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Marvel Reveals New Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover from Jim Cheung!

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist Jim Cheung!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Kelly ThompsonEd Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak. Featuring a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, the comic comes to shelves November 14, 2018.

The X-Men get Disassembled this November!

Marvel Reveals New Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover from Marko Djurdjevic!

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating of the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist Marko Djurdjevic!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Kelly ThompsonEd Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak. Featuring a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, the comic comes to shelves November 14, 2018 when the X-Men are Disassembled!

Marvel Reveals New Uncanny X-Men #1 Cover from David Finch!

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist David Finch!

Written by Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak, and a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu, Uncanny X-Men #1 comes to shelves November 14, 2018. X-Men Disassembled will have fans talking for years to come!

Review: Captain America #4

With Sharon missing, Cap must single-handedly invade the stronghold of his enemies! But even if he makes it through, what’s waiting for him is a hundred times more formidable: Taskmaster!

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has been delivering a run on Captain America that feels as much as a conversation about the state of America as it is Captain America.

Captain America #4 continues “Winter in America” with Cap attempting to save Sharon Carter. While the issue could easily just be one big fight scene, and it really is, Coates uses it to explore the reality of it all. Through the punching Cap reflects on where things stand including the apparent betrayal by Thunderbolt Ross. He laments that individuals who have in the past wrapped themselves in the flag.

We can take this on face value and Cap is just talking about those he’s been battling in these issues but it’s hard to not pull back and think how much this applies to our real world. Through Captain America, Coates feels like he’s making a statement on current American politics and the willingness for a certain party to so easily turn their backs on the ideals they’ve wrapped themselves in for decades.

The art by Leinil Francis Yu is fantastic as expected. Joined by Gerry Alanguilan on ink, Sunny Gho on color, and Joe Caramagna on lettering, the art is beautiful to look at. The issue has a lot of action and a battle between Cap and Taskmaster stands out. Some of the details, especially showing the pain of the battle, are solid. The small touches add a lot to it all. And the mix of such action with Coates’ more introspective thoughts by Steve are an interesting combination.

The issue is another excellent entry from the team and Cap has been one that’s a mix of action and exploration of today’s America and the situations we face. It’s a superhero comic that makes you think and is a prime example that you can easily mix politics with superhero comics.

Story: Ta-Nehisi Coates Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan Color: Sunny Gho Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a Free copy for review

Preview: Captain America #4

Captain America #4

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Leinil Francis Yu (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $3.99

WINTER IN AMERICA Continues!
With Sharon missing, Cap must single-handedly invade the stronghold of his enemies! But even if he makes it through, what’s waiting for him is a hundred times more formidable: Taskmaster!

Uncanny X-Men #1 Gets a Cover from John Tyler Christopher

This November, Uncanny X-Men  returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men  #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from superstar artist John Tyler Christopher!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is by Kelly ThompsonEd Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak. Featuring a cover by Leinil Francis Yu, the comic comes to shelves November 14, 2018.

Uncanny X-Men #1 Gets a Cover from Rob Liefeld

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Celebrating the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from legendary artist Rob Liefeld!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is written by Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson and Matthew Rosenberg, with art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak, and a cover by Leinil Francis Yu. You can find it on shelves November 14, 2018.

Uncanny X-Men #1 Gets a Hidden Gem Cover from Dave Cockrum

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series, bringing together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them. It’s an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of Uncanny X-Men #1, Marvel has revealed a new Hidden Gem variant cover from legendary artist Dave Cockrum!

Uncanny X-Men #1 is out November 14, 2018, written by Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, and Matthew Rosenberg, art by Mahmud Asrar, Mark Bagley, and Mirko Colak, and a main cover by Leinil Francis Yu.

Review: Captain America #3

Cap and the Black Panther embark on a daring raid into the heart of the Nuke army, while Sharon Carter takes on a secret mission into danger!

There’s a brilliance in Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ run on Captain America that can be summed up in just one panel in Captain America #3. The issue has Cap heading the “middle America,” a town that was left behind before Hydra. When Hydra took over America, they brought back work, they improved the schools, they brought healthcare with them. These people, are those “left behind” in Marvel’s world reflecting the very real sense of the same in our real world.

Coates doesn’t go for the easy path of labeling them racist, or saying their racist in their association and acceptance of Hydra. Instead, Coates uses the situation to explore American ideals and how these individuals have abandoned them but at the same time they’ve been abandoned as well. These individuals feel they were made a promise in America’s excellence something they haven’t seen, something they lost. And, they were, are, willing to abandon their countrymen to again feel that.

It’s that promise that’s fascinating and Coates with one panel, the one above. “Morning in America” refers to the award winning campaign ad run by Ronald Reagan in 1984 which featured Americans going to work with a calm, optimistic narration. It suggested any improvement to the United States was due to Reagans policies enacted in 1980. The slogan is a metaphor for renewal. Nevermind America had to give up so much for those policies that led to genocide at home (AIDS crisis), an economy that left average Americans behind, and illegal wars throughout. We gave up many of our ideals, Americans helping each other, for Reagan and the Republican promise of “individualism.”

In one panel, Coates sums up the themes and ideas he’s exploring throughout this initial arc. He also shows that Captain America remains a politically centered character and series.

And even with that, Coates still manages to get some fight scenes in that reminds us, it’s still an action comic. It’s possible to mix the political with the entertaining. It’s possible to have the best of both worlds. And it can work and work really well.

Leinil Francis Yu’s art, with ink from Gerry Alanguilan and color by Sunny Gho, is fantastic as expected. There’s a weariness about it all and you can feel the weight and tiredness, the hope and loss, on the shoulders of every character. Yu is able to balance a quiet moment in a bar with an action scene in an evil group’s lair. There’s main street America and underneath an insidiousness of it all. All delivered through the art and tiny details.

The issue, the series so far, is utterly brilliant. It questions where we are as a nation. It questions what it is Captain America is standing up for. It makes us think and debate what America truly is. It also reminds us that we too easily trade our ideals for security and have on too many occasions abandoned those who live in the United States.

Story: Ta-Nehisi Coates Art: Leinil Francis Yu
Ink: Gerry Alanguilan Color: Sunny Gho Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 10 Art: 10 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

The Uncanny X-Men… Disassembled with Uncanny X-Men #1 this November

This November, Uncanny X-Men returns with a new ongoing series and it all kicks off with a massive 10-part weekly story! X-Men Disassembled brings together nearly every mutant left on earth in a story that threatens to destroy them – an epic tale of mystery and tragic disappearance, with an adventure so earth-shattering, it could very well be the X-Men’s FINAL mission!

Following Uncanny X-Men’s initial announcement at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Marvel is excited to announce the full Uncanny X-Men creative teams! Featuring fan-favorite creators fresh from their own X-projects, Uncanny X-Men brings together acclaimed writers Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson,and Matthew Rosenberg. The three superstar writers will join forces with all-star artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar,and Pere Pérez. The first issue features art by Asrar, second by Silva, and third by Cinar. Covers are by Leinil Francis Yu.

Starting this November, the new ongoing series will launch with Disassembled, a stunning and spectacular 10-part weekly epic. Where the series goes from there?

That depends on who survives the experience…

Don’t miss Uncanny X-Men #1, coming this November 14th to your local comic shop!

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