Uncanny X-Men #540

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
5.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! The X-Men are used to being feared. When FEAR ITSELF finally reaches the west coast, they're going to become well acquainted with the emotion first hand. The unstoppable power of an old foe renewed is heading their way, and they have all the time in the world to realize how little they can do to stop him. And even more time to think about exactly how he's going to ... (of 4)

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 13, 2011

    I applaud the writer for writing Namor to perfection. Great issue overall. Just needed some more battle scenes to be perfect. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 9, 2011

    Overall, while the whole Fear Itself crossover has its moments, once we get past these few required crossover issues and get into SCHISM, Uncanny X-Men is going to really be a must read, based on all weve seen about SCHISM thus far at least Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Geoff Collins Jul 14, 2011

    Uncanny X-Men #540Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2011By: Geoff Collins Kieron GillenGreg Land, Jay Leisten (i), Justin Ponsor (c), Joe Caramagna (l)Marvel Its good to see Juggernaut going on a tear again. Ive been reading comics for only 10 years or so about the time that the "Huggernaut" moniker began. So I havent had a storyline where Juggernaut is out to cause true mayhem without reading older titles, which just isnt the same. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Jul 6, 2011

    Like I said above, this issue's more of a staging ground for the larger threat ahead. However, that shouldn't come at the expense of a solid story, which is what Uncanny X-Men has been, lately. It's a pity that the volume will be wrapping up soon: hopefully it will be with more of a "bang" than a "thud." Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Jul 6, 2011

    This issue does little more than put the chess pieces on the table and move the first pawn. Gillen seems flatfooted in this book when one considers this story in the context of his recent tales - almost as though he needed this issue to gather himself after realizing that the Fear Itself tie-in had suddenly crept up on him. This tie-in may offer treasures in future issues, but Uncanny X-Men #540 is a disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jul 8, 2011

    Okay, I'm just going to say it... When the hell did Juggy gain the ability to possess people?! I mean I've read like 98% of the Fear Itself comics, and I'm confident I've read every single Fear Itself comic Juggy has appeared in. I've seen him march across the country, from New York to Chicago, from Missouri to Las Vegas, finally ending up in San Fransisco. Never once in those travels has Juggernaut shown the ability to possess somebody! Never!! I don't even know what else to say here... This issue featured characters I either don't like(Her, Shadowcat), characters I'm indifferent towards(Colossus, Lord Summers), or characters who should have remained dead(Magik)... So yeah, once again, as usual with something written by Kieron Gillen, I didn't enjoy this issue. The art was quite good, but it was done by Greg Land, so no surprise there. The story though? Meh. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jul 6, 2011

    Average story & below average art. There's nothing Earth-shattering in this issue. There are those who complain when comic events screw up the “normal stories”, but I like these tie-ins because it doesn't make any sense for the X-Men to have “normal stories” when the world is getting destroyed in Fear Itself. The biggest problem with this issue is artistic. I really don't need to see any more of Greg Land's art on this series. He has an interesting look and it is cool the first time you see it, so why not rotate him around the Marvel Universe because we X-fans have seen it all over the last several years. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 10, 2011

    Those moments were not as plentiful as I would have liked, so I returned my focus to the story at hand. And I was quite bored. This is a four dollar issue filled with nothing of substance. The Worthy chosen by the Serpent have set the world into chaos, Namor wants to have one last go with Emma Frost, Cyclops is posturing, and Colossus feels his sister is being treated unfairly. Oh, and Juggernaut is coming to San Francisco and has picked up a remora of a character that will quickly be forgotten once this story ends. In other words, next issue might be interesting. This issue? Not so much. Read Full Review

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