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Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #10

 

uncanny_x-men_vol_5_10Uncanny X-Men #10 (Marvel Comics)

After ten weeks, Marvel’s opening storyline for Uncanny X-Men has come to a close. The Ed Brisson, Kelly Thompson, and Matthew Rosenberg crafted story has been packed to the brim with mutants new and old, and the stage is set for the epic showdown with Nate Grey in Uncanny X-Men #10. But it can’t live up to the hype, can it?

Surprisingly, it can.

Uncanny X-Men #10 finds the mutants in their last ditch attempt in stopping X-Man from remaking the world in his image. It’s a battle that brings in almost every member of the team, and has catastrophic results for them (that will most likely be undone soon). But it sets the stage for an interesting set of issues to come, and I’m pumped to see what Rosenberg, Thompson, and Brisson have in store for us.

One of the most interesting aspects of this current run on Uncanny X-Men is Thompson, Brisson, and Rosenberg’s ability to craft a script that doesn’t feel disjointed at all. Many times books that have multiple writers struggle to keep a consistent tone, but the writers really work hard to ensure that this issue isn’t just a massive turning point for the series, but one that reads consistently throughout. It’s so seamless that it’s impossible to figure out who wrote what part.

Uncanny X-Men has a had a very solid run of artists on the series so far, and Pere Perez is no exception. This issue needed someone who could pull off insane action set pieces, and Perez is the perfect choice. Like the writers, he doesn’t slouch at all in the art department, which is impressive when you consider just how much work probably went into drawing this series.

Where is Uncanny X-Men going to go from here? That’s an interesting question that I have no real idea of an answer for, but I can’t wait to see what happens next. We all know that there’s no way the ending of this issue sticks, but that doesn’t mean it’s not fun to read along and guess.

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