Review: Uncanny X-Men #512

The Script: Ah, now this is the Matt Fraction I know and love! Fraction is at his best here. This issue is intelligent, witty, dense, and tragic. It also features the return of steampunk Fraction, the one that fueled the early career success, The Five Fists of Science.

The Storyboard: Why isn’t Yanick Paquette on a monthly? Seriously, he’s awesome. He works his magic here. The setting and emotion are captured perfectly. Hey, Marvel, can Paquette become the new, regular-series artist and replace Greg Land? Please?

Final Word: This is easily Fraction’s best Uncanny X-Men issue. In fact, it’s one of the best issues of the year. Truly remarkable, really. By the end, I was almost in tears. I don’t want to oversell it, just do yourself a favor and pick this issue up. It’s completely self-contained.

Grade: A

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6 thoughts on “Review: Uncanny X-Men #512

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  2. Well, first off, shouldn’t the best comic of the month (Except maybe Seaguy) be worth four dollars (Like Seaguy)?

    Second, this isn’t some 20 page, practically wordless comic, it’s something like 34 pages and it’s filled with words, science-y, hilarious, and emotional words.

    Buy the comic. It’s totally self-contained.

  3. It does have a heightened page count?

    I’ll consider it, then. I refuse to pay 3.99 for a 22 page comic, but if the page count is increased, I consider it.

  4. Yep. You’re getting about 34 pages or so of story.

    And really? So, if there was a Morrison/Quitely one-shot about Renee Montoya for 3.99, and it only had 22 pages, you wouldn’t get it?


  5. I’d wait for the collection.

    And at this point, with that team, you know it’d be collected.

    I would read it in the store, though.

    Also, I might buy it and just not confess that I’d done so.

    That isn’t likely,t hough.

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