Uncanny X-Men #2

Uncanny X-Men #2

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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X-MEN REGENSIS What is to become of the mutants who side with Cyclops after the big split? And what does it have to do with the resurrected Mister Sinister?

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 7, 2011

    So this issue was definitely not as good as the first one. There was really very little action in it and it felt very slow. Pretty much absolutely nothing happened in it other than Sinister giving his victory speech. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 1, 2011

    In any case, "Uncanny X-Men" #2 is another high-quality addition to a largely successful line relaunch, and finds its corner admirably against its sister/companion-title, "Wolverine and the X-Men." The competition probably isn't doing its writers' stomach ulcers any favors, but the readers? We're spoiled for choice. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 30, 2011

    If you're a Cyclops supporter or a Cyclops hater, you're going to dig this issue. Cyclops may have formed a powerful new squad but the new and improved Mr. Sinister gives the team a great new challenge. Some of the members are used in ways to give a new appreciation while others don't get a proper chance to show us what they can do. Kieron Gillen gives a lot of variety with his writing. We have intense situations with enough humor squeezed in to bring a smile to your face. Sinister's new look is great but I have to wonder how long this incarnation can last. He's proving to be a formidable foe but we have to assume he'll be defeated in the end of the arc. I'll remain hopefully that the X-Men will be able to save the day and Sinister can slink off without losing his new direction. If this new Mr. Sinister isn't enough to keep you hooked, the way the issue ends along with the coming of the Celestials should be plenty to keep you on board for this relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 2, 2011

    Another high octane issue from writer Kieron Gillen and penciler Carlos Pacheco (Superman/Batman Absolute Power). I know I once wrote that I was getting a little tired of X titles and you would rarely see reviews about them, but this is a very cool title! That doesnt change my reviews of the Uncanny X-ForceStephen. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Nov 30, 2011

    This was basically a good read. However, I had a huge problem with the way Kieron Gillen is writing Mr. Sinister here. Basically he's writing Sinister as a completely different character than the Sinister we've established for the past 20 years or so. While that's a bit galling, it's not THAT annoying, as Sinister has changed a lot from his initial appearances. So it's with great difficulty that I'm(trying!) to overlook this new change to Sinister. That's basically all I have to say about this one... It could have been better with the introduction of a new character obsessed with genetics, but instead I guess we're getting Sinister Version 3.0. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 30, 2011

    For certain, Gillen has crafted an interesting new rock-and-hard-place situation for the Merry Mutants. The real concern about his approach is whether the time needed to get to that situation will cause some readers to lose interest. You'll be missing some great character work if you skip this issue, but, be sure to be back for the next issue of Uncanny if you do, because things are about to sure to be intense when issue #3 comes out. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Dec 29, 2011

    Overall, the second issue of Uncanny X-Men does not disappoint. It remains better than most, with only a few small problems which need to be addressed. The story is dramatic, informative and original. Given the severity of the situation, the conclusion promises to be quite astonishing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Patrick Hume Dec 5, 2011

    Gillen and primary artist Carlos Pacheco have taken on a great deal in rebooting Uncanny. The X-universe has changed dramatically over the past couple of years, and anyone who stepped away from reading comics for a while would have very little idea what was going on in this book. It's clear, however, that Gillen and Pacheco intend to swing for the fences and see what happens, an attitude I can appreciate. Gillen has a lot of big ideas, and once his and Pacheco's styles begin to gel a little more, I think this could be a great standard-bearer for the Regenesis era of X-Men comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Dec 2, 2011

    So that's pretty much it. The entire second issue of the Uncanny X-Men reboot is the bad guy explaining his plot. Normally, that might feel uninspired, but it serves the purpose here of getting us used to this new take on Sinister's attitude - perhaps this goofy smugness comes from a scientist finally achieving the goal he's worked on for over a century - and it's a fairly interesting plan. Plus, it'll get an angry pitcher-headed space god dropping down to Earth next issue. So it's okay. Not spectacular, not exciting, but it's okay. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 1, 2011

    Not bad at all. The Mr. Sinister story is pretty fresh and fun. But this issue fails to really shine. Part of that is due to the art being nothing special and part is that it feels like just another X-Men story rather than the second issue of a “brand new era”. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 1, 2011

    That makes it difficult to care about any of them, and it's almost impossible to follow all the books, even if I wanted to. It feels like a balloon that's about to pop. Read Full Review

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