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AVX TIE-IN! Cyclops leads the X-Men into their toughest battle yet as they take on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The earth shakes when a Juggernaut-powered Colossus faces off against the Red Hulk! And it's a return to Tabula Rasa as the two teams take their battles worldwide! Plus: Hope is on the run for her life, but can she outrun destiny? And what has Mr. Sinister been AVX TIE-IN! Cyclops leads the X-Men into their toughest battle yet as they take on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The earth shakes when a Juggernaut-powered Colossus faces off against the Red Hulk! And it's a return to Tabula Rasa as the two teams take their battles worldwide! Plus: Hope is on the run for her life, but can she outrun destiny? And what has Mr. Sinister been doing while the X-Men have been fighting the Avengers? Find out here! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #11-14.


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AVX TIE-IN! Cyclops leads the X-Men into their toughest battle yet as they take on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The earth shakes when a Juggernaut-powered Colossus faces off against the Red Hulk! And it's a return to Tabula Rasa as the two teams take their battles worldwide! Plus: Hope is on the run for her life, but can she outrun destiny? And what has Mr. Sinister been AVX TIE-IN! Cyclops leads the X-Men into their toughest battle yet as they take on the Earth's Mightiest Heroes! The earth shakes when a Juggernaut-powered Colossus faces off against the Red Hulk! And it's a return to Tabula Rasa as the two teams take their battles worldwide! Plus: Hope is on the run for her life, but can she outrun destiny? And what has Mr. Sinister been doing while the X-Men have been fighting the Avengers? Find out here! Collecting UNCANNY X-MEN (2012) #11-14.

30 review for Uncanny X-Men by Kieron Gillen, Volume 3

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    What’s worse than a smug, horny, asshat Namor? A smug, horny, asshat Namor that brags about his prowess with any female of any species. Watch it Hepzibah, he’s going to give Daredevil, the original Marvel horn dog, a run for his money! At least this volume of “You Pick and Read the Adventure – Avengers Versus. X-men” is fun. This is one of the easier volumes to actually follow the story line and having a few issues of knock-down-drag-out fights between the two groups is always a shallow reader bo What’s worse than a smug, horny, asshat Namor? A smug, horny, asshat Namor that brags about his prowess with any female of any species. Watch it Hepzibah, he’s going to give Daredevil, the original Marvel horn dog, a run for his money! At least this volume of “You Pick and Read the Adventure – Avengers Versus. X-men” is fun. This is one of the easier volumes to actually follow the story line and having a few issues of knock-down-drag-out fights between the two groups is always a shallow reader bonus. What’s to like Colossus being given Juggernaut’s Cyttorak powers. Metallic and unstoppable. Wooo! The look on Ben Grimm’s face when, while in mid-battle with Namor, he’s asked by Apex’s Savage whether they are going to mate afterwards. “What a revoltin’ development!” See that’s how they roll in Tabula Rasa. Pass the gallon of massage oil. Good times! What’s not to like Tabula Rasa – some sort of plant place. Great, yet another world that readers have to keep track of. You can never have too many Mr. Sinisters. You need a flow chart or a Venn diagram to figure out what’s going on between issues.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Sesana

    Good luck reading this volume if you haven't read Avengers vs. X-Men. There's a lot that happens between issues of this book, either over in the main event series or elsewhere. I remembered just enough to basically follow along, but I can imagine that I'd have a very difficult time if I hadn't. Gillen certainly seems to be on the side of the X-Men, or he's doing a very good impression in his writing. Towards the end of the first issue, the X-Men's PR agent sends out a release that's perfectly sc Good luck reading this volume if you haven't read Avengers vs. X-Men. There's a lot that happens between issues of this book, either over in the main event series or elsewhere. I remembered just enough to basically follow along, but I can imagine that I'd have a very difficult time if I hadn't. Gillen certainly seems to be on the side of the X-Men, or he's doing a very good impression in his writing. Towards the end of the first issue, the X-Men's PR agent sends out a release that's perfectly scathing and does a good job of summing up the X-Men's side. Because honestly, if Steve Rogers thought that walking up to Cyclops and say, "Hey, Feared and Hated! We'd like to indefinitely detain your adopted granddaughter. No, she hasn't done anything wrong yet, but she might!" would go over at all well, I honestly don't know what to say to him. That aside, everything that happens here is sort of on the outskirts of the actual event, so nothing terribly important is happening. I'd imagine roughly the same thing was happening over in Avengers at the time, or any number of other books that tied into the event. Oh well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Mike

