Uncanny X-Men #497

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Mike Choi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 23, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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DIVIDED WE STAND PART 3 Can Cyclops and Emma Frost save Archangel and get out of groovy San Francisco alive? Plus, Wolverine, Colossus and Nightcrawler's road trip takes a turn for the dangerous.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 28, 2008

    Choi's artwork is a welcome change from the recent, grittier styles that "Uncanny X-Men" has seen, and the bright, fun colors fit the tone of the book entirely -- the idea of a city regressing to the 60s is a fairly camp concept in itself, and Choi's artwork nicely fits that tone, with masses of attention on the small details. He's also good for the grander strokes, though -- the opening sequence where Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Colossus fight some giant robots is a great piece of action-adventure, brilliantly choreographed and nicely executed. "Divided We Stand" does feel like something of a stop-gap solution, but if this is what we get as "filler", I can't wait to see how good the book's going to be in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - M. Staples Apr 23, 2008

    So in conclusion, this issue wasn't too bad, and the story finally did progress to something really interesting, but I would have enjoyed it more if the larger portion was devoted to the Russia storyline instead of the hippy storyline. Although, the hippy story does deserve this defense: call me crazy, but seems like something that would have happened in the 90s X-Men cartoon, so it does earn a few bonus points for nostalgia. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven M. Bari Apr 22, 2008

    So if dont wanna miss out on half-naked women, giant robots, beautiful sunsets, and the future of the X-Men, buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Apr 26, 2008

    So, nothing earth-shatteringly novel in either plot (you pick which is A and which is B), but well-delivered action and melodrama, beautifully illustrated, and with our heroes all in fine form. Thats good enough for me, even though I swear I thought that baby in "Messiah CompleX" was going to do more than just vanish as soon as shed arrived. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Apr 23, 2008

    Perhaps the biggest waste of time of all "Divided We Stand" tie-ins. A shame, really, considering Uncanny X-Men stood to gain the most coming out of "Messiah Complex." Unfortunately for us, it looks like we'll have to wait until issue #500 in July to really get anything worthwhile from the book. Read Full Review

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