Uncanny X-Men #30

Uncanny X-Men #30

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
7.1Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

In the fallout from AXIS, the Uncanny X-Men return to the Xavier school to lick their battle wounds. But for some, the events that transpired may have left a deeper wound than anyone realizes. Wounds heal, but sometimes the scars become too much to bear, and the ruby glasses come off.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Miller Feb 2, 2015

    It seems that ride is going to be coming to an end before long, but Im going to enjoy it for as long as I can. My only real concern/hope is that whatever conclusion we get out of this serves the story that Bendis has been telling without shoehorning in editorial mandates about the fates of specific characters based solely upon which movie studio owns the rights to which characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 31, 2015

    I've complained for some time now that there are too many mutants under the X-Men umbrella - but bumping some off doesn't seem like the best solution to the problem. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Feb 3, 2015

    So with that, I'm not sure if I like this issue or not because I feel like I need to read the next issue to get my bearings straight. The issue leaves me with a bit of confusion, and I can't predict what's going to happen with the X-Men, S.H.I.E.L.D., or Cyclops' young squads. But judging this issue on its own as if it were a one-shot, I would have to say it's a mind-blowing read not without its flaws. Bendis flubs up Xavier and Bell's exchange " "I am so offended by you being here. You've ruined my life." " but in the big picture, he proves no life is too important to dust away. The twist was unpredictable, and Uncanny X-Men #30 is the freshest the series has felt in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jan 28, 2015

    Time travel is one of the least effective tropes in fiction because it requires so much mental gymnastics, or writing stuff off as it works because it does, and it becomes ESPECIALLY problematic in mainstream superhero books where its been too often use as a magic wand to fix a seemingly unfixable situation. That this issue still holds up is a testament to how passionately the characters are written and how beautiful the visuals are. Its unclear where this story is going, but as long as these characters (and a creative team of this quality) are leading the way, it should be worth the journey. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jan 30, 2015

    A mammoth step for the franchise. Lines will be redrawn right across the map. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 29, 2015

    There you go, my review on this issue. It has some cool moments, but the overall plot is running too long already. It's also a disappointment too, as the rest of the story is going on, our X-Men are just bickering at the Jean Grey School. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 31, 2015

    The fact that anything can happen in this story is pretty cool, but with no end in sight, that freedom has turned Uncanny X-Men into a waiting game instead of a roller coaster ride. And I know, I'm mixing and repeating my metaphors. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2015

    Chris Bachalo's art remains an imperfect fit for such a dialogue-driven story. His style is too surreal and exaggerated to handle the more subtle moments. His works shines best when Malloy tests his growing abilities and warps the world around him. But even there, one sequence suffers from surprisingly poor storytelling. An encounter between Malloy and one of the X-Men is rendered almost incomprehensible because of the way Bachalo frames the scene and zooms in so close. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 28, 2015

    Were ready to move on from this story arc, and we still havent finished Xaviers will. Bendis has done some good things with this series, but this issue could have been better. Chris Bachalo had some nice pencils this issue and hopefully he will continue to draw like the pro that he is. The X-Men may not be united at the moment, but nothing brings people together like a resurrection. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 29, 2015

    This issue eschews action for more philosophical debate, but most of the characters are just echoing things that have been obvious to readers for years at this point. Read Full Review

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