    Gillen's writing of the moments between punches is actually near-poetic. This is great in comparison to some of the writing turned in by Aaron or even Bendis so far. But seriously? Red Hulk loses a tooth in a fight? Nice try. I do enjoy his take on the the aliens from Tabula Rasa, and the arrogance and appeal of Namor - these are both charming, layered and intriguing. The long-overdue flirting between Hepzibah and Namor is hilarious. The Apex scientist's confused interpretation of the battle is Gillen's writing of the moments between punches is actually near-poetic. This is great in comparison to some of the writing turned in by Aaron or even Bendis so far. But seriously? Red Hulk loses a tooth in a fight? Nice try. I do enjoy his take on the the aliens from Tabula Rasa, and the arrogance and appeal of Namor - these are both charming, layered and intriguing. The long-overdue flirting between Hepzibah and Namor is hilarious. The Apex scientist's confused interpretation of the battle is even funnier. Unit's role in all this is fascinating - just when I think I have a handle in what he represents and wishes, it shifts under my feet. It's not often we see a character whose motives and goals are so slippery for this long. Bravo, Gillen. Mr. Sinister's world, plans and prophecies are just fascinating - both in scope, and in how casually Gillen treats them (through Sinister's offhanded discussion of what he's accomplished and expects). Issue 14 alone is a masterwork. Between the great art and the elegant storytelling, this is another gem among Gillen's incredible Marvel output over e last few years. Big fan here - my conversion is complete.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    Part of the impressively terrible Avengers Vs. X-Men crossover, this volume is a complete waste of paper. Of the four issues collected here, three of them are focused on AvX. But there's no through-line, this is three separate fleshing outs of side stories from the main storyline. There are no narratively satisfying conclusions to a single plot point, and for the first two issues you have to suffer through Porn Tracer Greg Land's stiff (not intended as a pun, so let's call them lifeless, I guess Part of the impressively terrible Avengers Vs. X-Men crossover, this volume is a complete waste of paper. Of the four issues collected here, three of them are focused on AvX. But there's no through-line, this is three separate fleshing outs of side stories from the main storyline. There are no narratively satisfying conclusions to a single plot point, and for the first two issues you have to suffer through Porn Tracer Greg Land's stiff (not intended as a pun, so let's call them lifeless, I guess) pencils. The third issue deals with the Five Lights from Hope's storyline being put out of commission for reasons we'll never ever discover, at the behest of Unit, a villain I don't remember reading about. And then there are several pages devoted to Psylocke, Storm, and Magneto sitting around talking about how they wish they were in a more interesting scene. ME, TOO, GUYS. ME, TOO. The final issue switches art styles and has an entirely different tone and brings a completely different villain into the convoluded storyline, though, again, it doesn't actually go anywhere. It's different, but I wouldn't call it good, apart from the art, which is four stars, and deserves both a better story, and to not have to share a volume with Greg Land. I feel bad for Kieron Gillen that 1.) he got stuck with Greg Land, easily the worst artist to every continually be attached to X-Men books; and 2.) editorial made his entire run shoehorned into this terrible event. I can't imagine this book is what he hoped for when he was told he got to helm Uncanny X-Men. This run makes Chuck Austen's much maligned run read like Chris Claremont's early Uncanny storyarcs. It's unreadably bad. I don't recommend it, unless you're teaching a class on how to write frustrating comics with bad art.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    3 stars The Phoenix Force is back and possesses Hope this time. The Avengers want to take her into custody but Cyclops won't allow it, thus we get A-vs-X. I enjoy Namor's inclusion to the X-Men in this series. His sexual prowess is quite funny. This volume ends with a story centered around Mr. Sinister and his telling of how he's been pulling the strings behind the curtain. I almost forgot to include that the Phoenix Force is now divided between Cyclops, Emma, Namor, Magik and Colossus. 3 stars The Phoenix Force is back and possesses Hope this time. The Avengers want to take her into custody but Cyclops won't allow it, thus we get A-vs-X. I enjoy Namor's inclusion to the X-Men in this series. His sexual prowess is quite funny. This volume ends with a story centered around Mr. Sinister and his telling of how he's been pulling the strings behind the curtain. I almost forgot to include that the Phoenix Force is now divided between Cyclops, Emma, Namor, Magik and Colossus.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Judah Radd

