Uncanny X-Men #5

Writer: Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg Artist: R. B. Silva Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 29
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Just when things didn't look like they could get worse... The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And...a return to the AGE OF APOCALYPSE? The weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!
Rated T+

  • 10
    Epicstream - Jake Vyper Dec 19, 2018

    Uncanny X-Men #5 may have drawn attention for its controversial scene with X-Man but let's not forget to appreciate the beauty of its art and epic storyline. The fifth issue offers stunning scenes and intense conflicts but it also shows us that there's a personal side to the huge roster of characters in this series. The series' team of talented artists and writers are developing one of the best Marvel storylines we've seen yet and I'm looking forward to seeing what the key characters will accomplish in this epic war. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Peyton Hinckle Dec 12, 2018

    Rosenberg, Thompson, and Brisson send the X-Men, and the entire world, into a chaotic, post-apocalyptic dream in UNCANNY X-MEN #5. Beautiful visuals, mixed with masterful dialogue, make for a dynamic issue that's well worth the cover price. If you're thinking about buying UNCANNY X-MEN #5, but you're unsure if it's worth it, I promise you it is. For X-Men fans, this is a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Dec 18, 2018

    Some truly contentious arguments are raised and with catastrophic results as mankind is set between a rock and a hard place as the pawns in the battle of might vs right. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Dec 12, 2018

    While we are now heading into Age of X-Man, Uncanny has really gotten me excited for that event. I highly recommend this book to any x-fan and to anyone who wants to get into the X-Men. While the series may have started off a little shaky, this issue is amazing and really is a ride that you need to jump onto and enjoy. Pick this one up, trust me it's worth it! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 14, 2018

    A consistently interesting story that is fun to read. The Warren/Psylocke dynamic was executed well by the writers and the reveal at the end is going to make some pretty dynamic drama in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Dec 31, 2018

    Uncanny X-Men #5 keeps adding more to the plot. The art isnt great, but its not terrible and theres plenty of interesting little turns in this one to keep readers coming back. It leaves readers with a lot questions- will Apocalypse be able to influence X-Man? Can Legion and the young X-Men actually hurt X-Man? Exactly how powerful are the Horsemen of Salvation? Will Psylockes gamble blow up in her face? Its questions like these that intrigue readers and drive them back to the book and this book is definitely worth coming back to. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Dec 12, 2018

    While Uncanny X-Men #5 features moments of greatness, too many subplots keep this single issue from delivering a satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Dec 16, 2018

    A collision of beyond omega level mutants, schizophrenics and self-appointed deities amongst them, means that the X-Men probably won't be playing baseball anytime soon. Maybe next year. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 15, 2018

    This weekly Uncanny X-Men run feels more like superheroic busywork to explain the far more important Age of X-Man stuff coming up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Dec 12, 2018

    The story still feels a bit too much like a pastiche of '90s X-Men events like "X-Cutioner's Song," but it's a big step up from last weeks nadir. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Dec 18, 2018

    Uncanny X-Men #5 attempts to recover a story that has been incredibly lackluster thus far. Unfortunately Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson and Ed Brisson are unsuccessful in that attempt. The story around X-Man's plan to "save" the world continues fail to grasp the reader's attention. At the same time, everything going on is making the X-Men look worse for how they continue to fall further behind on getting any answers. Unless some big developments are made this relaunch of Uncanny X-Men will only continue to get worse before it can even think of getting better. Read Full Review

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