Uncanny X-Men #526

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Whilce Portacio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 28, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
7.2Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

“THE FIVE LIGHTS” After the events of SECOND COMING, the X-Men’s world has changed. We can’t tell you much without spoiling the crossover, but here are some words to whet your appetite: Hope, Emma, Namor, Sebastian Shaw. Classic X-Men artist Whilce Portacio is back again for this story-arc of epic proportions! Rated T …$3.99

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 1, 2010

    So while I'm not completely sold that this comic is back to its glory days - this is not the greatest X-Men comic ever by any means - but it's certainly a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Aug 2, 2010

    As well as the main feature, there's also a lead-in to "Avengers: Children's Crusade" which explains Magneto's presence in that series. Well-drawn, well-written and relevant to "Uncanny X-Men" as much as the series it's bridging into, this is exactly the sort of backup we could do with more of. Combined with the main story, it makes for one of the better single-issue packages seen for some time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Jul 29, 2010

    Hopefully the artwork will get better next issue, because it's just such a shame to have a great story ruined by lackluster, subpar artwork. There's great potential here, and I can't wait to see just where Fraction might be going with this new storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - phil Oct 26, 2010

    Uncanny #526 does a good job of showing the multiple story lines and where they are going leaving much to get excited about while certain issues with art bring it down a peg. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 28, 2010

    Uncanny X-men has some definite rough spots as it ventures forth from Second Coming, but Fraction gives his readers plenty to be excited about. As this arc progresses, I hope to see certain characters and relationships given more room to breathe. What's the point of having all these X-Books if the characters are going to hang around in one place anyway? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 31, 2010

    Other than the team saving a young woman dealing with her new-found mutation there's little action here, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a read. On their own neither story is strong enough, but as two similar personal tales told together we're given an issue that stands out for its emotion rather than bloodshed. Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 29, 2010

    Both stories in this issue feature some strong characterization, which nearly earned this one a Buy It verdict. However, the briefness of the backup (it was done long before I was ready for it to be) and the extreme weakness of the art in the main story pull this one down into the Check It range. It is definitely a step in the right direction for Uncanny XMen, which had severely lost its way prior to Second Coming, but it still has a way to go before I'll be totally jazzed with it. Read Full Review

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