Uncanny Avengers #1
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Uncanny Avengers #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Ryan Stegman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 20
6.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

New team, same mission. Steve Rogers has formed a new Avengers unity squad compromised of humans, mutants and...Inhumans? A new threat to the Avengers is revealed. Wait, is that Deadpool on the cover? Is he seriously an Avenger now?
Rated T

  • 10
    Flickering Myth - Anghus Houvouras Oct 16, 2015

    After the abysmally dull Secret Wars, with its drab visuals and endless conversations, I find myself eager for the bright, shiny, fun Avengers' titles which have seemed non-existent since Jonathan Hickman was given the reigns to Earth's Mightiest Mortals. Uncanny Avengers is a fun, action packed title that perfectly captures the spirit of Marvel's best team up books. This is the kind of ludicrously fun display that all mainstream comics should aspire. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jacob Atom Reilly Oct 17, 2015

    We have a dynamite setup, good characters and great art. With all those factors present, I'm already itching for the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - writingtwentytwopages Oct 16, 2015

    It is this mismatch between art and script that makes the book seem tonally off. It is an entertaining read, but the art often distracts. But the art pops of the page and gives a vibrant energy to these characters. It is just one of those books that have two perfectly good elements that merge together like oil and water. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 14, 2015

    Overall, this is a very solid start to a new series. It may not be the best for someone who is brand new to Marvel books, since characters like Doctor Voodoo and Synapse are a bit of a mystery, but what makes this book a step above the rest is how the team works and doesn't work together. This is really an amalgamation of everything at Marvel, representing almost everything the company has put together over the years, from Fantastic Four to mutants and everything in between. I recommend picking this issue up and checking it out for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Oct 14, 2015

    This series shows promise, especially if future issues replicate the sensitivity of Steve and Rogue's conversation and the humor of Rogue and Johnny's banter. While not a lot happens plotwise, Duggan maximizes the contrast of serious and flippant personalities to create a likable cast. Duggan and Stegman hit the right mix of thoughtful dialogue and eye-pleasing visuals to make Uncanny Avengers an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Terrence Sage Oct 14, 2015

    All throughout the issue, readers are granted a great example of colors from Richard Isanove, and how they blend to make each character look distinct. Every member of the Team has colors that render them dynamic and lets them exude a personality all on their own. If this issue is anything to go by, the Uncanny Avengers will be in good hands under Gerry Duggan's dialogue, character portrayals as well Ryan Stegman and the rest of the art team making the Unity Squad a team to look out for. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 15, 2015

    "Uncanny Avengers" #1 has its heart in the right place and -- given a little bit of time -- this could prove to be a lot of fun. Duggan clearly has a good sense of humor about Deadpool (a character he's quite familiar with) being part of the title now and, with any luck, that wit will liven up the title. For now, it's a perfectly average comic; for a debut issue, though, one would hope for something a little more energetic. Not bad, but not as good as it could have been either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 18, 2015

    As far as opening issues go, Uncanny Avengers was decent. It won't blow you away, but it probably won't be the worst thing you read this week. Gerry Duggan did a fine job with many of the new team members and should look to build on that. The art could be better, but this is a first issue and Stegman needs to get comfortable drawing many of these characters. This issue is worth a read, but still needs some work to really take off. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 18, 2015

    I'll be passing on this one. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Plug - Toben Racicot Oct 15, 2015

    This is an Avengers team I do not care about. I appreciated the poking fun at Deadpool, but I too can't stand anymore of him. He wasn't funny, just annoying. Deadpool worked so well in Uncanny X-Force, but not here. He cracks jokes and no one does anything, it feels like unneeded fan service. The villain looks cool and feels like a decent threat. This book was a let down as I expected more from Stegman and from the writing. I am interested in how these characters interact with each other but not enough to keep reading this title. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Superior Spider-Talk - Caleb Hennington Oct 19, 2015

    Uncanny Avengers #1 features a great, if random, lineup of heroes but unfortunately Duggan doesn't take advantage the cards he's been handed . Stegman's unique, hyper-exaggerated style is a poor fit for this title. Unfortunately, the direction of this new title has already left me looking forward to a new story focus and a new artist. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Oct 25, 2015

    Overall, I was not happy with this latest relaunch. The characters feel flat on their own, and definitely do not feel like a team; I found the art very distracting and the villain feels very lackluster after the likes of the Red Skull and the Apocalypse Twins. This issue has set the bar very low for the latest volume of Uncanny Avengers, but here's hoping it can only go up and improve going forward. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 14, 2015

    Marvel had a good thing going with Uncanny Avengers these past couple years. And while there's plenty of room for this new volume to grow and improve, right now it's a significant step down from what's come before. The scope is smaller, the art is less engaging and the team is far less interesting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Oct 20, 2015

    No one asked for a humorous take on the Avengers with Deadpool front-and-center, yet Marvel gives it to readers with Uncanny Avengers #1, one of the least interesting and un-nuanced Avengers titles Marvel has published in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Oct 15, 2015

    What was a promising looking group of heroes in the "unity squad", turned out to be nothing worth anybody's while. Wasted opportunities, overloaded with unnecessary elements, and drenched in uninspired characterization, this series will be a tough sell to die-hard Marvel fans who read this entry. Hopefully, they can turn it around going forward, but they are certainly off to a terrible start. Read Full Review

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