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Now on to Uncanny X-men, as learned from last issue this group of X-men are wanted fugitives who want to start a revolution, with Uncontrollable powers, a traitorous Magneto, and New Students. However what makes this issue great is not fighting but Characterization. We learn where Cyclops and Emma stand so far as there relationship, which was a pretty nice conversation in all. We see the four new Students,(Tempus, Christopher Muse, Benjamin Deeds, and Fabio Medina) interact and we learn about the New Charles Xavier School, again Ironic for a group led by the guy who killed Professor X. This new team shows they can be a family when Tempus wants to see her family and Cyclops take the whole group minus magneto to australia to see her family. As expected magneto then calls someone to tell them Cyclops and his group are in Australia. Just as the loving family stuff is happening, we see who magneto called, The Avengers. So I'm no genius but you think Cyclops would notice that Magneto stayed behind and then the avengers just knew where they were headed, so a Magneto and Cyclops confrontation is expected. This is a great series and I love the new take on Cyclops as a Revolution leader, that said I give this 4.5/5. I really do hope that these two teams face each other in the future.
Uncanny Avengers #4: This has been a troublesome title ever since the first issue. To name a few gripes: I really do not care for Remiender's take on Wanda and Rogue, the delays, the failure to convince me the need for a team like this, and the sudden narration adopted since issue 3. Issue 4 is no better, as the mysterious narrator continues to give us pointless narration that does not enhance or offer any contribution to the issue nor to the reader . While the last panels do showcase promising things to come, I feel as though because the first arc failed to keep my interest in this team, that it does not have an impact on me. as it should. The one aspect of Uncanny Avengers that has been consistent is the art. Cassaday has a phenomenal talent for colors and drawing facial expressions and it shows from Wanda's fight with Thor, to a panel that pays a homage to the classic Days of Future Past cover. Overall, Uncanny Avengers # 4 is just like the previous issues- just okay. 2.5/5
Uncanny X-men #2: First issue I complained that Bendis did not manage to give Cyclops's team a distinctive voice, as well as the slow pace. Issue 2 does technically continue the slow pacing that has also become noticeable in his other X-title, All New-X-men, but just like the recent issues of All New X-men, issue 2 of UX is filled with good character interactions and art. The three new mutant recruits are so far the best new mutants to come out of the aftermath of AVX. Each of these three new recruits have their own different perspective in regards to the position they are in: Christopher is elated to be a mutant and does not hesitate to abandon his old life, Temp is smart and is fascinated with her new life as a mutant, Fabio is an understandable combination of confused, excited, and uncertainty as he still wishes to keep his previous human life intact. Magik is the strongest character so far in this series- she is a good fun mix of dark,crazy, yet somewhat playful. Emma Frost continues to struggle, especially with an obnoxious overuse of inner monologues on one double-page spread. Bacchalo art still remains as good as it ever was. 3.5/5
I'll admit that you raise up some valid points about these two books, especially about Uncanny Avengers and its ridiculous release schedule. However I would like to state one thing you missed, there were four new mutants not three, you forgot Benjamin Deeds, the guy who was trying to hit on Magik. Other then that your opinion is pretty good, but I still stand with my ratings.
Right, forgot about Benjamin. Thanks.
I gave up on Uncanny Avengers after issue three.
Which strangely leads to my opinion on Uncanny X-men, it seemed odd to me that the team that showed up at the end of the issue was the regular Avengers rather than the Uncanny Avengers. I thought the whole point of that team was to deal with mutant issues... Just seems odd to me that on such a huge decisive issue in mutantkind that the non-mutant team is the one entrusted to deal with it. As for the art, I like Bacchalo's pencils just fine but would love to see a broader color scheme. The last page with the Avengers was probably the most colorful page in the first two issues just because of all the colors on their costumes.
uncanny avengers are still coming together. they are putting the team together not yet a team. they still have more members to join in issue 5. also magneto went to shield so shield is the one who decided to send in that particular team. this isnt about dealing with politics its about shutting down what shield considers to be a terrorist group
loved them both (uncanny x-men more so). very interesting first storyarc for uncanny avengers. so awesome to see wanda back in action and she totally kicked butt. i sense some romance in the air for her and havok. loved their interactions in this issue. and cant wait to see the rest of the team next issue join. uncanny x-men: finally magik gets some shine. i get this issue focused on emma like last issue focused on magneto and im cool with that but love me some magik. her one liners and scary witchyness just made my day for this issue. also good to see that emma is slowly getting her powers back, hope that means these changes to their powers wont be permanent (except for magik, i hope she keeps her upgrade). loved the last page. i was just like emma lol. i thought it was going to be shield agents but when i turned the page to see the avengers i was like "bogus!". they are so not ready for this, issue 3 is going to so good :)