Uncanny Avengers #3

Uncanny Avengers #3

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Red Skull is using his new powers to incite violence against mutants across the globe! Scarlet Witch and Rogue make a terrible discovery that will haunt them forever! The Uncanny Avengers feel the full might of Red Skulls S-Men!

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Jan 24, 2013

    Never in my life have a read a comic book for that long. There was so much to read! It sounds like I'm irritated. I assure you I am not. I am impressed that every single bit of reading was well worth it. This issue was $3.99 and I would have paid ten bucks for it. I am not joking. This issue is just that good. And this is coming from someone who isn't exactly blown away by the comics of the year 2000 and beyond. This comic blew me away. Mad props to everyone who had anything to do with this issue. And Mr. Remender you just got yourself a nomination for best comic of 2013 in my book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    WhatCulture - Christopher Jones Jan 26, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers isn't an essential title for anyone wanting to get the main gist of what is happening for the Avengers or X-Men. If you're thinking that your pull list has already gotten a little saturated with several titles featuring the same teams, you might want to skip this one. If you're looking for something a little different than your typical Avengers or X-Men story then I highly recommend jumping on now. With only three issues out you won't be too in the dark if you start with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 25, 2013

    This is definitely one of Marvel Now’s big guns and it’s a title that just gets better with every new issue. Not to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 26, 2013

    Rick Remender and John Cassaday are creating something truly inspired with Uncanny Avengers. The narrative's underlying symbolism and lasting consequences give it the demeanor of Marvel's flagship 'Marvel NOW!' title. In many ways, Remender has taken the best parts of the Avengers and X-Men franchises and melded them together for stunning results. Uncanny Avengers #3 is the third chapter of "The Red Shadow", but unlike many middle issues, this one doesn't lull or rest on exposition to carry the story into a big conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jan 23, 2013

    It's rare that mainstream comics broach a level of art like Uncanny Avengers #3, and for that, it may turn some readers off. The '60's style script could easily be a hard pill to swallow for readers who don't latch on to what Remender is trying to accomplish, using nostalgia as a weapon in much the same way the Red Skull uses the fear of an unforgiving future to conquer New York, but if you can dig deep enough, and peel enough layers off the onion, Uncanny Avengers #3 becomes something of a masterpiece of the post-modern superhero comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Jan 27, 2013

    What I've come to appreciate about this book the most is that the writer isn't making it too easy for the heroes to win. I'm hoping that when the inevitable victory is delivered to us, that notion of it being a hard-fought victory carries through. If so, this will easily sit up there with the best titles Marvel is putting out today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jan 23, 2013

    I was initially skeptical about this title, as I avoided AvX or any of the related crossovers. I can now safely say that Uncanny Avengers is not only sufficiently friendly for folks who avoided last year's mega-crossover, but it's essential reading for any fan of the Marvel Universe. I can't think of a single title which utilizes quite so much of the Marvel Universe this effectively, but still manages to stay safely within the confines of its own twenty or so pages each month. Uncanny Avengers #3 is, without question, the best comic I read this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 29, 2013

    Rick Remender has quickly separated this series from the rest of the Avengers related titles on the market. Uncanny Avengers #3 does a great job finding a balance between a grounded story with a larger than life concept. This is not something easy because the anti-mutant riots have been done many times in the past. But Remender has been able to take the anti-mutant hysteria concept and make it his own with how he has the Red Skull become involved. This story also allowed many Avengers and X-Men characters to step up to this latest conflict. It's going to be exciting to see how this story unfolds and grows into more stories for this Avengers/X-Men team-up title. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Smash - Andrea Shockling Jan 23, 2013

    So the Red Skull wins. Seriously. He takes New York and Thor and (maybe) (probably) Wolverine and I don't know, guys. Things don't look great for the Avengers at all. Steve Rogers formed this new team of mutants and humans to protect both after the events of AvX, but “Uncanny Avengers” #3 shows us how little effect they have on the impossible threat of a telepathic Red Skull. Some more big guns are coming in future issues (Wonder Man, Wasp and Sunfire, specifically) (no, I don't consider Wasp to be a “big gun” either, but give her a break. She's been missing in a pocket universe for a decade) to hopefully tip the balance in the Avengers' favor. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - paladinking Jan 25, 2013

    Again, your mileage may vary on this one. However, if you're up for a trip down memory lane in the form of a tribute to comics of days gone by, all in a modern setting with slick, modern artwork, you'll enjoy this one for sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jan 25, 2013

    If you hadn’t guessed it by now, I give Uncanny Avengers #3 an emphatic BUY for telling a high-minded story while having the presence of mind to keep its feet on the ground. Color me hooked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Jan 23, 2013

    While I had some reservations in the beginning, this book is shaping nicely as a fresh action title with a clever threat and an interesting hook. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Syndicate - Chris Mailloux Jan 25, 2013

