Uncanny Avengers #8

Uncanny Avengers #8

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Xavier is dead, now begins the age of The Apocalypse Twins! Now begins Ragnar?k and it’s all Thor’s fault!S.W.O.R.D. Peak station is attacked by Apocalypse’s Ship! A Celestial’s fate so shocking, so impossible, it will rock the Marvel Universe to its core.This is it, Ragnar?k is now and not even the Uncanny Avengers can hold it back!

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 5, 2013

    Although this has probably been the worst issue in the storyline so far, this was still an outstanding issue, and it really goes to show how good the story is, when such a good issue like this is the worst so far. This issue showed excitement, and mystery, as well as drama, and speculation, and although there were times I questioned whether it was structured right, overall I felt it was awesome, and truly worth reading. This means that I'd highly recommend this issue, and the storyline so far, and look forward to seeing how Remender progresses this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    Artist Daniel Acuna's visuals are all sorts of glorious. The scene where Thor must destroy the falling debris looks straight out of a summer blockbuster movie. I can't count how many times I've seen Thor throw his hammer, but this is the first time I've held my breath in anticipation of its impact. And I've got to hand it to Remender and Acuna for having this take place over beautifully depicted Rio. It seems that 99.9% of all disasters occur in New York City, so I'm glad the creators are making this an international title in both its cast and its geography. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 10, 2013

    In short, Remender is back, baby. He's once again delivering these dense, character driven, cerebral plots that delve into the annals of Marvel continuity, which I absolutely love. If you were disappointed with the direction of his first story on this series then I'm happy to say you will not regret picking it up anymore. In fact, I go on to say I'm not missing Uncanny X-Force anymore, because it feels like it's back again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed May 9, 2013

    This is not a perfect title, by any stretch of the imagination. But, bumps and bruises included, this still stands as a smart, fun, interesting book that delivers issue after issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin May 14, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #8 was another exciting chapter in what is easily one of the best comics on the stands. What makes the entire story impressive is how Rick Remender uses the established history of the Avengers and X-Men to further develop the story he is telling. This approach further establishes the larger than life threat that the Apocalypse Twins pose and spotlights the unique dynamic of this Avengers/X-Men team. While I am not a big fan of Daniel Acuna's art style I got to admit that he does turn in some of his best work on this issue. He is able to capture both the small and epic moments of Remender's tale. If you are looking for an Avengers or X-Men book to pick up than I highly recommend checking out Uncanny Avengers. This series does a fantastic job using the best of both worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 11, 2013

    Hopefully Remender can get his big, crazy ideas down to the same level of his top notch character interaction. Then this book will really sing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 9, 2013

    This comic starts off ridiculously strong, but does stumble a bit towards the end. With Marvel really riding the time-travel stories hard, Rick Remender does great work implying a greater history behind the Apocalypse Twins - indeed, after his run on Uncanny X-Force, it's probably not surprising that he's so good at making relatable villains. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 10, 2013

    Though I'm a fan of John Cassaday's work, he was not the right fit for this title, and it's clear that Acua is an ideal artist for this kind of book and for Remender in general. Ever since issue #5 (with guest artist Coipel) "Uncanny Avengers" has become a title to watch, but do yourself a favor and read up before you jump in, you will get that much more from the stories Remender has to tell. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 9, 2013

    Yeah, I somehow doubt the Avengers are dead.  This issue didn't grab me as the past few issue did.  It was good, but there was a lot of people speaking in riddles and events being set up.  It seems like the Apocalypse Twins have broken from Kang, who took them so there wouldn't be an Apocalypse, which would make it easier for him to create a dynasty in the future.  The twins seem to be uber pro-mutant, ala Magneto, and are striking out, in part, because of Red Skull's antics earlier in this series.  Or at least that's what I was able to gather.  So yeah, good stuff, but not great, so I have to admit, I'm just a tad let down. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho May 8, 2013

    This issue is still setting things up for a big battle between the Uncanny Avengers and the Apocalypse twins, but it has done a good job of putting key players in compelling situations. This series keeps getting better with each issue, if Remender can do with this book what he did with Uncanny X-Force; we're all in for an epic treat. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 10, 2013

    "Uncanny Avengers" feels like a rather strange book. The concepts, as I've said previously, are definitely there. When Remender sets out to make up a villain, an evil plot, or just any idea for his books, they're out there in all the right ways. Unfortunately, those concepts end up being dragged down by his seemingly desire to craft a book that doesn't exist in the shadows, but stands in the light; which would be fine if the current plot wasn't a direct continuation of his earlier bloodier title. It's sort of like what would happen if Bendis took "Avengers" and used it to continue a plot thread from "Daredevil." The good ideas and intentions are definitely there, but both "Uncanny" books are dissimilar on enough premise that it feels awkward reading about Clan Akkaba and Apocalypse in a story by the "UXF" team that doesn't include Fantomex or Deadpool. The title as a whole, needs to go back to what it did in earlier issues and Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 11, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers has a tremendous long story. Each issue inches things forward. Sure it's tough to simply jump on but many of the best books are that way. The cast is large and perhaps that is the issue with the character depictions. Perhaps the obscure characters involved are dragging the lot down. Whatever the reason the book just doesn't have the same emotional entanglements that Uncanny X-Force had. It's not fair to compare the books but it is also impossible not to. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio May 12, 2013

    On a whole, there are a lot of interesting pieces at play in 'Uncanny Avengers' right now. With the next issue tying into 'Age of Ultron', I'm curious to see how involved Kang, the Twins, and the whole dysfunctional team play into the whole event. Currently, I'm wondering if it'll be a separate thing all together or if what we've been seeing in this arc will play a part in Ultron's master plan. After all, both Kang and Ultron are utilizing time stream manipulation to get what they want right now. Either way, we'll find out in the next issue. Read Full Review

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