Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Uncanny X-men #501

Overall- Here we go, with my all new, all X-Men hating "Uncanny" review! Cyclops is still not acting like himself, which other characters are starting to pick up on, so at least it's not just me. Certain comic characters are supposed to act in certain ways. Batman isn't suddenly going to start cracking wise like Spider-Man, and Scott shouldn't be this uber relaxed leader. It's just not natural...

Anyway, we have the newest incarnation of the Hellfire Club sending out their foot soldiers to beat and terrorize mutants. Unfortunately, they beat up Pixie(leave the mutant kids alone already!!!!!!!!!), who manages to return to the X-Men to tell them what's going on.

The X-Men don't take kindly to this and decide to get answers. For me, the most intriguing aspect of this issue was Empath being shown as the person responsible for inciting the violence which was leading to the attacks against his fellow mutants. He was working under the orders of a striking red head called the Red Queen... Could it be my lost, lamented Jean Grey? Has she turned to evil to strike back at those who betrayed her, Scott and Emma? Probably not, but one can still dream. My guess is it's Madelyne Pryor, or someone altogether new. Anyway, here's hoping whoever she is, she beats the hell out of the X-Men! This comic gets a 6 out of 10.

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