Uncanny X-Men #532

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 26, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

“QUARANTINE” When your very body is betraying you, and you see life leaking out of your friends drop by drop, what would you give up for the cure? Cyclops discovers what the Sublime Corporation wants. Can he afford to pay it? Meanwhile, Emma Frost and Sebastian Shaw reminisce over old times VIA THE STRONG LANGUAGE OF PUGILISM. Part 3 (of 5)

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Jan 28, 2011

    The only reason I wouldn't recommend this specific issue to someone is it does follow so many plot lines from the previous two issues in the arc. Instead, I would say go get those two first, and then continue on through. Well played dialogue and some great artistry earn Uncanny X-Men #532 4 stars out of the potential 5. I'll be sad to see Fraction go soon, but Gillen looks good and if he can keep up the fantastic character intros, I'm still sold. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Craig Reade Jan 28, 2011

    Overall, this is a very fun read. It offers a little more than many of Marvel's more padded books (which makes the cover price easier to swallow), and is overall pretty interesting. Plus, I like the characters they are using in this book. I'm an old Dazzler fan, and I always like it when a writer decides she is worth using. Decent stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 27, 2011

    "Uncanny X-Men" is entertaining right now, although the smaller details are in many ways the ones that shine through rather than the overall big picture. Still, it's a fun enough book, and Fraction's contributions from the past three years will certainly be missed when he departs this spring. Still, Gillen's co-writing now is strong enough that I suspect we won't see much more than a hiccup when the switchover occurs. If only all creative team swaps looked to be so potentially smooth. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jan 26, 2011

    Focus and proper pacing are all this book really needs to get back on track. And perhaps a little more variety in the art wouldn't hurt. Greg Land is particularly bad about rendering awkward, constantly smiling facial work and reusing character poses in this issue. Perhaps the latter is justifiable when it comes to The Collective Man's five bodies. In any event, Lands' facial work really needs more variety. There's never a true sense of emotion in the story when every single female character is seemingly preening for the camera. At this point I'm left to hope that the creative shakeup in April will bring this series some much-needed focus. Read Full Review

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