Uncanny X-Men #7

Uncanny X-Men #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 7
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Dormammu’s machinations have pulled all of the UNCANNY X-MEN into the hellish dimension LIMBO!Can Magik match the evil demon’s lord’s sorcery? Is she even on the X-Men’s side anymore?

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2013

    Frazer Irving again delivers one of the most visually arresting books on the stands. His surreal, haunted style couldn't be a better fit for the story Bendis is telling. The full horror of Limbo and its inhabitants shines through, as does the emotion of each hero's struggle. The color palette is varied and inspired, always shifting to reflect the mood in any given panel. Part of me will be sorry to see Irving step down after this issue, but it looks as though this won't be the last of him we see on Uncanny. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 27, 2013

    It was a great issue with a focus on both Magik and how unprepared everyone is at this moment. We are now going to see more development as the teachers hone their broken powers and the students find out what they are capable of doing and how to defend themselves. Frazier Irvings style has proven to be stunning and matches the tone of this part of the story perfectly. The negative effect and very bold use of colors that makes everything on the page stand out. Wish there was more to say other than it's one of the best parts of this book despite if his style isn't personally for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 27, 2013

    Frazer Irving's work is flat out amazing. He is the reason Uncanny X-Men is one of the best looking Marvel titles out right now. This is definitely a standout issue, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Jul 26, 2013

    The gripes aside, Uncanny X-Men #7 isn't standard fare, and it should be applauded for taking a step in a foreign direction. Bendis could have old the story of a team overcoming very different odds, but he's used this story arc to create tension. The X-Men didn't finish the fight, they didn't claim a major victory, and they look more than they have since the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 26, 2013

    Minor quibbles aside, this book still stands as a great example of balancing style with characters. Irvings terrifying visuals somehow find a home in a story about mutant children learning how to use their powers, and Bendis writing remains solidly focused on giving each character their moment, however fleeting. Despite rehashing a contrivance that has gone from almost-never used to being dangerously close to over-used, I am fascinated to see where the story goes and cant wait to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jun 29, 2013

    There's been a limited focus on all of the classic x-Men characters on Cyclops' roster now so I'm hoping next issue we get either a better focus on the students or some forward moving plot. Don't get me wrong, I love the series I'm just ready for it to truly get going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2013

    This was a fantastic issue, and although the anticlimactic ending of this story was ever so slightly disappointing, the issue as a whole was relatively good. It had cool action, that was exciting, and impactful, as well as emotional sequences. It also had some mystery to it, and the appearance of Doctor Strange, which was also brilliant. Due to this I'd recommend this issue, especially if you've been getting the series so far, but I'd also recommend the rest of the series to others who haven't. On the other hand if you're short for cash, and considering jumping on this series I'd recommend waiting till next issue, which is the start of a new story. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Jun 27, 2013

    The best thing about this book is it makes the X-men understand how broken their powers are and decide to begin training to fix them. However, the art style while gorgeous make it difficult to understand what was happening. Thankfully, the X-men are returned to Earth. Cover art for the next issue shows Cyclops and Magneto fighting. Readers will have to pick up the issue to find out if the two will be parting ways or if it's simply the two caught in a training match. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 27, 2013

    Where does "Uncanny X-Men" go from here? I feel like it's on a good path. I'm looking forward to seeing the next step for Magik (whenever that may be), and I like seeing some parts of the team coming together while others splinter off. It feels right. For now, "Uncanny X-Men" is a rock-solid comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jun 27, 2013

    Great story, awkward art is the norm with this title. A book with this rich a story is being deprived of a lot of great visual ideas that could be brought forth with an artist that fits this style of title a bit more. While the Uncanny team is going off to become the mutants they once were (or could be), this book is headed to a crossroads when it comes to the dynamics of its presentation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 29, 2013

    The choice to visit a pre-Avenger version of Doctor Strange for assistance is well thought out, although even with his help it will be interesting to see what lasting effects Magik has after swallowing the entire Limbo dimension into herself. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Jun 30, 2013

    This book has so much potential. It is frustrating reading each issue as I know Brian Michael Bendis is capable of so much more. Frazer Irving has a very specific kind of artwork that is remarkably unappealing to me, but highly accepted by the art world. Not so sure why… I was excited to see an X-Men member die. Then he didn't really die. Then I realized something more disturbing than this kid dying in battle as a brand new X-Men member…I had no friggin clue what this guys name was. Nor do I know the rest of the new recruits. I just don't care. And that is never a good thing. Uncanny X-Men is really gonna need to pick up the pace if it wants to be a top X book. I know you can do it. So just do it already! Read Full Review

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