Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 #1

Uncanny Avengers Vol. 2 #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 12
7.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  From the ashes of AXIS an all-new, all different Avengers assemble!
•  The tragedy at the end of AXIS has left the Uncanny Avengers vulnerable, and someone is taking advantage of it.
•  One of the Avengers oldest foes returns with a terrible secret that will, all hyperbole aside, shatter the lives of two members of the squad.
•  What is Counter-Earth? What terrible secrets does it house?
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  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - soshillinois Jan 29, 2015

    And I would be remiss not to mention Daniel Acuna again. His art sells the sci-fi redesign of Counter-Earth and of the characters therein. Acuna is able to take what Remender can dish out and then some making gorgeous and creepy locales along with the characters running through them a reality. It's nice to see these two paired up, and I hope it's it's a pair that stays for a long time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Jan 30, 2015

    Despite some heavy-handed set-up that largely must be taken for granted, the Uncanny Avengers have one of the best openings of the recent #1 issues from Marvel, featuring an intriguing cast that feels both old-school and fresh. It's still too early to tell how the storyline of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will pan out, and some of the characters have yet to show a true justification for their presence here. Thankfully, overall there's a feeling of high stakes, new directions, and just plain-old narrative momentum alongside slick and impressive art. When allowed to develop its own ideas centered around a small cast, Uncanny Avengers really is the best of the Avengers books out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 28, 2015

    The new volume of Uncanny Avengers should help readers wash away the bad taste of AXIS. Even though much of the cast has changed, this new volume retains the same strengths as the old. This is a fun debut issue that wastes no time on setup and allows each team member a chance to shine. It also looks fantastic. There's a bright future ahead for the Unity Squad, assuming Secret Wars doesn't blow it all up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 28, 2015

    There are plenty of things to keep us engaged going forward in this book. The combination of experienced creators, well known and not quite as well known characters with an intriguing plot and plenty of potential helps create one of Marvels stronger first issues as of late and despite its flaws, and its certainly something worth sticking with for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 28, 2015

    While some of the sting from AXIS is still there, Remender captures the charm of what made the first volume so beloved Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 28, 2015

    There's a new team in UNCANNY AVENGERS spilling out of the pages of the Axis event. We have an interesting dynamic going on here and it's going to be fun to see how the team manages to work together despite their differences. We do have some big threads to watch unfold including the parentage of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver as well as seeing Sabretooth as more of a hero once again. Remender and Acua are setting up a nice groove with this title and I find I can't look away, even if I wanted to. This isn't your regular Avengers or X-Men book. And it doesn't have to be either. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Inter-Comics Podcast - Chris William Feb 1, 2015

    Artistically Daniel Acuna is easily a top five comic book artist in the industry today; this book is worth the price of admission just on his pencil and ink's alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 29, 2015

    "Uncanny Avengers" #1 is a bizarre concept with which to launch a title, but the "Avengers" brand does carry some cache. Remender, Acua and Cowles give readers enough action and atmosphere in this first issue to wage a convincing argument for the roster and present a whole new world for readers to explore alongside some fan favorite Avengers. There doesn't appear to be a clear-cut agenda for this title beyond the driving plot of this first issue but, if the remainder of this series is anywhere near as fun, I'll be reading anyway. 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

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jan 29, 2015

    Uncanny Avengers gets off to a strong, but slow start. Remender tends to play the long game with his stories. Eventually this will all culminate in a major cathartic moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Feb 1, 2015

    The bottom line, though, is that the title doesn't play like a limited. Remender still feels like he's got something to say beyond a protracted afterthought to a puzzling, debatably interweb-breaking revelation. The format and available toys may change up in the short term but that's the sort of on-the-fly twist he seems to enjoy. For good or bad, this is the mind that brought us Franken-Castle. Here's looking forward to the next phase" Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jan 31, 2015

    As an issue I loved this, but that is because I have been keeping up with Remender's previous Uncanny Avengers run as well as AXIS. As a first issue I wasn't too sure about it. It seemed to lay down a lot with insufficient explanation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Feb 3, 2015

