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X-Men under siege! The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood get up to the delicate art of killing. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling Proposition X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherw X-Men under siege! The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood get up to the delicate art of killing. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling Proposition X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won't be allowed to breed... all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly. Collecting Uncanny X-Men #508-512 - written by Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist), and illustrated by Greg Land (X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong) and Yanick Paquette (Ultimate X-Men).


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X-Men under siege! The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood get up to the delicate art of killing. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling Proposition X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherw X-Men under siege! The X-Men get up to the delicate art of living as the Sisterhood get up to the delicate art of killing. The Science Team gets to work, trying very hard not to kill one another first. Simon Trask gains traction in the California state legislature, muscling Proposition X to an emergency ballot vote. If it passes, mutants past and present, powered and otherwise, won't be allowed to breed... all this and a friend returns as a foe and ready for murder. Oh, things are getting ugly. Collecting Uncanny X-Men #508-512 - written by Matt Fraction (Immortal Iron Fist), and illustrated by Greg Land (X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong) and Yanick Paquette (Ultimate X-Men).

30 review for Uncanny X-Men: Sisterhood

  1. 5 out of 5

    Paul E. Morph

    I'm usually a big fan of Matt Fraction's stuff but this volume was a little disappointing. The four part 'Sisterhood' story that makes up the bulk of this book was just a mess, and with Greg Land's soulless, lightboxed cheesecake artwork to boot. Ugh. The X-Club issue that closes the book was just a lazy time travel tale filled with all the usual time travel tropes. Absolutely nothing we haven't seen before. Overall, not a great page in X-Men history.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nicolo Yu

    This trade actually collects two stories: the Greg Land-illustrated story arc, "Sisterhood" and the Yanick Paquette- drawn "The Origin of the Species" of issue 512, which was writer Matt Fraction's strongest work at this part of his run on Uncanny X-Men. Sisterhood teased the return of Jean Grey very heavily. Her presence was felt in the entire story, but that was it, just a tease and a presence that looms over Scott and Emma. It did return the psychic ghost of Maddie Pryor and the original Europ This trade actually collects two stories: the Greg Land-illustrated story arc, "Sisterhood" and the Yanick Paquette- drawn "The Origin of the Species" of issue 512, which was writer Matt Fraction's strongest work at this part of his run on Uncanny X-Men. Sisterhood teased the return of Jean Grey very heavily. Her presence was felt in the entire story, but that was it, just a tease and a presence that looms over Scott and Emma. It did return the psychic ghost of Maddie Pryor and the original European body of Betsy Braddock. As the story progressed, those two didn't stick, but it did return Psylocke to the active roster. Issue 512 served as a nice coda to this collection, a time travel adventure for the X-Club to San Francisco at turn of the twentieth century. It's a showcase of Fraction's strengths, a story about science adventurers with steampunk robots. At this point of Fraction's career, he was known for his The Five Fists of Science graphic novel. Since I restarted reading this chunk of Uncanny X-Men comics to get my Doctor Nemesis fix; the good doctor gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when he insults someone, I've started to keep track of his appearances. Issue 508 -Yes. Issue 509 - Yes. Issue 510 - Yes. Issue 511 - No. Issue 512 - Hell yes! This was his origin issue.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Loz Cook

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really loved this run, There were some great moments and it brought back to the fold one of my favorite X-Men Psylocke. There were a few things I loved. 1. Emma thrashing blonde Lady Mastermind. 2. Dazzler taking out dead version of Psylocke. 3. Northstars return to the X-Men. 4. Psylockes return to the X-Men. 5. Domino in Japan. 6. The dialogue. 7. Chimaera being thrashed by the Cuckoos. Things I hated but didn't ruin the experience of reading. 1. Hisako being written as the biggest wimp, when she I really loved this run, There were some great moments and it brought back to the fold one of my favorite X-Men Psylocke. There were a few things I loved. 1. Emma thrashing blonde Lady Mastermind. 2. Dazzler taking out dead version of Psylocke. 3. Northstars return to the X-Men. 4. Psylockes return to the X-Men. 5. Domino in Japan. 6. The dialogue. 7. Chimaera being thrashed by the Cuckoos. Things I hated but didn't ruin the experience of reading. 1. Hisako being written as the biggest wimp, when she fought Ord and Danger at the same time. This didn't sit well as I love Hisako. 2. Chimaera and blonde lady mastermind not being put down permanently. 3. We still don't know how maddy came back. 4. Lands art, is not the best match for this book, especially his portrayal of all the young teen girls who look virtually the same as their much older colleague in the chest area. Some of these girls are too young to have the busts he's drawing them with.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nerdish Mum

