Uncanny X-Men #12

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 20, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 34
7.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

After the devastating events of "X-Men Disassembled," it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he's not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind's only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour...and beyond!
Rated T+

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 22, 2019

    Salvador Larrocas art is amazing. There are some fantastic panels in this issue and they match the pace and tone of the story perfectly. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Feb 20, 2019

    UNCANNY X-MEN #12 is the perfect counterpart to the other ongoing X-Men storyline, AGE OF X-MAN. Gritty, depressing, and yet strangely hopeful at the same time, Rosenberg shows readers how the X-Men, when together, can overcome just about anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Feb 26, 2019

    Short and not so sweet tale with tragic consequences. But still giving a glimmer of hope for the future, with the rescue of some lost loved ones, friends and team mates. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 20, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #12 sets the return of the X-Men on the right path. This was a fast read and to the point, but ultimately gave everyone a picture of how terrifying it is now to be a mutant. Facing the mobs and dealing with the corrupt politicians are the least of their worries right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Feb 20, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #12 is a mile a minute thrill ride. Rosenberg sets things up quickly and gets right to the action, giving Larocca and Rosenberg a chance to shine with some great action sequences. It will be great to see where all of this is going and what role O.N.E. plays in all of it. This book has gotten way better since Rosenberg took over sole writer, giving it a focus that it didn't have before. Uncanny X-Men #12 tells a satisfying story and sets things up for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Feb 20, 2019

    The issue is a solid one picking up from the last one's setup and delivering an action packed story that is a new take on building a team. What's revealed, and where it potentially goes, is exciting and for long time X fans, to see this direction feels like a new take on the classic gathering of a new X team (something that's happened many times before). The team has taken this series in an interesting and solid direction delivering excitement into Uncanny X-Men that's been missing for some time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Feb 20, 2019

    For the first time in a long time, I'm enthusiastic about the direction of the main X-book. It seems funny in the face of so many X-titles on the stands right now, but un-diluting everything has been a breath of fresh air for the X-brand. I can't wait to see where this book goes next and I'm backing it to maintain this level of quality. It's already action-packed, well-written, marvellously illustrated, and electrified with creative ideas. It's sitting strong at excellent and it feels like the creative team hasn't even warmed up yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Feb 20, 2019

    Action-packed, emotional, and perfectly paced, the issue is well written and well drawn. A great X-Men story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 20, 2019

    With comics being a visual medium, it's rare that the script is the thing that pulls the book through but Matthew Rosenberg is taking advantage of every opportunity he has to write these characters and so far he's doing a good job of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Feb 22, 2019

    A ragtag group of X-Men is starting to take shape, but what is their mission? What do they want? And more importantly, will anyone care? Can a new team of X-Men still make a difference even as mutants are being hunted and an anti-mutant vaccine is now widely available to the public? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Feb 22, 2019

    Matthew Rosenberg made great use of the returning Cyclops and Wolverine to keep the story in Uncanny X-Men #12 moving forward. In the process he was able to set things in motion an intriguing story arc for X-Men that are still around. As long as Rosenberg can avoid the pitfalls of the franchise this could very well be the successful rebirth of the Uncanny X-Men comic book fans have been hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Feb 20, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men (2018-) #12 continues the story of recently revived Cyclops and Wolverine after the fall of the X-Men. The story and characters are good, the art is mostly good, but not without some rough spots here and there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Feb 27, 2019

    The rescue offers some welcome faces in Magik and Havok (whose fate at the end of this issue is far more murky than I'd like) and a few others I'm not so sure of. Either way, the rebuilding of the X-Men gets going in short order here. There are obviously other mutants out there, both old friends and enemies, and I'll be curious to see how many of them may show up in the next few issues as potential new members (or potential new problems). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 20, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men is again a strong story hampered by murky artwork. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2019

    The darkness and death in the new Uncanny X-Men direction is wearing thin very quickly. Read Full Review

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