Uncanny X-Men #15

Event\Storyline: Avengers vs. X-Men Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Daniel Acuna Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

AVX tie-in! The X-Men move against the forces of Sinister!

  • 10
    Flip Geeks - Earl Maghirang Jul 9, 2012

    Daniel Acuna's art for the book was also incredible. He's perfect for the arc thanks to his rendition of important elements like Sinister London and even the Menagerie. Heck, he can even draw some seriously cool look Phoenix Five if he wants to. This also shows how underused this guy is. Hopefully with this UXM arc, people get to clamor more for Acuna's unique art style. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jul 9, 2012

    Daniel Acuna's painted style makes up the visual side of this arc, and whilst it may lack detail in wider shots, it is beautiful in more close ones. He is famed for forgetting people's faces in the backgrounds of some panels, and this is no exception here, but his sweeping views of Pax Utopia are breathtaking, and the personal shots of things like Psylocke and Magneto sharing a confused glance are fantastic. Sinister London looks wonderful under his brush, with the realm of Cyttorak being hands down the best scene in the book due to the artwork.A promising start to the next arc of Uncanny X-Men, aided by the fact that it isn't bogged down by the crossover but rather embraces it in order to tell a much more interesting story. With the Phoenix Five now on Sinister's doorstep, you just know that the next few issues are going to be explosive, and I'm once again glad I'm aboard the Uncanny X-Men train for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 9, 2012

    These little side excursions from the main event title of this summers Mighty Marvel Crossover are proving to make the whole thing more palatable. Hopefully, those drawn in by the main event are deciding to pick up Gillen and Acunas Uncanny X-Men. Theyd be in for a pleasant surprise and discover what all the hype about Gillens run has been. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 5, 2012

    It's a good set-up, and there's hope for a good payoff, depending on what Sinister's grand plan turns out to be. I'll certainly check in for the next installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 5, 2012

    Daniel Acuna jumps on board the series for this short arc. As usual, his debut is strong, full of bold, stylized figures and surreal background imagery. I would have liked to see more clarity in the background work, however. At this point I don't feel that any AvX issue has provided a clear sense of what Pax Utopia looks like.The real question, though, is whether Acuna can remain consistent for the duration of the storyline. The visual quality on Uncanny has been nothing if not spotty, and Gillen's scripting definitely deserves the best right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 7, 2012

    David Acua has been one of the unsung heroes of superhero comics. His work is suited for the spandex wearing heroes, with his colorist style artwork. Acua has the same problems that have been in his artwork before: characters have zero facial features once they enter the background, which makes it impossible to tell how they the inflection behind their dialogue. But his pencils have improved in the past few months. Backgrounds are much more detailed, and characters expressions are better than ever. The backgrounds in particular, have improved vastly. Sinister London looks fantastic, and rivals Dustin Weaver's on scale. While Weaver didn't separate each of the Sinisters well, Acua gives each Sinster slight variations. If Uncannydidn't ship so often, I'd say Acua should join on as the main artist. With Marvel NOW! coming in a few months, Marvel needs to put this guy on a high profile book regularly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 6, 2012

    Despite being an AVX tie-in, it still manages to steer a little bit away from the current main event and concentrate on Mr. Sinisters activities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 6, 2012

    "Uncanny X-Men" #15 is the first of a three-part story. A great deal of this issue could be condensed, but elongating this adventure to three parts almost certainly aligns better to the longer "Avengers Vs. X-Men" main story. I just hope the next two parts are filled with the action this installment sorely lacks. Read Full Review

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