Uncanny X-Men #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Chris Bachalo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

• Turns out being possessed by one of the most powerful entities in the universe can really mess with a guy's superpowers.
•  Life isn't always a straight line, sometimes there are curves in the road.
•  But if there's anyone who would bend over backwards to reteach himself how to use them, it's Scott Summers.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Oct 18, 2014

    Bendis is cleverly developing his character's badass factor, and it's working. Sh-t, take out a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier along with the X-Men squad, and you can go ahead and call yourself a badass mofo. Chris Bachalo's action sequences are as explosive as they are chaotic; two essential elements for a pretty good book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Oct 16, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #27 has its origins in the Original Sins crossover that brought one of Xavier's secrets to light. Though there are still plenty of questions surrounding his last will and testament, we've come across a mutant with extraordinary powers who must be dealt with in one way or another. I think it's interesting to see that in the years since the Professor's death, it's only now that the X-Men are seeing his true wishes being fulfilled: peaceful interaction and communication rather than violence. I see Cyclops truly embodying Xavier's vision in a time when it looks like the Jean Grey School X-Men have become too self-righteous to see how far they've fallen. That alone makes this issue a standout, though it is another section of the ride that is the current story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 19, 2014

    We'll see if the ending of this story changes my mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 15, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men #27 is a solid issue for the focus on Cyclops and Mathew even though you might feel that some important things were rushed over. It is also important to make sure that this doesn't drag on too much, though when we as readers want to see points struck about the schism, those would be the times to deliver on it. Aside from this Cyclops has done what would have been considered impossible, and the next issue will tell if that was the right move. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 22, 2014

    Cyclops' decision-making at the end of this issue (after the heroes where routed easily by Malloy) offers Scott Summers the opportunity to further his own mutant agenda (even if it may very likely push him down a super-villain path which he has teetered on ever since the fracture of the team). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 18, 2014

    For all the scenes of Cyclops really stepping up to handle this situation, while everybody else keeps trying to trick Malloy or contain him, I really liked this issue. Cyclops is the only one who wants to talk to Malloy man-to-man, and it works perfectly. Matthew Malloy is a person, first and foremost. His powers may be off the charts, and maybe he has hurt a lot of people, but he's a man nonetheless, and should be treated like that. That's why Cyclops' approach is right, and why Uncanny X-Men is such a great mutant comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Oct 16, 2014

    I like where Bendis is going with Cyclops' further polarization, but the younger characters of Cyclops' camp still need more of their own action scenes and storylines. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Oct 19, 2014

    Overall this isn't one of the best ‘Uncanny X-Men' books to date and while I can clearly see that Bendis is leading us somewhere with the plot, I don't feel that he has delivered it this issue. If it wasn't for Bachalo's amazing art on each page, this may have been the first issue of ‘Uncanny X-Men' since it's launch to earn a score under 2. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Oct 17, 2014

    I want to write more about this issue, but I feel like this critique is becoming about what isn't in this issue instead of what is found within it. This issue is one huge fight, including the SHIELD helicarrier I mentioned previously, and then Scott decides he's going to try to recruit Matthew. That's about it. I hope next month Bendis can make readers care again about Xavier and his will"either through more holograms, flashbacks, or even more information about the secret marriage that was briefly mentioned. Currently, I feel like She-Hulk looked in last month's issue: bored, tired, and ready to leave this storyline behind me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2014

    "Uncanny X-Men" #27 is satisfying, but at the same time it doesn't stand out. It's good, but we haven't hit the moment that makes you straighten up in your chair and think, "I must find out what happens next." Still, for a comic starring a character that feels like a not quite right fit (and whom I'm sure people are already betting won't be around after this storyline's conclusion), it's trucking along fairly well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 15, 2014

    Uncanny X-Men has been a strong title since it was re-launched and Brian Michael Bendis storytelling is a huge reason why. Hes taking the time to set things up and fleshing out characters along the way. The art this issue was better but still not great. Bachalo needs to be more detailed sometimes because if hes not, it ends up looking very cartoony. Overall though, it was a good issue and Bendis and Bachalo continue to make Uncanny X-Men the best X-Book on the shelf. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 16, 2014

    Hopefully things will pick up in the next issue as the direction shifts again, but this series really needs a more consistent and cohesive visual style again. Read Full Review

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