Uncanny X-Men #4

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 4, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.1Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

GUEST ARTIST BRANDON PETERSON! The Phalanx return for a special one-shot issue of UNCANNY X-MEN.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Jan 8, 2012

    Brandon Peterson's artwork is strong, and although his interpretation of the phalanx is a little dark and sketchy, it befits the more horror-based approach that this story pursues. It's a good-looking comic with clear storytelling, and given such a tight story Peterson manages to pack in the visual information we need. Done-in-ones are an increasingly rare treat, and as such, demand a little extra when they do come along. "Uncanny X-Men" #4 is a great taste of what the series is offering, and an instantly memorable issue to boot. Definitely worth owning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 7, 2012

    So it might be a good finale for my interest in the series. The "next issue" ad looks like the story involves vampires, and that's enough to send me running any day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jan 5, 2012

    I definitely enjoyed the last two issues. I really liked how in last issue the X-Men actually functioned as a team to beat Sinister. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 7, 2012

    Not too familiar with The Phanlanx, but thankfully the first couple of pages gives the reader a quick rundown on their history. Theyre an alien race of one consciousness, one hive-mind, kinda like The Borg from Star Trek, but more terrifying. This is a stand alone story and its a good one, its also a sad story and by the end of it, you cant help but feel a little sorry for The Phalanx. A well crafted tale written by Kieron Gillen (Thor) and illustrated by Brandon Peterson (Ultimate X-Men) who also provided a stunning cover featuring Colossus in his Juggernaut mode. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan B. Tano Jan 6, 2012

    Gillen did a great job with what could have been a filler issue, using perspective to make you feel sympathetic toward a devourer of people, towns, cities and possibly worlds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jan 9, 2012

    Readers may wonder where the X-Men went and find this issue a little strange, but I enjoyed Gillen's taking an issue out to do something a little outside of the box. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 8, 2012

    You know, every time I write a negative introductory paragraph I end up enjoying the comic book I read... I can't explain that, but apparently if I get myself good and angry prior to reading something I almost always tend to enjoy it. Go figure! This is probably the perfect issue to drop this series, because it was a one-and-done issue, and it wasn't horrible. That way I can look back on this series and remember it as being not that bad. Oh well, at least for now, adis, Uncanny X-Men. It's been... something... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Jan 4, 2012

    Uncanny X-Men #4 is entertaining on its own, but it's strange to see such a departure from the main storyline so early in the new series. Gillen has taken his time so far setting up a foundation for this title, and significant progress is foregone in this issue in favor of additional context. These books have been on an expedited release schedule, so the urgency for progress is really more a question of personal economics than one of waiting. Hopefully, Gillen will stop circling and attack his vision for this series soon, but, for now, there's enough in issue #4 to justify a purchase and to enjoy until next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Jan 5, 2012

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men is a good issue, but I expect it will split fans down the middle. For that reason, the book receives a rather average scoring. Read Full Review

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