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Review: Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

Uncanny X-Men Annual #1

Cyclops!

The X-Men have been disassembled and we still have so many mysteries to go from here! One of the top ones… how did Cyclops come back!? We get our answers here in Uncanny X-Men Annual #1 written by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson.

While we won’t spoil the how here, the end results are a bit muddled and rather odd. It involves Kid Cable, we knew that, and an unknown Chapter in Cyclops’ life. It works as a “how” but in a way that you could only get away with in an X-Men comic.

What’s more interesting about the issue is some shots as to what came before. The reader could easily dive in a layer and read some of the comic as meta commentary about some story choices. There’s direct criticism in how Cyclops died. There’s direct criticism in turning Cyclops evil. There’s just outright shots fired in the past and a line drawn in the sand in a way as to how these three creators see the character. And it does that without falling into the “this is your life” trope that was expected.

The art by Pére Perez, colorist Rachelle Rosenberg, and letterer Joe Caramagna is fantastic. There’s a “retro” part of the comic of earlier years of Cyclops and the style of the comic shifts to be a modern take on that classic style. Also mixed with a modern style it makes for a striking issue that’s just beautiful, and really cool, to look at. There isn’t a ton of action for the team to go over the top and the few dynamic moments don’t take full advantage but the switch between the two styles makes the art stand out.

The issue does what it’s supposed to, answer the question as to how Cyclops came back from the dead. The reason delivered is a shrug and a little convoluted but some of the meta discussion makes it all rather interesting. If you’re itching to know how it all goes down, then this issue is a must but beyond that, this isn’t an issue that really excites.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: Pére Perez Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.45 Overall: 7.15 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Uncanny X-Men #10

X-Men Disassembled” ends here! The 10-part weekly event wraps up in this issue in an unexpected way!

Uncanny X-Men #10 is by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson, Pere Perez, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Joe Caramagna.

Get your copy in comic shops on January 16! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Uncanny X-Men #7

UNCANNY X-MEN #7

X-Man (aka Nate Grey) is dying and he’s determined to make the world a better place and bring about peace. The main X-Men have opposed him and were quickly subdued by Grey. All that was left was the teenage X-Men of Armor, Glob, Rockslide, and Pixie. Instead of using brute force, they attempted to appeal to X-Man but Legion did what he does and banished all of them to the Age of Apocalypse.

Uncanny X-Men #7 focuses completely on the X-kids in the Age of Apocalypse with months passed since they’ve been banished. How are they to get home? That’s their mission.

Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson, this issue is an interesting one in this X-event. It feels a bit disconnected from the previous issue where they were banished but also is a rather vital one. It’s vital in that Rosenberg, Thompson, and Brisson use it to explore what it means to be a hero. The kids are trying to get home but are also split in how to deal with X-Man. If they kill him here, they save the world and might sacrifice their only hope in getting home. If they use him to get home, they may be dooming their world. It’s an interesting debate and drives home some of the philosophical differences between them and even their older teachers.

The art by Pere Pérez with color by Rachelle Rosenberg and lettering by Joe Caramagna is decent but it’s really about the new designs of these characters. It’s never quite explained why they’ve changed, we just go with it, but it’s an edgier version that fits this new world. It’d make a bit more sense if this was the end result of their months of battling and surviving but the last issue showed that’s not the case. Still, it’ll be interesting to see if these designs carry over when they eventually return to the main world.

The issue is a little disjointed in that it just throws you into the chaos and you need to really put the pieces together but by the issue’s end it winds up being one that really focuses on the direction and morals of the younger X-Men and how those differ from their older members. There’s a stark difference here and one that may be experience and age as is presented. It’s an interesting direction to take and hopefully one that’s explored more in the coming months and years.

Story Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: Pere Pérez Color: Rachelle Rosenberg

Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.0 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #7

Uncanny X-Men #7

(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!
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 weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!

Review: Uncanny X-Men #4

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 last issue is where things really kicked off with the revelation of the Four Horsemen of Salvation and this issue moves it all into high gear. X-Man, Nate Grey, is back and more powerful than ever and he has a vision for the world. We’ve got a clue as to the who and the why behind this event. We now have an answer as to who took Kitty Pryde and others off the table. We know why Legion did what he did to Maddrox and we have a dysfunctional X-Men (aren’t they always?).

If you’ve been frustrated with the first three issues, this is where things get going with lots of answers and the action kicked up a bit. Writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson really get things moving with this issue setting up whatever “Age of X-Man” is that’s coming down the road.

