Uncanny X-Men #18

Uncanny X-Men #18

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Marco Rudy Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 5, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
6.7Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

• Cyclops finds himself in serious trouble.
•  Who's got Scott Summers at gunpoint?

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Mar 14, 2014

    For the past few issues, the title has put its Bendis-scope on particular characters while the rest of the X-Men titles have dealt with major threats and story arcs. In Uncanny X-Men #18, we finally see a line on the horizon. An episodic issue centered on Cyclops, issue #18 weaves together the many complicated plot threads to form a unique tapestry of the mutant revolution's tortured hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 14, 2014

    Cyclops is forced to address his killing of Professor X by rival X-Men and teacher at the Jean Grey school, Kitty Pryde. It's and emotional moment between the two characters as they both cope with Professor X's death and the ramifications of that tragedy. Not only that, but there's also character moments between Cyclops and a younger Jean Grey, as well as between Cyclops and his younger self. Meanwhile, the Uncanny X-team comes home to find that all is not right at home, setting the stage for next issue. All in all it's another solid issue by Bendis, made all that stronger by Marco Rudy's art. It doesn't necessarily move the main story forward, but the exploration of characters while getting there, well, that's what Bendis does best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 5, 2014

    Jeremy Matcho is an employee of Amcom/ Xerox. He was born on the hard streets in Guam, and once met George Wendt at a local Jamesway department store. He was first exposed to comics at the tender age of 9, picking up X-Men #1. His favorite character then, and to this day is Cyclops. While he has been a Marvel fan for 20 years, DC is steadily becoming heavy competition. He also is the proud owner of a 2002 ford escort. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 8, 2014

    Finally, at long last, we get a definition behind Cyclops' 'revolution'. I've never quite understood why he's been calling it that, and why he's been waging this little war. But he finally explains himself, and I definitely approve of the definition. Cyclops is definitely not the kind of man who would sit in prison, being sneered at by everybody else, when there was work to be done. Since when do superheroes allow themselves to sit in prison? AvX: Consequences, the story where Cyclops broke out, was the absolute best thing to come out of Avengers vs. X-Men, and it started Cyclops on this amazing journey. So I'm glad to see Bendis finally lay out Cyclops' side of the story. That's why I loved this issue so much. Cyclops remains the most exciting character at Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 5, 2014

    Marco Rudy brings a very striking look to the series as he steps in for a month. He uses the chaotic shape of Cyclops' optic blasts to frame each page, while also employing both inks and watercolors to distinguish various panels. The heavy deign-oriented focus sometimes gets in the way of the basic storytelling and panel flow, but it's a surreal approach that fits in well with previous issues from artists like Chris Bachalo and Frazer Irving. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hero Nuggets - Joe 'Big Daddy' Natoli Mar 5, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #18 tries to once again explore the broken man that is Cyclops! I have been down this road in several books now, and this issue loses a bit of it's impact because of that, serving more as a bridge into the Trial of Jean Grey than anything else. All you need to know is that they are headed to steal a S.H.I.E.L.D spacecraft, in an attempt to save Jean. Jump back in at #19 for Story. The reason to read this issue is the Art. Holy SH*T! It's good! Marvel finally captures the new-age storytelling panels that DC is currently famous for. Keep This Up! Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Mar 6, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #18 is definitely worth the read for those who've been on board this book for a while, but may be a little confusing for short term or new readers who could very easily get confused by the time jumping plot and trippy art. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 11, 2014

    Although awkward (seriously, this issue should have taken place at least two months ago) it does deliver some interesting moments between Cyclops and his younger self and Jean Grey. If you've been waiting for the issue that reincorporates the rest of the X-Men this is it… but only kinda because in the present they are all off-world. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Mar 7, 2014

    Next issue should be interesting as it will pit the Uncanny X-Men against S.H.I.E.L.D. so that Cyclops can get a spaceship to get his team to the Shi'ar Empire. I'm sure it helps that Scott Summers is still a whee bit angry at S.H.I.E.L.D.'s recent use of Sentinels. Hopefully the all out punch fest I'm sure we're about to see will get them into space before the issue comes to a close so as not to stretch things out that much longer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 8, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #18 is a complicated book but, in the end, it's filler. It's filler in a franchise with a long history of beloved filler issues, but it fails to deepen our understanding of the characters the way predecessors did and needs to be rescued by its striking artwork. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Mar 6, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #18 is absolutely inessential filler. Read Full Review

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