Uncanny X-Men #539

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Ibraim Roberson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 29, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Hope has been kidnapped and there is only one mutant who can track her down: Wolverine! And when Mutankind needs their messiah more than ever, will Logan do what's necessary to find Hope? Will the source of his animosity for the red-headed savior finally be revealed?

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 29, 2011

    Uncanny X-Men #539 sends a clear message that Kieron Gillen is able to deliver high quality stories consistently. Pairing his script with Roberson's pencils instills the book with the strong visuals that it needs and deserves. Regardless of your opinion on how the last arc of Uncanny ended, this one's worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 1, 2011

    Early returns on Gillen's Uncanny run are pretty good. He get's these characters and is portraying them the way I like to see them. Nice art from the Roberson/Charalampidis team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 1, 2011

    Hope Summers, dubbed the Mutant Messiah, is too often all work and no play. Being the purported savior of a race and being raised by Cable, her teammates shouldnt be surprised or concerned that she spends most of her free time disassembling and reassembling her guns. When Hope is convinced by teammates Laurie and Idie that some time out doing girl-stuff, i.e. shopping for clothes, will help her relax some, the fun is short lived. When Frank Bohannan aka the Crimson Commando kidnaps Hope with the hopes of her reviving his now deactivated mutant powers, only one X-Man is truly best suited to rescue her. The only problem is that this X-Man doesnt exactly have a soft spot in his heart for her Losing Hope can be chocked up as yet another Wolverine lone wolf-type story where everyones favorite adamantium laced hero saves the kid singlehandedly, but only at first glance. Weve seen this type of story over and over again, yet Gillen and Roberson manage to get plenty of milea Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 6, 2011

    Overall, a nice read but nothing special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jun 29, 2011

    If you want an issue that both explains the tone of the previous couple-year's worth of X-Men Comics and looks to set up the next few, as well. Pick up this issue. While it's not directly tied into the upcoming "Schism," it does highlight the way of Wolverine's thinking that would affect it. It's a nice way to ease into the event when you might not have any prior context. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Jul 1, 2011

    Uncanny X-Men #539Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011By: Danny Djeljosevic Kieron GillenIbraim Roberson, Jim Charalampdis (c), Joe Caramagna (l)Marvel At this point we've all come to accept the serialized, multipart story as a given in our pop comics. Which sounds a bit proggy if you ask me, but it's not like I'm not buying Fear Itself and a few of its requisite tie-ins. Either way, a standalone issue sticks out these days in a weird way. Considering all the talk of what's "important" in superhero comics these days (CIRCLE THE CORRECT ANSWER: none of it/some of it/all of it/none of the above), it seems like a succession of 22 pages that comprise a self-contained story isn't high on that list -- whoever's compiling it, and for whatever reason. I don't trust this person. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 4, 2011

    I'm not sure if the fill-in stories went away or if Marvel just got better at disguising them - and again, I'm not sure if this story falls into that category - but this issue definitely has that "you could skip this issue and not miss much" feel to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 30, 2011

    Gillen's solo-run on "Uncanny X-Men" started off with a story that was probably one chapter too long, and this new issue isn't jumping out as anything big either. "Uncanny X-Men" quietly took the flagship title crown from "Astonishing X-Men" a few years ago, but right now it's starting to look like it's ready to relinquish that position. "Uncanny X-Men" needs to be great, not just all right. Read Full Review

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