Uncanny Avengers #8AU

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Rick Remender, Gerry Duggan Artist: Adam Kubert Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 9
8.1Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

• Kang and the The Apocalypse Twins enter the Age of Ultron, but what do they want?

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 6, 2013

    This was yet another amazing issue, and although it's not quite as good as the main storyline that's featured in this series, it has to be the best crossover to Age of Ultron that I've read so far, and also the best issue in the crossover so far (including Age of Ultron itself). The issue showed the developments of the Apocalypse Twins prior to the main storyline perfectly, whilst also showing what's become of the Avengers Unity Squad in this changed universe, and it was simply outstanding, and I'd highly recommend this issue, even if you're not getting Age of Ultron. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 22, 2013

    This is easily my favorite Age of Ultron tie-in. The dialog is brisk, the art jumps and the story it tells actually develops the villains from the main universe. We get to learn exactly how and why the Apocalypse Twins became as ruthless as they did and it's very interesting seeing them behaving a bit more naively and even a little compassionately at times. They're written in this book as though they actually WERE children, which is in stark contrast to their dour, almost funereal tone in the main Uncanny Avengers storyline. This book is worth picking up whether or not you care about Age of Ultron. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Mark Brassington May 24, 2013

    The guy has a massive idea in his head of an overarching story, and is able to tell it in such a roundabout way that when elements introduced earlier make their way back into the story, it really blows your mind. And if you don't want to miss anything, you have to read every book, tie in or otherwise! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 25, 2013

    Yep, Remender can indeed tell us a really good AoU story!  It kind of makes me wonder why Marvel lets Bendis do anything...  We got a glimpse into the Age of Ultron world, AND Remender managed to give us a deeper look at the twins, further advancing his own storyline.  What more could you want in a tie-in issue!? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee May 22, 2013

    Everything about this issue seemed to be a perfect fit and so complementary to one another, I honestly wouldn’t mind have an entire series of this—perhaps starting a little prior to this issue’s scenario (I’m intrigued by everyone’s backstory—more so than usual coming from AoU), but it’s definitely something I would have read more of if given to me. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 22, 2013

    Andy Kubert is on art and he does a sweet job of it, especially considering this is just a lowly tie-in. Most tie-ins get the second tier artists because really, let's be honest, this is just filler junk material. Not so here, as he lends his impeccably classic style to the issue. I'm not a big fan of his odd diagonal slicing panels and I'm not sure it really fits with this story, but it's exciting and well rendered. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2013

    Ultimately, Uncanny Avengers #8AU is not essential in the sense that readers will be lost and confused if they skip straight to issue #9. Rather, it performs some vital character work for the new villains that will no doubt pay off further down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt May 24, 2013

    As crossover tie-ins go, this is perhaps the best readers of the series could expect: something that continues the title's story without slowing it down too much. Admittedly, if you're looking for "Age of Ultron" content, you may well be disappointed because the relevance to the event is minimal and skippable " but if you're reading "Uncanny Avengers" on an ongoing basis, don't be fooled by the "AU" numbering: this issue is worth owning. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Jeremy Matcho May 22, 2013

    While this issue is not part of the story that Remender has been plotting, and is a tie in to a bigger event, it is still very good. This is a chance to see Adam Kubert on Uncanny Avengers too, so whats not to love. Even if you dont like Age of Ultron, this issue should leave you satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Magen Cubed May 23, 2013

    While Im not a fan of this event, this is the one tie-in I would recommend definitely recommend to readers of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 27, 2013

    A cool throw away story with tremendous art. Uncanny Avengers #8AU is an appealing time killer. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson May 24, 2013

    This is by no means the best issue of "Uncanny Avengers" to date. However, it is a fun diversion from the main series, and one of the best uses of the "Age of Ultron" world yet. Most importantly, the issue shows a softer side to the misguided son of Archangel, something that will surely come into play in Remender's ongoing saga. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 22, 2013

    Much of Rick Remender's stories have been about necessary evils, and in today's comic marketplace, I'm sure Marvel and company felt Uncanny Avengers #8AU would be one of them. This isn't a bad book by any stretch of the imagination " given the constraints and lack of detailed information elsewhere, I'd argue that Remender, Duggan and Kubert did an admirable job " but with this crossover ending soon, this particular comic doesn't really flesh out this new universe very much. Unless you're a completist, you can probably wait until next issue to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 23, 2013

    Uncanny Avengers #8AU is confusing in terms of how it fits in with the core series, and the two Apocalypse twins come across as weak-minded children rather than offspring of a badass father. The story is by no means entirely awful, Havok and Rogue put up a good fight, and how they die comes as a complete surprise. Artist Adam Kubert knows how to draw suspense, and Frank Martin's colors only compliment the intense feel of the book. Uncanny Avengers #8AU isn't one of the better AU crossover books, but it's not near the bottom either. Read Full Review

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