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Uncanny Avengers #3 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The Unity Squad faces off against the Mutant Liberation Front. Blood will be spilled, and one will fall – TO THEIR DEATH! Plus, Captain America’s been hit with grenades, bullets and bombs, but somebody lobs something at Captain America that we’ve never seen before. ‘Nuff said!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Amazon ASIN

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Major Spoilers

    Uncanny Avengers #3 impresses with its management of team dynamics, which can often be hit or miss in these team-up books. This issue is unquestionably a hit.

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: A fun story with a lighter tone than the previous issues. Cap going public with his team was an interesting and bold move that put Orchis on its heels and I liked seeing it. The Cap moment was inspiring and led to an interesting conclusion. I really enjoy the Monet/Quicksilver mission and how it evolves their dynamic and relationship.

    The Art: Laiso offers some great art in the issue. The visuals are beautifully detailed and capture the fun tone of many of the moments.

  • 70

    First Comics News

  • 65


    Captain Krakoa and the believed death of the mutant race are on the back burner as Captain America takes the spotlight in a truly bizarre third issue of Uncanny Avengers. A series with potential was quickly derailed by performative allyship, raging hormones, and a lack of cohesiveness with the main event banner it exists under.

  • 60

    The latest issue of Uncanny Avengers feels less like the next chapter in this stor and more like a to-do list being checked off as we go. Writer Gerry Duggan clearly has a fun grasp on these characters, but issue #3 feels incredibly inconsequential, especially if readers were paying attention to this year’s Hellfire Gala (which spurred the events of this entire story). Artist Emilio Laiso has some fun moments as well, but can’t really make the quieter moments as visually engaging as the action beats, the latter of which are mostly still fun.

  • 50

    Derby Comics

    Gerry Duggan looks to be having fun writing these characters, but that hasn’t leant itself to being an interesting or high-stakes story. Captain Krakoa, the main antagonist, was completely missing from this issue besides a few mentions, and Captain America again took the spotlight away from the actual mutants that make up the rest of the Unity Squad. A different “Fall of X” limited series, but a similar refrain. Uncanny Avengers offered a ton of promise when it was announced and had a debut issue that was decent enough to whet my appetite, but issues since then have felt devoid of purpose in the larger scheme of things.

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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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