Friday, January 20, 2012

Uncanny X-Men #5

Unknowingly, Cyclops's extinction team deals with the aftermath of "Dark Angel Saga" in the new arc "Tabula Rasa" by Kieron Gillen.  Rather than babysitting students, the X-Men are finally going on an actual mission; just like it used to be when they were the hottest property at Marvel.  A cordial moment between Cyclops and Captain America is possibly the last friendly exchange between these two before the storm that "A vs. X" will bring in the coming months.  It was great to see the old fashioned pairing up of team members to fight threats and share personal moments; the best of those ineteractions was that between Magneto and Psylocke.  Greg Land's insufferable pencils are made more tolerable thanks to the rest of the art team.  Free of Wolverine and Emma Frost, this issue was a respite from their overwhelming presence, and quite fun, actually.

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