Uncanny Avengers #5

Uncanny Avengers #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
9.6User Rating

Wonder Man, Wasp and Sunfire join the team just in time for Grim Reaper’s revenge!Tension between the team builds as Havok’s leadership is questioned!The death of a major character at the hands of an Avenger in broad daylight!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Mar 27, 2013

    This series has me feeling as though I'm definitely getting what I've been missing from Avengers books for so long now. I'm really starting to get the feeling that this series is turning into something very special for me and others that have felt like I have for the better part of the last five years or so. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 27, 2013

    If Marvel was able to deliver this kind of quality for Uncanny Avengers every month, I'd never have to pick up another team book again. This issue was just that good. It's a little bit soap opera, a little bit widescreen, a little bit mutant, a little bit Avenger, a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n roll. New blood isn't always a good thing, but in the case of this book, new teammates and a new artist have brought Uncanny Avengers back with a vengeance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Mar 28, 2013

    Taking over from John Cassaday, Olivier Coipel delivers some truly stunning art in this issue. Being one of the most important titles of Marvel, Uncanny Avengers is tailor-made for an artist of his ilk. I particularly liked his depictions of Rogue and Havok. The former has never looked more like the southern hussy that she is, while the latter is given a certain fresh-faced easygoing charisma that he's never quite had before. This is in stark contrast to his more stoic brother. Those two have some of the best moments in this issue. In fact, this book is filled with so many great character moments that some of the other team books just might start to pale in comparison. This title is finally beginning to find its footing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Mar 29, 2013

    Overall another incredible issue. Uncanny Avengers is everything comics should be. I should never have trouble getting through a comic. I can't say that I don't have trouble reading through some of the comics I read. But Uncanny Avengers has a recipe and the main ingredient is success. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 1, 2013

    This topic has engulfed the Marvel landscape for the majority its existence. Rick Remender examines this issue by bringing the political nature of it all to the forefront. While diversity may not be something you would want to read about in a comic book, it is a reflection of the world we live and is pulled off quite nicely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Mar 29, 2013

    Oh, and Remender's weird narration was limited to just three boxes this time, so there's a huge plus. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 31, 2013

    Needless to say, I'm enjoying this book immensely. It hasn't really let me down yet and it's a joy to read whenever I take it home from the shop. I'm very curious to see what happens next, especially after that nightmare of a press conference. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Apr 2, 2013

    Either way, Remender promises that characters will disagree with Havok, which already seems built into the story with this issue considering Rogue seems to actively hate being on this team. Havok also has it pretty cushy -- he's a handsome blonde who was simply handed leadership to the Avengers because of who he is and won't get attention in his secret identity unless he uses his weird circle powers. I feel like Remender's going to write a scene where somebody with scales and tentacles says "Yeah, it's easy for YOU, but what about the rest of us?" Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 27, 2013

    Whereas Cassaday's art in his four issues rarely lived up to his usual standard, Coipel's art is much more in line with its general high quality here. Aside form a handful of panels that lack background details, Coipel delivers ample amounts of finely rendered figures and cinematic panels. His facial work and skill with body language are a huge boon to the many dialogue-driven sequences. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Mar 27, 2013

    Despite these nitpicks, this is the first truly great issue of this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 29, 2013

    "Uncanny Avengers" #5 picks the title up from the nasty trip it recently endured with untimely delays and lesser quality art than expected, dusting it off and reminding readers what it can and should be. In addition to providing a fun story with great artwork, there are messages to be found and the necessary dramatic conflict, like Havok referring to the "M-word" and the team not quite gelling at this point. Sure, there's an awkward scene where Cap should just be playing the role of cheerleader but instead it's tinged with romantic undertones, but that's really the worst of it. Remender and Coipel provide plenty of other awesomeness to enjoy throughout the rest of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 30, 2013

    I really am happy to see Remender actually using AVENGERS villains in this Avengers book, unlike Bendis, who wanted to use Spider-Man villains, street-level villains and Fantastic Four villains as the Avengers nemeses. So as usual, good stuff here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 30, 2013

    Also, I would definitely like to point out that Olivier Coipel is a much, much better artist than John Cassaday. I loved the art in this issue. His Rogue is beautiful, his Havok looks great and just the overall art in general is fantastic. Cassaday was not worth the delays this series suffered. I hope he is long behind us, and I hope Coipel gets to stay longer, though that's probably not the case either. Still, amazing art helped raise this issue up to something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Apr 1, 2013

    There is a very good chance the speech in this issue gets swept under the rug in the months to come. There is another chance that Marvel and Remender use this to make some really important comments on sociology in America. Buy this book to hear the full scope of the argument, and then join in online for all the fun and informed opinions that the Internet is known for. A good book which could be the start of something truly amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Apr 3, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #5 drives forward the potential of the fantastic ending to the opening arc. Rick Remender does a lot character work for the members of the team as they each have different factors that motivate them to be part of this specific Avengers squad. These different character motivations contribute to how Uncanny Avenger is doing the best job at dealing with the aftermath of the Avengers vs. X-Men. The addition of the birth of the Apocalypse Twins and Kangs involvement with the Twins should lead to a very intriguing second adventure for the Avengers Unity Division. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin Apr 2, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #5 elevates the series, introducing loose ends from Uncanny X-Force and building an interesting group dynamic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Mar 29, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #5 is a fantastic issue of a fantastic series. Rick Remender knows how to write great comic books and now that we're getting to the point where his storylines from UXF are starting to connect, it's just going to get better and better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2013

    This was a very interesting issue, and with new additions this series looks like it's going to become amazing. This issue however the best one at the time was still not perfect, as it lacked the amount of excitement that great stories have, but it was still very interesting, with dramatic moments. Coipel's guest artwork was also amazing, and it alone is reason enough to get this issue, but besides that the issue was brilliant anyway. I would highly recommend this issue, as although it was a quieter issue that isn't a bad thing, and the future of the series looks to be very promising. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 1, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers is a smartly written and really entertaining book. If Marvel could get the art team to rival Rick Remender's script, it could become a serious force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 28, 2013

    Overall, the series remains intriguing (especially with the surprise cameo early on that will lead to interesting things down the road), well put together, and inspired. Hopefully, once the schedule settles in, Remender can really let loose and tell the epic story he is starting to build here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Mar 29, 2013

    What's great to see here, and what Remender handles beautifully, is the question of how anyone, let alone Alex Summers (who has always been a second-stringer), can hope to lead an Avengers team when Captain America, the consummate leader, is in the room. Alex steps up, though, not only putting his foot down about how the members with more checkered pasts should be handled publically, but he also delivers a rather controversial speech on the steps of the mansion. It's a speech about tolerance and acceptance. Told ya this was an X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 30, 2013

    If you are looking to jump on to this title then this is the perfect issue to do so. Knowing Remender's previous works his story will probably take off in multiple directions from here and this may be the last, best point to get onto that ride. I enjoyed the comic and it seems like the start of a good arc and a good base for future character situations. I recommend checking this comic out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 31, 2013

    I had high hopes for this series, but unless you're just buying it for the art, I'd recommend giving it a pass. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Mar 27, 2013

    I’m not saying I’m quite giving up on this series yet, I’m too much of a fan of the handful of characters that are on it, but it’s certainly not being quite written to expectations especially when Remender has a pretty good rapport and this was one of the biggest titles Marvel was pushing with Marvel Now!. I’ll keep holding out in hopes that Remender is actually going somewhere with all this and everyone’s crazy kind of gets explained but if anyone decided to drop UA from this issue I wouldn’t blame them / be surprised. Read Full Review

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