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Uncanny Avengers #2 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.

At a time when mutant and human relations are in the toilet, the Uncanny Avengers have run smack into a new BROTHERHOOD OF EVIL MUTANTS, and, folks, lemme tell you – they came here to beat up Avengers and X-Men and chew gum, and they’re all outta gum. Wake up, babe, a new romance hits that will make readers froth at the mouth. Plus, Ben Urich. Always the mark of a quality and important Marvel Comic. FOOM!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    While I’m not reading any of the other X-Men titles, this book continues to give me the information that I need to not be completely lost. It is no easy feat to bring a reader into a part of a larger story without them feeling lost. However, with masterful writing and fantastic artwork, Uncanny Avengers is doing just that! If you have not picked up this title, do yourself a favor and check out the first two issues. You won’t regret it, and you will be frothing at the mouth for the next chapter of the story!

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Duggan raises the stakes for the team while also showcasing the ripples within it. I continue to love the mystery of who Captain Krakoa is, but I’m starting to whittle down my suspect list which is fun. I like seeing division in the team and Duggan gives Deadpool a great moment in the issue where he confronts them about that division. I’m enjoying this series a lot and look forward to seeing what happens next.

    The Art: Garron creates some fantastic visuals throughout the issue. The art is lively, beautifully detailed and delivers on the tone of the story brilliantly.

  • 80


    Uncanny Avengers #2 is a good issue when setting things up. The bigger story of Captain America being a chosen leader, rather than one the mutants are stuck with, is a compelling one that’ll be fun to see play out. That said, this issue doesn’t have much excitement and bite as the opening issue.

  • 80


    ‘Uncanny Avengers’ #2 is a pretty fun and interesting issue that is held down a bit by a pretty egregious out of place moment. A smooth action-packed issue that begins to pull the curtain back just a bit more on Captain Krakoa and his motives.

  • 80

    Marvel Heroes Library

  • 78

    Graphic Policy

    Writer Gerry Duggan, artist Javier Garron, colorist Morry Hollowell, and letterer Travis Lanham take on the newest unity team as they fight Captain Krakoa and the new iteration of the Mutant Liberation Front. There’s a lot of interesting moments but really we just want to find out who is under the mask of Captain Krakoa, and we’re given a major hint here. Overall, the comic is entertaining enough with some decent action and good art but it feels like a piece of a puzzle rather than a comic that stands on its own. It’s only job is to get the plot from point A to point C, when it could be far more.

  • 76

    Comic Watch

    Unity Squad is back, and better than ever! With this all star crew, Uncanny Avengers, and X-Men scribe Gerry Duggan, and former Avengers artist Javier Garron are back with this motley crew, as they The issue picks right up where we left off, and that’s with the Cap. Krak breaks Captain America’s arm in front of the MLF, and the new Uncanny Avengers roster, before getting away with an atomic warhead, all in the mmThere were a couple things that jumped out at me upon my first read through, and the biggest was Duggan heavily implying that Andreas is either gay, or in love with his sister, both of which could be a very difficult subject.

  • 70

    The latest issue of Uncanny Avengers partially addresses the criticisms I had of its first issue, if it can really handle the fallout of the Hellfire Gala in a meaningful way. That answer is still unclear but at least the question itself is becoming a narrative point for the entire series. Series artist Javier Garrón is tasked with an issue that has minimal action beats compared to the first, but manages to make his visual style flourish (with help from colorist Morry Hollowell) even when a bulk of the panels are simple dialogue exchanges between parties that aren’t moving. There’s still promise here, and also some suspicion on my part.

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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