Thursday, July 23, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #035

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Valerio Schiti
Color Art: Richard Isanove

I think that this final, Marvel Now numbered, issue of Uncanny X-Men was incredibly fitting for the series. Originally this was the place to go to learn about the mutant revolution, to see what Scott Summers had planned, but it quickly shifted to the new mutants that appeared in the book. This team (Goldballs, Hijack, Triage, Benjamin Deeds and the Stepford Sisters) broke free on their own after Scott shut down his school. This issue shows what happened to them after these events and it goes about how you would expect.

The team is actually pretty darn decent and they are able to catch some traction early, until someone slips up and people realize they are mutants. The normal prejudice that surrounds mutants rears its ugly head and proves that Scott's revolution really made no difference, and that the only safe place for mutants to be mutants is the Jean Grey School.

I wish that the final issue hadn't felt so...predictable. I have enjoyed Bendis' run on X-Men as a whole and it is a shame that this issue sort of petered out to be a story that we have all heard. I hope that issue #600 is solid and is a nice farewell to this universe's version of the X-Men. I will miss them and am interested to see what the All-New All-Different world holds for one of my favorite teams.

Rating: 7/10

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