The Uncanny X-Men Have A New Home…And A New Printing!
Is this a surprise to anyone? Reaching 500 is a milestone these days. I'm so glad Marvel's back to their original numbering. I really hate it when a title is relaunched with a new issue number 1. Let it be seen to the entire world just how much longevity a title has. I get that it may seem intimidating to start reading a comic that has a few hundred issues out. A person may feel that too much history has gone by and they won't know what is going on.
I haven't seen a lot of talk about this particular issue. That's because it came out the day I flew down to Comic-Con. What's the verdict? It does seem a little weird to me. I thought part of the deal is they wanted to get away from their old home since all their enemies knew where they lived. Yet after they made their move to San Francisco, they basically announced that it will be a haven for mutants.
Does anyone besides me think Angel was acting a little weird? And if he's in San Francisco, how can he also be in X-Force (transformed into Archangel)?
I also have to say that this reprint cover looks a little weird. The dual images seems a little off.
In true “X” fashion, Marvel’s favorite mutants can never catch a break. The latest issue of Uncanny X-Men has ushered in the all new Manifest Destiny and kicks it off with a bang! Due to overwhelming demand, Marvel is pleased to announce that Uncanny X-Men #500 has sold out at Diamond (however may still be available at a retail level) and is going back to print with Uncanny X-Men #500 Second Printing Variant. With a cover featuring the interior art of superstar artist Greg Land, this issue is the beginning of a new era in a brand new home—San Francisco! Eisner award winner Ed Brubaker and superstar, Eisner-nominated co-writer Matt Fraction have planted the X-Men deep in the heart of San Francisco and there’s no telling what’s in store!
The reviews are in and everyone’s clamoring for more!
Greg McElhatton of ComicBookResources.com says "Uncanny X-Men #500 feels like the X-Men comics I read many years ago…due to the high level of excitement and fun that they've infused into their comic.”
Ron Richards of iFanboy.com also exclaims “I fell for the fanboy-ish glee I get from an exciting turn in the lives of Marvel's Merry Mutants.”
Daniel Crown IGN.com raves that “Fraction and Brubaker's script has a weird charm to it. They tell the kind of quick-hitting yarn that doesn't exist in the modern world of superhero comics”
Steven Bari Comicsbulletin.com proclaims “Brubaker and Fraction have successfully put these children of the atom face forward with the task of saving themselves from extinction and building a community out of a population smaller than most Midwestern towns. Can they succeed? Who else will stand in their way? It's a great time to be an X-fan!”
Marvel urges retailers to check their orders on Uncanny X-Men as well as all other X-titles as excitement builds around Manifest Destiny and what the future holds for everyone’s favorite group of mutants!
UNCANNY X-MEN #500 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT (MAY088370)
Written by ED BRUBAKER & MATT FRACTION
Penciled and Cover by GREG LAND & TERRY DODSON
Rated T+ …$3.99