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Story by Kieron Gillen
Art by Greg Land
Cover by Greg Land

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

If you have been reading and enjoying Kieron Gillen on Uncanny and have enjoyed it this far, you will probably enjoy this comic. If yo usage had the enjoyment in spite of Greg Land like I have, then this will be more of the same.

I will admit that I may have given the story a little high of a score but when a comic can genuinely bring a smile to my face or make me laugh out loud, despite the story being nothing special, I can dig it. This happened mostly because of Namor and there was one panel which I will not spoil that really made me laugh. The writing is fun even though the story is mediocre at best. I guess this is Gillen doing the best he can with what he has to work with. I think the real take away of Gillen’s Uncanny run is that Marvel should let him write a Namor ongoing or mini and give him a talented artist (but we all know that will never happen.)

As far as the art goes, there was one panel that I enjoyed and it was simply because of Ben Grimm’s face in the lol panel that I mentioned above. Other than that it was typical Land garbage. I don’t understand why Marvel keeps this guy around. I suppose someone likes him. Whether it was drawing She-Hulk as a tiny green lady with no muscle tone (just for this review I looked her up on Marvel’s database and she should be an inch taller than Luke Cage) or the fact that his Hepzibah looks like his Pixie with a white hue, it just is not good.

Read it for the fun. Try to ignore the art.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 1 - Poor


  1. Really? A 1 for art? I don’t get it…

    Did you see this month’s Avengers? Come on. This is better than that.

    There’s a difference between bad art and allowing artistic license. I personally appreciate different approaches to different characters, as long as they’re consistent with the way they’ve drawn said characters before.

    • Greg Land is not better than Walt Simonson.

    • I’ve never understood the hate for Greg Land’s art. Too much photo-referencing, sure. But it’s very clean nice art.

      Walt Simonson’s art on Avengers was ugly sloppy and weak. Yet people defend Walt and bash Land. To each their own I guess.

      I’m done with all this AVX stuff so it doesn’t matter to me anymore anyway.

  2. I like Land’s art, though I fully recognize he uses models or photos for inspiration/help.

    LOVE his cover art!’

    BCDX97: I am getting a bit burnt-out by Av/X, too. It’s getting a bit over-done and we are no even at the half-way mark.

    • I hate to say this but this issue was miles beyond Simonson’s issue of AvX. It that really sloppy, and even for the amount of wideshots and cartoonish elements didn’t read clearly.

      Land absolutely photo references too much, and his characters (facial expressions in particular) are indistinct, but he still composes beautiful pages. That said I’d be happy to see a regular penciler take his place who can give Uncanny a little more life. The Extinction team needs any help they can get on being sympathetic, and Land doesn’t help in that regard.

      Loving Gillen’s continues characterization of Namor though, and glad to see Hepzipah back. (What ever happened with her and Warpath by the way? )

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