This issue of Uncanny focuses on Beast and his X-Club(which should be a welcome break from Cyclops and that annoying Emma Frost). This comic is written by Matt Fraction.
-This issue details the X-Club taking a trip back in time to get a blood sample from Dr. Nemesis' parents. Beast reasons that since Nemesis was one of the first modern mutants, his parents blood may have some kind of special quality that Beast and his genius' could exploit to help mutantkind out.
-While in the past, Beast and his team manages to locate Nemesis' folks, but it seems Nemesis' parents have managed to run afoul the Hellfire Club.
-One of Sebastian Shaw's predecessors, who was a member of the Club, builds an early Sentinel to defend humanity from the mutant menace or the Ubermensch that Friedrich Nietzsche wrote about. Yipes, Nietzsche in a comic book?!?
-Upon learning of the presence of Beast and the X-Club, Shaw kidnaps Nemesis' father and steals a power source he was perfecting, using the power source to fuel the Sentinel. Shaw then sends the robot after Beast and company.
-The X-Club manages to destroy the Sentinel and defeat Shaw, but Nemesis' father winds up dying, and his mother is forced into bed rest due to the fact that she was pregnant with Nemesis at the time.
-The X-Club manages to obtain a blood sample from Nemesis' parents and they ask Nemesis' mother to bury the blood sample in Golden Gate Park, where they'll be able to dig it up after returning to the present. The X-Club returns to the present and head to Golden Gate Park, where they discover Nemesis' mother successfully buried the blood samples, but that the sleeping Celestrial choose that very spot to attach itself to the planet, meaning that after everything that they went through, the blood sample is still just out of reach... This issue ends with Dr. Nemesis returning to the past to help deliver himself, but being unable to prevent his mother's death during the labor, which is either really sad or really creepy if you ask me.
To be perfectly frank, reading this comic was kind of a waste of time. While the story was OK, it didn't really lead to anything. Beast's foray into the past was a failure because he still isn't any closer to figuring out a way to fix/save mutantkind. The story falls apart further when you realize that Beast could just head to the past at a different time(a time when Nemesis' parents weren't being harassed by the Hellfire Club)and get a hold of the blood samples then. In other words, why doesn't Beast just continue to head back in time until he finally manages to get his hands on these blood samples? Exactly what is stopping him? The story itself just kind of bugged me. For a score, I'll give this issue a 6 out of 10. If you turn your brain off, you could probably enjoy this comic, but once you really start to think about things, the story just falls flat.