    I'd say this was a solid 3.5 stars. I actually enjoyed the secondary story a lot better than the main story about the Sisterhood. There was nothing wrong with it, I just enjoyed the action regarding the time travel and the relationship between the group of thinkers better. One thing I particularly loved throughout the whole book was the little character description boxes which had the name, ability and then some information like "not speaking to Logan" etc, it was a nice touch and made me laugh I'd say this was a solid 3.5 stars. I actually enjoyed the secondary story a lot better than the main story about the Sisterhood. There was nothing wrong with it, I just enjoyed the action regarding the time travel and the relationship between the group of thinkers better. One thing I particularly loved throughout the whole book was the little character description boxes which had the name, ability and then some information like "not speaking to Logan" etc, it was a nice touch and made me laugh more than once.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Timo

    I really do like the art of Greg Land. And the story by Fraction ain't bad either. He pretty much saved X-men.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Adam Stone

    While I was never completely invested inthis story, Fraction's ridiculous writing made this an inoffensively fun collection. I remember the ads Marvel teased this storyline with, mentioning a famous redhead coming back. I certainly hadn't anticipated a Madeline Pryor story. The plot is very silly but, unlike some X-stories, is aware of its ridiculousness. The art...sigh...I hate Greg Land's porn tracing. And I hate that he is the artist on this female-villain-focused story. But I was able to make While I was never completely invested inthis story, Fraction's ridiculous writing made this an inoffensively fun collection. I remember the ads Marvel teased this storyline with, mentioning a famous redhead coming back. I certainly hadn't anticipated a Madeline Pryor story. The plot is very silly but, unlike some X-stories, is aware of its ridiculousness. The art...sigh...I hate Greg Land's porn tracing. And I hate that he is the artist on this female-villain-focused story. But I was able to make it through. The last issue in this volume, a follow-up to Endangered Species, was more theoretically interesting to me but it ended up being an uninspiring time travel story. I recommend this for Madeline Pryor enthusiasts, X-fans greedy to see Psylocke without having to read Claremont issues, Spiralists, and those who enjoy Greg Land's hacky art.

  7. 5 out of 5

    C

    Continuing the X-read of 2017/2018... This one was a decent read. I particularly enjoyed the steampunk/time travel/science team story - it was really well done.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Simon

    Another day, another shitty X-men comic.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ashravan Deshrel

    The Sisterhood arc itself was pretty average, but this gets an extra star for issue #512 alone, damn...

  10. 5 out of 5

    Aaron

    Man, Fraction knows how to keep the X-Men fun. All of the buildup from the past two volumes comes to a head in this one with the arrival of "The Sisterhood," a group of villainous female mutants led by the Red Queen. In typical X-Men style, the baddies seem to have an answer for every power the X-Men can throw at them, but Fraction handles this in his own oddly imperfect way that keeps it from ever feeling stale (hell, the mere fact that he's putting so many women in the spotlight is a welcome c Man, Fraction knows how to keep the X-Men fun. All of the buildup from the past two volumes comes to a head in this one with the arrival of "The Sisterhood," a group of villainous female mutants led by the Red Queen. In typical X-Men style, the baddies seem to have an answer for every power the X-Men can throw at them, but Fraction handles this in his own oddly imperfect way that keeps it from ever feeling stale (hell, the mere fact that he's putting so many women in the spotlight is a welcome change on its own). I say "imperfect" because, the more I read Fraction, the more I start to realize that he loves playing around with flawed superheroes who can actually make mistakes and have real-life human emotions. His dialogue can be a little arch at times, but in general he's writing very believable and, more importantly, LIKABLE characters that I become genuinely invested in. I'm not just waiting to see what the plot twist is, I'm interested in these people. This is particularly noticeable following Brubaker's X-Men run where I couldn't give a day-old damn about anyone he was writing, and these are literally the same people in Fraction's hands. Top this off with Fraction's proficiency at writing sci-fi-based storylines like the one that gradually builds in this volume, and you've got an X book that plays with big ideas via grounded characters, which is pretty much the perfect storm for me as a reader. Also Fraction writes lines like Psylocke's "We're from the future and we're here to beat your brains out," which is the kind of stuff I could read for the rest of my life and be fine.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brad

