Post by Marvel Boy on Oct 29, 2013 11:18:37 GMT -5
Logan gets some overdue comeuppance from his son Daken and the Twins, Wanda reveals her secret plan to Simon on how to stop the Twins, and Cap, Havok, and Janet show humor and solidarity as they struggle to take down the temporal barrier to let Immortus into the match.
For me, the best scenes were with Logan, being a current reader of some X-titles, the whole schism between Logan's ideas of moving the mutants forward versus Cyclop's ideas, what Logan has done, the secret killings, the consequences of those actions seem set to bite Logan back big time.
Plus, the implication the Twins made that, had they not intervened now, Red Skull would have already launched his Onslaught upon the world. So, in defeating one evil, is the team releasing a worse evil?
Solicits would suggest that a team member dies next issue, with Rogue and Sunfire rescuing a severely tortured Logan and Rogue absorbing Logan's abilities to confront and stop Wanda, it's anyone guess as to who that may be; Wanda, Rogue, Simon, Alex.
The tension keeps ratcheting up every issue and events seem ready to boil over next issue. Again, the art is wonderful. This continues to be the best Avengers/team book I'm currently reading from Marvel.
Yes, this issue was pretty good (the last two issues saved me from dropping this book altogether). It's great to have Janet back, and the humor with Havok and Cap was welcome (especially since the tone has been so melodramatic).
The Wanda/Simon dialogue is still pretty tedious, as is the Wolverine/Daken stuff. I'm an Avengers guy, so I'm just not as interested in the X-men angle to this book. Also, I've never really read any comics with Daken, and his character is pretty annoying----good riddance, IMO.
And the art is still really great, I agree with Marvel Boy.
Hopefully the "Avenger" that dies next issue is--------SENTRY!!!, ha-ha, he still sucks.
Hahaha, yeah, the weakest link in these new Horsemen, for me at least, has been Sentry. I've never quite understood Sentry nor his history. So, his current mystical pop philosophical bent has been kinda annoying to me. Thor seems about as confused over him as I am. Hahaha.
I haven't read all that of much of Daken so don't really know what led Logan to kill his own son. All of this presumably occurs within Remender's X-Force run (one of the X-books that I haven't read regularly) but it's nice that he is able to pick up lingering plot threads from that.
That being said, I liked how Logan was knocked down a notch or two here. This goes back to the singular reason Logan was made an Avenger, that he is a killer. And while the X-Force hit squad was eventually disbanded publicly, Logan kept the team operating secretly. So with all the talk of Cyclops being a mutant activist/terrorist, Logan's secretive actions and killings don't make him out to be the saint of Xavier's dying dream as he wants to be seen. Seeing some of his hypocrisy come to light was very nice.
Plus, it's kinda fun seeing Janet flirting with Alex. So if he survives, might be interesting to see what develops.
On a personal note, with the announcement of the cancellation of Fearless Defenders in two months, and the recent cancellation of Legion of Super Heroes, Uncanny Avengers is the only ongoing comic book on my pull-list. Wow, I hope Uncanny Avengers keeps getting better, these cancellations are making the future look pretty bleak for me.