Uncanny X-Men #33

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
7.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

• While things continue to heat up for the Summers family, Kitty Pryde and Illyana Rasputin take on an assignment neither of them either thought they would tackle-is this uncharted territory for these two veteran X-Women?!
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 15, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #33 at the end of the day is an issue we needed. Makes you wish we got just a bit more of this before Secret Wars brings about the final issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Latest Pull - Bobby Angus Apr 17, 2015

    With a few more issues left in the series, readers should be curious how this will wrap up. There seems to be a few loose ends that could easily be brought to a close. However it will be ultimately disappointing if Bendis does not deliver a grand ending for a fitting franchise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Apr 16, 2015

    This issue feels like a final pause before the X-Men dive into the events of Secret Wars. Kitty and Illyana remind us that the X-Men are not just superheroes who save lives, but they are family to each other. It's thrilling to see Kitty and Illyana together as best friends once again. I wish they could have had even more dialogue, and at a slower pace. Bendis gives them an enjoyable self-contained story where they can be real with each other. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 17, 2015

    More like this, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 15, 2015

    The only real problem with the approach to this issue is that it comes so close to the series finale. There's still a lot of unfinished business to tackle, and a light, breezy issue like this doesn't do much to move the characters closer to the finish line. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Apr 17, 2015

    While some of us are chomping at the bit to see Bendis wrap up his epic Cyclops story, I can't fault him for taking a momentary break to have a little fun with some othercharacters. He's done a lot with Kitty and Magik over the course of his tenure with the X-Men, and it's just as important that he wrap up their storyline as well. That he does so on Monster Island is just sweet, sweet icing on an already enjoyable cake. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG Apr 17, 2015

    There's way too much stuff up in the air. What happened to Illyana tasking Eva Bell with bringing Hank McCoy to trial? What happened to Professor Charles Xavier's will? What happened to Cyclops and Havoc? Will any of these questions be answered, or will they come into play as the Secret Wars turn into Battlewars? Will it even matter at that point? For that reason, Uncanny X-Men #33 fails, and that's unfortunate Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Apr 19, 2015

    This week's Uncanny X-Men boils down to a few key selling points: nostalgia for either Claremont-era X-camaraderie or vintage pre-Marvel Monsters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Apr 20, 2015

    Uncanny X-Men #33 is a really interesting issue and really displays Bendis' strengths as a writer. It's weird to see one of the series' last issues segue out of relevance and into a charming but unrelated story. Kris Anka's apparent experiments allow us a glimpse at a talented artist's range, but it feels a little unpolished. Ultimately the stakes are very low and, structurally, this issue is very odd. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 17, 2015

    This series of "Uncanny X-Men" has had a rocky path, with just as many lows as there were highs. "Uncanny X-Men" #33, in many ways, gets to the heart of the series' problem: there was never quite enough material to maintain it alongside all of the other X-Men titles. It means well and it sounds good as a story pitch but, in the end, "Uncanny X-Men" #33 isn't a full issue's worth of material. It's pretty and it's nice that things are wrapping up, but this could have moved faster without losing a thing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Apr 15, 2015

    As far as filler issues go, this one was all right. It probably wont be the best book you read, but it definitely wont be the worst. Its clear that Bendis is getting his pieces in order for the big issue coming up. The art is a little better the normal, but this could have been a stronger issue from Anka. Read Full Review

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