From Marvel Comics and the creative team of Brian Michael Bendis (writer) and Kris Anka (artist), Uncanny X-Men #28 is a terrific X-Men tale worthy of the Xavier School for Gifted Youngsters seal.
This issue sees the X-Men and indeed the world facing an Omega level threat, which Professor Xavier was able to quietly contain for years. However, this mutant is so powerful and dangerous that Xavier felt it necessary to simply nullify the mutant into psychic slumber, thus never letting his powers fully manifest, while also keeping his very existence a secret for years.
With Xavier’s death however, this mutant has awoken and S.H.I.E.L.D. wants him dealt with, but Scott Summers swoops in and simply takes him away so as to not only help him as Xavier did before him, but also to recruit him as part of his Mutant Revolution.
What I liked best about this issue was listening to Cyclops attempt to help calm and befriend this dangerous new mutant. Cyclops words were fitting and insightful into just who one of Marvel’s oldest and founding characters has grown into and become.
The reader can easily see that the old Cyclops loved by all mutant loving fans is still very much there and as passionate as ever, but by the same token he is not the same mutant and favorite Marvel son he once was. He has changed, grown and matured into what the human world has made him and what the Mutant world now needs him to be!
Bendis is able to show how Scott Summers has been transformed into the leader of the mutant race and coming revolution in such a way that is scary, yet comforting and logical. This was a great Uncanny X-Men for the story alone and I look forward to seeing where our favorite mutant leader will end up in the near future.
Written by: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art, and he currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator. Tye also serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County and also has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine and you can visit Tye on Facebook as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.