Uncanny X-Men #11

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

AVX TIE-IN Cyclops leads the X-Men to a battle that may prove to be too much to handle. It’s brawn vs. brawn as Colossus and the Red Hulk face off for the future of the Marvel U.

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Apr 28, 2012

    This issue was freaking awesome. Great pacing and excellent focus on some of the other characters involved in the event other than Cyclops. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Apr 25, 2012

    For me, this book represents the jewel of the AvX event so far. The characters shine both in their physical and emotional presentations. However, one of my favorite aspects of Gillen's writing – his ability to drive a deeper point home without destroying the narrative – is likely to leave the biggest mark on readers. The idea that the X-Men's greatest villain would be the X-Men (a concept born of the Schism event) finally reaches the threshold of its full potential here. I really enjoyed the way that Gillen overlays the conflict with themes of institutional oppression and topical implications for how freedom, liberty, and autonomy are handled in the real world. Also, the bone-shaking fight scene at the center of this book does little to detract from the storytelling goals of its creators. For those reasons, this book is sure to find fans in a wide range of readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 29, 2012

    I know Greg Land gets a lot of static from people on his art style, but I dug his pencils here. His Cyttorak-powered Colossus is an ass kicker. Land also brought great movement and pacing to the Colossus/Red Hulk fight. Granted, a lot of the faces looked the same, male or female, but overall Greg Land does some nice work with Uncanny X-Men #11. I’m digging the way Marvel is handling the tie-ins for AVX. Instead of handing us filler issues, they use the tie-ins to develop the surrounding story. Uncanny X-Men #11 is the best of that lot so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 27, 2012

    Toss out the new Colossus and I'd be happier, but the rest is very well done. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 27, 2012

    So once again I am completely torn by this book, as one half was absolutely amazing and another just felt all wrong to me. Hate it when that happens". Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Apr 26, 2012

    Overall, I enjoyed this book more than Avengers verses X-Men #2, however maybe I'm bias. Nevertheless, Gillen delivers another solid issue and creates an essential piece of Marvel's summer blockbuster event. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 1, 2012

    Gillen's previous forays into event tie-in stories have always met with success. His work on Journey Into Mystery during Fear Itself, or on Thor during Siege, were excellent, and he seems to have discovered a winning formula that he can stick to and always turn out something enjoyable for any reader that picks up his titles " Uncanny X-Men seems to be following that pattern. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 30, 2012

    First up: This issue manages to be ABOUT the X-Men, rather than just things happening around them, like Avengers #25. The character beats here are still between the pages of the larger crossover, but Juggolossus' revelations about his nature are a little shocking, while Namor remains his arrogant, cool self throughout. Even given the limited nature of Greg Land's art (if artists were 70′s animation studios, Land would be Filmation) the issue is visually appealing enough, but Gillen's script really makes things shine. Uncanny X-Men #11 is an example of how crossover issues don't have to be vapid repetitions of the same scenes, earning a better-than-expected 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 27, 2012

    A different point of view of the events seen in AVX #1, but with a more detailed look at the awesome battle between Colossus & Red Hulk. I like the very last page as Cyclops activates his back up plan. The comic feels like dj vu, but still a decent enough issue. Written by Kieron Gillen & illustrated by Greg Land. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 30, 2012

    With a writer as strong as Gillen at the helm, I hoped "Uncanny X-Men" could rise above the paper-thin concept I'm seeing thus far from the "Avengers Vs. X-Men" event, but it doesn't manage it. Read Full Review

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