Uncanny X-Men #524

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Terry Dodson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 5, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER SIX A beloved X-Man died defending Hope, the returned mutant “messiah.” As they lay their comrade to rest, the remaining X-Men are left to question: Is she worth it? Rated T

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 6, 2010

    This is, by far, the strongest issue of the Second Coming crossover. Fraction takes a break from the action and gets very character focused in this issue, which is to its advantage. His great interpretations of the characters and how they interact is the key to this issue's success. I'm bummed that Nightcrawler, a great character, had to die for this story, but this issue makes up for that as Fraction sends him off in style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 7, 2010

    Uncanny X-Men #524 is, quite simply, brilliant – a well timed examination of the emotions behind the crisis, and the family behind the superhero team. Matt Fraction’s script is drenched in emotion, and Terry and Rachel Dodson provide fantastic art to boot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe Lopez May 5, 2010

    A solid “breather” issue as Fraction and Dodson show the X-Men gather their strength and mourn their fallen friend before the next big push. Fraction's installments of Second Coming have, to date, been the weakest of the bunch, but in a crossover with such a high performance rate, “weak” is far from bad. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 5, 2010

    But aside from some screwy details, Uncanny X-Men #524 works well in the confines of the "Second Coming" storyline. It allows Hope some people to brush up against apart from Cable, and gives the title the opportunity to act like a proper team book again. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis May 26, 2010

    Dodson is good here. Im not a fan of his Cyclops though, but all the other characters look fine, except it seems he wishes they all had metallic shine on their bodies so he can draw wavy lines on their faces. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 8, 2010

    A serviceable issue is not what I would have wanted for the Nightcrawler send off. Yes, some people might find Wolverine's characterization to be in line perfectly, but it was a miss for me. The issue itself never elevated to a serious funeral issue and was a breather from the regular crossover. I was disappointed with this issue. Perhaps you were not. More power to you. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 6, 2010

    Hopefully this is just a hiccup in what up until now has been a surprisingly successful crossover. But after five strong chapters, suddenly stumbling at this point in the game is a little surprising, and not in a good way. Read Full Review

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