Uncanny Avengers #4

Uncanny Avengers #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 4
7.7Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Red Skull and his S-Men move forward their take over of New York.A member of the Uncanny Avengers joins the S-Men!When the chips are down, the fight all but lost, one Avenger must rise and face the terrible might of The Omega Skull!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Feb 27, 2013

    John Cassaday's art is, in a word, amazing. His battle between Scarlet Witch and Thor is frenetic and exciting. His homage to the cover of the classic Uncanny X-Men #141 was awesome and perfect for the Skull's version of the future. But it's in the last few pages before the epilogue that actually shows just how good he is. The ominous images of the broken and bruised Avengers along with the horror in the eyes of the people under the Skull's control proves that not all battles need to be won to drum up emotions for the reader. It's a masterful issue from Cassaday and one more reason I could point to as why I was so excited to see he was doing this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - Jarrett Kruse Mar 4, 2013

    In the epilogue, it is three months after the attack and Havok, Wanda, and Sunfire are on the run in the city. Wanda is reading a map and Alex finds the manhole cover they are looking for and finds the skeleton of Immortus, dead for centuries, with writing on the wall with a message for the new team. And then, Onslaught appears. Well, not just Onslaught, but with a little Red Skull and Charles Xavier thrown in for good measure. Whoah! I didn't see that coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Nick Furious Mar 1, 2013

    Perhaps the best quality of Rick Remender,John Cassaday, and Laura Martin is how well they display pain. For every painful word that Remender puts on paper, Cassaday and Martin find a way to draw it even more disturbing than the description. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Feb 27, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #4 is a prime example of how you dictate a new creative landscape in an old universe. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 28, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers has finally become the top tier book Marvel has been waiting for it to become. If issue #4 is any indication, the series shows no signs of slowing down either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Mar 3, 2013

    When I started reading 'Uncanny Avengers' #4, I got a sense that this series was slipping into the middle of my list of favorite books on my pull list. By the time I got to the end, it pretty much cemented itself in the upper half. There are some exciting things ahead. Not only are we seeking answers from the final page of the issue, but there's still a sense of dysfunction among some members of the team and the public that they're meant to protect, so I'm looking forward to seeing that play out. Good things (but more likely more bad things) are on their way and you shouldn't miss out on them by not picking up this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Mar 4, 2013

    With the onslaught of Avengers titles on the market Rick Remender and John Cassaday have found a way to make Uncanny Avengers stand out as the leader of the pack. Uncanny Avengers #4 was wonderfully executed from beginning to end. Remender was able to close this arc on a high note as the Avengers stopped the Red Skull while setting up what the future has in store for this team made up of Avengers and X-Men. Cassaday does an equally excellent job with the artwork as he is able to tell the story through his art with how he draws characters emotions and actions. If there is one Avengers book to pick up it is Uncanny Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed Feb 28, 2013

    Despite a few nitpicks, this is a very enjoyable issue with a building mystery and enough surprises to keep things fresh and engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Eric Scroggs Feb 28, 2013

    Rick Remender does a solid job in his first arc and artist John Cassady brings a super-detailed, surreal world to life. I love that the cover is an homage to Uncanny X-Men #141, which I thought was a nice and fitting tribute. Despite this first story being a tad bit depressing in its bleakness, I still enjoyed it immensely. If this first story is any indication of what is to come, count me in for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboy Buzz - MQuannBoyd Mar 6, 2013

    In closing, Rick Remender and John Cassaday conclude the first encounter between the united Avengers and the Red Skull in a stunning fashion. Spoiler none withstanding (although there is a hint in the opening paragraph), the stage is set for these combined X-Men and Avengers to not only deepen the connection between their respective franchises with one another but also forge new unexplored ground in within the Marvel Now! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2013

