Uncanny X-Men #11

Uncanny X-Men #11

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 28, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

See what life's like at the new Xavier School.But what are they being trained for?

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Aug 30, 2013

    As I stated earlier Bendis and Frazer Irving created not a GOOD issue of Uncanny X-Men, but a GREAT issue of the short Bendis run X-Men team. It was like Bendis had read every review I had ever written. He fixed everything I hated about the series. He pushed me to actually enjoy the issue rather than nit-picking it. Granted this was the issue before Battle of the Atom #1 so it had a lot of stuff to play out before we got down to the nitty gritty, but it picked right up where #10 left off and then pushed us to the next level. The artwork is worlds better than it has been in a while. Frazer really steps up his game and proves that his artwork really does work in an X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 29, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men #11 is a win, and we finally get a glimpse of Cyclops on the mend. He's sick and tired of being sick and tired. This is what progress looks like, and Summers is mad as hell and not taking it anymore. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Aug 30, 2013

    This book is continually getting stronger, on both a visual and a storytelling basis. With the new event coming and the introduction of a new (old) character, things are going to get very complicated and very interesting i the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Aug 29, 2013

    This was a spectacular issue leading into Battle of The Atom. Now with that said, you could still fear the transition from this cliffanger, but hopefully this all still carries over into the crossover event and has some influence on his actions. Uncanny has done a great job of standing on it's own, but this is a point where things have to click. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Aug 29, 2013

    The art is not my thing. I really don't like Frazer Irving and thought he didn't carry the story well. Brian Michael Bendis is a very talented writer however and makes up for Irving's shortcomings with his intriguing dialogue and great storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Aug 29, 2013

    In short, this was another solid issue. It's awesome to see the newbies finally holding their own and I look forward to seeing more of that in the future. Bring on Battle of the Atom I say! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 31, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men is my favorite X-Men squad right now. Every member of the team is a lot of fun to read, and I love seeing the new mutants grow and learn about their powers. Beyond them, Bendis is doing an amazing job with Emma Frost, Magneto and especially Cyclops. He has not let me down once when it comes to Cyclops in the post-AvX world, and I can't wait to see him dive into Battle of the Atom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 3, 2013

    Although I enjoyed this issue, I'm not exactly pleased with the launching of a new X-Men event requiring me to read other X-titles (none of which I'm currently reading) to keep up with “Battle of the Atom” or try to parse the large sections of the story which I'm missing by not reading those issues. The other choice is to set aside this comic and pick it up in a few months after the crossover finishes. None of these options are ideal, but I won't hold it against this issue which is definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Alden Diaz Aug 30, 2013

    One of the most amazing things about the way Bendis writes is the way he can make me care about and root for a character. Any character. Even ones I never really thought I would care about only a year or two ago. And if I do care about the character, he almost always manages to capitalize on what makes them great. He demonstrates this ability extremely well in this series all the time with the new members of the X-Men, Emma Frost, Magik, Magneto, etc. But he does a particularly good job in this issue with the leader of the mutant revolution, Cyclops. This issue was a really interesting, and visually striking look at the character, and the world and people around him. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 28, 2013

    Interestingly, Irving is joined by Kris Anka (cover artist/costume designer for Uncanny X-Force) in this issue. Anka illustrates a interlude segment focused on Dazzler (well, Mystique as Dazzler) and various S.H.I.E.L.D. doings. The visual divide isn't as pronounced as you might think, as both artists show very design-focused styles. The problem is more in terms of story, as this S.H.I.E.L.D. material feels divorced from the rest of the narrative and isn't given a satisfactory conclusion here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Aug 30, 2013

    I guess only time and a few more issues will tell. By a few more I meanI don't expect to see this addressed again until the Battle of the Atom is over with. The annoying part about that? I'm really curious as to what Mystique's true end game isas I doubt it'll be told in the Battle of the Atom. It's a mystery that is going to continue sitting unanswered on the backburner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 28, 2013

    This arc has been a good one. Hints of a greater plot, Bendis-level character-writing and all-star artwork make this a stand out for the title. I can't say whether Uncanny X-Men will retake its rightful place, but this issue bodes well for the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 28, 2013

    UNCANNY X-MEN #11 is a visually stunning book with an ok story. The biggest problem here just lies within the fact the art and the writing mesh poorly and there's an art switch-up for a few pages within the middle of the book. The reveal page here is the big kicker, which will really get you excited for future story lines, including the upcoming "Battle of the Atom" story line. This is not a bad book by any means. It's just another down the middle of the road issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 13, 2013

    This wasn't a terrible issue, but it is probably the worst in the series so far. It had some interesting monologue, with plenty of emotion, action, and some mystery. It was however overall a bit mediocre, being more of a filler/set-up issue, also having too quick a pace. I would however probably still recommend the issue, as it was a good read, and has a lot of interesting mysteries to it. Read Full Review

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