Uncanny Avengers #1

Uncanny Avengers #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 43 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

THIS IS IT! The greatest era of the Marvel Universe starts here! From the ashes of AvX an all-new, all-different Avengers assemble! Captain America begins his quest to create a sanctioned Avengers unit comprised of Avengers and X-Men, humans and mutants working together so why is Professor Xaviers dream more at risk than ever? The first attack of the most loathsome villain in history will quake the Marvel Universe forever! The funeral of one of Marvels greatest heroes!

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer Oct 10, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is a comic that from the beginning had a lot to prove. As a first issue, Remender managed to bring a solid introduction to this team. Keeping the team small is the best decision he could have made. Its a good way to let the characters and story breathe and showcase their potential. This was a successful first issue of Uncanny Avengers; it had a strong story with a powerful ending. Im pleasantly surprised and I think that this marks a good beginning for Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - mcknight57 Nov 16, 2012

    This earns a 5 for being better than I really thought it would be, though there is a weird cliff-hanger at the end of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopMatters - shathley Q Oct 14, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers succeeds, not only as great comics, but on equal footing with great literature. It is the best kind of way to kick off the new MarvelNOW!. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Syndicate - Kristina Oct 31, 2012

    This comic book is a must read. Hopefully, the suspense stays consistent. Remender has something amazing for this book and it will become the most talked about books among Marvel Now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Oct 12, 2012

    What an insane way to start Marvel NOW. It's most definitely worth picking up 'Uncanny Avengers' this week. Go get it right now. While you're sitting in a state of shock after reading it, you'll find picking it up from your local comic book store was the right thing to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Oct 15, 2012

    Rick Remender's run on Secret Avengers hasn't been as good as Warren Ellis' run so I was worried about this series. I'm happy to report Remender does a fantastic job from beginning to end. John Cassaday's art does an equally fantastic job in telling the story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 10, 2012

    This comic was NEARLY perfect. If not for a few small bumps(mainly the Red Skull and his whole brain-snatching thing), it would have been perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 10, 2012

    Marvel NOW! and Uncanny Avengers is off to the right start. I can't wait to see what Remender and Cassaday has for us down the line! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Oct 11, 2012

    While Cassaday's art was good there were some bits and panels that looked flawed. Nonetheless its still a welcome sight to see him work for Marvel again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Oct 12, 2012

    Ranking a book like this is always tough: no corporate-managed superhero comic can ever fully exploit the medium's possibilities in the way that, say, a Chris Ware or Charles Burns, can. But in the context of the beginning of whatever Marvel Now! conceives itself to be, and as a way of hooking readers on its future potential, it's hard to imagine it being done any better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Oct 10, 2012

    In the end, this is a dynamic and explosive start to Marvel NOW! and a really fun comic to read. ‘Nuff said. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 10, 2012

    While it is true that every comic book issue is someone's first -- a statement that is magnified for comics with #1 on their covers -- this issue is a daring introduction to both the Avengers and X-Men. Remender and company presume the reader joins this story with a certain level of familiarity and gets the action going full tilt. Newer readers are likely to be kept afloat by the smart, action-packed narrative that covers the vast range of the Marvel U in wide, sweeping strokes. This is a grand way to launch Marvel NOW! and there is certainly enough story and gorgeous art to necessitate a re-read or two. "Uncanny Avengers" #1 opens with a disgustingly engrossing scene and closes with an equally shocking cliffhanger as a longtime Marvel villain resurfaces. I'm hooked and I want more "Uncanny Avengers." Now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Alexander Jones Oct 16, 2012

    While The Scarlet Witch whisked away all of the Avengers and killed many mutants, her persecution by the X-Men feels slightly heavy handed. However, the animosity between Rogue and Scarlet Witch leads to formidable dialogue. The slap delivered by Rogue is a bit much and paints her character in a strangely immature light. Thankfully an explosion bursts out which features the fantastically creepy group of villains brought to fruition by Remender's twisted mind. The last page is a haunting cliffhanger that will give a good scare. If this debut is any indication of what Uncanny Avengers will be then we may have something special among the Avengers titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 10, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is an excellent beginning to what is sure to be a landmark series from Marvel. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Oct 10, 2012

    I can't say enough good things about Uncanny Avengers #1. Rick Remender's plot and scripts are just magnificent - there's no deep connections to continuity, there's no huge revelations about characters we didn't already know (how many issues can depict Cyclops be transported to his cell?) and the characters used are either largely identifiable, or get amazingly organic profiling through character dialogue. All of these elements make Uncanny Avengers one hell of a read. Marvel is really striving to bring in new readers with 'Marvel NOW!', and if this first issue of concept is an example of the quality we'll be getting going forward, then it will be tremendously successful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington Oct 11, 2012

    First issues, renumbering, reboots, relaunches " you name it. Both Marvel and DC have been known for their share of all of these and some have failed and some of succeeded but right now with this issue fresh off the shelves I can say with much delight that this has been a success and I hope that the many Marvel NOW titles to come keep up the good standard that this title has. If you've never read a Marvel title before or have been looking for a way back in or maybe you've never read a comic " this is it, this is your way in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Oct 10, 2012

