Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Welcome to Planet X, the new mutant homeworld, where everything is great-presuming that you possess the mutant gene! Janet Van Dyne, the Wasp, is the last human being alive, relentlessly pursued by Magneto and his All-New X-Force and their "No More Humans" campaign, and protected by her husband, Havok! Witness the fate of the Uncanny Avengers--who survived the Apocalypse Twins' plot, and how?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Mar 26, 2014

    This is an incredible start to what will, no doubt, be a very strange arc. Theres a goal theyre working toward that will, of course, undo the horrific events of last issue, but it was something that was planned and telegraphed last issue, so it doesnt feel like the author is pulling a solution out of the ether for the sake of having a shocking finale that only gets undone later. Everything feels like it fits together and this has been the story that was going to get told from its introduction in issue #6. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 26, 2014

    Newcomers will find pletny to enjoy in Uncanny Avengers #18.NOW, though they'll be missing out on a lot of great material if they don't start from the beginning. This issue keeps the series' momentum going but finally offers readers a light at the end of the tunnel and hope that the Unity Squad can finally live up to its name. As much as the brisk pace glosses over points of interest, it also promises that big, exciting things are fast approaching. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Guy Copes III Mar 31, 2014

    Acua's art leaps off the page, as his use of movement and color is simply breathtaking " as if a painting came to life. The story is also Remender at his best: Desperate heroes up against the worst of odds. Those shades of other stories might turn you off, but here a good goddamn fun story trumps those feelings of same-old-same-old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Mar 28, 2014

    It's arguable that the Apocalypse Twin/Ragnarok Now stretched a little thin. However, "Uncanny Avengers" comes back to form in a major way with the first issue of 'Avenge the Earth.' The book has a (very) strange new status quo, a new mission, and feels fresh in most every way. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    GoCollect - @UrbanRemnant Mar 27, 2014

    "Avenge the Earth pt. 1" is a good jumping on point for readers who've dropped the book altogether and who might want to return with issue no. 18. For the casual reader, though it's a new arc, it may be confusing to just jump in without reading the previous stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 27, 2014

    This isn't the strongest work from either Remender or Acuna, but it will suffice as an opening to a new arc. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Apr 2, 2014

    Daniel Acua comes back to the title and his art is impressive. At times the art feels a bit too busy, but for the most part it works. His line is very free and as always with his art, it looks as though it was painted with watercolors. That said, I don't think his designs of the costumes are as strong as the originals, they feel as though they're from the future and fit into the modern design of the ship and it's inhabitants. Overall this issue is setting the stage for what's next, it focuses on just a few characters to ease readers into the story, but it looks as though that will all change and change dramatically next issue. When I saw some of those characters involved (who I won't name to avoid spoiling the surprise), I couldn't help but be very excited for what's coming. Read Full Review

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