Uncanny X-Men #1

Uncanny X-Men #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 27
6.7Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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In a world that's never hated or feared mutants more, there is only one constant: BIGGER THREATS REQUIRE MORE THREATENING X-MEN. Refusing to accept one more mutant death, the most ruthless mutants on Earth have banded together to proactively mow down their enemies. But with a team populated by relentless killers, one question applies above all others: Can they stay away from each other's throats long enough to sever their targets'?

  • 8.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 8, 2016

    A stellar first issue for the new Uncanny X-Men series, Cullen Bunn has proven he knows exactly what to do when trotting out a brand-new team. It will be very interesting to see just how these characters gel with each other, and eventually gel with the other two X-Teams that are already out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Feb 17, 2016

    New teams ups and new titles can take a while to get exciting, so this doesn't' kill the series for me, but it makes me way less excited about #2, and less likely to pick it up. Especially right now, there are so many books that I'm dying to read every week, but I'd be happy to wait until the graphic novel came out for this one. Here's hoping the new villains do something to really stand out soon! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 6, 2016

    UNCANNY X-MEN establishes that life for the X-Men is headed down a darker path. Cullen Bunn continues to the adventure of Magneto he started in the last series and we have an interesting choice of other mutants joining him on this team. With two other X-Men titles on sale, it's great seeing them each have a completely different tone and feel. Greg Land's art works well at times but we do see some of the usual moments with characters smiling profusely and standing in poses that tend to distract readers from the story. I'm curious to see if there will be any follow up in the actions and decisions Magneto makes. We also have a great group of characters for them to fight next issue. This is the X-Men like you've never seen them before. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Jan 8, 2016

    Overall, this was a not a bad issue by Cullen Bunn, Greg Land, and Nolan Woodard. The story is simple and has a nice team dynamic. The art is good and colors make the issue even better. Some people may not like Lands artwork, but I dont read a lot of his work, so it didnt bother me. I do wish the team's attire would have been cohesive. Im surprised this isnt another X-Force title, but one could dream. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 6, 2016

    For new readers, I can't say how they're enjoy this first issue, but as an X fan, I appreciated it a bunch, especially with the current line-up of X comics that are very much hits and misses. The first issue entertains and shows promise, and most importantly gets me to want to come back for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jan 7, 2016

    This book feels different from its predecessor in almost every way. while Bendis was introducing new mutants to the world, Bunn's being forced by the Marvel U at large to tighten the restrictions on mutants, opting for a smaller cast of familiar faces. Bendis' “Uncanny” focussed heavily on esoteric musings on mutant-kind's place in society, while Bunn's X-Men are more concerned with the basic matters of survival. The most notable difference though, at this early stage, is probably the amount of violence on display. Given the previous X-Books focus on in-fighting, there was little out-and-out conflict, and even fewer deaths. Bunn's X-Men are most definitely being attacked from the outside, and so, hated and feared once more, it seems as though we're going to see just how fierce a cornered mutant can get. And I for one can't wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 6, 2016

    Standing against this current are creative juggernauts Cullen Bunn and Greg Land. I dont expect them to singlehandedly restore the X-Men to their proper place atop the pantheon of Marvel heroes, but from this fantastic first issue I fully expect Uncanny X-Men, like Uncanny X-Force before it, to be another gratifying holdover while we await that utopian day when X-Men comics dominate the sales charts and culture once again. It may not be exactly what Xavier had in mind, but thats to me The Dream. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 7, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men #1 was a great read. Bunn delivers a well crafted issue that kicks off this new title in a splendid fashion. Yeah, you have to deal with Greg Land's artwork and all of its annoyances, but Bunn's writing more than makes up for that. Uncanny X-Men #1 offers up a balanced read that has action, adventure, mystery and great character work. There is a lot in this issue that will appeal to a wide range of readers. If you like comic books that are not ashamed to embrace their super hero roots then you definitely need to buy a copy of Uncanny X-Men #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 7, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men #1 launches the latest series to feature the Children of the Atom in a solid manner, with the creative team setting a premise that is sure to leave readers tuning in for more. They also leave us with plenty to speculate as we wait for the next issue, and although there are times where this seems to override the excitement, the issue as a whole was very much enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 8, 2016

