Uncanny X-Men #20

Uncanny X-Men #20

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

• Cyclops and his revolutionary X-Men take on SHIELD!
•  They get closer to finding those at SHIELD responsible for the Sentinels that nearly killed them, but find themselves in even greater danger!

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men continues to pick up steam after several months of meandering between characters and storylines. Though less action-oriented than issue #19, this chapter offers some terrific character interaction between the X-Men and Maria Hill as Cyclops confronts Hill on her home turf. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Frank Fuentes Apr 18, 2014

    Unlike its sibling books, Uncanny X-Men truly is the continuing story of the X-Men fighting for mutant equality. It has taken on a sharper tone since the conclusion of Avengers Vs. X-Men but it's a natural change given everything that has happened to mutants since House of M. There's a revolution coming and Cyclops is leading the charge. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 10, 2014

    I expect next issue to get on with the storyline. There's been some great setup with some interesting develpoments, and it's time to get this thing moving forward. Since Uncanny X-Men began, we've seen Scott's team grow into a formidable force. The stakes are even higher now, but when will we finally see some action? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 20, 2014

    So has it been worth the wait? I can't render a final judgment on that until the conclusion. In many ways the story has been building nicely, but I admit the this one is straining my patience. Hopefully the finale will make it all worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 19, 2014

    I'm happy to say that Bendis is finally getting to some real plot for Uncanny X-Men! Gone are the random trips to Limbo, the random training sessions, and the rest of that build-up. We're finally delving deep into a conflict with SHIELD, and it's great! Now if only Cyclops would stop being a totally jackass sometimes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Apr 19, 2014

    While the book was almost as enjoyable as the last one, I really think a couple of the ongoing story arcs need to be put to rest. I understand we're most likely a couple issues away from that happening but with a monthly release it feels like Bendis has too many (gold)balls in the air and isn't doing any of them justice because of it. Bendis, please, let the next one not be another filler issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 21, 2014

    With Cyclops basically declaring war on S.H.I.E.L.D. and antaganozing the other branch of X-Men he makes no friends here. Keeping the true identity of those causing the attacks under wraps, it's unclear whether Mystique is directly involved or just using the situation to her own advantage. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 16, 2014

    Things are starting to get crazy for the revolution team. Bendis is giving the fans some payoff this month and the plot is beginning to thicken for Scott and his crew. Uncanny X-Men is starting to reclaim the throne as the flagship X-Men book and Brian Michael Bendis is pulling the strings. With a little bit better art from Bachalo, this book will trump all others in the X-Line. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Apr 16, 2014

    This is a fine issue in a strong title, and Im not ready to throw in the towel by a LONG shot (19 great issues VS 1 merely good one isnt so bad). The characters are still fascinating and the art is still, mostly, amazing, but the plot itself needs a shot in the arm that Im hoping next issue will bring. This is a lot of setup, and I'm normally okay with that, but it feels like it comes after a great deal MORE setup, and it feels time to deliver. This is a piece of the puzzle, but its a minor one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 16, 2014

    The book still fails to meet the high standards that issues fourteen to seventeen set, but this X-Men vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. war has elevated the title well above its norm. A gem for fans of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 21, 2014

    All in all, "Uncanny X-Men" is an interesting book with stunning visuals. This issue is not "Uncanny X-Men" at its best, but thanks to beautiful art, it's still a reasonably enjoyable installment. Read Full Review

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