Uncanny X-Men #34

Uncanny X-Men #34

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Kris Anka Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
7.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

• Mystique returns to the pages of UNCANNY X-MEN-and she's out for vengeance!
•  Will Magik's soulsword be enough to halt the shapeshifter's wrath?
Rated T+

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 20, 2015

    Even though it feels abrupt, this is still a taut, evenly paced (riiiight up until the last few pages) issue that leaves the reader wanting more, but not unsatisfied in the least. Its great to see Bendis going back to Dazzler, particularly in the wake of her recent transformation and the tendency of X-Books to lose track of their characters, what with the massive cast that each book tends to sport, making this catch-up even more satisfying. Anka and Gracias art makes what could have been a dry, or perfunctory issue bristle with tension and life and the result is one of the better standalone issues this book has received in a long time. The new recruits are in an interesting place by issues end and it makes one genuinely curious as to whats to come in their future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) May 20, 2015

    This issue ends teasing something that could be amazing: an overdue chance for certain characters to get their own stories, almost certainly stories readers will love. Bendis gives us an isolated story that lets Dazzler shine, without needing to read previous issues or any of Secret Wars. It's a fun read that ends on an intriguing cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2015

    All told, this issue delivers a successful done-in-one adventure that wraps up several loose ends. Its only real weakness is a fairly abrupt ending that essentially just points readers towards issue #600, a comic that now won't be hitting stores for another five months. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 20, 2015

    With whatever conclusion comes with Uncanny X-Men #600, hopefully we see a lot more loose ends tied up because that is what will make this series have been worth following to the very end. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 22, 2015

    It's loaded with the usual sharp and funny dialogue by Brian Michael Bendis, and clean, stylized art by Kris Anka - all building toward the upcoming issue #600. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 21, 2015

    Just because this was a one and done story doesnt mean it was filler. Things actually happened this issue and they were important. Bendis is pulling out some of his best work on the series in these last few issues, which will hopefully make #600 epic. Kris Anka did a fine job with this book, but it wouldnt hurt if he showed a little more detail from time to time. Uncanny X-Men #34 is a nice surprise read this week, so dont miss out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 20, 2015

    It's nice to get a comic where the solicitation isn't quite what we actually received; not only is the surprise appreciated, but it ends up making much more sense than initially advertised. With "Uncanny X-Men" #35 shipping shortly and then the big wrap-up of "Uncanny X-Men" #600 this October, the end is clearly here for Bendis' take on the characters. If the final issues are as strong as this one is, both in terms of giving us a satisfying conclusion as well as setting up situations for other writers, we're in for a good ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 23, 2015

    This issue was fine. It wrapped up a few loose ends from Bendis' run and positioned the students to maybe do something interesting in the future. But knowing the fate of most X-students these days, they're likely all going to fade away into obscurity. Maybe they'll be dragged back out for a random X-Team in the future, or they'll be used as cannon fodder, who can say? Such is the fate of characters like this, no matter how much I love Goldballs. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 29, 2015

    That said, I'm ready for any new start to the X-Universe, though I hope the major plotlines get the endings they deserve. Uncanny X-Men #34 feels like another attempt to stall for time, and it's a shame that Mystique's “ending” doesn't amount to much more than her being captured while she's been working as an actress. This seems like a slow and meaningless death of the X-Universe as major plotlines flutter in the wind, and in light of the rumors about Marvel killing off the mutants in its universe for the time being in order to bully Fox into sending the movie rights back, I can't help but feel like the fans are ones who are really going to suffer for this. Read Full Review

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