Uncanny X-Men #9

Uncanny X-Men #9

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 21, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Mar 21, 2012

    Overall, this was one of the better issues of Uncanny X-Men yet. Although it lacks as many character moments as we're given the past, Gillen more than makes up for it with some long overdue raw action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 21, 2012

    UNCANNY X-MEN continues to be a solid book. More and more, I'm digging the team that Cyclops has gathered as his Extinction Team. I'll admit, I did enjoy the first arc but the second didn't hold up as much for me. The level of the dangers in this story gives it a bigger feel and incorporating various threats and heroes solidifies the title's place as a major player in the Marvel Universe. There are also some interesting details on the inner workings of different characters but I fear some of that will be pushed aside or lost when the AVENGERS VS. X-MEN crossover begins. And with that, this story almost feels like a filler, waiting for the crossover to begin. This book has a big feel to it and there's some moments that will knock you on your rear when you read it. Be prepared. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Mar 21, 2012

    Well I definitely have to say that this issue so far is hundreds of times better than the entire last story arc. Here the writer Kieron Gillen is finally getting some team interaction and decent action. I like the way he is slowly building up the love triangle possibility between Emma, Namor and Cyclops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Mar 24, 2012

    Not a bad issue, but it's weighed down by forgettable artwork that merely gets the job done. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Mar 21, 2012

    I don't know that I'd nominate this issue for any awards, and paying four bucks for this issue is near the edge of what I'm comfortable with. However, I respect the direction Gillen's going with Magik, Colossus, and Danger; so, I'll hold off judgment of this storyline until it's had a chance to fill itself out. Unfortunately, Pacheco's art didn't do much for me this time around, and, in light of a rendering of an overly beefy Colossus and some hiccups in storytelling, there isn't much about which to get excited. Hopefully, the cameos in this issue aren't a sign that Gillen's reign over his own comic is contingent on larger Marvel events. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 22, 2012

    Probably the last amicable team-up between mutants & avengers before The Avengers VS X-Men crossover. The cold-hearted, android-like Unit is an interesting character to say the least. In a particular grizzly scene, he experiments on an unsuspecting father & son hunting in the wild. The rest of the prisoners like Terminus & The Skrulls have their asses handed to them by The X-Men & The Avengers who are trying to take control of the crisis. Ill miss Greg Lands illustrations, but Carlos Pacheco is a fine artist. Written by Kieron Gillen. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Adam J. Langton Mar 22, 2012

    One intriguing aspect of "Uncanny X-Men" #9 is the portrayal of Cyclops: where he has appeared the confident and capable leader in the previous eight issues, the dialogue from both Emma and Scott seems to suggest he's becoming involved in his role to the point of psychosis. The calm down period of the first half of issue #9 doesn't sit well with Scott, as he seems listless without an Extinction-level event to pursue. Scott is presented as a tightly-wound spring kept under constant pressure, which is perhaps the most intriguing element of the "AvX" setting going forward; as readers, we know what to expect from Captain America, as he has commanded this much power for quite some time. The reaction from a suddenly-capable Scott Summers is left much more to our imaginations. To their credit, the team of "Uncanny X-Men" keeps us guessing about Scott's upcoming role throughout issue #9 and leaves us wanting to discover more about his role as leader in "AvX." Read Full Review

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