Uncanny X-Men #5

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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NEW ARC! Spinning out of events of UNCANNY X-FORCE. The X-Men investigate a new Marvel Universe area called TABULA RASA!.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 18, 2012

    Super-cool issue and a super-cool concept for a story. I love where this story started and I can't wait to continue following it. I loved how the team split up into smaller groups and the Magik/Colossus team and the Psylocke/Magneto teams were the most memorable of the issue. The best part of this issue was that it was easy for a new reader to jump in and have a good time with the rest of the X-Fans. It's a perfect place to jump on and I highly recommend this issue to everyone! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Sean Elks Jan 23, 2012

    Uncanny X-Men is honestly one of the better X-titles currently being produced. Gillen writes this book with intelligence and a strong grasp of the characters. He is also one of the very few writers who has been able to treat the X-Men as superheroes without making it feel like they've lost sight of their focus on mutants. The book could do with some improvements in the cast and in the art, but these flaws don't take much away from how good Uncanny X-Men has become. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 18, 2012

    Ignoring the art woes, this brief arc looks to go down as one of Gillen's better X-Men stories to date. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jan 24, 2012

    Well, here we have another first issue to a new story arc. As is common in most story arcs, the first issue is usually very slow. This one was no different. Very little happened. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Adam C Jan 23, 2012

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men #5 is a great read and probably Gillen's strongest issue to date. Unfortunately, the art will severally let the book down for some, but for others, only add to its greatness. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jan 23, 2012

    That said, it's hard to complain too much when Gillen writes these characters so well. In fact, if every issue was simply Gillen writing characters having conversations with one another, "Uncanny X-Men" would be one of my favorite comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Jan 20, 2012

    Jumping on point?: Definitely. I'm surprised Marvel didn't stick a “.1″ on the end of this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 19, 2012

    So, Uncanny X-Men #5 has a good hook for X-Force fans, but it might not be enough for them to accept the huge trade-down to Land from the amazing stuff of Jerome Opeña. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jan 22, 2012

    The X-Men visit a new world created from the ashes of a nuclear blast by the hands of Angel under the possession of Apocalypse (see X-Force #14 for more details). Psylocke has kept this information from Cyclops and the rest of the group, so you know eventually the truth will come out, it always does. Tabula Rasa is like the Savage Land but more evolved, full of wild plant life and strange and dangerous creatures. It adds some mystery and is a good start to this new story arc. Written by Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery : Terrorism Myth) and illustrated by Greg Land (Ultimate Fantastic Four). Im unfamiliar with his work, but with this coloring team at his side it looks great. From Marvel Comics. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 23, 2012

    With the threats being less than epic, the characters being less than enthralling and the art being less than expressive, this book keeps talking about being like an epic Avengers book, but can't even take on territory that Uncanny X-Force didn't trailblaze first. There is a ton of potential to Gillen's plans, but he's fighting uphill will an artist who definitely does not suit his style. It may be a new and different threat for the X-Men, but I may sit the rest of this arc out. Read Full Review

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