Friday, September 5, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #25

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Chris Bachalo

Before starting the review, one venomous comment: what an ugly cover. Fortunately for everyone, the content fares much better. The reading of the last will and testament of Charles Xavier continues with a confession from the beyond. The founder of the X-Men reveals via holo-recording one more of his dirty little secrets; this time, it is one of those retcons that make little sense, but that in the context of the story works well, in that it reminds readers that the Professor was far, far, far from a virtuous man. This issue is a winner thanks to the interactions between pairs of X-Men: Cyclops and Storm, Kitty and Nightcrawler, Dazzler and Beast; those small moments are gold. The subtle comical relief offered by She-Hulk and Wolverine -of all people- also help with the success of the issue. No explanation about Xavier's marital status shocker, however; but cover aside, a good chapter overall.

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