Uncanny Avengers #14

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Steve McNiven Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

•  How many Avengers must die to stop the Apocalypse Twins?!
•  Wolverine fails mankind. Daken has his revenge.
•  Wanda confesses her true love. Grim Reaper has his revenge.
•  A heart-wrenching and desperate tale of betrayal, love, revenge and sacrifice.

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - The Cannoli Dec 3, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers 14 was actually a complete package for me. Honestly, I enjoyed reading this much more than Infinity 6 and New Avengers 12. Had either of them had half the impactful panels and drama that this book had, Marvel would be getting high praise this week. Pick this book up and enjoy the twists Marvel has in store. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 26, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers doesn't disappoint. After a year of buildup on this series (and several more in Uncanny X-Force), Remender has reached an important point in his saga that is as dramatic and emotional as it is bloody. Steve McNiven is just the artist to handle all of those elements, so the series remains in great hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Dec 2, 2013

    Amid the onslaught of events and tie-ins, you need not look any further for high stakes, event worthy storytelling than Uncanny Avengers. Rick Remender clearly has huge, ground shaking plans for his team and they may not come out of the other side alive, if they come out at all. With this latest arc, Remender is proving just how capable of a writer he is with over the top plots and genuine hard hitting drama that never feels forced or just there for pure shock value. These stories have weight and consequence, and its wonderful seeing them taken so seriously, while never sacrificing the inherent weirdness that make comics what they are. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Nov 30, 2013

    My planned stop at a comic shop in Grand Rapids, MI on "new comic book Wednesday" to pick up this issue amongst others while on our way through snow and gale to our Thanksgiving destination paid off. Whew! That was a long run-on sentence, but so was the trip. "Uncanny Avengers #14" slightly added to its worth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 25, 2013

    In an era of slow storytelling, Uncanny Avengers continues to impress, making sure that readers never feel cheated. This issue is no exception, even with the occasional hiccup in the art - with a ton of action and some incredibly high stakes, this battle royale between man and mutant is reaching a fever pitch. If you read one Marvel book this week, make it this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 28, 2013

    The colorization of Laura Martin is really strong, too, with her going in a way that is both methodic and hyperbolized. She works with a good lot of very bright and highly contrasting colors in several scenes, with the dark and somber shades that Daken and Grim Reaper sport that clash with the high energy and definitely more diverse in colors characters that are Wolverine, Sunfire, Scarlet Witch and the others. The colors used in the backgrounds during the action scene are also fairly effective, pinpointing a certain division between cold and warm thanks to the red backgrounds and green grass that really establish a certain tension and chaos, without destroying the alien look of the setting. While the use of several deaths may come as a bit excessive, the tension, drama and chaos of the issue, combined with the rather strong art of Steve McNiven and the colorization or Laura Martin makes this issue really enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Nov 28, 2013

    With so much happening in one issue it will be even more exciting to see the fallout in the next issue. Remender seems to be drawing this arc to an end and I'm definitely looking forward to the finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 27, 2013

    Get ready for some crazy stuff here. Rick Remender has been building up the story throughout this series and he does not slow down here. We're seeing more being added to the overall story and Remender does not shy away from the action. Big things happen which will lead to some interesting repercussions. Seeing how everyone deals with this, if they're given the chance amidst all the action, will be intriguing. Steve McNiven's art is a welcomed sight as he gets right down the gritty detail required in the scenes. What it comes down to is, you should not miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 27, 2013

    I've enjoyed a lot of the intricate plotting of Uncanny Avengers, and I'm really excited to see Doom 2099 getting involved somehow (even if it's the blue-cloaked version and not the red-cloaked President of America Doom), but this should have been a supremely affecting issue, given the events unfolding that have been built towards since the get-go. Unfortunately, if we don't believe in the motivations of the characters, if their actions don't quite make sense, all you come away from the book feeling is a general sense of head-shaking dismissal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 7, 2014

    The strength of any story that involves death is the ability to have an emotional impact. With the Scarlett Witch and Wonder Man, there was definitely an impact. With Rogue, the only emotion that could possibly be evoked is frustration. Many events in the past have failed because characters were callously killed off for the sake of shocking and upsetting people. And unlike recent issues of Uncanny Avengers, the narrative isn't as well-organized or concise. It was as if this issue was made solely to create the circumstances necessary for a death theme. In an era where death is a revolving door, that shock is now more of an annoyance. Uncanny Avengers #14 attempts to maximize the impact of death in this convoluted era of comics. However, it only partially succeeds. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Nov 27, 2013

    Folks, traverse these waters with care. This is a really tough issue to fully endorse by any standards, as I have the strange feeling that every change to the continuity here will be reversed very soon. Uncanny Avengers continues to be nothing short of a hot mess with good art. Read Full Review

  • 3.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Nov 29, 2013

    Really, Remender and McNiven are talented dudes, there's no denying that and it just feels like the former is just more interested in telling his grand sci-fi story rather than the race/LGBTQ/religious-relations one everyone said wouldn't get thrown out the window once Havok made a single misguided speech that apparently ended racism forever. Maybe if this were literally any other book I'd give it a pass, but out of every comic book this isn't the one that should remind me of a Dave Matthews concert and disregarding everyone who struggles with discrimination who relates to the X-Men is really just a terrible call. Read Full Review

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