    Like the plot of a typical episode of CSI, the big picture is there, along with the violence and car crashes. It's the finer details that are lacking. Like the other X-men comics, Uncanny X-men #1 has to build a story on a shaky foundation. So many of these finer details transpire off-panel and it's difficult to make the story feel refined. Still, Cullen Bunn makes the most of the hand that he's been dealt. It isn't much, but it's enough to discourage anyone from inviting him to a poker tournament. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Jason Venable Jan 11, 2016

    All in all, I think this is a good solid first issue that sets it up in contrast with the Extraordinary book, and I look forward to seeing how this team reacts to the current mutant status quo in a much different, more proactive manner. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 13, 2016

    This series is interesting, with a very promising bunch of new X-Men. The story definitely feels like it’s picking up the pace. If you’re a fan of Uncanny X-Men, and all the relaunches, you can’t afford to miss this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Jan 11, 2016

    After all, UNCANNY X-MEN #1 is a pretty dark opening issue that puts forward a lot of interesting ideas and lets the reader root for at least some of its characters " and with a different artist, it would have been a definite highlight" Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 6, 2016

    This new series is somewhat less than uncanny at the moment. The cast of characters is promising, and the idea of a proactive, X-Force-esque team is very much at home in the current climate of the X-Men franchise. Unfortunately, this issue doesn't do much to tap into the series' potential, and the art emphasizes pretty figures and flashy imagery over simple storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 7, 2016

    Out of the two major X-titles right now, Uncanny X-Men has a leg up. Cullen Bunn turns in a good script that should keep fans excited for who and what comes next. The art a nice complement to the story and at times jumps off the page at you. A good introductory issue for Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Jan 7, 2016

    The creative team involved all did their respective jobs to the best of their abilities, I was just hoping for something more. I don't fault the creators, I fault Marvel for not giving one of their biggest properties the push that it deserves. This should have been a rebirth of X-mania, an event that every comic fan in the country was eagerly waiting for… instead we got this book, and this was not enough, X-fans deserve more. 3 stars. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 9, 2016

    So yeah, the new Uncanny X-Men is a random assortment of mutants, embarking upon a randomly vague adventure, and pitted up against a random assortment of mutants. What's the point? At the very least, the comic is well made, so it's readable. And I didn't notice any of Greg Land's usual artistic problems, but then maybe I just zone out about it these days. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Jan 28, 2016

    Geo AriaGeo, is the Guido of Greatness, the King of Comics and the Toa of Techies. Its not cool until Geo certifies it cool. He likes everything from Archie to WWE and everything in-between, as long as its funny, edgey, or over the top exciting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 7, 2016

    Ultimately, Bunn has been dealt a bad hand with this high concept and this artist, and that doesn't bode well for this X-book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Henely Jan 9, 2016

    Overall, the comic isn't bad, but certainly isn't great. This isn't Bunn's best work, but it also isn't his worst. This isn't the best comic book to come out this week, but it also isn't the worst. The series might heat up in future issues, but this issue doesn't do much to live up to the status of Marvel's flagship X-Men book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 11, 2016

    Despite an interesting experiment in morals and smooth artwork, "Uncanny X-Men" #1 is ultimately shallow and not all that likeable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 12, 2016

    The tone is bleak, the action plentiful, and the story well balanced for a new readers. It seems like the eventual trade will be an excellent next step for fans of X-Men: Apocalypse, but, while there are some solid storytelling moments and a couple of hints towards some bigger things, this issue has enough weaknesses in both writing and art to hold it back. Fans of Uncanny X-Force may well have a winner on their hands, but it's up to them whether they give this one a shot or join up for issue #2. The latest Uncanny X-Men #1 is a fine jumping on point with some interesting ideas, but too much time is spent giving basic introductions to the cast and editorially mandated status quo for it to feel essential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 14, 2016

    There's certainly plenty of action to be had, but first issue doesn't sell me on either the storyline by Cullen Bunn nor the art from Greg Land. Hit-and-Miss. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Mac Jan 8, 2016

    I was excited for this X book because of the cast and promise of doing things a bit differently. However, this story just fell flat along with the characters. Despite the action being portrayed, I felt like each panel was really static. These two issues combined left a poor first impression.

