Uncanny X-Men #416

Writer: Chuck Austen Artist: Kia Asamiya Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
1.5User Rating

Iceman experiments with his powers. Professor X tries to reach out to a comatose Havok. Juggernaut and Squidboy take a trip down memory lane.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 19, 2002

    On one hand I have to concede that Chuck Austen is turning out some fairly solid character moments, and this issue he does some nice work justifying the Juggernaut's continued presence in these pages. In fact if I wasn't of the mind that the character works far better as a villain, I'd actually look at this issue as one of the strongest early appearances a new X-Man has ever made in these pages. On the other hand though part of me is starting to get a bit worried by the sameness that Chuck Austen is displaying when it comes to his various subplots, as in his seven issues on the title this issue marks the third time that has made use of a character suffering from the pangs of unrequited love, and frankly this multiple use is making Chuck Austen look like a one-trick pony. This book could also use a nice kick in the pants on the action front, as we've gone a spell where very little has happened in these pages, beyond the little character dramas Chuck Austen is focused on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Dec 12, 2002

    If you haven't been reading ‘Uncanny X-Men', pick up the next issue. It should have a fight scene and a new team member. I still like Austen's work, and Asamiya's could grow on me. But I read ‘Uncanny' for a more traditional type of comic book, and that means action. Let's pick up the pace people! Read Full Review

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