Uncanny X-Men #530

Uncanny X-Men #530

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 24, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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“QUARANTINE” Is there anything worse than that slow, sinking, feeling like you're getting sick? You can't get warm. Your bones hurt. Your throat closes and your chest gets too heavy every time you breathe and then you know you're doomed... so what if it happened to all the X-Men, all at once? The Sublime are back and they've unleashed a contagion on Utopia. To what end? Why now? And what's next? Who's left in San Francisco to deal with the Collective Man? Related: where does Dazzler get all her awesome outfits? Part 1 (of 5) 40 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 27, 2010

    Fractions story is all right. The idea of giving humans mutant powers has been done several times already. The idea of a pathogen that only affects mutants has also been done. Gosh, isnt there anything new to report here? Its not the idea that matters so much as to how they are handled here. And of course, the treatment is better and more rigorous and more steeped in reality than past X-Men stories. This is what a lot of the work we see in comics feels like. Its a reinterpretation of older stories but done with better storytelling and visuals. It may seems fresh, but it isnt. The story is not bad, dont get me wrong, but like much of his run on this series, Fraction fails to advance new concepts and stories that can add to the X-Men mythology. Instead, he sticks with safe stories groomed in the lore of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 24, 2010

    The only rogue storyline is Emma's quest to dispose of Sebastian Shaw, which wouldn't matter much if that thread weren't dropped early on in this issue. Overall though, Matt Fraction quickly and effectively builds up drama as the X-Men fall victim to John Sublime's latest master stroke. The reappearance of Lobe's team also results in a fun plot twist that should help spice up the arc nicely. Greg Land also returns to illustrate "Quarantine". Uncanny readers know what to expect from Land at this point. The artist has shown a great deal of improvement in terms of panel detail and consistency in recent months, but his unnatural character poses and awkward facial expressions remain significant drawbacks. Still, after the frustratingly inconsistent pencils of Whilce Portacio in "The Five Lights", any change is a welcome one. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 27, 2010

    Overall, this is a fun issue of "Uncanny X-Men," and between the set-up here and also knowing that Kieron Gillen steps on as a co-writer starting next month, it's a solid launching point for reader interest to rise. This was a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe LopezShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Nov 27, 2010

    A solid showing from Fraction, somewhat sabotaged by the stiff photo-traced artwork of Land. Worth a look if you can get passed the visuals. Read Full Review

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