Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #4

Hey X-Maniacs, JT here with my final review of the comic week, and this time it's the Uncanny X-Men. In the last issue, Cyclops and Friends visited the Jean Grey School in hopes of recruiting some news students, let's see how they fared. Also... WOO INJUSTICE RELEASE DAY!!! Ahem...sorry.

 Uncanny X-Men #4

Summary: This issue actually takes place at the same time as All New X-Men #10. While Scott is talking to Wolverine and the Jean Grey Staff/Students, we see Emma is having a psychic conversation with the Stepford Sisters. The Sisters quickly realize that Emma doesn't have her psychic powers, so the more malicious of the three invades Emma's mind, seeing what happened.They see when Scott ripped the Phoenix Power from her, which caused her to lose her psychic powers as well, and they apologize although Emma says she expected it from them because they're basically younger versions of her. She asks them to join the school because she needs this, to teach and help someone. From there we jump back to the New Xavier School and see the new students pick their dorms, as well as seeing Triage the healer start to hit on Tempus. While walking around looking for a phone, the kids accidentally trigger the Danger Room and end up in over their heads until Cyclops and the rest return and shit it down. This soon leads to Cyclops introducing the newest members of the team, The Stepford Sisters and Angel from the Original Five X-Men. (Saw that coming!) The issue ends soon after with Magik suddenly being hit with an immense pain, something that's gotta be related to her having the Phoenix Force during AVX.

Thoughts: I have mixed feeling about this issue. On one hand, I'm an avid Emma fan, but I could care less about the Stepford Sisters and considering most of this issue was her talking to them in her mind, I was pretty bored. That aside, I did like Triage, who finally has a codename now, talking to Tempus and being a bit flirty to give him somewhat of a character, as well as Angel joining the team. I'm interested to see how that plays out in All New X-Men, considering Angel wanted to go home and was forced to stay thanks to the rest of the team. All in all, this wasn't a bad issue, but I just couldn't get into the Emma/Stepford parts.

Score: 6/10

Cyclops: Allow me to introduce you to Warren Worthington The Third.

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