Uncanny X-Men #542

Event\Storyline: Fear Itself Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

FEAR ITSELF TIE-IN! The situation is becoming increasingly clear: there is literally nothing which can avert Juggernaut is marching step by step towards Utopia. However, an offer by the Serpent's servant puts human and mutant at each others' throats. In the third part of the epic Fear Itself confrontation, the enemy within is as big a threat as the enemy without. The clock is ticking. And for one X-Man, it's already too late.

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Aug 17, 2011

    Overall, a great issue and an amazing set up to the arc's conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 17, 2011

    Gillen's hit his stride quite well in "Uncanny X-Men," and with the book about to end and get split in two, I'm glad that he's still in charge of one of them. This is a vastly entertaining story, and while I don't know what we'll get next, I'm eager to find out. It's a pleasant surprise how much fun this is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Aug 17, 2011

    After two issues of disappointment, I'm officially back on the bandwagon. I would have liked to have seen some interesting developments involving Mayor Sinclair, but, even without them, this issue forecasts a strong close to the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Matt Demers Aug 17, 2011

    I can really sum this up as a great issue, and it was set up amazingly in previous books. It's building up to something big, and with Fear Itself winding down, I look forward to see the X-Men's conflict tie up, as well. This has genuinely been one of the most entertaining tie-ins I've seen to the crossover. It would receieve a rare five stars from me if the art weren't a little tiring to look at. Buy it anyway. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 18, 2011

    Not great, but a pretty good issue showing that Gillen is a font of ideas about creative ways to use the X-Men's powers. That bodes well for the future! Greg Land does a pretty nice job, but screws it up by giving all the women the same face (again). Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jan 1, 1970

    Overall, Gillen continues to get the X-Men right thematically, and portrays the team dynamic that is so integral to good X-Men stories excellently. Hes doing the best he can with the stock summer crossover fare hes been ordered to integrate into Uncanny X-Men, which he actually does a pretty good job with, considering the rather obvious subject matter. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 18, 2011

    So, overall, the plotting is at least interesting, there's plenty going on and there's lots of showing off of mutants and their powers, but the art from Land is occasionally interesting but mostly aggravating, and its the reason for the points knocked off the rating below. Read Full Review

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