Uncanny X-Men #12

Uncanny X-Men #12

Event\Storyline: Battle Of The Atom Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 6
7.4Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

•  The Uncanny X-Men enter the crossover. Whose side will they be on?

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 18, 2013

    After reading X-Men comics for so many years, I thought I'd almost seen it all. Brian Michael Bendis' story with the young X-Men from the past has amped up my interest and excitement once again. With the further complications in this event, I've become more intrigued with where the story will go. Even in an issue that's lighter on the action, having Chris Bachalo's art with Marte Gracia's colors brings a big smile to my face. This is the sort of story I want to see in an X-Men event - big, crazy and fun action and that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 20, 2013

       With lots of twists (and more on the way), terrific art, serious consequences to events, and a dandy cliffhanger, this series is delivering the goods. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Topher Bostick Sep 19, 2013

    Overall this books is awesome. Bendis and team are killing it on X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Sep 18, 2013

    The art is just brilliant. Although some may be against cartoony art, I love it. Chris Bachalo has great expressions and draws some kick-ass figures. I had the pleasure to meet Tim Townsend just a few weeks ago at Boston Comic-Con. Tim is not only a really nice guy but he is one of the most talented inkers in the industry. Although he is not the only one on the book all of the inks and the colors are delicious and are very consistent. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Sep 19, 2013

    We're nearing the halfway point of 'Battle of the Atom,' and it's safe to say the crossover, thus far, is a creative success, with "Uncanny X-Men" #12 standing out as one of the strongest chapters yet. I would be lying if I said I wasn't somewhat disappointed with the lack of information regarding the future X-Men, this far into the crossover, but it's hard to complain when the story is still so incredibly good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek Sep 18, 2013

    With some fun moments and a brand new look, this series keeps going as one of the more entertaining books on the Marvel roster, as well as a terrific companion to All-New X-Men, which is still the better book at the moment. While there's not enough of the main “Battle Of The Atom” roster in this issue for long, it was a great installment and sets the stage for a lot more fun from Bendis and the others as this event crosses some of the other X-books. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Sep 20, 2013

    If you aren't following this crossover event because of your stance against them, do yourself a favor and pick it up if you are an X-Men fan. Everything after AvX has been leading to this moment and Bendis has left no stone unturned. This was a good transition into the thick of it by bringing the fight to the Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Sep 22, 2013

    That is how invested in this story I am and that's how much I want to see the next chapter give more ideas on where this is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 26, 2013

    The dilemma Cyclops is presented with here, try to help the past version of himself and the love of his life (and continue to screw with the timeline) or abandon them is a tough one that the issue handles well. When the future version of the group shows up to forcibly take back the original X-Men, Emma Frost is surprised to find an older Jean Grey among them which should lead to a rather un-ladylike battle between the pair of Cyclops' exes. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 19, 2013

    There's no doubt that there's a self-congratulatory meta-ness to this book, but it's all too fun to care whether it's annoying or not. Seeing past, present and future versions of characters I love stacked on top of one another, agreeing and disagreeing -- not to mention fighting it out -- is just too damn fun to complain. So far, "Battle of the Atom" is not going to win any prizes for being "the most important comic series" or "the unforgettable comic series," but it may win prizes for the crossover that makes readers shake their head and smile the most -- and that's something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Sep 20, 2013

    I've said this before and I'm going to say it again, Battle of the Atom is at this point the best event running in comics, if you don't want to get dragged down by Infinity or slightly confused with Forever Evil and all the villain issues this is definitely the book to go with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 20, 2013

    The story hardly progress at all in the issue. It only empathized on the fact that the original X-Men needs to go back to their time, and most of the issue focuses on conversations. It's something we already know already, and it feels like Bendis wasted an issue here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 2, 2013

    There's still hope for this to become a great story — Bendis has proven his abilities before, and there's no reason to believe he can't come through. We'll just call this issue the battle for the Battle of the Atom, and one can hope the next issue will add another measure of awesome so I can write a glowing review. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Sep 19, 2013

    Honestly a lot of this issue was retreading familiar territory. The "OMG, X-MEN FROM THE PAST! THIS IS ALL SO CONFUSING!" thing was just a little too overdone here, and it made the issue come off as filler and more of a set-up, than anything. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 22, 2013

    Although this is the worst issue of the crossover so far, it was still very interesting, setting up things brilliantly. At the same time it was just a little too much set-up, and although this will probably help the story as a whole in the long run, it hurt this one quite a bit. I would however still recommend it, as it shows that the story still has a lot to give, and I'm sure the next instalment will be outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 21, 2013

    While I'm definitely still enjoying Battle of the Atom, this issue was tonally awkward. For me, at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 22, 2013

    As we reach the midway point of this series, I'm ready for it to pick up speed again. After a great opening with the previous three parts, I'm hoping this series doesn't lose its momentum. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Sep 18, 2013

    Chapter 4 of Battle of the Atom leaves the reader with questions about whos playing who and what players will be switching sides. Marvel has been putting out good X-events lately, and this looks to be another solid one. Chapter 5 cant come fast enough. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Sep 18, 2013

    This issue doesn’t really bring anything new to Battle of the Atom, but a personal attachment to the characters from any X-Men fan will make it a entertaining enough read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Oct 1, 2013

    Uncanny X-men #12 effectively succeeds in escalating the conflict in “Battle of the Atom” while ensuring it continues to resonate. There are times when the details of the story lack cohesion or seem underdeveloped, but it sustains the emotional momentum that the first issue established. The events of this issue create a genuine sense that this event will have a far-reaching impact and for the X-men's 50th anniversary event, it couldn't be more appropriate. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 18, 2013

    Writer Brian Michael Bendis also used 10 chapters to tell his Age of Ultron story, and seeing how that event turned sour halfway through, it's worth asking why these types of stories need to be this long if there's not enough substantial material to fill each chapter. I've genuinely enjoyed this X-Men event up until this issue, but if this story wants to survive its next six chapters, it will need to quickly pull up to avoid a crash and burn. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Sep 24, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men #12 failed to provide us with any substantial development in the Battle of the Atom. Brian Bendis never seemed comfortable moving the story forward because he was saving most of his material for later chapters. Its a shame because there are some genuinely interesting elements within this issue that are overshadowed by the recap nature of this issue. I am still invested in the Battle of the Atom but Uncanny X-Men #12 tempered my excitement for this story. Hopefully Jason Aaron is able to revive my excitement in Battle of the Atom with Wolverine and the X-Men #36. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 19, 2013

    If you don't mind the very limited plot progression, this is a fine issue. Bendis has a couple of gems and Bachalo's new style is actually quite lovely. Still, I'm not sure that this is worth your $4.00. Bendis brings his usual talents to the table, controversial already, but not often enough to justify the price of admission. A decent book, but one strangled by the event comic format. Read Full Review

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