Uncanny X-Men #24

Uncanny X-Men #24

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 9
7.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

•  With the secrets held within Xavier's will laid bare, how will the X-Men cope with the shadows of his past?
•  Could a power previously unknown to them now be their greatest threat?

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jul 30, 2014

    Kris Anka is one of my favorite artists recently and I love the way he draws the X-Ladies. It was nice to see him draw some of the Jean Grey School staff and just not the New Xavier School staff. Anka does a really nice job with such a large cast in this issue and I swear this guy keeps getting better with every issue he puts out! Overall, this was an extremely enjoyable issue. The pacing for the issue is nice and I like that it accomplished more than the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 30, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #24 opened Pandora's Box for the X-Men and pretty much anything can happen from here. Their world has been turned upside down in a day, and we all just want to see how they each cope with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 6, 2014

    That said, Uncanny X-Men #25 could drop a huge bomb that could either distract us from the Cyclops plot or intensify it. I'm for either as long as we get a good story, and so far I'm waiting with bated breath to see what comes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Kliq Nation - Timdogg Jul 29, 2014

    I am ready to find out what the big secret from Charles Xavier's will is. I hope it really does change the status quo across the X-Men line of comics. Will it tie into this new Matthew character? How does he play into everything? I need answers!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 30, 2014

    Brian Michael Bendis is still laying out the groundwork for some shocking twists in the lives of the X-Men. This is billed as an ORIGINAL SIN tie-in but it's refreshing that the revelations coming actually don't have anything to do with that story. Bendis gives us a look at the characters and their relationships with each other (including having to deal with Cyclops) but we also see a new storyline being fleshed out with a new character having been introduced. Kris Anka's art is great. It's exciting to see the characters and you really hunger for more. We may not get all the answers in this issue but you'll definitely want to see the bombshells being dropped here. There's no telling what sneaky ideas Bendis has cooking for this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - nakiaxmann Jul 31, 2014

    I hope the story will progress where I think it's going. James and some of the other characters made a prediction that could shake up the status quo of the X-universe as a whole. If that s the case I'll be glad I read it here first. The book is pretty solid, not a lot of action (something Bendis has trouble with sometimes) but tons of heart,and story. I thought it was pretty good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Aug 2, 2014

    There was a lot of build up and also of secrets starting to hatch. Also, if you remember at the start of this series you may remember that at one point Mystique cared quite greatly about what Xavier's legacy was shaping up to be. That is partially explained here though it leads one to question why she went super evil once again. Or, is the reasoning something that we have yet to learn and will soon? The real question though is why they are billing this as an ‘Original Sin' tie-in event? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Aug 5, 2014

    Anka delivers an artful, polished presentation and Bendis reminds why his name is synonymous with in-depth, naturalistic conversations. There are some flaws that will grate against certain sensibilities, but both art and dialogue are deep and beautiful enough to carry you away. It's a very particular sort of issue but nobody handles them like Bendis and Anka. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 30, 2014

    It would be nice to see this arc pick up the pace a bit. After two issues, the story only just reaches the point where Xavier's will can actually be read. This results in a nice (if not entirely unexpected) twist. Hopefully that twist will be the spark for bigger things to come. These two issues have been solid reads, but they've also felt like extended setup material for something more exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jul 31, 2014

    It's been two issues already, and we're only slightly touched upon what's so secret about Xavier's will. It's a twist that Xavier is married to Mystique, but for some reason, I don't find that so surprising. I guess some intimate relationships between the two are already hinted in the pages of All-New X-Men, so this feels almost nothing to me. Despite the slow pacing though, I have high hope for this event, and looking forwardto see something exciting next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 2, 2014

    As much as I'm enjoying the drama between the two teams, I hope Bendis brings it to a climaxsoon. I'm ready for some big, devastating moments. I just hope it doesn't end with Cyclops going full super-villain. That would be a huge waste. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Norrin Powell Aug 5, 2014

    This storyline TOTALLY has my attention, and this may be a good jumping on point for those that either were X-Men readers and want to return, or want to become brand-new X-Men readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jul 31, 2014

    This was a solid read but it was more build up than anything. The best may be yet to come on this arc, but it seems like its being dragged out a bit to long. Bendis and Anka are a good match and have the ability to tell a classic tale, but we need to sift through the filler and get down to it already. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Aug 20, 2014

    Anka's art is perfectly charming, especially in efficient page composition and panel placement, but elsewhere Bendis is continuing his 'mutants as accidental evils' kick, which I had enough of in the Ultimate reality. Bendis gets in a modicum of witty repartee (especially from Kitty and Illyana), but apparently holo-Xavier has even worse secrets to tell next month. Yeah, like you can top Mrs. Raven Xavier? Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jul 31, 2014

    So, if you're a fan of Scott Summers, I can without reservation tell you to pick up Cyclops. It's got beautiful art, solid sci-fi action and a complex and emotional central relationship at its core. I just wish we saw this care with character taken throughout the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 31, 2014

    It's like they said in Monty Python - "Just get on with it!" Brian Michael Bendis has taken two issues and he's barely even gotten started on "The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier," making this comic feel like a real bait-and-switch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Jenesis Jul 30, 2014

    Bendis is a master at dialouge, there are not many that could argue that point. As the title jumps between the two X-men factions, the conversations they have and the natural way most speak to one another reads true. The big revelation is of course held off until the final pages of the book so there is no immediate pay-off to the big reveal, but it does go a long way to tie what some considered bad characterization in All-New. You can see the coming together of all the threads begin here. The story does feel padded and I am convinced this is going to be a story arc that could have been done in 3 issues which will be stretched out over 5-6 for the trade. The art is decent. Anka is a complimentary style to Bachalo so his fill-in issues are much less jarring than what has come before (not that those were bad). He does lack the finer details in areas such as expression and backgrounds but you can see growth in his ability with each issue. The colors and the shadows were a little off for my taste in this issue as they are muted but at the same time bright and neon-like (I realize this does not make a lot of sense but it is how they come across when I view them). All in all, it is another solid issue of the title, nothing earth-shattering, but the story is moving forward and other than the reveal at the end, nothing is out of place from the tone set since issue #1. (I would like to note, while Dazzler is the main cover-girl here, there is very little of her "transformation" in the book. Most of what occurs regarding this had been shown in the preview).

  • 7.5
    Synthozoid Aug 3, 2014


  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 10, 2014

    First half I had issues with, especially with character interactions. End was decent.

  • 7.0
    Demarcoa Aug 3, 2014

    What a weird issue. Lot's of pros and cons, I guess? Funny but very dumb at times.

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Aug 5, 2014

    Nothing special in this issue, but I loved how Bendis wrote in the marriage between Xavier and [ spoiler ], I have a feeling Marvel forced it on him because of the movies.

  • 10
    four4elements Feb 25, 2015

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  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Aug 1, 2014

  • 7.5
    kaulthelegend Aug 2, 2014

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