Uncanny X-Men #8

Uncanny X-Men #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 5
7.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

School is in session! Last issue, the Uncanny X-Men saw what can happen with no control over their powers. It cannot happen again. Plus, Cyclops and Magneto finally have it out!

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Jul 11, 2013

    If you're not reading Uncanny X-Men you should be. Its an awesome story of the re-birth of Mutant kind and the troubles that comes with being different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jul 13, 2013

    While this was slow compared to the last story arc I think it was a needed lead in for the next one. Also the character interactions were as always top notch and a fun read! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Aug 14, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men is Marvel's flagship mutant book because it bears the standard title. It says a lot that this series doesn't have Wolverine anywhere near it, and it's good to see some of the heavy hitters get their own spotlight. Though the debate about Cyclops being right wages on, it appears as if Bendis has a plan for the future of Charles' dream, and the way things have been moving along " it will probably be very uncanny. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jul 10, 2013

    We get some great pay-off by the end of the issue, so the fact that its not the strongest in the series is of little consequence as its still excellent. I always like to see new or formerly-second string characters get their time to shine and Bendis is one of the best in the biz at doling out those moments to those characters (remember Luke Cage BEFORE Bendis?? Me either, Sweet Christmas!) in a way that still seems organic and in keeping with the rules of the established universe. Chris Bachalo returning is just icing on an already filling and delicious cake as he sinks his teeth back into the characters he helped establish with appropriate gusto. Pacing issues can easily be ignored in the case of an issue this strong, and I still heartily recommend this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 12, 2013

    Of course, as you'd expect, it features some sharp, funny dialogue by writer Brian Michael Bendis, and terrific, unique art by Chris Bachalo with inks by Tim Townsend. (I think Bachalo's art benefits from working with a single inker, instead of the numerous hands who have been working on recent issues.) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 13, 2013

    Once again, I liked this issue, and that has a lot to do with my current love of all things Cyclops. I think Bendis has done absolutely right by the character. Cyclops isn't some insane super-villain. Nor is he obsessed with the Phoenix or what happened. He's the same Cyclops he's always been, he's just found himself in some very troubling circumstances, and he has to work at it to get himself out. His conversation with Magneto is fantastic, and their budding friendship is one of the best parts of the book. As I said, the new mutants are very cool so far, and I look forward to their adventures. Likewise, it's great to see Dazzler in the book, and I hope Bendis has some fun with her. Though she's got kind of a bogus new costume, with none of her usual Dazzler-flair. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 22, 2013

    If you're looking for a book with action(and you'd think that there might be some from the misleading cover), this is not that book. That's what makes this issue strong. It's an issue full of character moments and it's one of the strongest issues of Uncanny X-Men yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 11, 2013

    This was a very interesting issue with some amazing dialogue. It also had ton's of drama, and suspense, and despite the lack of action it was a very good, and impactful issue. The cover is however misleading, so don't buy this expecting a big fight between Cyclops, and Magneto as you'll be disappointed. I would however still recommend this issue, as it was a nice break from action, but for people who are tight on cash, or sceptical about jumping on I'd recommend skipping this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 10, 2013

    Though Uncanny seems to be slowing down again, there's still plenty of material in this newest arc to keep fans entertained until the next big push. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jul 11, 2013

    Aside from the story, the coloring was what I really liked. Between the gradients and blending, it had it's own unique look to it. I really have come to enjoy the back and forth between Bachalo and Irving thus far. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Mike Miersen Jul 14, 2013

    It's a solid book. If you haven't started reading this series, start. This is issue's a little slow, but it's not bad. It's a bridge book, a link between two arcs. They're mostly boring, but it's an inevitable consequence of the comics medium. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Player Effort - Adedayo Olomodosi Jul 17, 2013

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men #8 is just another issue to add if you're collecting the series.It doesn't offer much except a new character and the openings of a new plot. Bachalo's art looks very good but doesn't translate well into the emotional dialogues scenes that are bound to happen in this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jul 11, 2013

    In which Angel just doesn't get it.Seeing the Cuckoos interact with one another like normal sisters was great, as was Magneto's speech to Scott. I just hope this series gaims some steam soon. Cyclops revolution better pick up orS.H.I.E.L.D. won't have a reason to keep chasing after him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jul 11, 2013

    This issue is a nice-looking reminder that Bendis does a pretty nice job with character interaction. While he could afford to tighten things up if he wanted to, his style still plays well with the X-Men family of titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 11, 2013

    Issue #8 of Uncanny X-Men ends on an energetic high note, though the issue as a whole feels like it spends a large amount of time walking a path it has been down before. The events of issue #8 are obviously building toward something bigger, and it is never a bad thing to see Bachalo penciling this well, but this isn't the strongest issue of the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jul 12, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men 8 is another solid installment in the series, especially after getting sidetracked by Dormammu for a couple of issues. Bendis is everything you've come to expect and Bachalo balances his artistic desires with the needs of the reader. Still, the somewhat lazy opposition the X-Men encounter only highlights a sense of lack of purpose that's overtaken the title. Bendis needs to set goals and define expectations before this series will really take off. Otherwise, it's going to feel like it's rambling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jul 12, 2013

    Probably the highlight of the issue though is the conversation between Magneto and Cyclops, they're both so different but still fighting for the same cause. They have a strange respect/rivalry thing going on and it makes for good story telling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Jul 12, 2013

    The issue isn't terrible but it isn't anything special either. At least Bendis actually got a very plot points going, so we may have something to look forward to. Please Bendis follow through with something. Anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Jul 13, 2013

    With the original art team back on board, the book has changed dramatically once again. With a terrific story and the not-so-terrific artwork, this is an X book to be on the lookout for, as long as you can deal with the style. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 16, 2013

    The first issue back from Limbo plays on two classic X-Men themes: a family's concern and distrust of a new mutant's abilities and (as Magneto would put it) how homo sapiens react in fear and danger at the presence of homo superior. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jul 15, 2013

    Going back to what I said about steak, I would say that each issue tastes good and can be easily digested. It's still not the perfect steak, but it certainly has the potential to be one if stories like the Limbo arc are avoided in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jul 31, 2013

    Similarly, the other half of the issue is devoted to recruiting yet another new mutant. Again Bendis pulls focus away from the character that this series was supposedly supposed to deal with. Cyclops is such a major player in the Marvel universe and Bendis is, simply put, squandering a chance to truly take a look at what Scott Summers' life has become, what he's lost, what he's sacrificed, and what all that means to who he has become. This is the first time in years that Cyclops has been interesting and Bendis is ignoring his chance to make the character more than a martyr and a symbolic team leader. Read Full Review

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