    Now this was the first of many of new titles for Marvel Now, Marvel’s re-booting of its titles. I’m sure they won’t be as awesome as this title was, but they’re definitely off to a great start. If you’ve always collected Avengers titles and never collected X titles or if it’s vice versa, than I think you might enjoy this title. I can’t recommend this one enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 15, 2012

    While Uncanny Avengers #1 is not the most new reader friendly issue that Marvel could have started their new direction with it delivered a strong story nonetheless. Rick Remender and John Cassaday combined to deliver an entertaining comic that laid the groundwork for the rest of the series going forward. The six cover characters are all given enough screen time to establish the different voices they each have and what their attitudes are post-Avengers vs. X-Men. With the Red Skull initiating his plans and mutants back with a vengeance what happens next will be exciting to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 10, 2012

    While hurting from inconsistent art, Uncanny Avengers is the first good thing to come out of Avengers vs. X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 11, 2012

    So a bit of a disappointing start for this series - it's nine-tenths of a good comic, but still doesn't manage to get to tha "great comic" mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Oct 11, 2012

    Marvel NOW is off to a rock solid start with this one. A character-driven, introspective read with a gigantic wtf of a final page. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Oct 12, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers delivers a strong first issue, and credit goes to John Cassaday's art for elevating it to a certain level. But Remender does avoid giving us too much of a stock team-building first issue and has chosen a potentially interesting cast. The mishandling of Cyclops and the rest of the former Phoenix Five is an impediment, but there is hope that the series can move on and away from the drawbacks of Avengers vs. X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Oct 11, 2012

    Uncanny Avengerssucceeds that it can be a fresh jumping-on point for new readers. Though we may not understand all of the subplots laid in the story, its still a solid beginning for anyone to pick up Marvel comics. We may not be getting an all-out reboot like DC Comics, but well still enjoy a brand-new story thanks to the A-list writing and art team, featuring both AvengersandX-Men. Overall, a solid book, and I cant wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Oct 10, 2012

    As with any of the new Marvel NOW books, there is no way they will let what happened in AvX go without mentioning it in damn near every series, guaranteed, so you will be brought up to speed in one story or another. Some series are going to be better than others, its just a law of averages, and I still feelas expressed in the first RCB Central Podcastthat this whole Marvel NOW bit is just a way of mimicking the success of DCs New 52 but there are going to be some books that you cant help but pick up and enjoyagain, the law of averages. This will be one of them. Rick Remender, which I really cant say enough, is a hell of a talent and hes really firing on all cylinders right now. Look for his other series, with John Romita Jr, Captain America, volume 7, as well. Its sure to be tied in, or get tied in, with Uncanny Avengers at some point so why not start early? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead Oct 13, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers is a good read, but it's mostly just another cash grab. Seriously, almost HALF of the book is made up of ads, but it's worth getting for a fun story and great art, and because it's the flagship title of Marvel: Now.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Ramblings - Fanboy Ramblings Oct 11, 2012

    This book was a good introduction into the direction they are going with The Avengers. I'm excited to see all these guys fighting together and see what teams are put together. Alex seems like he's going to be a good leader and has a much better head on his shoulder than that of his brother. Overall it is a solid book and I recommend checking it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 9, 2012

    Gone are the quippy back-and-forths of Brian Michael Bendis, and in its place is something a bit more deliberate, a bit more visual. By working with a smaller cast, writer Rick Remender is able to focus on individual cast trajectories, like Alex Summers and Wolverine wrestling with Cyclops' corruption under the Phoenix Force, or Rogue and the Scarlet Witch going head-to-head over the latter's role in the depowering of mutantkind. The mutant characters of this book have some very clearly defined arcs already, and that's going to go a long way towards selling this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Nov 28, 2012

    A nice start to this new series and I hope it continues, as it's has so much potential, and there isn't an Avengers title that's both consistent, and good. I would highly recommend this issue to anyone as it's truly wonderful, and I'd also recommend anyone that's bought AVX: Consequences #1 to read this issue first as the events take place before AVX: Consequences #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Oct 9, 2012

    It's a new beginning in the aftermath of the battle between the Avengers and the X-Men. It makes perfect sense that we're finally seeing this marriage between two of Marvel's biggest franchises. The potential for the formation of a new team of Avengers with members from both teams is going to be interesting and Rick Remender is definitely the man to pull it all together. There is a new level of tension in the Marvel Universe that won't make being a hero easy. The idea of who this squad will face right away is intriguing. There may be elements that make this team feel a little too cookie cutter-ish but I can't wait to see how it turns out. There were moments where John Cassaday's art was off a little but the idea of him drawing all these characters is something to get excited for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Oct 10, 2012

    Despite the few issues concerning the writing, I'm looking forward to seeing where this series goes. And I'll read anything drawn by Cassady. He's one of my favorite artists in the business right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 12, 2012

