Uncanny X-Men #517

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Magneto’s return has stunned the X-Men, but that’s not the only surprise they’re in for as a herd of Predator X’s come hungry for mutant tar tar. The hits just keep on coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from UTOPIA, deal with all this? Rated T …$2.99

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Nov 25, 2009

    Towards the end of the issue further development with Emma and Scott finds it’s way back into the narrative (with it becoming the main story in Uncanny next month). However, the most interesting aspect of the issue (in terms of writing and visuals) is the segment involving Rogue and the New X-Men. In a little over a dozen panels Matt Fraction manages to get across Anna Marie’s new role as tutor and protector of the next generation of X-Men perfectly and with bad ass art to boot – and, as much as it pains me to state it, but with much more success than Mike Carey has done in six issues of his new direction for X-Men Legacy with Rogue as the central character. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Miguel Perez Nov 25, 2009

    While the book certainly seems to be picking up steam, the unevenness of Fraction's tenure on the title has me only cautiously optimistic. Still, I'm quite curious to see where the story goes from here and how it will tie into the overall plans for the future of the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Nov 29, 2009

    I long for great adventures for this team. At least, the fight looked good with Land getting better at drawing womens anatomy with realistic proportions. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Nov 24, 2009

    Whilst this kind of thing is fun for an issue, I'm hoping that the next chapter will see things calm down a little, and the book will resume the exploration of the relationship between Cyclops and Magneto after the intriguing interactions of the last chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Nov 26, 2009

    Enjoyable for what it is, this issue still feels a little thin due to its not striving to be anything more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Nov 27, 2009

    Land's artistic choices are distracting and harmful to the story, and they turn what could be a 3 to 4 star X-Men issue into something significantly less. Read Full Review

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