Uncanny X-Men #3

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Rodney Buchemi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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REGENESIS Mr. Sinister’s tampering with the Golden Celestial has summoned the immortal Space Gods to Earth, to render judgment upon all mankind.

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Dec 30, 2011

    I do however have a beef Id like to share with you about the cover of this issue. You see, comic book covers are sometimes like movie trailers, they lie. A comic book cover, just like a trailer shows little bits of things to come, edited perfectly just tograb your attention. Walking in my local comic book shop I was in complete awe when I saw the cover to this issue. Dont get me wrong, its a fantastic cover, how can you not like it? A Celestial is about to crush Cyclops under his thumb and Cyclops blasting said thumb with a full on optic blast! I just think Its misleading and Marvel doesnt need to use cheap tactics to attract more readers. What makes this a good title is the stuff inside, not outside. Written by Kieron Gillen (Generation Hope : Schism) and illustrated by Carlos Pacheco (Green Lantern : No Fear). From DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Jan 2, 2012

    Uncanny X-Men #3 is a perfectly serviceable superhero book with some really good artwork. But it doesn't really feel like an X-Men comic. In trying to position the X-Men Extinction team as the potential rivals for the Avengers, it feels like Gillen has sacrificed some of the traits that made the X-Men unique. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Jan 5, 2012

    While this issue felt a little slow at times with Sinister's numerous speeches, it was overall a good comic that successfully opened the door for many possibilities as this new volume of Uncanny X-Men continues. With the new Extinction Team, the split between the East and West Coast teams, and the hints of the return of the Phoenix, it's already shaping up to be a busy year for the X-Men -- and hopefully an entertaining one as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Jan 1, 2012

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men #3 was a fine issue. It wasn't bad, and nor was it great, but it was fine. With that said, I look forward to the future of Uncanny X-Men as Gillen has done well to change their entire nature in three quick issues, preparing us for things to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 29, 2011

    So far, this "new" series is too one-sided. It's all pomp and no personality. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 28, 2011

    All in all, this "Uncanny X-Men" story feels like it doesn't deliver on its promise. We get lots of sly lines hinting about the future, but Mr. Sinister's plans now come across as uninteresting, and the story itself unfinished. There are some fun moments -- don't mess with Emma Frost -- but I feel like the potential from the first two chapters is, for now, unrealized. For the conclusion to the first storyline in the re-launched "Uncanny X-Men," I think everyone was expecting something stronger. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 3, 2012

    Uncanny X-Men #3 is a book suffering from an identity crisis. There are things that Gillen and the artists want this to be and those things are hinted at in this issue but there's never any true connections made between the writing, the art and the audience. It may not be fair, but Wolverine and the X-Men works better because that book has an energy behind it powered by lively characters and energetic art. Gillen's Uncanny X-Men has a better story behind it but he's missing the elements that bring his story to life. He's made Mr. Sinister into an intriguing villain but he's done that at the cost of letting us know who these X-Men are. There's no energy or momentum behind the characters or the action to make this a compelling issue. Read Full Review

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