Congratulations! You’re about to read a book-length tale! In the sensational Fantastic Four style! Join Angela, Heather and Rashad as they continue their incredible adventure…reading Uncanny X-Men from the beginning!
Here are quotes from our reviews of each issue. For the full reviews by Angela “The Beginner” go here, for Heather’s, “The Padawan”, reviews go here, and for Rashad’s, “The Wisest Wizard”, reviews go here
Angela: “The Vanisher. What the f***. Are you wearing?”
Heather: “Jealous much, Booby? At first it was kind of cute, quaint even, but I’m going to start tallying the panels in which Marvel Girl is swept up in the arms of one of the X-Men as she faints.”
Rashad: “What was that bald guy again? Professor or Doctor ? Eh, Doctor sounds good enough. He’s a good guy right? Doctor Martin Luther X. Yeah, Let’s go with Doctor. “
Angela: “It isn’t my intent to point all the ways that Marvel Girl is portrayed as weak or as a pretty lady that needs babysat by the men but in that damn Danger Room back in 60′s… come on. As the guys are dodging physically dangerous objects being hurled at them, Jean is over here playing shape sorter psychokinetically.”
Heather: “Cyclops is growing up and will no longer be referred to as Slim Summers, thank you very much. There is also the dark shadow of the future brooding, annoying Scott Summers of future X-Men issues hinted at. I’m looking forward to Rashad telling me why I’m wrong about Scott Summers as the storyline progresses.”
Rashad: “Everyone loves Jean, and Angel still has wings.”
Angela: “Cyclops saves him, narrowly avoiding electrocution, but now he’s unconscious. So, Iceman revives him by what appears to be a method of shoving ice in his face. Ok, if that’s what works.”
Heather: “Nuclear bombs, Magneto? Not exactly criminal mastermind material there, guy.”
Rashad: “These things feel like they have been written by Tolstoy and Proust. Literature references!”
Angela: “Not so nearby, Magneto, Scarlet Witch, Mastermind, Quicksilver and the Toad are hanging out over at Magneto’s asteroid space hideout. The man has resources. He reminds all of the baddies that humans are jerks and that the X Men have to be stopped!”
Heather: “Prof. X, you sly dog. By setting up a “final exam” for the X-Men he proves that all their hard work and practicing has prepared them to get out there and start saving the world full-time. And speaking of graduating, there is a certain shift to detail in Kirby’s art with Iceman most noticeably.”
Rashad: “Professor X is the enemy within.”
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