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Review Brew: Uncanny X-Men #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Artist: Greg Land

Color Artist: Nolan Woodard

The Marvel Universe is in a state of change right now, after the events of Secret Wars. Mutants have become sterile because of the Terrigen mist and now Magneto has taken up the cause for his fellow mutants. With the team of Psylocke, Sabretooth, M, and Archangel. They plan to make a stand against anyone that harms their fellow mutants.

Cullen Bunn does a good job of creating a team consisting of some deadly characters. The story itself is easy to follow as the team track down a truck carrying mutants. Magneto shows us why he is called “The Master of Magnetism” and stops the truck, which causes chaos to ensue. I did like the story and the banter that was happening between characters. Going in, I thought the story was going to be a bit darker, but Bunn added some humor in the title and makes the characters have a sense of purpose. The dialog was well done as we see the viewpoints of each team member and their thoughts of what they are doing. When the team released the mutants from their suspended animation, Magneto has some rather harsh words for them about what they were doing. Also, it seems that certain elements were brought back after Secret Wars such as Magneto’s powers and Sabretooth still being inverted. I’m curious what is happening to Magneto’s abilities after this issue. The ending of the issue is interesting as we get to see an old team of characters returning to cull out the weak.

The art in this issue was done by Greg Land. I know some people don’t like Greg Land’s artwork, but it didn’t bother me. I thought the art worked well in the story. The background art didn’t look as polished as the characters do, but the characters looked fine. Some of the characters seemed to smile a little too much in the issue and Archangel’s face didn’t seem as detailed compared to the others. The colors by Nolan Woodard looks great. Colors pop and glow when powers activate and I wished the team had a more cohesive color scheme to it.

Overall, this was a not a bad issue by Cullen Bunn, Greg Land, and Nolan Woodard. The story is simple and has a nice team dynamic. The art is good and colors make the issue even better. Some people may not like Land’s artwork, but I don’t read a lot of his work, so it didn’t bother me. I do wish the team’s attire would have been cohesive. I’m surprised this isn’t another X-Force title, but one could dream.

4 Lands out of 5

About Ray W (239 Articles)
Ray was born in the early 90's. He loves movies, comics, manga, anime, and 3D modeling. His favorite anime are: Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass, Parasyte, Hellsing, Gundam Wing, G Gundam, Petshop of Horrors, Heroman, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Golgo 13, Saint Seiya, Ultimate Muscle, Baki the Grappler, Soul Eater, Wolf's Rain, Outlaw Star, S-Cry-D, Blue Gender, Ronin Warriors, Sailor Moon, Evangelion, Gatchaman, Speed Racer, and Dragon Ball Z. He is also an avid gamer with his all time favorite being Ratchet and Clank series,
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