Uncanny Avengers #005 – Comic Book Review
Follow Genre: Adventure, Action
Written by: Rick Remender
Illustrations: Daniel Acuña, Steve McNiven, John Dell, Dexter Vines, Jay Leisten
Coloring: Laura Martin
Publisher: Standaard Uitgeverij

Uncanny Avengers #005 – Comic Book Review

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Good: Deadly standoff
Bad: A lot of unanswered questions
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After Uriel and Eimin unveiled their plot of moving all the mutants to another planet, to make sure they could live in peace, the Scarlet Witch and Simon agreed to help them pull it off. It seems that the Avengers have never been more divided as it comes when tackling this case, as the troop has slowly been disintegrated, but it seems that their paths will once again cross when they battle for the partnership between mutants and humans. Nonetheless, it’s clear that both the good guys, as well as the forces of evil have something up their sleeves.

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Uriel and Eimin are setting everything in motion to start transporting all of the mutants but to do so, they will need the help of Wanda and Simon. Wanda will have to cast the transportation spell, while Simon will serve as the power source and while it seems like everything is going according to plan, Wanda and Simon are secretly plotting against the Apocalypse twin. They wish to transport the mutants to the vessel, as planned, but instead of putting them into cryogenic cells, they want them to rebel and dispose of the gruesome brother and sister.

In the meantime you’ll see Wolverine battling his own son, who he murdered, but has come back thanks to Uriel en Eimin, all while Captain America is going through his own battles, even those on the inside. He regrets being the person who became a wedge between the cooperation of mutants and humans. That being said, it seems that all the rest are facing their own inner and outer demons.

Overall the pace is quite rapid, as there is a lot going on, all while shifting between different characters. At some points things become a bit confusing, but you’ll get the chance to explore the thoughts of the different characters and their opinions of what is going on, as well as which grudges and feelings surface once again. Thanks to this, Rick Remender presents us with a rather emotionally loaded omnibus.

Illustration wise there isn’t a big shift when it comes to the overall style of the different issues in this bundle. Things have a very serious, and sometimes grim, undertone, which perfectly suits the dire situation the Avengers find themselves in. The colors are rather dark, and also add a lot to the overall atmosphere of the story.


Uncanny Avengers #005 is pushing forth the Apocalypse arc, which might finally be reaching its conclusion, or at least a heftier point. While things are certainly action-packed, there is also more than enough room to dive inside the psyche of the different heroic characters. Certainly a fun album, albeit a heavy one.

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