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Uncanny Avengers #1 (of 5)

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Universal acclaim

Based on 16 critic ratings.

The FALL OF X calls for the return of the Avengers’ Unity Squad!

Innocent people and world leaders are dead after simultaneous attacks on the U.S. and Krakoan governments, and that means one thing: It’s time for a new squad of Avengers. False-flag attacks meant to whip up anti-mutant hysteria are unfolding, and hey, some of Steve Rogers’ best friends are mutants.

Your new unity squad is: Captain America, Rogue, Deadpool, Quicksilver, Psylocke and Monet. They must solve the mystery of who the new, murderous Captain Krakoa is – and stop his team of killers from igniting the fires of a new world war.

PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman – WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
37 pages
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16 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 95


    Fans of the X-Men and Avengers will enjoy every second of Uncanny Avengers. It balances character and action with a heroes-at-war angle that suits the dark time Marvel’s mutants are in. This is great adrenaline-charged superhero comics.

  • 95

    Graphic Policy

    Uncanny Avengers #1 is a great first issue to the limited series. It has action, mystery, and oh so many dead fascists, what more could you want?

  • 95

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 93

    Comic Watch

    In the wake of ORCHIS’s terrorist attack on the X-Men, and their Avengers allies, Captain America reforms the Unity Squad, with Quicksilver, Rogue, Gambit, M and Psylocke, and they take their fight to the frontlines, getting ready to do battle with the all new, all deadly Mutant Liberation Front. Can they save the world, and in turn themselves? Duggan’s continuing his winning streak after a really great opening salvo in the Fall of X. The team wastes no time in getting set up, and he keeps the book going at a breakneck pace. Hopefully the ending lands at the same quality as the opening shot, because Avengers and X-Men fans can rejoice over this killer team.

  • 91

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan crafts an incredible, action-packed first issue with an interesting and entertaining team of heroes. I love the underground element of the team and its work and the moments with the Avengers add even greater mystery to the story. I was impressed with the story, action and tone of the story and look forward to seeing what happens next.

    The Art: Garron delivers great art throughout the issue. The action is visually impressive and engaging and I love the drama of the character moments.

  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    I have not been reading any of the Fall of X story. I was concerned going into this book that I would be lost and have a hard time following the story. However, between the summary at the beginning of the issue and excellent writing throughout, I was never lost. I found myself wanting to pick up other X titles and catch up on everything. That is what you want, you want a story to grab you and want more. I’m very happy to have read this issue and I cannot wait to see where the story goes from here! Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this one. Even if you’re behind on the mutants in the Marvel Universe.

  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    This is an excellent comic title that portrays the tragedy of the Hellfire Gala event. I am impressed with the writing and the art, and most importantly, I want to know more about what is going on. Considering those points, I am reinvigorated to read the next issue.

  • 90


    As the ‘Fall Of X’ continues a familiar but different team rises as the ‘Uncanny Avengers’ follow the adage of see a fascist, and punch a fascist. A very dark but also hopeful and action-packed series that once again thankfully puts mutants and other heroes on the same page against the forces of evil.

  • 84

    You Don't Read Comics

    Duggan and company manage a very cleverly-modulated first issue. It’s remarkable how much the creative team manages to cram into a single book without making it feel cluttered. It’s really only 38 pages or so, but it feels spacious and well-executed enough that they could have actually filled a few issues. There’s a sharp slickness about it all that feels like it’s. Going in a fresh direction for everyone involved. The themes being covered have been around in X-books for decades, but Duggan and company are giving it fresh life in a new series.

  • 80

    Garrón’s work is, for the most part, pretty extraordinary in Uncanny Avengers #1, elevated with some help from colorist Morry Hollowell. Thanks to the required set up of the narrative, and the nature of this secretive Avengers squad, there’s a variety of locales put on display which are all given their own personality by the artists here. Fight scenes in the rain flanked by pillars of fire occur on one page while a meeting in the shadows of Krakoa’s depths takes place on another, and they all possess a visual consistency while managing to evoke specific aesthetics; it’s impressive work from page to page.

  • 80

    First Comics News

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 70


    Anyway, this issue is fine. It brings in all the characters, most of them in interesting ways. It doesn’t have much of a chance to really establish what the whole team will be about, but that’s fine. There’s time to build, and I’m in favor of the idea in general. I like most of the team members, even if they’re seemingly randomly assembled. It also doesn’t help that the inciting incident for this series was in a Free Comic Book Day issue several months ago. I didn’t read it, so I’m not entirely sure what’s going on. There’s a dangerous new villain, and Cap is putting a team together to fight them, and maybe take the fight to Orchis at some point?

    Mostly I’m just worried about Blob…

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    I understand there’s always a lot of table-setting to do in the first issue of any new series, especially when a brand new team is being formed, so I’m willing to give Duggan a break after his strong work in the run-up to Fall of X and the post-Hellfire Gala X-MEN #25.

  • 65

    Geek'd Out

    It’s an overall solid team for what seems to be a crucial point in the Krakoa saga, and I’m definitely interested to see how it plays out.

  • 60


    here’s not enough here to likely make me stay with the comic for more than an issue or two. However, despite the hodgepodge nature of the group (did someone at Marvel simply draw character names out of a hat?), the comic does have its moments such as Captain America stating his case against conspiracy whackjob fascists (whose hateful rhetoric is sadly all too timely in today’s world).

More From Uncanny Avengers (2023)

About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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