Uncanny X-Men #511

Uncanny X-Men #511

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 10, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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“Sisterhood” We will let this image speak for itself! Part 4 (of 4). Rated T …$2.99

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 13, 2009

    Sometimes, that would be a good thing. Here, not so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jun 12, 2009

    This issue concludes the Sisterhood storyline in the same tone Fraction's run has carried pretty much since he landed on the book next to Ed Brubaker. Fractured enough to keep tabs on rotating and well-balanced cast, kinetic when the fighting starts, and disarmingly poignant when it needs to be. Fraction writes the X-Men like human beings first and foremost. You might be forgiven for forgetting that once upon a time Scott Summers was actually married to Madelyne Pryor and that this isn't merely a shell for a malevolent enemy. At the close of this story, though, Fraction reminds us, as Cyclops takes a moment to deal with this sudden exhumation of two failed relationships. The X-Men, over its decades of varied stewardship, has always been a soap opera first, but in many ways, Fraction has taken that foundation and pushed it from early afternoon broadcasting for housewives into a more subtle, grown-up, 10:00 PM timeslot. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 20, 2009

    Land was born to draw women and this issue proves it another time " not that anyone needed to be told that. The fact that most of the characters in this issue are women also gives him solid material to work with. Although all his women look the same, all being drop-dead gorgeous, he can still instil a good action scene here and there that carries the story forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 10, 2009

    On the whole, Fraction's Uncanny X-Men is better than the Sisterhood arc suggests, but issue #511 is a fairly inoffensive number that cleans things up in a mildly interesting way while setting plot threads up for bigger developments down the line. I suspect diehard X-Men fans will get more out of this issue's smaller details while more casual fans might grow bored of this story, which isn't exactly unique. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Jun 15, 2009

    Uncanny X-Men #511 was a poorly written issue with good art. Next month's storyline looks more promising. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bill Janzen/David Wallace Jun 9, 2009

    The closing sequence sees Land hand the art chores back to the Dodsons, who create a suitably sinister sense of foreboding that helps to stop the issue's conclusion from feeling too neat and tidy. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next issue, as it looks as though Fraction is going to switch his focus to the attempts of Beast and his "X-Club" team of scientists to research the original catalyst for mutation. That sounds like a storyline with a lot more promise than this one, so I'll stick around to see whether the writer can put this book back on track after the lacklustre diversion of the last few issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Jun 8, 2009

    This issue is Fraction’s first clunker since taking charge of the X-Book, but a lot of the blame should rest firmly at his pandering of Land’s artistic strengths. While the idea of a Sisterhood is a great one, particularly with links to Cyclops’s former life, the whole storyline became nothing more than the chance to draw some X-Boobs rather than write some great X-Books. I’m sure Fraction will bounce back from this arc as already mentioned the next storyline and the crossover with Dark Avengers looks to be a storming return to form. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jun 12, 2009

    The Sisterhood arc ends decently enough, but Uncanny X-Men #511 is still a below average comic book. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 12, 2009

    With an uninspired plot and artwork that is so badly traced its hard to believe it made it to print, this weeks Uncanny is a dud on all counts. This is the epitome of the Burrito Book, so please do yourself a favor and avoid it. Read Full Review

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