Uncanny X-Men #1

Writer: Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Mahmud A. Asrar, Mark Bagley, Mirko Colak Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 14, 2018 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 39
7.5Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be...their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you...X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!
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  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Nov 14, 2018

    UNCANNY X-MEN #1 is a must-read for anyone who considers themselves a true X-Men fan. While not perfect, the issue gives readers a full cast of characters and an enthralling plot that will have them eagerly awaiting next Wednesday. Brisson, Thompson, and Rosenberg don't rely on flashy, shocking moments. They use masterful storytelling and classic X-Men elements to weave the beginning of a very promising tale. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 16, 2018

    The art is breathtaking in this issue and all of the art styles complement the story and the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 14, 2018

    Uncanny X-Men #1 boasts a big price tag, but also a lot of story. I was pleasantly surprised with the direction with this, and the approach to take the X-Men back to their roots. Im excited to see where this team takes this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Nov 14, 2018

    'Uncanny X-Men'#1 is a true return to form for this iconic title. The legacy of what this book means is being honored, and everything is presented with huge adoration, right down to the use of that classic 3-D Uncanny X-Men logo loved and known worldwide. Marvel's Mutants are definitelyback and this is going to be one hell of a ten-week ride. As Stan Lee always said, "'Nuff said!". Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Nov 14, 2018

    'Uncanny X-Men' #1 is a true return to form for this iconic title. The legacy of what this book means is being honored, and everything is presented with huge adoration, right down to the use of that classic 3-D Uncanny X-Men logo loved and known worldwide. Marvel's Mutants are definitely back and this is going to be one hell of a ten-week ride. As Stan Lee always said, "'Nuff said!". Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Nov 19, 2018

    Take note future writers and creators, this is how you should be starting off a major storyline. You use all the tools and characters at your disposal, propose a mystery, and then tie it all with a bow, then put a bomb in the box. The cliffhanger in the first tale received an audible exclamation of "DUDE!" from me, and was a complete surprise. This is a storyline I will keep up with, if for no other reason than to experience this wonderful creative team some more.UNCANNY X-MEN #1 sets up a powerful mystery, then changes the rules on the cliffhanger. A strong book by a strong team. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Nov 14, 2018

    Already an epic sprawl with the first issue raising so many more questions than it answers. Im so glad this is weekly as the suspense waiting for a month could have been killer. Full steam ahead I say. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Chris Hassan Nov 13, 2018

    The X-Men receive the uncanny homecoming they deserve from three of Marvel's most talented writers and A-list artists. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Nov 14, 2018

    I don't know if Uncanny X-Men is going to save the series, but it feels special. It's been a while since I've had this much fun reading a mainline X-Men book. The massive creative team allows for all the right characters to shine, and this is an excellent jumping on point for all readers, new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Joe Grunenwald Nov 14, 2018

    I'm not sure if it brought anything new to the table at this point. The 'mutant vaccine' is an interesting idea, but similar to things we've seen in the past. That said, I don't mind a familiar concept if the execution is strong, and I think it definitely is here. As a book that brings all of the disparate threads of the various X-titles back under one roof, I think this is a solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Nov 14, 2018

    Overall this is a fun book and I'm so excited that Uncanny is back. Any X-Men fan will be able to find something to enjoy here. While some of the story felt been there done that, it is just the beginning and who knows where the story will take us. This is not a cheap book but with so many stories jammed into it, this book is definitely worth the price tag. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Nov 20, 2018

    Uncanny X-Men #1 is a good return for the most important mutant book of them all. The two stories it contains are very good X-Men stories, but the first one is weakened by concepts that readers have seen multiple times, and the second suffers a little from uneven art and the ending being spoiled by Marvels publicity machine. Readers expecting something akin to Grant Morrisons revolutionary and transformative New X-Men arent going to get their wish. This book is more like Joss Whedons return to form Astonishing X-Men run than anything else: indebted to what came before, but extremely entertaining. Its a must-buy for X-Men fans, and also gives new readers with only a cursory knowledge of the X-Men a good place to start. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Nov 16, 2018

