Uncanny X-Men #5

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
6.4Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Mutantkind is teetering on the brink of extinction once more! While some mutants seek refuge, others are eager to fight for their species’ survival. And in the case of the UNCANNY X-MEN, that means taking the fight to those who would hasten mutantkind’s decline! But are the X-Men biting off more than they can chew when they try to hunt down the DARK RIDERS on their own turf?

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Mar 24, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men continues to be impressive. There wasnt a bad issue in this first arc and everyone involved should get a ton of credit. Cullen Bunn told a very dark tale that sets the bar for the rest of the series moving forward and the art has been spectacular, making reading and experiencing the series extremely easy. This is a book that should absolutely be in you pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 31, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men isn't Marvel's most ambitious mutant book but it's fabulously bold, raising the stakes consistently by using characters who aren't afraid to make tough decisions with harsh consequences. It's the rare example of a book not leaning in to the company's status quo, instead using it as a launching pad for story hooks and stylistic departures that wouldn't work as well if tied to a set continuity. It's the first time this book has worked well and it'll be interesting to see if it can maintain the same sense of gritty excitement going into next month's "Apocalypse War" crossover. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comicsverse - Marius Thienenkamp Mar 28, 2016

    Although UNCANNY X-MEN #5 feels weirdly anticlimactic towards the end and Land's art comes with its usual flaws, the spot-on and gripping characterization of Magneto and the looming conflicts between the protagonists make the issue worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 24, 2016

    Uncanny X-Men has the foundation of a solid X-Men comic. The book's real problem at the moment is a lack of forward momentum. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dusty Good Mar 28, 2016

    The rest of this book is throw away nonsense. I have lost any and all faith that Uncanny can bounce back from this storyline. I'm walking away from this title until the creative direction has been addressed and I would suggest that the rest of the X-fans out there do the same. Avoid this title at all costs until the creative team has been replaced. Read Full Review

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