Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #6

When I saw the line-up of this new Uncanny X-Men title the one name included that gave me pause was Magik, and it was for the probability of stories exactly like this one. Although Uncanny X-Men #6 certainly isn't great, it's better than I expected.

Trapped in Limbo with the demonic version of Magik known as the Darkchilde, the X-Men fight back against Dormammu (with a little help from the Stepford Sisters who embolden the team to stop wetting themselves and take the fight to the demon). Although it's certainly not my cup of tea, Brian Michael Bendis tells the story well and provides some humorous moments (such as several of the team's members trying to quit on the spot).

Also intercut with this is Maria Hill's decision that she needs an inside man, or in this case woman, on Cyclops' team to have a better gauge at what exactly the mutant activist wants and how far he's willing to go to achieve those ends. Her choice is a bit ridiculous, but certainly one I can appreciate. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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