Review: Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

425593-_sx1280_ql80_ttd_Caught in the crossfire between the Uncanny X-Men and the Dark Riders, Young X-Man ELIXIR was a casualty of war. But can a mutant whose power deals in life and death stay gone for long? Elixir is BACK and he’s come to take revenge…on BOTH parties! Plus: Domino stages her own strike against the deadly Terrigen Mists!

Writers Cullen Bunn and Anthony Piper return the X-Men in splendid form in Uncanny X-Men Annual #1. The issue brings in the charismatic ex-villain Magneto as the leader of this misfit group of X-Men. The issue focuses on how the Terrigen Mists have affected the world. But, the bigger news is the issue resurrects the former X-Man Elixer from the grave, with more power than ever before. It goes to that basic theme, showing how with great power, comes great responsibility.

While the focus is clearly on Elixer’s amplified powers and the destruction of the Terrigen Mists it shows so much more. It is obvious how the world has changed without its mutant population. Bunn and Piper bring in the ruins of Genosha to keep the atmosphere grim, as Elixer showcases how much his death has changed him. All of it beautifully illustrated by Piper and Ken Lashley.

Story: Cullen Bunn, Anthony Piper Art: Ken Lashley, Anthony Piper
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

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