Uncanny X-Men #16

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 33
7.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Cyclops and the X-Men have set out to save mutantkind...but the Mutant Liberation Front isn't going to just wait for it to happen! Led by one of the X-Men's own, the MLF is willing to do whatever it takes to stop mutant oppression...even kill any mutant who stands in their way...  
Rated T+

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - E.V. Jacob Apr 22, 2019

    Another fast-paced addition to the X-Men Uncanny run with some excellent developments to the story, an exciting twist, great battle sequences, and a brutal cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 19, 2019

    The art by Salvador Larroca is brilliant in both the details and the level of energy he puts into the action. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Apr 21, 2019

    Hands down, the latest X-Men arc brings some of the most damaging, shocking and emotional moments since the Grant Morrison run. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Apr 20, 2019

    This one got me right in the feels. The takedown of two characters, at least one of them well loved, will not be an easy pill to swallow. Denial sounds like Danielle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Apr 17, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #16 was the perfect reminder of what these mutants are fighting for, and a reminder of how dangerous this world can be for even them. Mutant problems have been a consistent theme so far, and I would like this think that this creative team is nailing the message sent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Apr 24, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #16 closes out Rosenbergs first story arc with Marvels merry mutants and so far, his writing style is great for the book. Hes able to do a lot of exposition and dramatic work without the book getting boring or wordy. Sometimes, like with Havoks nagging, it takes a while for anything to develop from it, but when it does develop, it fits wonderfully with what hes trying to do with the X-Men in this new status quo. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Apr 17, 2019

    This issue has more great character moments, though does suffer from some clumsy pacing in the back half of the issue, which has way too much going on for its own good, even if they are all good, entertaining things in their own right. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 17, 2019

    The issue could have used some extra length or a weekly release. There's a lot packed in this issue and not all of it is fleshed out but then again that feels like a tradition of X-Men comics. There's a moment you just roll with it. This might be it and hopefully Rosenberg slows things down a little because there's a lot of great ideas packed in to this issue and the last that with a little more focus would make this run really stand out in the long history of X-Men comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir Apr 17, 2019

    An emotional issue filled with plenty of surprises, touching moments, and words. Lots and lots of words. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Apr 19, 2019

    With Hickman's upcoming run looming large over the House of X, it's nice to find something, namely a thoroughly punished Scott Summers, to spend time with as a reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Apr 21, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #16 was a solid issue that properly properly progresses the direction Matthew Rosenberg is taking the series. Rosenberg has a clear vision of where he is taking the X-Men and gives every character a sense of confidence that makes the team stronger. If it wasn't for a few questionable decisions, Uncanny X-Men #16 would've been a much higher rated issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Apr 17, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #16 shows mutants questioning everything as the world around them grows ever more hostile. They weigh their options with insight and wisdom, which makes for enjoyable reading. The brakes on the plot fail at the end, though, burying the characters in a landslide of twists and screeching inadvertently into melodrama. This remains a decent story, but the latest revelations don't do much in its ongoing struggle to justify itself. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Apr 17, 2019

    It's maybe not the home run that a lot of people are looking for due to a lackluster art team, but if you can look beyond that, I think there's a lot that works. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Apr 19, 2019

    This issue may be it for me. The story was boring and convoluted and in no way has me interested in going forward anymore. It looks really good, but I think its time for me to tap out and wait until this summer to try my luck at being an X-Men fan. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Apr 17, 2019

    UNCANNY X-MEN #16 isn't what it could be. Rosenberg knows the X-Men but he continues to throw way too many plotlines and random characters into each issue instead of focusing in on the cast he already has. Until Rosenberg can tell a complex story without having to add so many additional (and confusing) elements, the fate of UNCANNY will remain in question. Read Full Review

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