Thursday, September 26, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #12

Seeking refuge from current and future X-Men who would forcibly return them to their own time, the younger versions of Scott Summers and Jean Grey seek out Cyclops and his team in hopes of refuge. Cyclops answer is not surprising, although Emma is less than pleased.

Uncanny X-Men #12 is a solid issue, and on the plus side I'm able to follow the events of the Battle of the Atom crossover (which sadly doesn't involve Ray Palmer and Ryan Choi) without having read the other issues. As much as I liked the issue, however, it didn't sell me on buying an extra three issues before the storyline returns to this comic.

The dilemma Cyclops is presented with here, try to help the past version of himself and the love of his life (and continue to screw with the timeline) or abandon them is a tough one that the issue handles well. When the future version of the group shows up to forcibly take back the original X-Men, Emma Frost is surprised to find an older Jean Grey among them which should lead to a rather un-ladylike battle between the pair of Cyclops' exes. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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