  • 10
    Sicario Apr 2, 2016

    Precisamente lo que me gusta de este primer número es lo poco heroicos que resultan los comportamientos de estos Uncanny X-Men. Bien por Cullen Bunn y suficiente para Greg Land. Para los que llevamos en esto de los comics ya algunos años la recuperación de los Dark Riders me parece estupenda.

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Jan 12, 2016

    This book was a pretty decent start to reintroducing the X-Men to a post-Secret Wars Marvel Universe (even though it is technically not even post-Secret Wars yet) I really liked the look of Magneto in this book, and his voice was really solid for this story. I also was glad to see a decided lack of Deadpool for this book, because he is prettymuch everywhere- which I will get into more shortly- but I really was glad to see Psylocke making this team, with her inclusion in the Age of Apocalypse movie, it just makes sense to get her onto the page somewhere, and this seems like a good a place as any to really let her work. I don’t think a psylocke solo title would work, but as part of a team, especially a more morally ambiguous one like Magneto’s X-Men. Continuing to give Sabertooth plenty of time on the page is nice, and I am glad to see that he is keeping his non-lethal mindset following Secret Wars (along with Wolverine still being DOA) which is a change that I really liked. Cullen Bunn really knows how to write baddies, and he does a good job with them in this issue. The end reveal of the team called “Dark Riders” was one I am unaware of any connection to the X-Universe, so if it is something I SHOULD know, I will need to do some digging. The second issue cover was I think what really sealed me coming back for issue two- Mystique holding a gigantic gun of some sort sitting (a little too) seductively on a large pile of unconscious or deceased soldiers, with some epic looking flame-explosion stuff going on in the background.

  • 7.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 8, 2016

    At least I'm curious as to why Warren is again Archangel? Somewhat pedestrian plot so far, and yet more serviceable than the other 2 x-team books, just wish it wasn't Greg Land on art, even if I like his stuff more than Bagley's.

  • 7.0
    supercoolyeah Jan 6, 2016

    I don't know this first issue just seemed a little too pedestrian. Nothing really spectacular to watch. I mean you got the newly reformed Sabertooth, the sexy M and the whole Psylocke Archangel thing is just odd. I don't know but I hope this story picks up way more quickly.

  • 7.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 9, 2016

    Fine but just set up

  • 7.0
    Nomadic Avenger Jan 16, 2016

    I'd give it a 6.9 - it was just ok. I hope that this books shows how that team forms and why it exists. And Greg Land ugh... Needs a new artist ASAP. Bunn can be a great writer, hopefully this book improves fast!

  • 7.0
    The Villain Jul 7, 2016

    The dialogue is a little corny at first but it does improve. An X-Men comic that is devoted almost entirely to villains/anti-heroes is a little different. Magneto definitely stood out among the rest. The ending was pretty cool but it just didn't quite have the substance to be great.

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Feb 6, 2016

    One of the most lackluster X-Men books that I've read in a while. The banter is where this book really face-plants, it's just horrible, it reads like typical comic dialog from the 80s or 90s, just unashamed exposition and bad jokes. The thing with Psylocke and Archangel is interesting, perhaps the only interesting thing about the comic, I'd like to know how that happened, is this new or was it covered in another comic that I don't know about? Another problem, this is a team offormer villains, (supposedly) but I'd say that they still are villains: the X-Men now LITERALLY have a slave. Also, they free these mutants who invested their life-savings into this underhanded sleep chamber business, but after freeing these mutants, they just left them all to wander the streets. Are they all locals, do they even have anywhere to go? Do they have a dime to their names? Ya, not heroic, and Greg Land's art isn't helping; he's good on some panels and cringe-worthy on others. I'm not feeling this issue at all, it definitely seems to be the worst X-Men book out right now and that is a shame since it carries the Uncanny crown in the title. I'd suggest skipping this one and either reading another X-Men book or take a break from the X-Men for a bit.

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    Hilbut Jan 7, 2016

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    Jason The Dude Feb 7, 2016

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    TheFallenKing13 Jan 6, 2016

  • 8.0
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  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    Canadian Satanist Jan 6, 2016

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jan 9, 2016

  • 7.5
    KalOd1nson Apr 18, 2016

  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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