Uncanny X-Men #500

Writer: Ed Brubaker Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 23, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
5.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

500TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE! The X-Men are setting up shop in San Francisco...and Magneto wants to join?

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 24, 2008

    Artistic glitches aside, "Uncanny X-Men" #500 feels like the X-Men comics I read many years ago; not because Brubaker and Fraction are aping Chris Claremont or Louise Simonson, but rather due to the high level of excitement and fun that they've infused into their comic. I really want to read the next issue, and right away at that. It's been a while since "Uncanny X-Men" has been this good. Here's to a lot more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Jul 21, 2008

    I know I'm excited about where this comic is headed. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Daniel Crown Jul 23, 2008

    Sometimes less is more. Uncanny #500 might not contain the epic material one usually expects from books as heavily marketed as this one, but I don't see why that's necessarily a bad thing. Admittedly, years of gimmickry had me predisposed to hate this book, but I couldn't help but fall into its deceptive trap. I can only hope that Brubaker and Fraction maintain this breezy approach as the series moves forward, while avoiding the general amount of pretentiousness that somehow managed to hijack the genre somewhere along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 23, 2008

    Generally, this issue leaves me with just enough to feel excited about that I'm not going to drop the book outright. That's far from the glowing praise I was hoping to lavish upon it. I do suspect that the book will improve once the writers and artists pair off and focus on their own individual arcs. Still, Astonishing X-Men #25 left a much better impression on me using a very similar cast and premise. I really do have to wonder why both books still exist. The major benefit of a huge franchise like X-Men is that there are always alternatives to mediocre books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Jul 22, 2008

    It is a solid start for a major line of books for Marvel. Hopefully the story will kick off in a major way next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jul 23, 2008

    So it's definitely not all frowns as far as Uncanny X-Men #500 is concerned, and I think there are some competent ideas in play here. It's just the follow-through that got garbled somewhere along the line. A dozen tiny fumbles do begin to add up after awhile, but I'm holding out hope that Brubaker and Fraction can run a tighter ship as everything settles. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 24, 2008

    I was completely unimpressed with Uncanny X-Men #500. I found it to be a rather dull story with poor character work and laughably bad dialogue. The artwork by committee created a schizophrenic, slap-dash and unprofessional feel to this issue. This was far below the quality of work that we got from Brubaker and Fraction over on Iron Fist. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Jul 23, 2008

    Simply put, Uncanny X-Men #500 is not the issue that it should have been. The story is average at best, the art is either awful or decent (depending on the page/artist), and it's too early to tell if there is much potential in the arc being set up. What a letdown… Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 23, 2008

    It might work as a jumping on point for some new readers, but I sure as hell wouldn't recommend it to anyone and won't be coming back to check this book out again for a long, long time. Read Full Review

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