Uncanny X-Men #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Frazer Irving Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 11
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

The Uncanny X-Men face evil sorcerer DORMAMMU! Don’t miss this new take on the evil sorcerer demon courtesy of Bendis and Irving. Discover the secrets Magik has been hiding since the Phoenix Force left her in AVENGERS VS. X-MEN.

  • 10
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2013

    This was a brilliant issue, and although not quite as good as last issue it was still amazing, and much better than the first four issues of the series. It had drama, and suspense, as well as a bit of mystery. It also was very exciting, and entertaining, with some brilliant action, and dialogue. It also had another couple of plot developments that were interesting, and overall the issue left me wanting more, but in a good way. After all this I would highly recommend this issue, as well as both the previous issue, and series so far, but would especially recommend this, and the previous issue, as they're both outstandingly good. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Are Not Dead - Comics Are Not Dead May 24, 2013

    With issue 6, Uncanny X-Men has found its groove. And it's groove is awesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 25, 2013

    Poor Dazzler. She's had a rough couple of years. I rather liked her position as minor X-Man when the team was living in San Francisco. But then she got randomly selected as the main character in X-Treme X-Men, a wannabe Exiles title that went absolutely nowhere and was recently, mercilessly cancelled. That has me wondering: when did Bendis get the idea to bring Dazzler into this series? This is only the sixth issue of Uncanny X-Men, and I would assume he isn't just making things up on the fly so early into the series. How soon did Marvel know that X-Treme X-Men was going to be cancelled? Either way, she should make for a fun addition to the cast. I look forward to Dazzler interacting with Cyclops' team. And the rest of the comic is just as exciting, with the X-Men kicking butt in Limbo, and Maria Hill beginning her own fun subplot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover May 26, 2013

    While the X-Men are always the focus in their own title we're getting a new little mixture here. S.H.I.E.L.D. has almost never had too much to do with the X-Men. Sure Nick Fury has stepped in now and again or there's been something minor. However things are changing here. S.H.I.E.L.D. now has the X-Men firmly on their radar and Maria Hill wants the agency to be able to keep tabs on them. To do this they've hired a new agent – Dazzler. Fresh off the mess of X-Treme X-Men we do see Dazzler returning to a regular X-Men comic though not quite the way I had expected. The last thing I was seeing would be Dazzler working for S.H.I.E.L.D. to track mutant kind. While I can see her easily falling into wanting to help mutants after the ordeal she had just gone through this almost feels like too unlike her. Also the only downside I could really feel about the entire issue is that she seemed far too bubbly and upbeat compared to what she had just gone through. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 23, 2013

    All in all, the use of artists of Bachalo and Irving's caliber and creative vision to alternate arcs on this book is a hell of an idea. If things keep up, this is going to be one of the best looking comics on stands, regardless of which artist is at the helm. "Uncanny X-Men" had a shaky first issue for me, but ever since a game changing fourth issue, the title has been nothing short of spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 22, 2013

    When you're in into the 6th issue and a character says, “This is our first day,” you know there's a problem. Unless of course there's time travel involved. Not so here, and while it's an entertaining read it could really use a lot more happenings. It's about character though and Bendis nails it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - ClumsyG May 28, 2013

    Uncanny X-Men #6 is a bridge between issues. It introduces one new mutant who figures to be a game-changer and another mutant who returns to the fold under a new banner. There's build up and reveals, and the creative team keeps it interesting with dramatic visuals and character development that sees the team building and growing in strength. Uncanny X-Men is Marvel's flagship mutant book, and the events taking place within these pages should have the biggest effect. What we're seeing is an X-Men team being forged in fire — literally — and Bendis is dangling war on the horizon. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 23, 2013

    The artwork was just spectacular. Some don't like Irving's art style, but in this very issue, and for this very storyline, it captures every moment perfectly. Detailed, great shading, lighting, and the heavy use of color makes every character and action stand out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Digitl Noob - Russ Pirozek May 24, 2013

    Demons, new agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., some major outbursts and a lot of instability make up this series, and that instability is what seems to make it so fun. With the team trapped in Limbo until Magik can get them out, things are getting a bit crazy for the mutants who already live a pretty insane life. With the chips down, look to this team to make some major plays and take some massive risks. With Bendis and Irving at the controls, that should be quite a bit of fun. This still doesn't have the appeal of its sister series, All New X-Men, but it's gaining some ground. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2013

    This issue does feel a bit disjointed in terms of the opening scene. Here Bendis introduces another newly emerged mutant discovering his powers for the first time. In and of itself the scene works well enough, though this is the one case where Irving's storytelling could be a bit stronger and more clear. But held against the rest of issue #6, it feels a bit random and out of place. Not to mention that the series has only just begun to explore the various new recruits and their personalities. The last thing Uncanny needs right now is more characters. Unfortunately, the cast is doing nothing but growing at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike May 23, 2013

    Frazer's action scenes are just amazing. Specifically Cyclops' optic blast.Admittedly, the fight scene feels a little incomplete without its resolution, but it was so epically rendered that it's hard to care. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 22, 2013

    Bendis has been on fire with his books that have come out of the X-office, and Uncanny X-Men #6 is another great offering. The story suits Irving's talents well, and it will be interesting to see where this goes next based on the final page reveal. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Ryan Utterback May 31, 2013

    I am excited to see how the new mutant agent affects the relationship between the X-Men and S.H.I.E.L.D., and what role the new agent will play in S.H.I.E.L.D.'s gathering of intelligence. Also, maybe we'll find out just what the heck was going on in Atlanta and, more importantly, if David and nameless girl ever sorted out their communication issues and saved their relationship. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - Jason Todd May 26, 2013

    So yeah, while there was some good here, it was still a Bendis comic, meaning it was far from perfect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 29, 2013

    Also intercut with this is Maria Hill‘s decision that she needs an inside man, or in this case woman, on Cyclops‘ team to have a better gauge at what exactly the mutant activist wants and how far he's willing to go to achieve those ends. Her choice is a bit ridiculous, but certainly one I can appreciate. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb May 24, 2013

    I kinda wish we could just get on with you know mutants trying to survive and saving the world again, or whatever it is these two drastically different teams are going to be doing. I feel like we get enough of the political stuff over in Ultimate X-Men I'd like just good old fashion super hero stuff in these books. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee May 22, 2013

    As a side note, for those keeping up with Marvel’s solicitations will know who showed up at the end to be SHIELD’s new insight into the mutant community, and I can honestly say I’m extremely excited to see what SHIELD is trying to do. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 28, 2013

    What's so weird about this arc is that it really could have worked out nicely for Bendis and company had they simply waited " it's not a foreign concept to have an artist work well ahead of schedule and simply holding the pages until they're ready. (Case in point: Marvel's current event Age of Ultron.) So why was Bendis so impatient to bring the team into a foreign environment when he's barely explored the original central concept? Ultimately, this comic moves far too slowly to really justify the read " unless Bendis provides a game-changer next month, this sophomore arc is definitely a slump. Read Full Review

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