    This was an amazing finish to the story, and although it wasn't perfect, it was still very good. This story overall wasn't anything extraordinary, but after re-reading all the issues together I've enjoyed it much more this time round, and it was a brilliant opening story for this new team, and I look froward to what the future holds for the Avengers Unity Squad. I would highly recommend this issue, and the entire story, but I would also recommend that you read the story as a whole, as it flows much smoother, and the shipping schedule really hurt the impact that this had on me the first time round, even though I still enjoyed it then. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 28, 2013

    John Cassaday sells the hell out of this book, making every punch shudder with force and making the environments loom over the Avengers. Ending on a spectacular tease, this is an action-packed, cinematic read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Feb 27, 2013

    Either way, I beg that everyone give this issue a chance because I think it’s finally reaching the hype and praise the title has been seeking after. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Feb 28, 2013

    Honestly, if it weren't for that epilogue to the issue, I would give this a lower rating because Remender's narrative boxes just really put me off. They'd work in a story that isn't supposed to be fast paced, but for these two issues it just didn't fit. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 27, 2013

    As previously stated, there is still lots of good stuff going here. Cassaday's art was worth the wait, as this issue looks absolutely fantastic. Laura Martin's colors are as strong as ever, so if nothing else Uncanny Avengers #4 is a visually very pleasing comic book. There's a great page that apes the classic Days of Future Past cover that is worth the cover price alone. And say what you will about Remender's writing in this issue, those last two pages are a thing of beauty. Uncanny Avengers is an okay series that needs to find its voice and then scale back on it. Show, not tell!. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 1, 2013

    Remender is a different kind of talent. He brings grittiness to his books but he also brings a lot of "strange". This comic book doesn't have enough of the strange in it for my tastes and there seems to have been ample opportunity for it. I can't decide if this book is going to grow out, like Franken-Castle, into something totally new or just stick to more standard team elements. While I'm sure a lot of readers would be very happy without more Franken-Castle-like stories, I expect them from Remender. We'll see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 2, 2013

    And I just wanted to gag at the Daily Bugle headline Remender tosses in at the end of the book. When everyone is sitting around licking their wounds, Thor shows Wolverine the front page to try and make him feel better. The headline reads: “Xavier Dead. But Dream Lives On” with a picture of the new team standing amidst all the debris. So after a Nazi super-villain attacks downtown New York, mind controls hundreds of innocent people and causes the murder of dozens more, the Daily freakin' Bugle's headline is some namby-pamby tribute to Charles Xavier? One that just happens to underline the supposed premise of this series? Gag me with a spoon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 2, 2013

    So far, this series has been very disappointing. Except for John Cassaday's art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 1, 2013

    Still, the last couple pages suggest Remender has bigger ideas about what "Uncanny Avengers" will be, and his "Uncanny X-Force" run proves he has the chops to deliver storytelling on that larger scale. When paired with a more appropriate (and faster) artist, it's likely the book will improve. There's an audacity to the ending that has to be admired and at the very least, it's earned a pass for yet one more issue. It's hard not to feel that with the difficult first arc out of the way, "Uncanny Avengers" will finally start its upward trend. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 1, 2013

    The first issue setup for what could have been an amazing opening arc, but it slowly went downhill from there. And unfortunatley issue 4 the downward slide didn't give up. Scarlet Witch Vs. Thor was kind of interesting, but felt a little to easy also. And the Red Skull was just annoying by the end of everything, just when you thought this would be done and over it's not. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Hatmasta Mar 26, 2013

    My god. I can't believe that after something as legendary as his Uncanny X-Force run, Rick Remender serves us this slop. What a mess this book is. John Cassaday's art is decent and at times great, but it's obvious that he rushed through many parts. Remender.... IDK what has happened or if he's just in a rut, but his writing has been painful to read in the last 3 issues. There's so much exposition and unneeded & unwanted, detailed explanation of every little excruciating detail, especially in regards to The Red Skull and his plot. I hate reading about this Red Skull. He's annoying and uninteresting. And Remender: Tone down the exposition. Let the art tell some of the story! I could read these scripts in a book and miss nothing!

  • 8.5
    Sploska Mar 29, 2016

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  • 7.5
    fivexfive Dec 14, 2013

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