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Review: Uncanny X-Men #8

Uncanny X-Men #8

From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men…and the dawn of the AGE OF X-MAN???

After the last issue detour which took us to the Age of Apocalypse, things are explained a bit better in Uncanny X-Men #8. The previous issue was a bit disjointed missing some key information and it’s this issue that lays things out a bit better putting the previous into better context. It’s an example where comics need to be judged by single issues as well as complete arcs.

Writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson return us to Earth Prime where the debate that raged last issue continues with the rest of the X-Men. With the younger X-Men trapped with X-Man, is it worth sacrificing them to stop the greater threat? It’s an interesting debate, just like last issue and it’s a bit surprising who does what to resolve the issue.

The issue is a good mix of that moral debate along with the crazy you can expect in an X-Men comic, along with action… like a battle with Apocalypse!? Yeah, things are ramped up this issue leading us closer to the coming Age of X-Man. It’s a bit clearer by the end of this issue how that might come about.

The art too is improved. R.B. Silva delivers the pencils with Adriano Di Benedetto on ink, Rachelle Rosenberg on color, and Joe Caramagna handling the lettering. Silva, and the team’s, style really fits the issue and the action within. There’s a lot packed in with a lot to cover and different concepts and it all works really well. Apocalypse looks fantastic and Bishop too stands out as just looking like his old bad-ass self.

The issue is an improvement over last issue’s side quest and it gets the event back on track. Again, this is a prime example of having to judge the individual issue as well as the arc it’s a part of of. It lifts the previous issue and itself stands out as an action focused chapter of the event. Uncanny X-Men #8 feels like old-school X-Men and ups the excitement for what comes next.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: R.B. Silva Ink: Andriano Di Benedetto

Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.35 Overall: 8.15 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: Uncanny X-Men #5

Uncanny X-Men #5

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!

The X-Men are confused and doing what they can to protect individuals and stop the chaos X-Man is causing. But, what’s X-Man really thinking? Uncanny X-Men #5 reveals a bit more of what’s going on and why he’s kidnapped the individuals he has. Again, it’s an interesting twist to this event which gives a new spin on some old themes.

Writers Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, and Ed Brisson have put together a story where you need to question what evil truly is. X-Man wants to create a world of peace, much like Apocalypse, and the two are coming from different directions to do just that. But, is X-Man evil? Is his act of peace an act of war? It’s an interesting concept and the trio make it more so with the echoes of a classic such as “Age of Apocalypse.”

They also up the desperation of this issue. We really feel like the odds are against the X-Men here as they go up against Magneto and Warren and the end of the issue delivers a hell of a turn with a nice horror tinge to it.

All of this is delivered with solid art by R.B. Silva, with ink by Adriano Di Benedetto, color by Rachelle Rosenberg, and lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. There’s a lot packed into this issue with some panels filled with characters and while there’s some slip of detail here and there, overall, it’s a solid issue where the art helps convey the emotion and desperation. Then there’s that last page… the team nailed it.

This is a good issue. It’s the moment of desperation of our heroes as they struggle to figure out what to do. The event continues a slight throwback vibe to it all that’s a nice welcome back for the Uncanny X-Men.

Story: Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson, Ed Brisson
Art: R.B. Silva Ink: Adriano Di Benedetto
Color: Rachelle Rosenberg Letterer: VC’s Chris Eliopoulos
Story: Art: Overall: Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Domino. Black Widow. White Fox. Atlas Bear. Outlaw. Diamondback. Together this March in Domino: Hotshots

Domino. Black Widow. White Fox. Atlas Bear. Outlaw. Diamondback. This March, Marvel invites you to meet a dangerous crew of international women – the newest group of hot shots to enter the Marvel Universe! Celebrated Domino creative team Gail Simone and David Baldeon are bringing you an all-new story filled with feisty femme fatales, intense action, mercenary adventures, and espionage.

Who are the hotshots? Find out this March, when Domino: Hotshots #1 hits local comic stores with a cover by R.B. Silva!

Domino: Hotshots #1

Preview: Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1

Typhoid Fever: Iron Fist #1

(W) Clay McLeod Chapman (A) Paolo Villanelli (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 2018
SRP: $4.99

• Typhoid Mary is stronger than ever, and Spider-Man and the X-Men know that better than anyone as they’ve been forced to fight among themselves.
• As her powers grow stronger, it’s only a matter of time before Typhoid Mary turns Manhattan into her own personal playground – if not her own personal ashtray.
• Luckily, IRON FIST is in town and willing to lend a hand…er…fist. But will the Master of Kung Fu be able to stop the flames from spreading, or will he just add fuel to the fire?

Preview: Uncanny X-Men #5

Uncanny X-Men #5

(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Elizabeth Torque
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 12, 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!

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: Uncanny X-Men #2

Uncanny X-Men #2

(W) Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, Matthew Rosenberg (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 21, 2018
SRP: $3.99

THE CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ARE BACK!
New ongoing series kicking off with a 10-part weekly epic, the flagship X-Men series that started it all is back and better than ever! Starting with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, the X-Men are drawn into what might be…their final adventure?! X-Fan favorite writers Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION), Matthew Rosenberg (PHOENIX RESURRECTION) and Kelly Thompson (MR. & MRS. X) and all-star artists Mahmud Asrar (X-MEN RED), R.B. Silva (X-MEN BLUE), Yildiray Cinar (WEAPON X) and Pere Pérez (ROGUE AND GAMBIT) join forces to bring you…X-MEN DISASSEMBLED?!

Preview: Typhoid Fever: X-Men #1

Typhoid Fever: X-Men #1

(W) Clay Chapman (A) Will Robson (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $4.99

• TYPHOID MARY has returned to Hell’s Kitchen and taken over the neighborhood’s psychiatric hospital, overwhelming Manhattan’s most dangerous neighborhood with her unique telekinetic abilities.
• When mutants and humans alike get caught in the crossfire, the X-Men have no choice but to intervene… only to square off against THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN?!

Preview: Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1

Typhoid Fever: Spider-Man #1

(W) Clay Chapman (A) Stefano Landini (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $4.99

Typhoid Mary is back in Manhattan and has set her sights on Hell’s Kitchen. With Daredevil preoccupied trying to take down Mayor Fisk, a power vacuum has suddenly formed in Manhattan’s most dangerous neighborhood, and Typhoid Mary aims to fill it with her own unique brand of chaos. But Daredevil isn’t the only guardian watching over the Kitchen’s residents… and SPIDER-MAN is going to prove it!

Preview: X-Men: Blue #35

X-Men: Blue #35

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Marcus To (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 12, 2018
SRP: $3.99

• Knowing that their time is limited, the original X-Men must face uncomfortable realities about their future…

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