Uncanny X-Men #521

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

“NATION X” What on Earth is Magneto doing on top of Mt. Tamalpais, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco? He’s not telling and the X-Men Psychics can’t get it out of his brain. But he’s been up there for days plotting something that will rock the X-Verse to its core. All this while Wolverine, Psylocke, Colossus and Fantomex take on the foes that have been plaguing the X-Men since the start of “Nation X”. Part 7 (of 8). Rated T …$2.99

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 17, 2010

    I'm surprised at just how pumped this storyline has gotten me for the post-Second Coming Uncanny X-Men. It's too early to say if Fraction will be around by that point, but whether he remains or not, the book has plenty of room to explore and grow in 2010. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 3, 2010

    Magneto is meditating and Cyclops and Emma Frost are investigating why. Elsewhere, Wolverine, Colossus and Psylocke are fighting the mutants that released the predators upon Utopia Island a few issues ago. The fight starts out as something the heroes cannot win and quickly turns into an easy fight that shows that the heroes were never threatened in the first place. Theres a lot of that in the X-Men world these days and that doesnt make for a compelling narrative when you know the hero is in no danger. Land is Land. He draws women with mouth so wide the state of California can fit in. They all look the same and the fights are not very interesting. This series needs a serious reboot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 23, 2010

    (* Calvinball is the game played by the title characters in the "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip where they make up the rules as they go along.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 16, 2010

    Fraction isn't just making sure Morrison's good ideas stick around, however; by issue's end, he also seems to be finding a place for some of Whedon's. Makes sense, as Whedon also built on the Morrison innovations. So far, Fraction's innovations haven't been as conceptually unheralded as the science fiction insanities of those two prior creators. His X-Men have been more familiar, despite their changed political status. But he's definitely getting a lot of pieces in place for a potentially classic run. Read Full Review

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