Uncanny X-Force #4

Uncanny X-Force #4

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
5.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The first arc comes to a crazy climactic end!What have Fantomex and Cluster been up to while Bishop has been killing the rest of X-Force?

  • 7.6
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 10, 2013

    Not too much happened overall, there just seemed like there was too much going on at once to really enjoy what was happening. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell May 8, 2013

    Uncanny X-Force #4 sadly isn't as good as last issue. While it moved at a comfortable enough pace, it didn't take to time to explain or at least touch upon earlier plot points introduced in previous issues and the things that were touched on weren't fleshed out well. While still boasting some good art, it sadly overshadowed the story to a degree. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover May 12, 2013

    We've been given a ton of questions and not enough answers quite yet. Hopefully with Bishop captured we'll finally start to see the bigger picture (and see a reason for them to actually all start working together.) Either that or we're just going to continue wondering why we're still picking up a book about a team that's not even a team yet. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 8, 2013

    Between the plodding pace and disappointing characterization, this has become a series that thrives solely on the strength of its visuals. And at least there it doesn't disappoint. Ron Garney is given more to work with this month, and he bombards the reader with dynamic action sequences. Psylocke hasn't shown this much cat-like grace and ferocity since Jerome Opena was rendering the previous volume. Adrian Alphona provides a strong counterpoint to Garney's pencils with his work in the psychic sequences, emphasizing surreal imagery and flowing figures. I'm eager to see what Alphona can bring to the table as he takes full charge of the art in issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 8, 2013

    This comic is way over priced. Maybe for 3 dollars I'd be okay with how little happens. The art is great for the most part, but not worthy of the price tag if there isn't more story and character development to go with it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz May 8, 2013

    Uncanny X-Force #4 is a lose cannon, a train going off the track, and it's quickly going nowhere. Fans of the involved character's are receiving good interpretations of those characters, but not a fitting storyline for the high-class team. There was no Uncanny X-Force shipped in April, and there still managed to be a typo in the dialogue. With how poorly the story is going, one simple little typo is enough to completely turn some people off. The only thing saving this comic right now is the great cast and the great art, neither of which can float the series for much longer. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 10, 2013

    Not unlike "Justice League Dark," I love the potential of these characters mashed together in one book, but issue #4 of "Uncanny X-Force" is by far the worst issue yet, and it's frankly, a huge bummer. The art is pretty enough and I like the characters to the point that I may give this a few more chances, but after this issue I feel highly skeptical. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 11, 2013

    It's a mixed bag of an issue, featuring characters with new life in them (Puck and Psylocke) side-by-side with guys who I could have stood to see off-stage for a while longer (Fantomex and Bishop) and a pretty excellent art job throughout. Some of the talky-talky feels very retro to me, and the "small girl endangered as macguffin" annoys me, save for one fun moment at the end of the book, which leaves me in a quandary. As lovely as this all is, as fun as it is to see the new attitude of Puck, the return of Punk-Rock Storm, Psylocke being a wildcard jerk again, it's still a story that has been moving awfully slowly for me, and Fantomex has yet to be swirled into the story proper four issues into the run. Uncanny X-Force #4 doesn't quite stick the landing, but at least acquits itself stylishly, earning a mixed-to-positive reaction and 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    PopMatters - Mike Cassella May 13, 2013

    All in all, I'm sure most of my problems with this title could be resolved with the end of the first storyarc but I think that's where I am most disappointed: They're very small problems that could easily have been handled with clearer plotting, exposition, and shuffling of some of the subplots in order to make for a more clear and concise adventure to introduce and assemble what could have, and could still be, a pretty interesting X-team. Read Full Review

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