So if you remember this year’s event AVX, and even the epilogue of the AVX: consequences (maybe if you’re lucky you can still get the issues, I posted them in my review of book 12 at the bottom), then you may have seen this coming. From Marvel anyway.
“…. We failed him. Chuck’s died without ever seeing his dream come true”- Logan aka Wolverine.
Now, take that in. It’s true isn’t it? In all the years I’ve known about the X-Men, only in alternate universes have the X-Men even come remotely close to achieving the professor’s dream. So with that in mind, the creative team of Rick Remender, and John Cassidy (on art minus colour) bring us Uncanny Avengers, which consists of Wolverine, Captain America, Havok (see X-Men: First Class), Wanda Maximoff aka Scarlett Witch, Rogue, and Thor.
The book deals with the core X-Men principle: “Why are we hated? Because we’re different”, which I think everyone at some point in time in their lives will experience some form of hatred. Be it from an obvious/fair reason (I. E, YEARS of bullying), or even to things out of ones control, such a being of a certain creed and race (in case you didn’t know, the X-Men is a super powered version of the civil rights moment of the 60’s), but I’m drifting…
I love this book. If I didn’t say it in my Spider-man review, then I meant to say that I’ve never had a “favourite all time individual comic”. I have favourite arcs/runs etc, but nothing for an individual issue. This may have topped any single issue I’ve ever read, which is largely due to the creative team. The Red Skull (last famously seen in the Captain America movie, and last years event, Fear Itself) just by appearance is scary, and the way in which John Cassidy drew him. Then there’s the extent of his villainy.. *SPOILER * HE TAKES OUT THE BRAIN OF PROFESSOR XAVIER. Let that sit for a second, a pro Nazi general has taken the brain of the worlds STRONGEST TELEPATH.
- Overall rating of the comic: 5 out of 5,
- Art: 4 out of 5,
- layout: 4 out of 5,
- True to character dialogue: 4 out of 5,
- Story: 5 out of 5.
Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful. Enjoy your Week!
THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!
– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW