Uncanny X-Men #8

Uncanny X-Men #8

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Ken Lashley Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 8
5.9Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

•  Fearing their teammate Archangel has once more fallen under the sway of the villainous Apocalypse, Psylocke and Magneto have embarked on a mission to save his life.
•  But little did Psylocke suspect that the mission would bring her face-to-face with her former flame, Fantomex! (And believe me, things did NOT end on good terms!)
•  Meanwhile, Sabretooth and M make a horrifying discovery in the Morlock tunnels beneath New York City. A ghost from M's past has resurfaced...and she's determined to make this run-in their last!
Rated T+

  • 8.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Jun 21, 2016

    In a lot of ways, Uncanny X-Men #8 is the quintessential third-part-of-a-four-part-crossover but it's all in service of a plot that demands reader's attention. That's noteworthy in X-Men comics today but it's quality may vary based on readers' familiarity with past stories, namely recent X-Force comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - John White Jun 15, 2016

    Overall this issue has its flaws but that should not dissuade any longtime reader from picking up this issue. It is a building block in a much larger story, one that promises to pay off in a big. The art by Ken Lashley is bold and brings the action of the issue alive and helps guide the reader through some of the slower moments. How he draws movement is something to truly be admired. Cullen Bunn’s writing is engaging and once the story gets to its meatier bits, it will really shine and be something to relish. Although this issue is slow in parts it moves the story along to where it needs to be. Also, any issue that ends with “THOOM!” definitely deserves your consideration. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Chris Jun 27, 2016

    Overall, the story kind of dragged however shined when it came to dialogue and character beats.  This issue could have certainly been told in far fewer pages, which is not an indictment on the creative team... more of an observation on the prevailing comics storytelling structure.  I feel torn in my score.  I am completely confident that this is all leading to something great... however, this issue was ultimately a bit of a slog. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 16, 2016

    "Uncanny X-Men" #8 is the sort of comic that sounds better in concept. There's something at the heart of this book which holds a lot of promise, but we're just not quite getting it yet. Maybe Bunn and Lashley will pick up the pace in future chapters, but -- right now -- it's a little too sluggish for its own good. Read Full Review

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