Uncanny X-Men #17

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 35
6.6Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

• First...the X-Men lose one of their own.  
•  Then...the new Black King of the Hellfire Club makes a move.
Rated T+

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - E.V. Jacob May 24, 2019

    A somber and emotional addition to the Uncanny X-Men lineup, which gives you a lot to think about, showcases some great emotional fights, and leaves us on an intense and mystifying cliff-hanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle May 1, 2019

    UNCANNY X-MEN #17 slows the series' feverish pace way down and gives readers a closer look at Wolverine. Because Cyclops has been the star of UNCANNY, Wolverine hasn't had as much time in the spotlight, so Rosenberg's decision to give him a few scenes to himself was a good choice. The change in art also adds to the issue, making it one of the better ones in the series thus far. Still, this is Rahne's issue, and the lack of focus on the New Mutants is a little concerning. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley May 16, 2019

    A lot to take in and some considerable bending of characters, though not impossible maybe a little improbable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 1, 2019

    The melodrama that creeps in is understandable but feels cheap compared to what is at the core of the story. Still, this a standout issue of what has already been a stellar run. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 1, 2019

    The issue is a good one delivering a cathartic release to the tension that's been building since Rosenberg's run began. There's a lot he's packing in and this issue focuses on the two visions of Wolverine and Cyclops and how each sees the X-Men and its legacy. Then, like solid X-Men writing we get the twist a the end to take us on their next adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans May 1, 2019

    So far, the "This is Forever" storyline stands as one of the more compelling mutant arcs of recent years. Scheduled to end just as the recently announced Jonathan Hickman mini-series Powers of X and Houses of X debuts in July , Uncanny X-Men may only be the beginning of a banner year for mutant-dom. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Nathaniel Muir May 1, 2019

    An emotional issue that will sneak up on you. It may seem like it's following all the tropes, but it still packs a punch. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 1, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #17 puts a real-world spin on Rahnes murder, and it fits very well. Its not the evil plan of some mutant mastermind or a government-sponsored hit (although something like that sort of happens in the book), its just a symptom of the hatred and bigotry of the world. After six very Cyclops centric issues, this one focuses on Logan and his own guilt over another death on his watch, one he feels in part responsible for. Unfortunately, this art doesnt fit the caliber of the script. Its blandness hurts what could have a stellar issue of Uncanny X-Men. It doesnt kill the chapter, but this issue could have been so much more potent if the art was better. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator May 2, 2019

    We see Scott giving a speech at the funeral as he is the first of few as Logan tracks down who killed Wolfsbane. While at the funeral, Scott, Jamie, Moonstar, and Illyana takes turns mourning and giving a speech to everyone who attended the funeral. And one thing I have got to say, these Stan's Soapbox pages are getting quite annoying, give respect to the guy but the page feels at this point like an advertise page. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 3, 2019

    The comic will likely be remembered for Wolverine in a suit, the end of Cyclops and Wolverine's short bromance, and the flashback of Wolfsbane's assault and murder by a pretentious douchebag group whose unwanted advances scare her into showing her mutant abilities and whose mutant abilities push the bigots into horrific violence. The entire scene is seedy, and Wolverine's eye-for-eye justice certainly doesn't seem to sit well with the legacy of the main X-Men title. Having it interrupted, and take place entirely outside of the events shown, comes off as cheap and gutless as well by a creative team that isn't willing to own all the questionable decisions made here. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley May 3, 2019

    Up until now the art has been what's primarily held Rosenberg's run back from achieving its true potential, though in the case of this issue specifically, the greater fault it with the swing-and-a-miss major story decision, one where the implications appear to have not been properly considered. Read Full Review

  • 3.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 6, 2019

    A funeral, a fight scene and some truly leaden dialogue make for a forgettable issue, albeit one with a last page reveal that seems interesting. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez May 7, 2019

    From beginning to end Uncanny X-Men #17 was horrible. Matthew Rosenberg completely failed the X-Men franchise with his choices and writing throughout this issue. That is incredibly disappointing to say because before this Rosenberg established an interesting new direction for Uncanny X-Men. All that potential is thrown away in favor of more death and X-Men infighting. Read Full Review

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