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is one of the better Marvel launches in recent memory. While it remains to be seen what the point of this particular title is and how well this cast of characters will gel together, Remender sets up a slew of interesting plot threads and Acua manages to create a world that readers will be eager to return to next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 28, 2015

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is a bold relaunch that really does explore a new status quo for these characters. As Remender becomes more familiar with this post-Axis team dynamic, we'll see stories that rival his previous work. There are seeds of greatness here but it's impossible to predict how they'll grow. Hopefully, Acuna is on the book for the long haul, as his distinct approach is really what makes this issue great, and he and Remender are starting to become creators that I link as an unstoppable pair in my mind. Uncanny Avengers isn't all there yet but you'll be kicking yourself for not getting in on the (relaunched) ground floor. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Feb 1, 2015

    The potential of a team with a cast of characters like this is exciting and new, but ultimately the writing in this first issue diminished that excitement a bit. It is only the first issue though, and this seems as though it may be the start of another big story that Remender is known for writing since his time on Uncanny X-Force. So with that I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Although his Axis event fell short for me, I was a big fan of his previous Uncanny Avengers run and I'm hoping this story given time, can match or better it. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jan 31, 2015

    There's no telling how Secret Wars will impact this new Uncanny Avengers relaunch, but writer Rick Remender seems to be forging ahead with his ideas anyway. He's got a new cast of interesting characters and a new mission statement for the team, but I fear the choice to split them all up on Counter-Earth, of all places, is a bit of a stumble here at the start. But we'll see where he goes with all of this. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 28, 2015

    A great issue to setup a compelling plot moving forward, but falls flat for a majority of the issue due to boring character dynamics. A fantastic opening six pages though. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Nerds Unchained - Nate Tieman Feb 2, 2015

    Uncanny Avengers isn't a bad book, but it already feels incomplete. Whereas Remender's stint on Uncanny X-Force was dark, and the initial run of Uncanny Avengers was epic and bombastic, there's just not much of anything setting this issue apart from the rest of Marvel's current grim and gritty line-up. While I'm certain Remender and company will find their stride on this title, I can only hold out hope that they can do it quickly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Feb 2, 2015

    There are plenty of compelling elements in Uncanny Avengers #1, even for those not happy about the retcon of Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch's heritage. However, it does little to make it feel as though that retcon was worth doing. It's still too early to say whether it'll be a failure on the level of the Clone Saga. It's got a long ways to go before it gets to that point. In the end, some will never be satisfied. But like internet trolls or boy bands, this is an audience that is best ignored for the sake of the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick Jan 29, 2015

    First issues should tantalize and entice with something fresh before leaving me agog for the next issue. That doesn't happen here, with this new team feeling less purposefully assembled and more Garanimal-ed together out of the What if? slush pile. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jan 30, 2015

    Ultimately, "Uncanny Avengers" isn't bad. I think it's emblematic of the problems featured in the last volume. There's great art, some great concepts, and a pretty dope roster but the title seems way more concerned with playing with its toys than it does in telling a story about its characters. And when "Uncanny Avengers" does have to acknowledge its characters as anything more than plot devices, it cruelly treats them as cold harsh creatures. And I don't know about everyone else but I'd really like to see the growth of a Magnetoless Maximoffs and Rogue in a leadership position than pretend I should act excited and surprised for the High Evolutionary. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 21, 2015

    More than a little bit fragmented, with art that's too exaggerated for my tastes. Interesting roster, though… Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jan 29, 2015

    While Rick Remender plots a good story in Uncanny Avengers #1 misses on so many details and subtleties that are just impossible to ignore. Characterizations are off, the reasons for characters being around seem absurd, and the entire idea behind this team is being ignored. This Unity Squad is a group of government funded super-friends, using taxpayer dollars to get in their pals' personal business, while ignoring friends with real problems and the team's overall mission of pushing mutant/human relations. If it wasn't for Acuna's fabulous work this would be a complete bust. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Feb 1, 2015

    Remender has in the past proven to deliver great stories, but “Axis” and “Uncanny Avengers Vol. 1 & 2″ suggest he is very much passed his prime. Yes, this feels like it is a set up for “Secret Wars,” the next major event, but I would suggest just reading the highlights in the first issue of “Secret Wars” and passing on this series. Read Full Review

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