Uncanny X-Men #13

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 6, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo May 10, 2013

    I really don't want to go into many details about how this book ends or sets up the remaining issues of AvX, but Gillen lets us know that the phoenix is every existential, meta-physicists wet dream. It is a re-curing event happening, out of human control that is bound to the perpetual change and betterment of life. Whether the course wants to be corrected or not, the Phoenix will rise in anticipation of change and will not be stopped. This is an absolutely fascinating premise that I have to admit I wasn't aware of, but as any cynical person would tell you, the idea of a reality where all events always lead down a single path, regardless of our decisions, this is kind of amazing. I'm probably reading into this a little too much, but I'm always way into stories that end badly for the characters that we all love. If Marvel wants to do something interesting with AvX and everything they've been building up, then I would love to see some universe changing events occur Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jun 13, 2012

    Finally, an issue with meaning. An issue that deserves to be called a tie-in. Not just some random book where the only things that happen are things that can be completely forgotten or ignored. If you do not read this issue, you will be left with multiple questions about the "event". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jun 11, 2012

    This has been the strongest Avengers Vs. X-Men tie-in I've read in an X-book so far since it takes a step back from the main storyline to give us a bit more detail on what's going on elsewhere instead. By taking the focus away from the main events, it feels as if this title may finally start giving us something new, rather than retracing steps or filling in battle scenes as the previous few issues have done. By the look of the next few issues, this looks to be the case, with the focus shifting to Mister Sinister instead. If it continues in this vein, I see no problems upcoming. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Rob Rasmussen Jun 12, 2012

    This was a good tie-in book. It brought the focus onto characters not involved in the primary action without alienating the reader that didn't know the primary action. My only complaint of the book was the look of Danger, and even then only a few panels of her are troublesome. Uncanny X-Men #13 doesn't reach for much, but what it does it does well and as such gets a solid 3.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jun 6, 2012

    The real benefit of this issue is that Unit gives some justification for a few of the propagating events in the greater AvX storyline. Insofar as this finally brings Unit's horrifying brand of villainy to the surface, the book serves its purpose. The problem is that this simple plot point (which amounts to a villain monologuing) should be surrounded by a great deal more progression if this book is to feel substantial. As things are, the issue feels diluted " and artificially so. Fans should pick up this book, lest they miss out on a cool facet of the conflict, but similar difficulty could probably be avoided in the future if Marvel reduced the frequency of Uncanny X-Men releases by half. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 7, 2012

    "Uncanny X-Men" #13 isn't bad, but it's not that fun either. I feel like writing these tie-ins is a bit of a thankless task right now; Gillen and Tan are making the best they can of a bad situation. Nonetheless, "Uncanny X-Men" has been a lot better than this over the past year. Read Full Review

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