    For my full interview with Kieron Gillen, follow this link: https://youtu.be/np9kcC1ruWU It was good. The “Unit” stuff was cool and enhanced the AvX main event. The art was nice. My favorite was actually the weird last issue with Sinister. He’s really evolved into something bizarre. What a great villain. It’s four issues worth of tie in material. It doesn’t hold up much without also reading AvX (which you should,) but it’s still pretty good. For my full interview with Kieron Gillen, follow this link: https://youtu.be/np9kcC1ruWU It was good. The “Unit” stuff was cool and enhanced the AvX main event. The art was nice. My favorite was actually the weird last issue with Sinister. He’s really evolved into something bizarre. What a great villain. It’s four issues worth of tie in material. It doesn’t hold up much without also reading AvX (which you should,) but it’s still pretty good.

  7. 4 out of 5

    47Time

    A lot of the first issue is narrated in the first person by several characters. The lack of dialogue on those pages adds to the drama that unfolds. Hope becomes a beacon for the Phoenix force, a thing the X-Men always feared could happen. She runs away even though Cyclops opposes Captain America in her favor. The hunt for Hope begins with the X-Men and the Avengers, now on opposing sides, sending teams to locations where she was detected. They battle on the Moon where the Phoenix is split between A lot of the first issue is narrated in the first person by several characters. The lack of dialogue on those pages adds to the drama that unfolds. Hope becomes a beacon for the Phoenix force, a thing the X-Men always feared could happen. She runs away even though Cyclops opposes Captain America in her favor. The hunt for Hope begins with the X-Men and the Avengers, now on opposing sides, sending teams to locations where she was detected. They battle on the Moon where the Phoenix is split between five mutants. Meanwhile Magneto, Storm and Psylocke are out of the fight from injuries and a group of young mutants seek answers from Unit, but get their minds wiped instead. Sinister rebuilds his perfect society under ground and gets ready for Cyclops's inevitable attack, when he plans to steal the Phoenix force.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Beckiezra

    Maybe 3.5, but I can’t rate it higher since it’s barely half a story. I know it’s part of a bigger Avengers vs X-Man crossover, but they didn’t offer any direction for where I could read the rest of the story! Here we mostly get character moments but not the big battles that are leading to depressed drinking in a basement or whatever else. The one fight we get in Tabula Rasa was obviously so B team that the Avengers must not have wanted it. :) I am happy to have all the comics gathered so if I wa Maybe 3.5, but I can’t rate it higher since it’s barely half a story. I know it’s part of a bigger Avengers vs X-Man crossover, but they didn’t offer any direction for where I could read the rest of the story! Here we mostly get character moments but not the big battles that are leading to depressed drinking in a basement or whatever else. The one fight we get in Tabula Rasa was obviously so B team that the Avengers must not have wanted it. :) I am happy to have all the comics gathered so if I was trying to collect all the books I’d have them, but as a volume to read this doesn’t offer a lot. The Sinister issue at the end was an interesting stand alone but not what I was hoping for based on what hints of events I was getting from other issues. Mr. Sinister was my favorite villain growing up and I approve of his obsession with Scott Summers, but the whole civilization thing he’s got going on is just strange.