    This was a generally solid issue. The main characters are all introduced and given a little scene to propel their upcoming storylines " with the exception of Thor, and kind of Captain America. For the moment, they're just window dressing. But Havok, Scarlet Witch, Rogue and perhaps even Wolverine seem to have some exciting stories on the track. Maybe. I'd especially like to see what Remender does with Havok. Hopefully more than Peter David managed to do in X-Factor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - MQuannBoyd Oct 13, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers seems posed for a long and meaningful run as Marvel's new premium team.Although, I must admit I'm a slight bit biased on the subject. Growing up a fanboy, I gravitated towards team books. I grew up reading the exploits the X-Men and the Vance Astro lead Guardians of the Galaxy (not that I have anything against Starlord or Rocket Raccoon) where dozens appeared often by the dozens. In many ways, the team book concept is much like a kid having a bunch of toys scattered across the living room floor, picking out the best of the best for a battle royale style mash-up where the only rules are there are no rules. The same lack of inside-the-box, rule abiding storytelling seems unlikely for Marvel's most recent Uncanny endeavor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Oct 11, 2012

    I have to admit that it's going to take some getting used to some of the new costume designs for certain characters, such as Havok, Scarlet Witch, and Rogue. While the changes aren't necessarily drastic, they're noticeable enough almost to the point that they're unnecessary. I know I'll get used to them, though. I mean, I don't hate them. It's just that, at this point, I prefer their previous looks. Still, Cassaday is a talented artist and I look forward to reading this series with both he and writer Rick Remender involved. Regretfully, I'm not as familiar with Remender as I'd like to be, but I have enjoyed what I've read by him. As with many #1 issues, this one isn't perfect, as the book is only beginning to find it's footing. However, it does introduce many intriguing notions and has me very much looking forward to Marvel NOW! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 11, 2012

    Overall, Uncanny Avengers' first issue does it's best to act as an introduction to a new era of Marvel comics. There's that feeling that previous first issues of big books (New Avengers after 'Disassembled', and Avengers after 'Siege') have had, but there's also a definitive difference. You can feel the initiative being taken to try and bring the X-Men and the Avengers together, whereas in the past when Bendis reformed the Avengers in New Avengers volume one, the only reason Wolverine was even put on the team was because they happened to run into him on their first mission. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 11, 2012

    Overall, this book's pitch (mutants and Avengers on a team together, setting an example), plus creative team, plus first arc's layout all work for me. I was not, at all, expecting to dig this book as much as I did. I am very pleasantly surprised by this, and will be picking the book up regularly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Oct 11, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers is a good start to Marvel NOW! Let's only hope the rest of these books can live up to the high quality that Remender and Cassaday have show us here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Oct 12, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is a strong debut. When this comic was first solicited, I really was not sure if I wanted to read the adventures of Scarlet Witch (who I hate) and what I felt was a mashed together supersquad. But this is a very good creative team, and they've sold me with a solid, entertaining first issue which establishes itself immediately.Uncanny Avengers #1 rates a four out of five stars. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 9, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is a slower start for the series, both visually and story-wise, than readers might have been expecting. First issues are so often that way. There's always the requisite setup and team-building that has to take place before the action and intrigue can really kick in. That being said, Remender was able to largely skip that setup process with Uncanny X-Force, and it's a bit disappointing that Uncanny Avengers doesn't show a similar desire to rush out of the gate with guns blazing. This is a solid debut issue to what will hopefully be a great series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 16, 2012

    The issue starts off a bit slow, but, man, those last four pages or so, totally what I expect from Remender. WTF is up with the Red Skull's new cronies? A giant sea-turtle and a chick with a bag of talking wind? I'm so hooked. Just like Xavier, this comic has me a bit out of my mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Oct 12, 2012

    Uncanny Avengers seems like it is going to be a sprawling epic on the par with Fear Agent or Uncanny X-Force. You would be simply crazy to miss the opening issue to this book. You might find the story to be a little slow or light on the action, but based on past history this issue will only look average until the subsequent issues piece together the bigger, more layered story. I recommend this book to anyone who likes epics. Get yourself ready. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Nov 18, 2012

    The comic isn't at the point where I give up, but this isn't what I expected from what was supposed to be one of the biggest comics of the year. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 10, 2012

    Ultimately, the biggest problem with this comic book is the marketing campaign. The effort to establish this as an important moment in Marvel history sets the bar awfully high for Remender's plot, and it just doesn't meet the goal. The big reveal on the final page of the villain and his motives establish this as little more than a standard super-hero story. Perhaps it's intended to be epic in scale, but just about every appearance of this particular antagonist has been intended as such for the past couple of decades (or more). Stripped of the heavy continuity and gore, what we're left with is basically an ordinary super-hero story. It's diverting, but not really worth the hype, and barely worth the $4 cover price. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    WhatCulture - Marcus Doidge Oct 10, 2012

    I set myself a goal after the hugedisappointmentI had with AvX. To see how Marvel NOW! went and then decide if it was time to hang up my Marvel Comics spending. At this stage, AvX: Aftermath and Uncanny X-Men feel like more laziness from Marvel. There's no focus any more, it all just feels like moves to make money or promote a film that may or may not happen over the next ten years. I don't think I'm even gonna get to Marvel NOW! if I'm honest. I'm already bored. Read Full Review

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