What the issue does is not just provide answers but also sets up division within the X-Men with the generations split as to what to do. It’s interesting and sets up what is to come later well, driving a wedge and an opening for different teams with different voices and visions. There’s also a solid wink and nod to the “Age of Apocalypse.” In the review of the first issue, I said the event has a throwback feel to it and we see that directly here with what’s happening a direct result of that popular event (including some amazing verbal ranting from Legion about it all).

The art by Pere Pérez is solid with a lot of characters packed in and their looking great. That’s helped with the color from Rachelle Rosenberg. The art is fascinating as different settings have different emotional vibes off of them. X-Man’s scenes are more serene in look and color while the X-Men are a bit cold and chaotic. The art reflects each scene’s mood. Letterer Joe Caramagna deserves a shout-out as well due to Legion’s scenes. The lettering bursts out of the panel and word bubble emphasizing Legion’s chaotic mind and really creating that character’s manic state.

The issue is a good one which really gets things going. While a lot is explained, there’s still a lot left open to still find out, like how X-Man created his Horsemen. This feels like a modern classic X story which plays off of what has come before and it’s living up to the epic event we were promised.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: Pere Pérez 
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.15 Art: 8.05 Overall: 8.10 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: Uncanny X-Men #4

Uncanny X-Men #4

(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) Pere Perez (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

X-MEN DISASSEMBLED CONTINUES!

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 weekly epic that threatens to leave the X-Men in tatters rolls on toward its explosive conclusion!

Review: X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War

Kitty Pryde has left Colossus at the altar and the X-Men are shaken in the aftermath. X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War focuses on the days after the wedding and loss from various characters’ perspectives.

X-Men: Gold Vol. 7 God War features issues #31-36 and Annual #1 from Marc Guggenheim, Leah Williams, Monty Nero, Pere Perez, Michele Bandini, Simone Buonfantino, Giovanni valletta, Djibril Morissette-Phan, Alitha E. Martinez, Craig Yeung, Jay David Ramos, Matt Milla, Erick Arciniega, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Michael Garland.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on December 11! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Uncanny X-Men #1 Gets a Digital Director’s Cut

THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK! Marvel’s mutants return with a new ongoing series, a 10-part weekly epic with X-Men: Disassembled! Pick up #1 of Uncanny X-Men…back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be their final adventure! Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg, and Kelly Thompson and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar, R.B. Silva, Yildiray Cinar, and Pere Pérez join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED! Available wherever Marvel comics are sold!

For a limited time, you can get a behind-the-scenes peek at this can’t-miss 10-part epic…by purchasing #1! Those who have preordered or purchased a digital copy of Uncanny X-Men #1 or subscribed to the series via the Digital Comics Shop or Marvel Comics App before 12/4, 11:59  PM ET, will receive the DIRECTOR’S CUT edition of Uncanny X-Men (2018-) #1!*

This exclusive content will feature: a draft of #1’s script (including a script to #1’s back-up bonus story!), pencil pages, color pages, a variant cover gallery, never-before-seen character designs and MORE! Preview an all-new chapter for the strangest heroes of them all…who are about to challenge a new status quo! Limited time offer, act now!

Offer Details

* Limited time offer. You must purchase or pre-order a digital copy of Uncanny X-Men (2018-) #1 or subscribe to the series via the Digital Comics Shop or Marvel Comics App before 11:59 p.m. (ET) December 4th, 2018 to be eligible to receive a copy of Uncanny X-Men (2018-) #1 Director’s Cut. Offer is limited to one per account. The offer expires on 12/5/18. ComiXology reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. Offer is valid for one-time use only, is non-transferable and may not be resold. If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Preview: Faith Deluxe Edition Book 1 HC

FAITH DELUXE EDITION BOOK 1 HC

Written by JODY HOUSER and JOSHUA DYSART
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA, PERE PÉREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE, ROBERT GILL,
and ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE

Faith begins!

Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert – a psionically gifted “psiot” discovered by the Harbinger Foundation – has always aspired to greatness. But now this once-ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she’s always known she can be – complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws her into harm’s way! She’ll tackle every obstacle in her path with confidence – robots, aliens, monsters…and even her very first super-villain arch-nemesis bent on snuffing her out once and for all!

Collecting FAITH (LIMITED SERIES) #1-4, FAITH (ONGOING SERIES) #1-8, HARBINGER: FAITH #0 from Joshua Dysart (HARBINGER) and artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), and A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 from writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and artist Mike Norton (QUANTUM AND WOODY). Plus, more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!

$49.99 | 368 pgs. | T+ | On Sale OCTOBER 31st
HARDCOVER | ISBN: 978-1-68215-285-0

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