Uncanny X-Men #506

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 18, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

“Lovelorn” Emma's bad dreams continue, and, man, when the White Queen has a long night, we ALL have long nights. Peter finds horror in the Port of Oakland. The assembly of the fringe science team continues with a big -- BIG -- discovery that will probably kill them all before they have a chance to fix that whole no-more-mutants thing. And with the Humanity NOW! Coalition stoking fires of anti-mutant hate, Cyclops implores his X-Men to keep a low profile... HA. Dummy. Part 3 (of 4) Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 22, 2009

    I don't dislike this comic - it's better now than it's been in a while, but it still has a long way to go to restore its place alongside past glories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 23, 2009

    It's not perfect, but for the first time in years Uncanny X-Men has once again become the X-Book I look forward to most each month "- ultimately, that's got to count for something. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Feb 21, 2009

    Uncanny X-Men #506 is a fun and entertaining mindless romp that provides from some good escapism for ten to fifteen minutes. If you are looking for a serious title then I would pass on this issue. If you are looking for a carefully crafted story with intelligent dialogue, in depth character work and a dense and complex story then I would not recommend Uncanny X-Men #506. However, if you just want a fun super hero story that has some neat plot lines and some good action then definitely pick up Uncanny X-Men #506. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Feb 18, 2009

    In addition to all this character-driven goodness, we get some interesting developments regarding the role the X-Men will play in the larger mutant community, and further adventuring with Beast and Angel's fringe science team. Compared to the stronger work Fraction is doing with Colossus and Emma, the fringe science team's adventures come across as a little silly. I understand it's supposed to be madcap and all that, but Fraction is going to need to come up with some more original concepts than what has been presented here if he's going to pull this plot arc off with the aplomb he clearly capable of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Feb 17, 2009

    This is a fairly typical issue of a book that has been bubbling just above average ever since the new direction that was launched in issue #500. It still isn't the best X-book being published by Marvel -- that honour still belongs to Astonishing X-Men for now -- but neither is it the convoluted and complicated mess of superhero action that I would usually expect from a book with an "X" in the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 22, 2009

    Dodson creates beautiful people. Hes like amodern Adam Hughes, but with more angular designs. He does a great job in thisissue, but even his sugar-coated illustrations cant coat a weak story. Read Full Review

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