    The best of Matt Fraction's run on Uncanny X-Men so far. He's excels at making confusing characters cool and easy to understand. Given the volume of X-Men titles produced since the 1980s, he has a lot of characters to choose from and prune away their messy backstories. Here, a group of mostly uninteresting women, headed by Cyclops' dead ex-wife clone (witch?) Madelyne Pryor, turns into a formidable team of villainy. Fraction also revives Psylocke in a way that washes away some of her overworked The best of Matt Fraction's run on Uncanny X-Men so far. He's excels at making confusing characters cool and easy to understand. Given the volume of X-Men titles produced since the 1980s, he has a lot of characters to choose from and prune away their messy backstories. Here, a group of mostly uninteresting women, headed by Cyclops' dead ex-wife clone (witch?) Madelyne Pryor, turns into a formidable team of villainy. Fraction also revives Psylocke in a way that washes away some of her overworked continuity. Domino is cool and, as it says in one of Fraction's captions, "a little O.C.D." Same with Northstar, although he's more X-Games than obsessive. The big fight with the Sisterhood at the end is a bit of a mess, but the characters throughout are enjoyable. The collection ends with a one-off time-travel story to San Francisco in 1906. I'm still not quite sure why Beast and the X-Club go back in time, but the amusing story is reminiscent of both Fraction's Five Fists Of Science and Joss Whedon run on Runaways .

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Edmonds

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I'm becoming more and more impressed with Matt Fraction as the current writer on Uncanny. His writing reminds me of Joss Whedon's work on Astonishing, where the story seems more character-driven, with the big action happening, but more in the background. Yet the plot doesn't ever seem to suffer at the expense of the characters. It's all the a realy great balance of storytelling. We finally find out what Madeleine Pryor, the Red Queen, has been up to these last couple of issues, but we don't find I'm becoming more and more impressed with Matt Fraction as the current writer on Uncanny. His writing reminds me of Joss Whedon's work on Astonishing, where the story seems more character-driven, with the big action happening, but more in the background. Yet the plot doesn't ever seem to suffer at the expense of the characters. It's all the a realy great balance of storytelling. We finally find out what Madeleine Pryor, the Red Queen, has been up to these last couple of issues, but we don't find out why. It seems that she can bring people back from the grave with the help of her Sisterhood, a group of female villains that she brought together to help her achieve her means. When her ultimate objective is finally revealed, I felt a little lost, because there is no real explanation as to its cause, but maybe that's a story for another time. I particularly enjoyed the X-Club's jaunt into the past, a past that seems to be heavily steampunk influenced, in search of possible answers to the reactivation of the X-gene. We even get our first glimpse at the first (steampunk) Sentinel! A nice little addition to the current story, tying up several threads and leaving just enough to whet the appetite for the upcoming Utopia event. Oh, and Greg Land continues to blow me away with his hyper-realistic art. Stunning.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    As someone who is just now getting back into comics, I feel like I've stepped into a completely different world and Sisterhood is no different. Perhaps it is just the way of comics now, but I feel like the stories are becoming more and more disjointed. While reading Sisterhood I had to stop several times throughout the story just to make sure that I was understanding all of the nuances and not missing out on anything pertinent to the plot. The Sisterhood storyline itself was engaging enough, but As someone who is just now getting back into comics, I feel like I've stepped into a completely different world and Sisterhood is no different. Perhaps it is just the way of comics now, but I feel like the stories are becoming more and more disjointed. While reading Sisterhood I had to stop several times throughout the story just to make sure that I was understanding all of the nuances and not missing out on anything pertinent to the plot. The Sisterhood storyline itself was engaging enough, but the true gem of this trade paperback is the time travel sequence at the end. I enjoyed watching some of my favorite mutants go back in time to explore the true beginning of modern mutants. I also enjoyed the steampunk liberties that the series took. Plus, the mini-twist at the end gave me chills and left me feeling incredibly satisfied. That particular issue was well written, well paced and, honestly, just plain old good storytelling. I'd recommend this paperback to fans of the X-Men series, but would perhaps tell those who have no experience with comics or X-Men to steer clear of this one until they've obtained some background info on the characters and series.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Christina Nightengale