    Larger-than-life and passionate about what has come before, "Uncanny X-Men" hopes to reinforce Marvel's mutant as key players; it might just succeed with flying colors. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    On Comics Ground - Paul Smerdon Nov 19, 2018

    Protecting a world that hates and fears them they are children of the atom, they are the X-men trying to preserve Charles Xavier's dream that humans and mutants can live in peace. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 3, 2018

    It's got all the beginnings of a classic X-Men storyline, and Uncanny X-Men gets a lot right about the team in a fun, entertaining issue that sets the ground running for this title Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Nov 15, 2018

    The first 37 pages of Uncanny X-Men #1 were great; it was easy to jump on board as a new reader. It was a solid story that was engaging, interesting, and fun and left on a fantastic cliffhanger. The art was fantastic as well, delivering some great visuals from start to finish. The three epilogue back-up stories did not fare so well. It really felt like they threw the pacing of the book off and they honestly felt a little unnecessary. The art also suffered in these backup stories, as it was not terrible but it did not hold up to what was presented in the first part. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Nov 18, 2018

    If these Prelude backup stories tell us anything about the upcoming "Disassembled" storyline, it is: A) Every day is a hard day to be an X-Person; B.)Never. Ever. Get comfortable in your own timeline or reality, or anyone else's for that matter; and C.) Everyone loves the Age of the Apocalypse. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Nov 14, 2018

    The issue is certainly an attention grabber, with plenty to love on the surface, but comes up short on substance. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Nov 17, 2018

    The first issue of the hugely hyped Uncanny X-Men relaunch doesn't do nearly enough to make me think this isn't just business as usual. It's more focused on being cryptic than it is on getting us into the new story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Nov 14, 2018

    I think the X-Men are in capable hands, but I don't think we're totally seeing it on the page yet. The whole line has been stuck in a bit of a rut the last few years, and digging these characters back out is going to take some time. I think part of what feels off is the quickly recycled plot points and an absence of characters who are undeniably core X-Men, like Wolverine, Cyclops, Colossus, Rogue, and Professor X. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Epicstream - Jake Vyper Nov 16, 2018

    Overall, Uncanny X-Men #1 is loaded with some awesome superhero visuals we expect from a great X-Men title but even with 64 pages, the story fails to generate excitement because of its lack of an emotional hook, context, central conflict, and an explanation that would make us care about the mutants. The amazing artwork and fun dialogue are not enough to give this relaunch the spark it needs to rekindle the franchise. The whole issue feels more like a long extended trailer rather than a catchy beginning of a blockbuster movie. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Nov 17, 2018

    Judging Uncanny X-Men #1 from a story perspective it is a solid start to attract fans of the franchise, both old and new. As long as you know recent history Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg and Kelly Thompson create a story that can drive the X-Men in a direction that will be a positive for the franchise. Though that drive may be bumpy as several problems keep Uncanny X-Men back from reaching its full potential. Because of that and the insane cover price of $7.99 I cannot recommend Uncanny X-Men #1 except to the most hardcore of hardcore X-Men fans. Everyone else save your money and wait to read Uncanny X-Men in trade paperback form or when there is a sale that drops the cover price of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 14, 2018

    Thanks to a bland, jumbled storyline, the new Uncanny X-Men fails to live up to its name. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bill Blaze Nov 15, 2018

    I want to like this but it was so confusing. There is just so much going on. As a jumping on point this will be a rough read. The art is ok, like a B, but could've been so much better, especially for one of Marvel's premier titles. It's like Marvel used their B artists to draw this X-men B roster book. It really brought down the experience for me.

  • 6.0
    Synthozoid Nov 14, 2018

    For 8 bucks, I was hoping for one big story, got several short confusing ones. There are too many characters, too many plot lines, and too many forgettable villains. The art is fine, but a little plain and Bagley-esque for each of the multiple artists. I'm disappointed.

