Uncanny X-Men #519

Uncanny X-Men #519

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 23, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Cyclops takes a voyage into the head of Emma Frost in hopes of containing the horrifying piece of the villainous Void that has been stuck there since UTOPIA. Can they possibly defeat the awfulness that has haunted the most powerful being in the Marvel U? Tensions are rising on Utopia as the X-Men deal with the new members of their team and the fact that the island is…well…sinking. And Wolverine and a classic pal take one of the craziest journies you’ve ever seen. Parts 4 and 5 (of 8). Rated T …$2.99

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 25, 2009

    The best issue of Uncanny in quite a while. Why can't they all be like this? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 23, 2009

    On the whole, this issue makes Scott Summers look more impressive and able than ever, while also establishing Magneto as an equally capable ally. Definitely one of the strongest issues of Fraction's run that I've read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 16, 2010

    Im quite happy that Dodson is continuing to work on this series. He brings a plastic quality to the characters and has them interacting in well designed, but simple environments. His depiction of Scott Summers made the character look very old in the mind game adventure versus the Void. Im not sure how old Summers is supposed to be, but 40 is definitely not the number I have in mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Dec 22, 2009

    Elsewhere in the issue, we see Fraction build up several other subplots that are sure to become more significant in later issues. There's an opening tease involving Fantomex (that memorable mysterious mutant from Grant Morrison's run) that doesn't really go anywhere this issue, but has me intrigued as to how Fraction will use him in future; there's an interesting scene between Magneto and Namor that shows the pair forging an alliance that seems perfectly logical and natural given what we know of their characters; and there's a slightly more low-key development involving Beast that again feels authentic given the way that he has been characterised in the past, but doesn't feel particularly compelling at this point. Still, there's enough in the way of interesting characterisation and strong artwork here that I'll definitely keep reading to see where Fraction takes the book's many intertwining plot strands in future. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 23, 2009

    To be fair, it's not like Uncanny X-Men #519 is a completely wretched comic. Fantomex makes his grand reappearance in the X-books proper, and there's a good (if brief) exchange between Magneto and Namor, two characters possessing bigger personalities than most. But overwhelmingly, this issue just feels limp and lifeless, and the series in general could do with a shot in the arm. Read Full Review

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