Saturday, July 31, 2010

Uncanny X-Men #526

Family is the common thread in two separate stories presented in this post-Second Coming issue. In the first Hope travels to Alaska in hopes to learn about her birth parents. Her journey doesn't go quite as planned, but the experience does help fill-in some of her questions.

In the second story Magneto is shocked to learn of the existence of two mutants (Speed and Wiccan) who might, or might not, be his grandchildren. Warned to stay away by both Cyclops and Wolverine, Magneto agrees to give the children distance...but this is the Master of Magnetism we're talking about. Anyone want to take odds how long he keeps that promise?

Other than the team saving a young woman dealing with her new-found mutation there's little action here, but that doesn't mean it's not worth a read. On their own neither story is strong enough, but as two similar personal tales told together we're given an issue that stands out for its emotion rather than bloodshed. Definitely worth a look.

[Marvel $3.99]

1 comment:

Kal said...

I liked this one too but I am wondering about all the Alaska connection to Hope. Alaska was the home of the Summers Family and didn't he live there with Madelyne Pryor? And she want all 'phoenix' like when she took Bastion apart.