Uncanny X-Men #534.1

Uncanny X-Men #534.1

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Critic Reviews: 5
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Magneto is an X-Man. This may not be news to you, but only a handful in the Marvel Universe know that the poster boy for Fearing Mutants is now living just off the coast of one of the United State's largest cities. How on Earth are the X-Men going to explain the presence of one of the world's most infamous super villains? This Point One issue provides the answer, and is a perfect jumping on point to the flagship X-Men book. And to make it even MORE special, superstar-artist CARLOS PACHECO (ULTIMATE AVENGERS, ULTIMATE THOR) gets in on the fun!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Apr 8, 2011

    For the first time in ages, an X-Men comic actually has me looking forward to reading the next one. Its not that the story here appears to be particularly epic or game changing, but rather theres a simplicity at work that seems well poised to take advantage of the series inherent themes. With a few more right moves, Gillen could restore Uncanny X-Men to a status it had seemingly left behind long ago -- that of a consistently good read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Adam Chapman Apr 8, 2011

    This issue was a very successful way to handle a Point One issue, as you get a very solid character-centric piece, which Gillen handles beautifully, plus you have enjoyable artwork, and some nice action thrown in for good measure. This was a pleasant reading experience, and I can only hope that Magneto will get more of the focus as Gillen continues, because he handled him beautifully in this iss.ue. On a final note, there's a nice preview montage of events coming up for the X-Men later this year, which definitely looks interesting, and makes me excited for what's coming up next for Marvel's Merry Mutants Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 8, 2011

    So while this story didn't rock my world or anything, it DID feature a character who I wish was still alive, thus making it at the very least readable to me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Larry King Apr 10, 2011

    This issue was okay, but not a stunner. If you are a fan of Pacheco you may like it, but it's not his best art. The story isn't something that you will be fawning over either. I view this issue as running the water and sticking you hand in to see if it's just right, and it just doesn't really work for me. With all that has gone on leading up to this issue, I don't have the time or the money to go back and read what has come before. On it's own merits this issue is a little above middle of the road. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 7, 2011

    Kieron Gillen makes an impressive debut as writer of "Uncanny X-Men" with strong character work on Magneto, but is hampered by generic, mundane art that leaves little impression beyond a whirl of sickly glowing neon lights. If Gillen continues to have a good handle on the characters like he displays here, "Uncanny X-Men" looks to be in good hands. Read Full Review

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