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Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

Writer: Ed Brisson Artist: Carlos E. Gomez Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
7.8Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Jan 23, 2019

    Ed Brisson and Carlos Gomez set Scott Summers up for one Hell of a second act in this very pleasing annual. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 25, 2019

    X-Men fans, this was the return you've been waiting on. Brisson and Gomez make an easy case for the return of X-Men's leader and with a refocused Cyclops back, things are about to get much more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 24, 2019

    I loved the art in this issue. Carlos Gomez does some amazing things visually with this issue. The highlight is definitely the throwback, newsprint visual style of the first flashback. It looks amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Steve Batley Jan 25, 2019

    Putting aside the McGuffin Cage and Bables blurred lines of logic and motivation, I have to say this is the turning point of the Uncanny X-Men right here. Everything else was preamble and now that Slim is back we have some definitive direction coming our way. Welcome back Summers, weve missed you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Jan 24, 2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed this issue a lot and it's about time. Some of the previous Uncanny issues felt a little mediocre and this one shows that we finally have the right person on the flagship book. Brisson just manages to encapsulate everything that makes a great X-book. Pick this one up, it's also a great jumping on point for new readers to Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Jan 26, 2019

    Cyclops is back and Ed Brisson is setting him up to be better than ever! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Jan 25, 2019

    This Annual suddenly has me excited about the Uncanny X-Men book. The varied art by Carlos Gomez was great and Ed Brissons story felt smart, exciting and important. If you have been reading Uncanny, this is a must read and if you bailed out of the series, this may get you fired up to jump back in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Jan 28, 2019

    It's a wild ride as we explore the psyche of Scott Summers. Brilliant writing makes this an easy, yet somehow complex, read. Cyclops saved Paul Douek so it's only fitting that Paul return the favor here. Cable's role is necessary to this story and I wouldn't have it any other way. We get a tour of Scott's life before we see his ultimate triumph over death. And this is Marvel story telling at it's finest. **** (8.8 rating) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 23, 2019

    For hardcore X-Men fans, Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 is a definitive BUY! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 23, 2019

    The issue does what it's supposed to, answer the question as to how Cyclops came back from the dead. The reason delivered is a shrug and a little convoluted but some of the meta discussion makes it all rather interesting. If you're itching to know how it all goes down, then this issue is a must but beyond that, this isn't an issue that really excites. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 23, 2019

    Ultimately, it's great to have Scott Summers back even if the way he gets there is a little convoluted and strange. I mean, this is still an X-Men comic, we're all aware of what we signed up for. Welcome back, Cyclops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Jan 24, 2019

    Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 is not a perfect issue but it does succeed in its most important mission of returning Cyclops back to life. Ed Brisson used everything that Cyclops did and how things turn out for him to create strong motivation for what will push the character forward. With where the X-Men are now Cyclops returning as the team's leader couldn't come at a better time. Hopefully the positive character work done here is a sign of compelling stories to be told in the pages of Uncanny X-Men. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Jon-Carlos Evans Jan 28, 2019

    The question remains – is the revived Cyclops the Cyclops we want or need right now? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 28, 2019

    The story by writer Ed Brisson and Carlos Gomez ties in a flashback to a scientist crucial for Cable to bring Cyclops back (and printing it in old-school comic-style was a nice touch). As we've seen elsewhere, the new Cable is a bit of a dick forcing Cyclops to choose between helping the X-Men or saving the innocent man who resurrected him. Rebranding the character firmly back in the hero column, the real question is where does Cyclops go from here in his steps to rebuild the X-Men? Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Jan 23, 2019

    The issue has solid art and some strong character work, but otherwise, it feels like a continuity bridge between two different eras of X-Men and little else. Read Full Review

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