Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quickie comic review: Uncanny X-Men No. 516

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 3:50 PM

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Uncanny X-Men No. 516

Written by Matt Fraction. Pencils by Greg Land. Inks by Jay Leisten.

The Deal: Writer Matt Fraction continues his reign as "Head X-Writer in Charge" over on Uncanny. This issue sees the return of Magneto — but is he a threat?

The Verdict: OK, I am officially not digging what Fraction is doing on Uncanny X-Men. The dialogue is snappy, but the situations seem so ... familiar. Worse yet, some of the events in the issue seem to negate recent character developments. Take Professor Xavier, for example; he went through all that shit in Legacy a few months ago, and now he seems like he's back to being an asshole — as if he learned nothing from all his recent trials and tribulations. And Magneto somehow got the High Evolutionary to reverse the House of M stuff ... but just for him? Maybe there'll be more to that story, but so far it seems to go against everything that was in the "Endangered Species" story line. Anyway, I'm just not feeling the general direction of the book.

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