    This was a pretty good arc! It gave a cool take on Domino's powers. Northstar was fun in it. Pixie was really cool in it too! Emma Frost gets some badass moments too. It makes the city of San Francisco look awesome! They showed just how powerful Dazzler is! She's a badass. The Red Queen is a great villain and I LOVE her look too!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Livingston

    I used to collect X-Men back in the 80's and early 90's when there was just one X-Men title. I started collecting a little after Kitty Pryde joined the team. I stopped when they started introducing multiple X-Men titles and things got a little too confusing and the stories were lousy. I also collected New Mutants, Excalibur, some West Coast Avengers. I found out my library had lots of X-Men graphic novels so I decided to see if I could find anything that would make me want to start collection X-M I used to collect X-Men back in the 80's and early 90's when there was just one X-Men title. I started collecting a little after Kitty Pryde joined the team. I stopped when they started introducing multiple X-Men titles and things got a little too confusing and the stories were lousy. I also collected New Mutants, Excalibur, some West Coast Avengers. I found out my library had lots of X-Men graphic novels so I decided to see if I could find anything that would make me want to start collection X-Men again... Sisterhood is keeply the interest alive, barely. The artwork was great, a visual feast. I liked seeing familiar characters like Psylocke, Nightcrawler, Storm. What's up with Beast? Now he kind of looks like a cat, kind of. What's up with Spiral's outfit. She's a visually interesting character but her outfit was a disaster, a confusing and dull mess. The story was interesting so... worth reading, worth seeing just because of the artwork.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    This could have ben better if they changed a few things. First change the artist, Greg Land, who does a decent job in some panels, but then draws the characters with identical faces and vapid, idiotic smiles. Many action sequences are difficult to figure out because many of the female characters look exactly the same. Next change the main characters. We have Madeleine Pryor's ghost, which doesn't have have a comic book explanation. Then we have Psylocke, a character who has been body-swapped, bl This could have ben better if they changed a few things. First change the artist, Greg Land, who does a decent job in some panels, but then draws the characters with identical faces and vapid, idiotic smiles. Many action sequences are difficult to figure out because many of the female characters look exactly the same. Next change the main characters. We have Madeleine Pryor's ghost, which doesn't have have a comic book explanation. Then we have Psylocke, a character who has been body-swapped, blinded, murdered, given magic powers, traveled to other dimensions, and even traded powers with other characters. There are other characters, who are probably cool, but I'm not sure because they all have the same face and body type. The bit of the tp has a separate story done by a talented artist. It features Dr. Nemesis and the science team. It almost redeems this book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    This was a good storyline and the artwork was beautiful! In my reviews I generally like to write a bit about the storyline but I’m not sure how to do it here without giving the game away. I was attracted to this graphic novel because I like the character Psylocke as I find her and more often than not stories around her very interesting. I personally do not feel that this story disappoints. I only wish that I was more up-to-date on my Marvel as I was when I was younger as I got a little confused This was a good storyline and the artwork was beautiful! In my reviews I generally like to write a bit about the storyline but I’m not sure how to do it here without giving the game away. I was attracted to this graphic novel because I like the character Psylocke as I find her and more often than not stories around her very interesting. I personally do not feel that this story disappoints. I only wish that I was more up-to-date on my Marvel as I was when I was younger as I got a little confused in places but it was still wholly enjoyable and a nice light read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Arturo

    Annoying flimsy villains like Spiral and Deathstrike make a comeback as visually striking, deadly threat as part of the sisterhood, along with chimera and the mastermind sisters. Lead by a.. Sort of psychic ghost? Of Madelyne Pryor. Also including an issue of Beast leading the group of scientist, the x club and psylocke to the past to get a gene sample from the parents of one of the 1st mutants, and of the scientists. In a story I was very uninterested in, yet turned out to be very entertaining.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Adam Fisher

