In Review: Uncanny X-Men #2
Written by Brian Michael Bendis and penciled by Chris Bachalo, the Uncanny X-Men are making a comeback in my mind. After the All New X-Men, the Uncanny title is possibly my second favorite X-Title. The story arc and issues being dealt with by my favorite yet quite flawed X-Man; Cyclops, is plain and simply a whole bunch of Mutie-fun!!!
Their powers out of whack, on the run from authorities the world over, attempting to help integrate new mutants, save the Mutant race, while dealing with the after math of a super hero romance, Cyclops and his team have got a lot on their collective plates. Oh and did I mention Magneto is the snake in their midst? While I am not a huge Chris Bachalo fan, his artwork is still quite compelling and thrown in with a great Bendis story, then yes, I’ll buy that for $3.99!
Watching new mutants come to terms with emerging powers in a secret and outlaw setting is in many ways what the X-Men have always been about when you really get down to it! Then throw in the fact that their savior is a known mutant terrorist and what’s a New Mutant to do?
I am enjoying watching Scott Summers coming to terms with his hew found humanity, while still wrestling with the stigma of having killed Professor Xavier and nearly snuffed out the Human race in a Phoenix induced cosmic mania. Simply put, a fun story and worth picking up and reading! Now if only the All New X-Men would get back on schedule huh!? Excelsior true believers!!!
Written By: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.