Uncanny Avengers #12

Uncanny Avengers #12

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

• The dark origin of the Apocalypse Twins!
•  Kang's true motives revealed.
•  A secret of pact between Ahab and The Red Skull that will bring horror to all mutants.
•  Bring on the bad guys!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 26, 2013

    If you're looking for some character-driven action that emphasizes relationships and hard choices, Uncanny Avengers #12 is the book to beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2013

    Overall what keeps this story going strong is the conflict of interest for the mutant population. This has always been from the perspective of the Avengers and how they see the issue at hand. It is their time to do something right and that is what we get here. A chance to make up for how much they ignored the mutant problems, a chance to seek redemption for acts against the mutants, and a chance to stop a future that may not have mutants all together. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - browncoat1993 Sep 25, 2013

    What keepsUncanny Avengers#12 from being a perfect comic is its slow pacing. There is some movement in the future timeline, but in the present, Scarlet Witch has barely moved on from her big decision at the issue inUncanny Avengers#11. The conclusion of the Apocalypse Twins storyline seems closer than last issue, but it is still a long way away. Despite these things,Uncanny Avengers#12 is a wonderfully drawn comic with interesting ideas and insights about Marvel's most popular (and broken) characters Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 1, 2013

    The tone throughout (with Warren and the other child Apocalypse in deep hiding) continues from Remender's Uncanny X-force, on an even grander scale. The mix of mutant and human on this team's makeup isn't as important as the mix of heroism and temptation. Which choice will Wanda make? When did the Wasp get so sassy (and possibly a little kinky)? What are the adult Apocalypse Twins actually up to? It's clear by the end of the issue that they don't have much forgiveness for what Kang did to their lives; every issue has been nearly as full of wild cards as this one, but Remender has laid the groundwork well, and that's what keeps this my only current Avengers read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Oct 7, 2013

    This was a brilliant continuation to Remender's Apocalypse saga, having a lot of depth and drama throughout. It also had some very emotional sequences, showing some of the Apocalypse Twins past, and also had a lot of mystery throughout. It was however once again slightly slow, with not a great lot of development that pays of in this issue, overall feeling once again like set-up work. I would however still highly recommend this issue and the story so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 25, 2013

    Artist Salvador Larroca takes the wheel from Daniel Acuna to deliver an emotionally expressive issue. The opening scene will have you cringing, while the Wanda/Wonder Man conversation will manipulate your feels with her sad eyes and his concerned anger. While the images in the foreground are impressive, the backgrounds are almost nonexistent in many panels. The art and the story both have their issues, but both also have enough redeemable qualities to make this an enjoyable comic book experience. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - MikeFitz538 Sep 28, 2013

    I really enjoy this book and the overall direction, to me, reminds me of Remender's work on Uncanny Avengers. I also really like the characters on the roster and enjoy the villains as well. I do feel that the changes in art, overall, have been a bit jarring. Going from Acuna to Larocca is very jarring, just based on their different styles. And while I like both, I had gotten used to Acuna's very colorful and unique art for this book, and moving to a more ‘realistic' style is…unsettling. I will see that I enjoyed this issue, and the implications for Marvel Universe that I hope will be felt post-Infinity. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Sep 27, 2013

    In the end,Uncanny Avengers is one of the biggest teases on the rack. Consistently solid writing, consistently vibrant art, and now consistently halted story momentum will leave a sense of ambivalence in its wake. If Remender is as good at baiting readers as he is at delivering mind-shattering plot developments what hes holding up his sleeve will be as ludicrous and amazing as the Red Skulls most recent transformation. Until that point we can only wait and play some more what if. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Sep 29, 2013

    The main idea behind the issue and the series remain interesting, as does the conflict presented along with its choice, but the lack of potent development, the bizarre pacing and dialogue choice along with the rather stiff art from Larroca provides a misstep for this series that really need to up its game. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 27, 2013

    From afar, the issue serves its purpose; it advances the story as a whole and admittedly starts to give it the grandiose feel that such a story should have. But it's probably best enjoyed if read quickly, lest a slower perusal reveal its flaws. Read Full Review

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