Uncanny X-Men #493

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 5, 2007 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

MESSIAH COMPLEX PART 6 Battered by Sinister, the X-Men retreat to the mansion to lick their wounds. But the X-Men's enemies never rest. The school is overrun by a mysterious new player who enlists one of the X-Men's oldest foes.

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Dec 7, 2007

    Overall, this is another great installment of the Messiah Complex. The action of this issue is intense and serves as a great introduction to the new X-Force. The mystery behind the whole story deepens as the newest target of the X-Men and the Marauders, and eventually the Purifiers, becomes Cable. This is my Pick of the Week. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 5, 2007

    While most issues have done a respectable job of balancing the various factions involved, this issue doesn't even try to focus on a more than a few. That's not necessarily a bad thing in my mind, but it will be a problem if the crossover starts to develop "Countdown syndrome" during its second half. For now, though, anyone who's annoyed that Magneto, Apocalypse, or Onslaught haven't shown up should just shut up and enjoy the ride. It's very nice to have major crossover event that actually lives up to the hype for once, and in some cases even exceeds it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 6, 2007

    Uncanny X-Men #493 was another excellent installment of Messiah Complex. This story arc has been an absolute joy to read. If you haven't been getting these issues, then you are really missing out on one of the greatest X-Men stories in an incredibly long time. I definitely recommend getting Messiah Complex when it is released in trade paperback form. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Bryan Dec 5, 2007

    I'll continue to say what I've said all along: "Messiah Complex" is turning out to be great. It's kept its momentum throughout and the story is paced perfectly, each issue carrying a sense of importance. A undeniable success so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 10, 2007

    The cover by Finch is a surprisingly tender one of Cable (loaded with ammo and metal parts and pieces) cradling the newborn Messiah with protective fervor. His role in the unfolding story is still a subplot, but probably not for long, as so far things have moved very briskly. Read Full Review

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