  9. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    Besides the first issue, which was pretty cool. Watching heroes fighting and getting internal thoughts was fun. Especially hulk vs juggernaut. The rest? Just a bunch of boring AvX crap with a little bit of Senister sprinkled on top to bore you to death. A 2 out of 5.

  10. 4 out of 5

    One Flew

    These tie in books are generally pointless and boring, this volume being no exception. It's obvious that Marvel and DC love the multi series cross over storylines cause it gets readers to shell out coin for several books they wouldn't buy, but the reader is ultimately the loser in this situation. Nothing positive to say about this one, the action scenes carry no weight or sense of consequence, the story is muddled and the charcter depth is somewhere between shallow and non-existant. Not worth ev These tie in books are generally pointless and boring, this volume being no exception. It's obvious that Marvel and DC love the multi series cross over storylines cause it gets readers to shell out coin for several books they wouldn't buy, but the reader is ultimately the loser in this situation. Nothing positive to say about this one, the action scenes carry no weight or sense of consequence, the story is muddled and the charcter depth is somewhere between shallow and non-existant. Not worth even a skim read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    C

    Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18... There's some interesting stuff here (I particularly enjoyed the Sinister issue...) and some decent interpersonal stuff and humor. But... it all takes place in odd cracks between the issues of the main AVX crossover so it all ends up feeling a little bland and twisted around to make it fit into that story. This volume does make me think that I might have enjoyed the AVX crossover a bit more if I read all of the ancillary books at the right point in chronolo Continuing the great x-read of 2017/18... There's some interesting stuff here (I particularly enjoyed the Sinister issue...) and some decent interpersonal stuff and humor. But... it all takes place in odd cracks between the issues of the main AVX crossover so it all ends up feeling a little bland and twisted around to make it fit into that story. This volume does make me think that I might have enjoyed the AVX crossover a bit more if I read all of the ancillary books at the right point in chronology, but I'm not sure the crossover is good enough to be worth it.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sean

    Gillen's subpar run continues now with connections to Avengers Versus X-Men. As with most crossover tie-ins, this is unneeded and that's too bad. Unit is terrible. Danger being manipulated is unoriginal. Returning to Tabula Rasa was something no one wanted. And finally the Sinister world is too bizarre to make sense...yet. I really did like the Colossus/Red Hulk clash but it was cut too short. Greg Land continues to trace weird porn faces. Overall, the X-Men deserve much better. Gillen's subpar run continues now with connections to Avengers Versus X-Men. As with most crossover tie-ins, this is unneeded and that's too bad. Unit is terrible. Danger being manipulated is unoriginal. Returning to Tabula Rasa was something no one wanted. And finally the Sinister world is too bizarre to make sense...yet. I really did like the Colossus/Red Hulk clash but it was cut too short. Greg Land continues to trace weird porn faces. Overall, the X-Men deserve much better.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Marcus Leong

    Well, didn't know I need to read Avengers vs X-Men to get a better understanding of things. But looks like it's another Civil War rehash, with different teams, and once again, it's Iron Man and the Avengers who screw things up on an epic, stupid scale. 😑 Well, didn't know I need to read Avengers vs X-Men to get a better understanding of things. But looks like it's another Civil War rehash, with different teams, and once again, it's Iron Man and the Avengers who screw things up on an epic, stupid scale. 😑

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rowena Tylden-Pattenson

    I enjoyed this, but was frustrated by the lack of conclusion and the sudden addition of characters here and there that made it a little messy. My favourite bits were with Namor and Hepzibah. Apparently this is a tie-in to AvX, but I've not read those(?) so I am lacking in backstory. I enjoyed this, but was frustrated by the lack of conclusion and the sudden addition of characters here and there that made it a little messy. My favourite bits were with Namor and Hepzibah. Apparently this is a tie-in to AvX, but I've not read those(?) so I am lacking in backstory.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Nicolas