    Overall I definitely recommend this book for the story alone. The art –colouring to be more specific, could use some fixing up but besides that I definitely enjoyed this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2013

    This series is finally starting to pick-up, and although the shipping schedule has hurt the overall flow of the series on release, if you re-read the issue along with the others it feels so much more exciting. This issue was full of amazing emotional conflicts, as well as having some surprising, and very interesting moment, which were simply outstanding. I would highly recommend this issue, but would also recommend reading it as a whole, along with issue 1, 2, and 4, as it's a much smoother read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Jan 27, 2013

    This issue has a ton of action and John Cassaday's art continues to amaze in its detail. While his work here isn't quite as satisfying as it was on Astonishing X-Men a few years back, it's still very pleasing to the eye. I can definitely still appreciate his style. To sum it all up, this book still has my full attention. Despite the pacing problems and the unconventional narrative style, this is a book I plan to stick with. Now lets see just what this team is capable of. 7.5/10 Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 28, 2013

    John Cassaday’s art is not a win here, it’s way too sporadic. His Red Skull is amazing, so is his Captain America, but his general pencils are too simplistic. Cassaday does communicate action well during the fighting, but he doesn’t allow the shadowing to go dark enough. The overly basic backgrounds and stock character looks don’t reflect Remender’s dark themes. Overall, the art just doesn’t do the story justice. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 24, 2013

    Overall, this would have been a great issue had Remender not decided to narrate pointlessly throughout he entirety of the issue. It seems like such an odd decision to make mid-story, especially in an issue that's the most action-packed of the three published thus far. This all said I have to wonder if this writing style change had something to do with the delays that this issue experienced. Whatever the case, I feel like while this arc may wrap up very nicely, it's the next story that I'm really looking forward to, where Remender will continue upon elements from his Uncanny X-Force series with some new characters called the Apocalypse Twins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jan 23, 2013

    By now I anticipate a lot of readers will be jumping off of this title and I cannot blame them. The comic is fine, but it isn't living up to expectation. Maybe that's impossible, but with Hickman's two Avengers titles (Avengers and New Avengers) and Bendis' two X-Men (All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men) titles, and I recommend all of them, there really isn't any room for Uncanny Avengers in the mix. This title is not ambitious enough to stay alive against the fierce competition of other Marvel books, let alone worrying about what DC, Image and Dark Horse are up to. Uncanny Avengers didn't turn out as uncanny as I had hoped. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jan 28, 2013

    So far this is the weakest issue of the series. The writing is far too expository and some of the character models just don't work in Cassaday's style. However, the story"or perhaps the idea of the story"and the chance to see characters that don't typically interact work together on the same team is enough for me to carry it through. I've read enough of Rick Remender's other work to have faith that this issue is just a hiccup, and I'll be there next month (Thor willing there won't be any further delays) for issue 4. If you haven't checked out Uncanny Avengers yet, this issue is not a good jumping-on point, but the title overall is strong enough to warrant giving it a shot. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 23, 2013

    Make no mistake -- Uncanny Avengers is an enjoyable read. But it's not reaching the level of quality I expected from the creative team. The worst part is that the series is being hurt by delays, but those delays aren't even enough to allow Cassaday the time he needs to deliver his best work. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    While this title is entertaining enough to keep reading, it has definitely fallen from whatever lofty graces it was launched. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Jan 25, 2013

    This series still has a lot of promise though and one bad issue isn't going to break it. Still I can't say this one was worth reading, so if you're new to the series just skip it, hell skip it if you read the first two just to save yourself the disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 23, 2013

    We're seeing a different type of Avengers story and that's the whole point of this series. Rather than give us more of what we've seen many times, Rick Remender is mixing up different concepts from the Avengers and X-Men. Some of these are a little hard to get used to but that's what gives this book an edge. You're not quite sure what to expect. John Cassaday's art has its moments where it shines but there are many scenes that fall a little flat. We also get too many brightly colored plain backgrounds. With the chaos and destruction, it should have a darker feel to it. It's great seeing this new team try to function together. If they survive, this will definitely make them stronger but seeing them try to mesh together is what sets this apart from the other Avengers (and X-Men) titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 25, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers is still picking up steam. Remender lets Red Skull win the day with some prisoners in this issue as things are going to heat up from here on out. The book has a lot to like but just isn't enough to stand out from the crowd just yet. Remender is still world building but this book is one to watch. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 24, 2013

    "Uncanny Avengers" #3 is a brutal fight issue where the main characters are all tested to their core strengths and by issue's end things are different. The overwritten style adds depth to the world, in an almost Claremont fashion, and while it's bordering on overbearing it certainly brings more positive to negative on the page. I would like to see Remender continue to experiment on this and hone it as his voice for this title. In the end, this is the personification of a fun superhero comic and nothing more. That's not a bad thing, but it's as much a warning as it is recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 24, 2013

    I can't recommend this one at all. Read Full Review

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