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Uncanny X-Men #7 [Marvel Comics] Review

Posted on June 27, 2013 AT 07:36pm

Magik gets into some major trouble as the fight in Limbo continues for the Uncanny team, with the heavy hitters and the new recruits fighting for their loves against Dormammu and the rest of his demon forces. With a team full of either broken or novice mutants, this battle doesn’t go well, forcing drastic measures to take place.

This issue looks like it will end the story inside Limbo, with many of the members of the Uncanny team scared or broken. Or both. With that, the team will be looking to train themselves and to fix their powers so that they are no longer so woefully unprepared. This story is beginning to build to a much bigger issue, and with that, this issue is a good indication of things to come.’

Writer Brian Bendis is the brightest spot of this book, by far. His writing and the story he’s coming up with is one of the bestX-Menstories in a long time, and introducing this new team of X-Men as broken and completely screwed from the very beginning is something that many readers should appreciate as a major change of pace from the norm.

Artist Frazier Irving has taken over in the last few issue, and despite it being a much improved effort, the artwork for this book still does not fit with the way this book is moving. A story such as this and the painted artwork that Irving brings forth do not seem to match, and Cyclops still looks like Gumby with an X on his face a lot of times.

Summary: Great story, awkward art is the norm with this title. A book with this rich a story is being deprived of a lot of great visual ideas that could be brought forth with an artist that fits this style of title a bit more. While the Uncanny team is going off to become the mutants they once were (or could be), this book is headed to a crossroads when it comes to the dynamics of its presentation.

Pros: Terrific Story

Cons: Art is not up to par.

Grade: B-

Russ Pirozek, known as "Noobcrawler" to some, is a gamer and comic book fan who sometimes gets around to writing for He's also awesome. If someone looked up "awesome" in the dictionary, his picture wouldn't be there, but that's because he's too busy being awesome to pose for a photo.

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