    If you are looking for weird, Sci-Fi X-Men then here you go. Unfortunately, I was not. For more on this series tune in to this episode of Comic Book Coffee Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj5wm... If you are looking for weird, Sci-Fi X-Men then here you go. Unfortunately, I was not. For more on this series tune in to this episode of Comic Book Coffee Break: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj5wm...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Adam Williams

    Bogged down by the necessity of tying into Avengers vs X-Men; but while I thought AvX improved significantly in Act 2, these tie-in issues are just unremarkable (and not helped by Greg Land's horrid art) until the interesting Sinister one. All-in-all, this was just ok. Bogged down by the necessity of tying into Avengers vs X-Men; but while I thought AvX improved significantly in Act 2, these tie-in issues are just unremarkable (and not helped by Greg Land's horrid art) until the interesting Sinister one. All-in-all, this was just ok.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Michael Church

    This is another tie-in to the giant AvX event and, like so many of the others, falls a little flat. There are some great moments, but it's based on things that have already established the characters for me, not anything that happens here. Colossus and Psylocke have become some of my favorite X-Men right now. Granted, Colossus was due to Gillen and Fraction's recent work leading up to this, but Psylocke was entirely because of Rick Remender's STELLAR run on Uncanny X-Force (check out my other re This is another tie-in to the giant AvX event and, like so many of the others, falls a little flat. There are some great moments, but it's based on things that have already established the characters for me, not anything that happens here. Colossus and Psylocke have become some of my favorite X-Men right now. Granted, Colossus was due to Gillen and Fraction's recent work leading up to this, but Psylocke was entirely because of Rick Remender's STELLAR run on Uncanny X-Force (check out my other reviews on that).Rick Remender Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1 In any event, the issue that follows Magneto, Storm, and Psylocke as the members of the Extinction Team left behind when the Phoenix Five-to-be travel to the moon is interestingly set. It also is a nice balance with the Generation Hope team (none of which do I actually care about in any real way). Otherwise, it's all just standard "here's a mission, how'd the mission go? let's set our next goal!" type of fare. There are some good nods to the series' history, such as Colossus pointing out how familiar the whole Phoenix face-off on the moon is. Overall, it's just really underwhelming. Again, Land's art does not sit well with me. it's especially in the way he draws noses. On top of that, there are several faces that are just recycled over and over with just different hair color to denote different characters (the female open-mouthed-yelling-face is the worst offender here, having been used throughout Land's run for Storm, Emma, Hope, Psylocke, and others). Knowing some of the exposition set to happen in Volume 4, I'm very excited, but I can't tell you how much better I KNOW this series will be post AvX with Scott stepping into the Magneto role of the generation. It's an exciting time to be an X-Fan.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Russio

    SPOILER ALERT. Three editions of Phoenix part two zillion and then one really interesting issue that ditches the C Men to set up what must be the coming story, one of a troglodytic Mr Sinister, replete with a phalanx of Madeleine Pryors. The irksome thing about this is that the pieces seem wedged so arbitrarily together - the paperback has neither start nor end, and while I do not mind a little trailer or a lack of loose ends, to have it simply start and stop in the midst of different stories re SPOILER ALERT. Three editions of Phoenix part two zillion and then one really interesting issue that ditches the C Men to set up what must be the coming story, one of a troglodytic Mr Sinister, replete with a phalanx of Madeleine Pryors. The irksome thing about this is that the pieces seem wedged so arbitrarily together - the paperback has neither start nor end, and while I do not mind a little trailer or a lack of loose ends, to have it simply start and stop in the midst of different stories reeks of "product" rather than artistic relevance as the key issue for the company. A shame, because the final part is a corker! Bet the next book starts well!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Laurel

