Uncanny X-Men #508

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 15, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
6.6Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood plan their imminent demise. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling PROPOSITION X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won't be allowed to breed... all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly. Rated T+ …$2.99

  • 8.0
    The Comic Addiction - Paul Steven Brown Apr 15, 2009

    What really matters to me is that the series that I have been consistently reading longer than any other throughout my existence as a comic book reader has finally become the flagship mutant title, again. Matt Fraction has endowed the title with a feeling of importance and fun. I would personally enjoy more of a solidified team line up, but the quality of the series has been really high, so I’m not going to complain too much. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 26, 2009

    Besides the return of Kwannon, this comic was pretty decent. I know I'm usually pretty hard on the X-titles, but Matt did a good job with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Apr 15, 2009

    While it seems all I did was complain this issue, this series has the potential to be great. Fraction has shown that in other series, but it hasn't reached that level yet. Something as simple as a more active editor would do wonders in molding the sometimes overambitious story into something a little more manageable. As stated earlier though, I heartily recommend this as a trade purchase, since it flows a lot better as a whole. Individual issue buying is probably only for X-Men diehards and readers that appreciate more methodical, if sometimes disjointed, storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 18, 2009

    So far, this comic shows lots of potential. Hopefully it'll pay off soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 17, 2009

    A very solid issue of "Uncanny X-Men" that has me thinking that, maybe, I should be picking this series up every month. It's not groundbreaking, but it is the best "X-Men" comic I've read since Morrison left the titles. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Jim Apr 17, 2009

    Uncanny X-Men #508 was a well drawn issue without a story. This issue was a step backwards from the previous 2 issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Apr 14, 2009

    *Note, I am biased here. I came back to comics with Uncanny X-Men #338 when I saw Angel's wings return on the cover. I could not afford the book as I was a poor student, so my wife picked it up for me without my knowing. It is still one of my prize pieces of my collection. My one hope is that Fraction will link this story back to that issue where Angel's wings were returned to him as an ominous gift from Apocalypse's servant Ozymandias in a story that ultimately went nowhere. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Apr 15, 2009

    Uncanny X-Men #508 scores points for personality and effort, but ultimately winds up being far more frustrating than fun. Read Full Review

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