  • 5.0
    bcgocubs Nov 15, 2018

    Am I missing something here? I mean, I'll be honest, the issue wasn't bad, but for $7.99? Come on! If every other issue you put out is a cash grab, at least make it worth my while. What I got was unengaging writing on top of an admittedly interesting plot that was stretched out too thin, even when it took up only half the book. What was in the other half? It ended up being some sort of weird prequel-prologue from each characters point of view that does nothing to advance the plot. Was it interesting.... maybe... Does it contribute anything to the story?.. Not really. In other words... filler! It's so blatant it can't be more obvious. And now if I want to know the rest of the story I have to buy another issue for each the next nine more

  • 10
    MKW69 Nov 14, 2018

    Damn good 1 issue! Can't wait for more.

  • 10
    Above Ground Pools Nov 17, 2018

    Everything I wanted from the return of X-Men... except Cyclops. But this was classic X-Men in every way. I loved it.

  • 9.0
    the green death Nov 14, 2018

    Great start to the new Uncanny. Great art and story, my only complaint is that the backups aren’t quite as engaging as the main story, though the Bisohop story kicks ass.

  • 9.0
    ZodTee Nov 15, 2018

    A pretty great start to a new era!

  • 8.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 17, 2018

    Enjoyed this a lot.

  • 8.0
    RaisingBlack Nov 16, 2018

    Overall I am happy with how this story turned out and I think it will have a good pay off. The biggest issue with the X-Men comics for years has been that they don't have a voice because those writing the stories don't actually know what is like to be a disenfranchised person. Uncanny X-men #1 almost falls into that trap because this story begins with the same usual tropes that the X books have fallen into. Someone is trying to wipe out mutants. There is a Senator pushing to use science to get rid of them. Shadow figures we don't yet know are controlling the outcomes. All of that happens in this issue. What gives me hope is the comic seems aware of how much that has been used. The comic is aware that the NuMutants have been students for too more

  • 6.0
    Old All-Star Nov 17, 2018

    This issue is a disappointing start to a much-hyped series. It's a bloated mess, with too many characters--including several newer X-Men who are at best uncompelling and at worst silly. The plot is unoriginal, and the sloppy art looks like it was rushed. To top it off, it's overpriced.

  • 6.0
    Br'er Lapin Nov 22, 2018

    With how much I have been liking Extermination, I had high hopes for this, but it failed to meet my expectations.

  • 4.5
    KFuqua Nov 16, 2018

    I really wanted to like this book and really hoped that the X-men were finally going to be worth reading again, but I unfortunately have to say that I came away disappointed. The story wasn't great and the art was only fair.

    I can't see coming back for more after this mess of a first issue.

  • 4.5
    Briton Nov 19, 2018

    A mess. And don't get me started on the ridiculous price.

  • 4.0
    Full Spread Nov 16, 2018

    This is why I've always had trouble getting into the X-Men--too many blandly written characters and tepid plots. I'll just stick with Astonishing X-Men, thank you very much.

  • 4.0
    SloboSOY Nov 16, 2018

    And the last but ... the worst ... Uncanny disassembled with no surrender but completely boring !
    Yeah jean as a vision of the future but don't understand it and try to find kitty only for a few second before losing interest in finding her.
    The young X-men are with Kitty (Who disappear, don't ask ... just because). If one second before they was not happy to only face Fourarm, they didn't succeed to stand against the mutant front liberation ... Can someone can remember to the writer that Armor was a X-men for a time and did a awesome team-up with wolverine ? Or that Pixie or Idie can be more dangerous ?
    But now they need Nightcrawler, X-23 and polaris. And later will complain that they come too late ... Argh ! Just kill me now more

  • 4.0
    ohhaimark Nov 17, 2018


    -Mahmud Asrar is a good artist. He works really well with the characters.

    -That Multiple Man "vision" or whatever was actually pretty cool.

    -The writing was pretty good, the characters talked like themselves, which I appreciated. I especially liked the writing for Laura

    -There were some pretty cool battle scenes in here. Mostly due to the art, but I enjoyed them.

    -The writing for the Bishop back-up story was really good actually. It's a shame the art didn't hold up.

    -I enjoyed Mark Bagley's art. It had a good classic feel to it.

    THE BAD:

    -Wasn't a fan of the issue just began. No buildup or anything, just started.

    -The overall pl more

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