    I really enjoyed getting these different perspectives on the Avengers vs. X-men event, especially from those unable to make it too the big battle on the moon but must wait for the outcome together. Mr. Sinister is always fun too, love the way he speaks. Land's art was his usual pretty but repetitive style while Dustin Weaver with colorist Jim Charalampidis make an amazing surreal 18th century 'world of sinister.' I really enjoyed getting these different perspectives on the Avengers vs. X-men event, especially from those unable to make it too the big battle on the moon but must wait for the outcome together. Mr. Sinister is always fun too, love the way he speaks. Land's art was his usual pretty but repetitive style while Dustin Weaver with colorist Jim Charalampidis make an amazing surreal 18th century 'world of sinister.'

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kris

    The problem with reading a book that ties in with a major event is that, unless you've read the main event books, the tie-ins can be confusing. Still, though, the writing in this 3rd volume is really good; Gillen does a good job with the funny dialogue that I've been enjoying from the x-books lately. The problem with reading a book that ties in with a major event is that, unless you've read the main event books, the tie-ins can be confusing. Still, though, the writing in this 3rd volume is really good; Gillen does a good job with the funny dialogue that I've been enjoying from the x-books lately.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    I haven’t had great hopes for the major A vs X tie-ins, but this was actually pretty good because Gillen concentrated heavily on the characters. I was also impressed with how well he kept the story coherent, even as it moved in and out of the main A v X story. The final issue on Mr. Sinister was quite good, though a bit too wordy at times.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Shaun

    I wanted to read the main storyline of Avengers versus X-Men, but I have only come across this tie in novel. It was fun to get insight from some of the main players like Colossus, Namor, and Magneto. They are all larger than life with their own issues which makes them great characters to follow. I enjoyed this issue, but I want to know how this A vs. X story inits entirety.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    Hope has run away and the xmen want to find her before the Avengers. There's some fun confrontations in different locales where the 2 groups don't really want to fight each other. The stand out piece involves Mr Sinisters underground London, beautiful artwork and shows how manipulative and genius Sinister is. A good read. Hope has run away and the xmen want to find her before the Avengers. There's some fun confrontations in different locales where the 2 groups don't really want to fight each other. The stand out piece involves Mr Sinisters underground London, beautiful artwork and shows how manipulative and genius Sinister is. A good read.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Travis Layman

    Heros fighting heros is always an interesting concept ,but if i have to read every marvel comic out at the moment to understand why they are fighting, then somethings wrong. If i ignore that major flaw then it was still a passable read just nothing truly memorable. Ive enjoyed the last two volumes of this Uncanny X-Men run soo hopefully this isn't going to be the new norm. Heros fighting heros is always an interesting concept ,but if i have to read every marvel comic out at the moment to understand why they are fighting, then somethings wrong. If i ignore that major flaw then it was still a passable read just nothing truly memorable. Ive enjoyed the last two volumes of this Uncanny X-Men run soo hopefully this isn't going to be the new norm.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Oh, Namor. He is my favorite part of this whole run. Refers to himself in the third person, has a brutally honest flirting method, and dry dry dry DRY humor (especially for someone lives under water).

  26. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    For the most part, having read AvX before, this was almost totally useless Volume. Nice Colossus vs Red Hulk fight and also Thing vs. Namor. Other than that, rehash and a completely useless story about Sinister. Recommend, only if you haven't read Avengers Vs. X-Men For the most part, having read AvX before, this was almost totally useless Volume. Nice Colossus vs Red Hulk fight and also Thing vs. Namor. Other than that, rehash and a completely useless story about Sinister. Recommend, only if you haven't read Avengers Vs. X-Men

  27. 5 out of 5

    Xavier

    I don't know, I don't know. It was weird, lol. I don't know, I don't know. It was weird, lol.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Jacob

    Public library copy. (To be read on vacation.)

  29. 5 out of 5

    TJ Shelby

    Interesting tangent story arc that was loosely tied into AvX crossover.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Daniel

    good until the Sinister story.

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