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: “Just that little old frostpot — ME!” These kids.
Heather: Lucky for the X-Men they don’t have to fight the Stranger, but for you dear reader, you are left with one of the most anti-climatic issues yet!
Rashad: Combine that with him constantly using big words (I feel like Stan Lee just discovered the thesaurus) so that people will know he’s smart and I’m starting to think that his mutation is actually ADHD.
Angela: This is a story of getting a new shitty dad and a bratty step brother who keeps reminding your about your dumb face.
Heather: In short, The Juggernaut is like the Macaulay Culkin to Prof. X’s Elijah Wood in the Good Son, a character that exists solely to ruin Charles Xavier’s life.
Rashad: Cain, being the worst person ever, tries to kill Charles at least twice that we see here. One time even dramatically driving his car off a cliff because it was the 60’s and that was a very practical form of murder back then.
Angela: Then, a really great dad joke from professor about giving everyone a broom as a reward so that they can clean up this damn mess.
Heather: Just to be clear, reading The Uncanny X-Men from the beginning has been fun, but it has not come without challenges. For one, I find myself thinking almost exclusively in exclamations. I can no longer write emails or compose texts like a normal person.
Rashad: Now starts a long history of the school being attacked, destroyed and rebuilt.
Angela: In one panel, Jean has jaundice and blond hair – Where were you, Colletta?
Heather: In this issue shit gets real, as we once again face one of the core issues that defines the mutant struggle: is it worth fighting to save a world that hates and fears you?
Rashad: Here is where the X-men go from “The most unusual teenagers of all time” to “Fighting to protect a world that fears and hates them”
Angela: Best line of the issue goes to Professor X, who in trying make Angel feel better for not throwing himself into flames to keep his teammates from getting kidnapped, says, “You did you best, Angel! Unfortunately, you’re not made of asbestos!” Agreed, serious bummer.
Heather: C’mon big guy, she’s been training hard at sorting shapes and if Issue#13 is any indication she’s an excellent nurse. It might not happen anytime soon, but “Jeanie” will be a force to reckon with. Some day.
Rashad: So, in light of this sudden but inevitable betrayal, Trask depends on the X-men to defeat the Sentinels.
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