Uncanny X-Men #18

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Carlos Villa Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 15, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 29
6.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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

  • 10
    Critical Blast - S.J. Mitchell May 16, 2019

    If you feel it's too late to jump on board, do yourself a favor and look for the trades of Rosenberg's work on Uncanny X-Men. Or buy digital or back issues at your local comic shop. Jonathan Hickman's reputation precedes himself, but as he comes aboard to reboot the X-Universe, he has Juggernaut sized boots to fill. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    On Comics Ground - E.V. Jacob May 24, 2019

    With intense fights, thrilling action, and genuine conflict, all tinged with the shadow of a looming mystery, this installment into Uncanny X-Men delivers a great story with high stakes and yet another perfectly executed cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle May 15, 2019

    UNCANNY X-MEN #18 is not what I was expecting. This issue does have more of the overdramatic plot points (aka deaths) that Rosenberg loves to add in, but it also has a lot of the cathartic characterization that we haven't seen much of in previous issues. While the art is still lacking in certain panels, UNCANNY X-MEN #18 proves that Rosenberg still understands how to make an entertaining X-Men comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans May 20, 2019

    Fast-paced, purposeful, and fearless in keeping the stakes high, Rosenberg's X-Men run will leave an interesting and debated legacy Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley May 21, 2019

    Not the best issue overall in the arc. Rosenbergs writing is at least consistent but the art was distracting and not in a good way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 15, 2019

    The issue is an odd one until you get to the end. Then, it all makes much more sense. But, the overall flow of the narrative is off here. Scenes don't feel natural at times and there's transitions missing in the story. The issue has its entertaining, and shocking, moments and now that things are clearer, it's more exciting to see where this is all going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 18, 2019

    The pencils, inks and colors bring this book to life and make it an overall enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze May 15, 2019

    The struggle is fine, but with this chapter of the X-Men I for one hoped that there would be a bit more fighting back than being struck with more failure than they have already suffered. Uncanny X-Men #18 is the first that came up short, and the last thing we should fear is that this is the start of a downward spiral. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon May 16, 2019

    With Jonathan Hickman's arrival to the X-books imminent, Matthew Rosenberg's take on Marvel's merry mutants has lost a lot of its luster. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir May 15, 2019

    While the issue is not aggressively bad, it also is not very interesting. The more personal moments are well written but otherwise there is little here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett May 15, 2019

    It's fine, but a little too illusory for its own good. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator May 16, 2019

    Well hoping this turns into a Suicide Squad type book where now any character can be killed off. Other than that this issue is mainly just a book with nice action scenes and rushed events that makes me question if they have a game plan or just throwing things together. Art could have been better. If you want an issue about action scenes then pick this up but if you want more than that in an issue then keep on looking. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 16, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #18 is a miss on all fronts. Rosenberg has always tried to cram a lot into every issue as if he was mid-90s Scott Lobdell, but this one is a failure. Nothing feels like it has the room to breathe. Events happen, but its all so suffocating that none of it has any impact, not even the death of an X-Man. Villas art is merely there, doing nothing to elevate the script. The developments with Emma Frost promise something, but with the way the book has suddenly gone, theres guarantee it will be anything worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    GWW - Dusty Good May 15, 2019

    I feel more insulted than I usually have when it comes to the X-titles over the last two decades. This beloved title has become the comic book version of the Cleveland Browns, the lovable losers, who will never know happiness. Read Full Review

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