Uncanny X-Men #528

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Whilce Portacio Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 22, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
4.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

“THE FIVE LIGHTS” SECOND COMING is nearing it’s end, so you’ll soon get all kinds of info as to what’s coming from Matt Fraction (IRON MAN) and Whilce Portacio (HULK). Here’s something to whet your appetite- Kitty Pryde & Emma Frost’s first encounter since Kitty took her trip in a bullet. Part 3 (of 5) Rated T …$3.99

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 22, 2010

    The flaws in his issue stem more from Whilce Portacio's art. Once again, there are some flashes of greatness here, but his work is far too inconsistent for its own good. The random occurrences of negative space on the page would be intriguing if they were put to better use. Portacio's figures are woefully unattractive at times, with jawbones that could slice diamonds and facial expressions that often run counter to the emotions expressed in the script. As exciting as the announcement of Portacio's return to Uncanny was, the end result has been sadly disappointing so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 27, 2010

    Artwork aside, "Uncanny X-Men" does, at least, feel like a progressive book again, and it's hard not to be excited about the direction it's moving in. With the effects of M-Day finally reversed and Kieron Gillen announced as the incoming co-writer, the future of the X-Men feels brighter than in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 7, 2010

    Whilce Portacio is back drawing an X-Men book after having propelled X-Factor and then, Uncanny X-Men to high sales in the 1990s. Whoever thought he could rekindle the magic here was wrong and I wish he gets off the book soon. At this point, having bad stories by Fraction and now bad art by Portacio makes this book one of the last one I want to read when I get my piles. Portacio attempts the realistic and smooth look that graced the series prior his arrival and fails utterly. His style just doesnt work. He lacks the perfect anatomy to pull it off and his characters faces look too rough to display any emotion or facial expression. Then the inking by Tadeo only exposes Portacios weaknesses further instead of highlighting his strengths. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe LopezShare this:FacebookStumbleUponDigg Sep 24, 2010

    And then there's Whilce Portacio. Sigh. A pretty ordinary and somewhat unexciting issue of Uncanny X-Men, all told. If this story-arc is supposed to be getting me worked about the December-launching Generation Hope, then it's failing. Badly. Let's hope for better luck next month… Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Sep 24, 2010

    Once again, I feel like I am at a crossroads with this title. I love the Read Full Review

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