Uncanny X-Men #600

Uncanny X-Men #600

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Various Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 16
6.2Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

• The final explosive issue in Brian Michael Bendis' epic X-Men saga!
•  Scott Summers - savior or destroyer? Questions will be answered!
•  The Jean Grey School, the New Xavier School - it's all going to change.
•  The X-Men are at a crossroads. And not everyone will make it through in one piece.
•  Featuring 40 pages of a host of popular X-Men creators!

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 4, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 is an almost perfect end that should satisfy X-Men fans who saw this series to the very end. We got great storytelling, new characters, memorable costume changes, and the status quo for a good time was changed for the better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Nov 4, 2015

    On the one hand, it's not spectacular and jaw-dropping enough to justify keeping fans waiting for more than half a year. On the other hand, with UNCANNY X-MEN #600, we have an issue that does what it has to do: finish what Bendis started back in ALL-NEW X-MEN #1, and, after all, leave me" satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Logan Dalton Nov 5, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 features some of the most visually pleasing superhero art of 2015 and is a thematically rich conclusion to Brian Michael Bendis' X-Men epic. It casts aside the action for 36 pages of well-earned character interaction and progression from Beast's fall into villainy to Jean Grey and young Beast's romance and the older Cyclops' well-worn and still criticized path to leadership and change. For me, the best part was the older Iceman coming to terms with his sexuality and realizing that being out could improve his life as both a hero and person in a slightly awkward sequence filled with hope, heart, and humor. Brian Michael Bendis ends his time on the X-Men on a note of victory and family reunion, but with just a touch of darkness Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 5, 2015

    So it's fun if rather lightweight issue, padded a bit by a black-and-white reprint of a rare solo Iceman story. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Nov 5, 2015

    The X-Men have always been hated and feared, but Bendis strove to make them understood, even as they struggled internally with their own ideologies. It's been conflicted and fractured, but it was rarely ever dull. Perhaps now, with the world at large still afraid of them (and their own publishers trying to push them to the sidelines) these remaining mutants will finally put aside their differences and fight for a common cause… Or not, either way I'm excited to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Nov 9, 2015

    After three years (and a little help from his friends), Brian Michael Bendis goes out on top but one can't help but wonder if this finale's high notes couldn't have been oh-so higher Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Nov 5, 2015

    "Uncanny X-Men" #600 isn't the grand finale it could have been, but -- as a moderately refreshing alternative to a lot of fists and explosions -- it's still a pretty strong one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Nov 12, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 is a good, but sadly not great, issue that is still worth a look. Iceman confronting himself about his sexuality proves to be a nice moment for both versions of the character. I'm a little less sure of the choice to pair Jean Grey and the younger Beast romantically (and honestly would like to see these characters returned home). Cyclops' big arc ends with more of a whimper than a bang and the issue is unnecessarily expanded to throw in an Iceman back-up story whose sole purpose seems to be an attempt to justify the $6 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 4, 2015

    There's nothing inherently wrong with the idea of a quiet, low-key conclusion to Brian Bendis' multi-year X-Men saga, as long as there's enough quality character work to go around. Unfortunately, that character work only comes in spurts as this issue touches base with various mutant heroes and welcomes a smorgasbord of talented artists to have one last hurrah with the X-Men. The main storyline is dull, uneventful and plagued by bland, interchangeable dialogue. This issue doesn't accomplish what it needed to in terms of bidding farewell to one X-Men era and ushering in the next. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Graphic Policy - Troy Powell Nov 5, 2015

    The art was very expressive, and it was nice that Bendis got to showcase work with most of the artists he admires (as his own admission). The emotional tone of the issue was matched with the facial expressions, and the otherworldly art of Frazer Irving really punctuated the creepy (at least to me) encounter between Eva and Beast perfectly. Overall and by endpoint standards, this issue was sub-par, more could have been done to tie up loose ends and offer some intrigue for the transition going forward. Though I applaud Bendis for handling this new mandate with its bold status-quo, I am ultimately left feeling relief that the creative guard is changing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Nov 4, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 was a decent way to say goodbye to Brian Michael Bendis' time on the team, as despite it not quite living up to our expectations, it did bring things full circle. At the end of the day however I'm not sure it's quite worth the $5.99 cover price, as although we get more than enough pages for our money, the quality isn't to the standard you'd expect for such a price. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 5, 2015

    The issue's biggest strength is the art, which flows nicely between different styles as each vignette calls for a bit of a different feel. Frazer Irving, Chris Bachalo, Sara Pichelli, David Marquez, Stuart Immonen, Mahmud Asrar and Kris Anka all get an opportunity to show off a bit, and the issue works as a nice retrospective on Bendis' collaborators. But the plot is really slow, and Bendis' decompressed storytelling method doesn't always jive with the action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Nov 8, 2015

    Brian Bendis and his score of artists deliver an X-Men finale that's deserving of the Claremont legacy and the strong attachment fans have for these characters, but that is too deeply flawed to serve as a gem in the crown of his run or as its redemption. The art is strong but definitely suggests that the delayed release was necessary. With his final issue, Bendis reminds why Marvel trusted him to get into the heads of these characters but seemingly walks off without doing anything with some of the most interesting ideas of his run. Especially with Extraordinary X-Men already on stands assuring you that none of this really matters, Uncanny X-Men #600 feels more like the issue that should have marked the mid-point of Bendis' tenure, rather than its end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Nov 10, 2015