    The last linking book before Utopia, Sisterhood accomplishes 3 things: 1) Beast and his team of scientists go back in time to gather samples of DNA that created the first modern mutant in an effort to try to reactivate the X gene. 2) Psylocke returns to the team after a team of bad women (led by Madelyne Prior) have their aspirations thwarted. and 3) Beast declares that the time for secrets between them (X-Force, Archangel, The Illuminati, etc) is passed and they need to discuss it soon. Recomme The last linking book before Utopia, Sisterhood accomplishes 3 things: 1) Beast and his team of scientists go back in time to gather samples of DNA that created the first modern mutant in an effort to try to reactivate the X gene. 2) Psylocke returns to the team after a team of bad women (led by Madelyne Prior) have their aspirations thwarted. and 3) Beast declares that the time for secrets between them (X-Force, Archangel, The Illuminati, etc) is passed and they need to discuss it soon. Recommend, but could probably have inferred what happened from reading Utopia... we'll see....

  20. 5 out of 5

    Pranay

    I would give it a 3.5. The plot is not original, Madeline Pryor and her "sisters" try to resurrect a dead powerful X-men and in that quest fights ensue with the X-men. No particular character is given any due prominence in the series arc. And there are way too many small part characters who amble in and out of the story. Art by Greg Land is strong and captures faces-their expressions beautifully.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dean

    I generally like Fraction, and I like the X-Men, but this felt like a bit of a mess to me. Far too many characters running around, too much dialogue, and although the art was nice the colours were too dark and just added to the confusion. Fraction writes this like a tv show, all visuals but no depth. That being said, I didn't hate it, and the last story redeemed it a bit, but this should have been better.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mairi

    I very much enjoyed the plot with the X Club attempting to undo "no more mutants", and the time travel issue that involved. The plot involving the Red Queen I found underwhelming - I haven't read much of pre-2004 X-Men, so many of the characters involved I had little knowledge of, and no attachment to. I did like the little description boxes, identifying the characters and giving info on their current state.

  23. 4 out of 5

    M

    The X-Men find themselves living in San Francisco - haven to all things different - and are finding things to be very similar to life back in New York. This volume brings the Psylocke/Revanche body splicing full circle, as the Red Queen's girl gang pulls an all-out assault in order to retrieve a specialty item from Wolverine. Interesting beginning, muddling middle, time-jumping end.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sean

    This book really shows off Matt Fraction's skill set and one of his biggest assets as a writer is dialogue. I really enjoyed each conversation and word bubble. The plot was complex but easy enough to follow. The art was beautiful but Greg Land has a problem in that every single female character he draws looks the same. This made some scenes very confusing. Overall, a pretty good read.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Strawberry

    After reading this comic for the second time, I had to adjust the rating from three to four stars. The storyline around the sisterhood itself still does not impress me that much, but the storyline about the X-Club was great. I totally love Dr. Nemesis.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lord

    Much better than the previous book "Lovelorn". The attack of Sisterhood was semowhat messy and not easy to comprehend but the time travel story was a total delight with a shocking ending. I hope Matt Fraction will keep it up, his X-Men stories are starting to be promising.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ahmed

    Good story, though enjoyed the X-Club storyline than the Sisterhood stuff. Also, please, Greg Land, lose your hands in an accident. Teenagers girls don't look like that, women don't all look that. Stop tracing porn mags you talent-less hack.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lady Entropy

    I keep reading this book, I keep forgetting about the story. It's not bad, and while reading, I do enjoy it, but it's so... forgettable. I love the art, even if it's all copied and people change hairdos from one panel to the next.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    Eh. I'm sure that Xfans loved this story and it had some decent plot twists but I've never been a huge Xmen geek so all the continuity porn and the cosmic reset so Psylocke could be back on the team again like she was in the 90s didn't do much for me.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    Madeline Pryce makes her move, and the Xclub travel back in time. This seemed quite a short story considering the characters involved, mostly fights and not much character. The Xclub bit was the most interesting section and I am intrigued to how this will develop. A good read.

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