Uncanny X-Men #25

Event\Storyline: Original Sin Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
6.9Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

•  Xavier's greatest secret has been revealed!
•  Against such overwhelming power, will the X-Men succeed in holding the line?
•  Or will Xavier's final "gift" to his children be their undoing.

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 3, 2014

    While there's obviously still more to The Last Will & Testament of Charles Xavier that we didn't get in Uncanny X-Men #25, that doesn't change the impact of what we do learn from this issue. The point was to really shake things up, and what they found out was more than enough of a bomb to drop in their laps. Now we just have to see the reaction from what they are being asked to do, and how that will affect the opposing factions between the X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 9, 2014

    The art is modern, but the story feels like more of a throwback to the glory days of this series. Here's hoping for more of the same! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 4, 2014

    All in all, this issue serves as another stepping stone towards a greater reveal/finale and while this may feel prolonged, the ride itself is worth the wait. It's almost as if Bendis is echoing Xavier in saying, "To me, my loyal readers". Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Sep 3, 2014

    As an indirect tie to ORIGINAL SIN, we're discovering some secrets from Charles Xavier's last will and testament. While there was a bit of a shocker, what Brian Michael Bendis focuses on here is an intriguing moral dilemma. What Xavier reveals is going to open some debate among the X-Men, if it's not already too late to do anything about it. Chris Bachalo does a superb job on the art and colors. There's a lot of emotion going on and we get some amazing two-page layouts showing a new mutant's in action. The reading of Xavier's will may have been going on for several issues now but this was a nice and surprising twist. You never know what Bendis is going to throw at us (or the X-Men) next. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Sep 5, 2014

    The biggest problem this issue suffers is the slow pacing of reading Xavier's last will. We've been waiting for it for months already, and I really wish the story can just get to the point already. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men's Original Sin tie-in succeeds more because of character drama than the dark secrets being explored. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Sep 4, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #25 is an issue clearly written from end to beginning. So much of this story is obviously designed to justify moving pieces to this particular arrangement on the board, but while some of the plotting is clunky, it remains a satisfying issue based largely on the force of the character's voices. Coupled with one of Chris Bachalo's most lucid and well composed issues, you're getting some bang for the extra buck you throw down for this issue, but, make no mistake, if you're looking to love this comic, you'll have to do so warts and all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Sep 6, 2014

    In closing this was just an okay continuation to the story. The recording of Xavier had the stand out scene of the issue as we got to feel how he had been at one point but past that they seem to be ruining what was left of his good legacy. A lot of aspects felt forced and sticking in events into the past didn't feel as if it lined up with how the timeline played out so far. Bendis may still surprise us but I feel that this chapter of the ‘Uncanny X-Men' has slipped in quality from everything else we've seen since he's taken over. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 8, 2014

    Maybe it's simply because it's been so long since Xavier's death, but the emotional punch in this issue is lacking in a devastating way, considering what a poignant issue this could have been. Perhaps the story will gain more resonance when it reveals the actual reading of the will, rather than the obligatory condition that Xavier makes in order to actually hear the will. Either way, it's hard not to be disappointed. The fact that "Uncanny X-Men" #25 was marketed as a special issue that is both oversized (30 pages) and higher cost ($4.99) set expectations even higher, and on a deeply emotional level, it just doesn't deliver. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Sep 3, 2014

    Probably the most curious thing " and perhaps the most indicative " is the issue's cover " a collage of scenes and faces in red and black and white with the word revolution at the top. It looks unfinished, and anyone unfamiliar with the X-Men would be hard pressed to figure out what it all means " even those well-versed in X-Men lore would be stretching to piece it all together. It's trying to say something, but it relies too heavily on what we already know. It lacks synergy or that punch that gets us roiled inside. The X-Men as a team is filled with characters suited for telling stories with contrasts and conflicts, but like the cover, this issue felt bland. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 6, 2014

    So far, this is a pretty paltry revelation for Charles Xavier's Last Will and Testament. I only hope Bendis has some interestingplans for the new character, or maybe there's an unknown addendum yet to be revealed. I guess we'll just have to wait and see. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Anthony Blackwood Sep 5, 2014

    Professor Xavier's final words in this issue indicate that the reading of his will is far from over. It's a good thing that's the case because as of now, the X-Men standing around to listen to the will is more compelling than the contents of the will itself. Hopefully both the lesser and superior aspects of this story can come together in the next issue to deliver the payoff that Bendis is trying so desperately to sell. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Rachel Greeman Sep 5, 2014

    Overall, a solid issue that I think really conveys the tension in the X-Men. Scott is realizing, now of all times, that his mentor wasn't perfect, and the rest of the X-Men are starting to understand that they might have to become a bit more morally grey. I don't know if next month will be able to keep up the stakes of this issue, but I hope it does. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 4, 2014

    We're three issues into "The Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier," and this arc feels like the sloppiest one since the relaunch Read Full Review

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