Uncanny X-Men #20

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 19, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 24
6.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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First - learn the truth about the Hellfire Club's involvement in the X-Men's quest. Then, the mutant race faces elimination at the hands of a vaccine erasing the X-Gene from future generations...
Rated T+

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

    This issue is best read multiple times, because so much is packed into just 32 pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jun 20, 2019

    As the final act kicks in we are heading for a memorable conclusion, regardless of what else is to come after the dust settles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Jun 19, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #20 raised the stakes at a time where we needed to see the boat rocked. Saving the future of mutantkind was always going to be easier said than done, but never has that been more true than it is now. Particularly when Cyclops and this team have no idea that they have been puppets this entire time. Playing a game that has not truly been theirs. Hopefully after the events of this issue that changes moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jun 22, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men is a book that will floor you. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 19, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #20 isn't a comic to just dive in to. The reveals and story are really only going to be enjoyed by those who have followed Rosenberg's run. It continues recent issue reveals bringing the bigger picture together and making the entire arc that much more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - waltgator Jun 20, 2019

    Feels like it has been quite a while since truly enjoyed this book! For a while it has only been the art that got my interested in this book, this issue got hooked right from first page. Not much action happens but a lot does happen and can't wait for next issue when it hits the fans! The team has got smaller which is great! Helped the book in a way, too big of a team especially majority of them no clue who they were and the book didn't do anything to get me interested in them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Jun 20, 2019

    I am an old school X-Men fan. Back in the day, I loved Chris Claremont's writing and I adored Marc Silvestri, probably more than I liked Jim Lee. For many X-fans, this is the quandary we find ourselves in. Whether we are Claremont fans, Kevin Smith fans, Grant Morrison fans or even Scott Lobdell (not me!) fans, the recent books fail to match what what we consider the "classic" X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Nathaniel Muir Jun 19, 2019

    A tense issue that raises questions about the greater good. It also slows down the pace, making the story less hectic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Jun 19, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men #20 does an admirable job of tying together a lot of Rosenbergs plots from this run. The inclusion of the Upstarts takes away what makes them special and the fight with them is sort of static and lifeless, but theres a lot to like about this issue. Laroccas art is much better than what readers have gotten in the last few issues, while still not being the best it could be. Rosenberg gets in some great character moments with Dark Beast and Emma, though, and it buoys the issue and the fight between the Wolvie and Revanche and the Hellfire Club makes up for the Upstarts fight. This is a solid comic, even if it does drag a little. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin Jun 19, 2019

    This run of Uncanny X-Men has always been aimed at tragedy, and here in the final act, the plot zeroes in on the bullseye. The consequences of the characters' poor choices are becoming clear. While the emerging shape of the plot is grimly satisfying, the same can't be said for the characterization, or some of the visuals. The upcoming end of the volume isn't going to be good for the X-Men, but it will allow readers to breathe a sigh of relief. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Govan Jun 24, 2019

    The plot itself doesn't feel terribly interesting. Characters act out of character to show that this is the 'darkest timeline' and the 'end of mutants' and all that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jun 19, 2019

    This is a weak issue from a creative team that's proved they're capable of much better. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jun 23, 2019

    There is absolutely nothing redeemable about the story being told in Uncanny X-Men #20 or Matthew Rosenberg's run as a whole. At this point Rosenberg's entire story has become an utter disappointment with how quickly he has pulled the trigger in systematically killing off mutants left and right. Making things worse is how Rosenberg fails to show even a hint of competence in the X-Men's actions in the face of extinction. The X-Men franchise and its fanbase deserve so much better than what is presented in Uncanny X-Men #20. House of X and Powers of X can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

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