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Review: Uncanny X-Men #6

Uncanny X-Men #6

Just when things didn’t look like they could get worse… The ride of the Four Horsemen of Salvation? The coming of X-Man? And…a return to the Age of Apocalypse? 

The rollercoaster ride of a return continues in Uncanny X-Men #6 which has the team confronting X-Man and his Horsemen of Salvation multiple times. It’s clear the X-Men are overwhelmed as writers Matthew Rosenberg, Ed Brisson, and Kelly Thompson deliver an issue that has them stumbling for their next move, questioning their present ones, and rushing in fighting (their usual).

There’s not much thought here but the issue has some heart and interesting ramifications as Archangel has been released and he’s pissed by that fact. Is he friend? Is he foe? Is he somewhere in between? This issue gives us sort of answers and a whole lot of questions to this and more.

We also get a better idea of what X-Man is doing what he’s doing and what his vision is which again emphasizes this concept of whether his attempts to bring peace are truly villainous. Does he have the right idea but the wrong method? We’ll see but it’s an interesting concept that echoes Thanos’ ideas in Infinity War.

We also continue to see the divide in generations here and it’s hopefully something that has lasting ramifications. To me, that’s the most interesting aspect of the series so far and something that’s long overdue and welcome.

The art by Yildiray Cinar, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and lettering by Joe Caramagna is solid. There’s a lot covered here and the team has a style that feels serene in a religious way despite the action. The visual tone has an “all will be well” aspect to it matching X-Man’s attitude. It’s interesting how the visuals are setting that as this could easily be darker and ominous like the recent Extermination. The stark difference between the two stories is fascinating.

This is another solid chapter of the epic event and one that has twists and turns and an ending that really is going to shake things up. Between this event and Extermination we’re given two events that are setting the X-Men in a new course correcting direction that harkens back to the classics and delivering something new and exciting.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: Yildiray Cinar Color: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.95 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.99 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review