    If you've hated Bendis' take on the X-Men, this issue will only cement your stance. If you've been a fan of the past eighty or so X-Men issues that Bendis has written, you'll love the various character moments but even a diehard Bendis fan will find it hard to see this as a satisfying end because whatever Bendis was building towards, it certainly doesn't payoff in any of these pages. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 4, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 was not worth the wait. Though the two series that proceeded it where filled with great characterizations and a throwback style to the soap opera days of the X-Men, their finale leaves much to be desired. While it is fun to see artists return to the series and knock it out of the park, you can't help but wonder what kind of book this would have been if the script had lived up to their talents. Surely to be a must for completists and collectors, Uncanny X-Men #600 doesn't offer much aside from some great pages and the feeling of a writer running out of steam. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Nov 5, 2015

    While certain moments feel fitting and appropriate, they are like bits of bacon on to of a pile of under-cooked beans. They are not enough to make Uncanny X-Men #600 feel like a complete, concise story. It still feels too rushed and too contrived. If this were a real trial, it would be a mistrial or a bad episode of Judge Judy. For a milestone issue like this, some thing just cannot and should not be rushed. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Nov 4, 2015

    For all the wait us fanboys and girls had, this really didnt live up to expectations. Things are left open-ended and we still have no idea what happened to Cyclops or Emma Frost. These big anniversary issues are usually filler anyway. Bendis Uncanny X-Men run does come to a close, and that could be a good or bad thing for some. He didnt have the impact he did on other titles, but it wasnt terrible either. If nothing else, hopefully youll have been entertained during some of it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    PopOptiq - Andrew Doscas Nov 9, 2015

    No matter how good the art is (and it really is quite good), it can't compensate for the directionless narrative. Although each artist is perfectly suited to draw the scenes they were tasked with, it can't save this issue. Brian Michael Bendis makes issue #600 seems less like a tribute to the X-Men mythos, and more like a self-satisfied tribute to himself. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 6, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #600 is a phenomenal send off because it embodies the average-ness of this series by being the most unwittingly anticlimactic issue of the year. This should have been a huge issue, and it's a huge dud. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 7, 2015

    The finale of the Bendis run on the X-Men concludes in this over-sized issue of "Uncanny X-Men" with no resolution to any sort of story as far as I can tell. This comic doesn't read as an ending or an epilogue. It reads like an incomplete series of dramatic conversations. I'm not sure what the hype was all about for this comic or why the issue was so badly delayed, presumably, for Secret Wars, but this is a poor comic book. At six dollars you get a black and white comic in the back by Mary Jo Duffy and George Perez that might have some minor appeal but this overall comic book is a dud. I can't recommend this comic book at all. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    ComickerPerson Nov 4, 2015

    So much soap opera and mishandled subplots. The ending was solid, though.

  • 2.0
    Nomadic Avenger Nov 6, 2015

    What a flat end to a run with so many ups and downs. I really hate what Bendis did to Ice Man too, so out of character and completely ignored 50 years of established history. It was a very disappointing finish, not worth the $5.99. Good art however, Bachalo and Immonen are always great.

  • 1.0
    Educated Reader Nov 5, 2015

    good riddance

  • 1.0
    Nachtweh Nov 7, 2015

    I couldn't finish it. It's a shame what they did to most of these characters. Hopefully this will be the end. So we can get back to a normal story line

  • 9.5
    Tree Fingers Nov 4, 2015

    Well I thought it was great. But I just hopped on with this issue lol

  • 7.5
    Dagstar Nov 6, 2015

    I think I turned a blind eye to whether the ending was actually good or not mainly because I just wanted it over.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Nov 8, 2015

    Good parts but kind of disjointed and doesn't live up to expectations

  • 6.0
    DarioV Jun 18, 2016

    While this issue should and could've been a milestone in the X-Men continuity, it feels like a filler with interesting character studies but very little actual meaning. The dialogues are great as usual when reading Bendis, but they have little impact and the composition of the story is quite unnecessarily convulsive. The art is mostly solid, but the continuous change every couple pages is a little annoying. The side story about Ice Man is just terrible.

  • 5.0
    Gizmo Nov 15, 2015

    An extended issue of talking heads and drams. The big rally with Cyclops doesn't really make sense or explain how he summons everyone. It explains how he summons the group in the middle of Beast's intervention, but it's a roundabout way of doing it. To be honest, it's just unearned and seemingly inconsequential. I've enjoyed what Bendis has done in the All-New X-Men series but lost interest in the Uncanny X-Men series about halfway through and never finished it. At the very least we can remember Bendis's contribution to the franchise via the young X-Men he's brought into the fold; but in true Bendis form, the journey is fun but the ending does not satisfy. There is also an Iceman backup that is fun, is it a reprint? It's a little cheesy but, ironically, better than the main story.

  • 7.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Nov 4, 2015

  • 7.0
    Aegis Nov 5, 2015

  • 6.5
    Rotivv Nov 4, 2015

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Nov 4, 2015

  • 6.0
    Stallonelythelonely Dec 14, 2015

  • 5.0
    Quietomega Nov 4, 2015

  • 5.0
    Juanpk26 Nov 7, 2015

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