Gabriel Hernandez is the Publisher & EIC of ComicalOpinions.com, a comics review site dedicated to indie, small, and mid-sized publishers.
Bits and Pieces
Sabretooth & the Exiles #2 replays the same plot from issue #1 but rearranges the placement of the characters for a serviceable entry in the series. The art is fantastic, and a peek into the nature of Orphan-Maker’s true power is intriguing, but this series isn’t bringing anything new to the Krakoan Era.