Uncanny X-Men Annual #3: Review

May 2011
James Asmus, Nick Bradshaw

Story Name:

Escape from the Negative Zone, Part One

Review & Comments

3.5 stars

Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 Review by (July 31, 2013)
Review, Part One: The X-Men and Captain America (even the retired one) make for an odd team-up and James Asmus delivers a comic epic full of fast paced action and constant comic bickering among the heroes. It takes a while for the comedy to settle in—in part one it seems like all the characters genuinely hate each other—but Steve Rogers arrives in part two to bring out the best (sort of) in them. The art is wildly uneven, resulting from the decision to have the three installments drawn by different artists with widely varying styles. This issue features Nick Bradshaw, whose manga-inspired art gives everyone goofy triangular faces with small mouths and huge chins. It’s distracting but it fits better with the tone than that of subsequent issues’ artists.

Comments: Steve Rogers, a major character in this team-up miniseries does not appear until next issue.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Uncanny X-Men Annual #3 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

At the lab in Utopia, Scott (Cyclops) Summers and Emma Frost are overseeing experiments to open a permanent bridge into Limbo. Something goes wrong and four of those present are hurled into the Negative Zone: Scott, Hope Summers, Namor the Sub-Mariner, and Dr. Nemesis. Emma Frost and Pixie teleport to New York to seek help….

In the Negative Zone, Namor goes off in search of water and Nemesis tags along; they encounter a giant saurian mollusk and battle it, eventually defeating the monster with Nemesis’ tranquilizer darts. Meanwhile, the endlessly bickering Scott and Hope are captured by alien warriors who deliver them to their master, Blastaar….


Nick Bradshaw
Nick Bradshaw
Jim Charalampidis
? (Cover Penciler)
? (Cover Inker)
? (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.


(Scott Summers)
White Queen
White Queen

(Emma Frost)

Plus: Doctor Nemesis (Michael Stockton), Hope Summers, Pixie (Megan Gwynn).

> Uncanny X-Men Annual: Book info and issue index

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