Thursday, May 2, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #5

After their successful trip to the Jean Grey School School for Higher Learning, CyclopsMagneto, and Emma Frost return to settle in their new recruits (Angel and the Stepford Sisters) and deal with Magik's bizarre episode in which she momentarily lost control of her powers and was dragged into Limbo by Dormammu who wants control of the realm. The only thing saves her is the reemergence of her Darkchilde persona.

For those unfamiliar with Magik and the source of her powers (and maybe even for those who know the character well) this new storyline seems like an odd shift in focus from the comic's original arc. On the plus side the issue has some great character interactions including Cyclops doing his best to reassure Magik, and Angel's on-the-nose comment about Magneto.

Magik's inclusion on the team troubled me because I knew storylines like this were a very good possibility. Now with the entire team trapped in Limbo that's where the comic seems headed for at least the next full issue. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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