Friday, April 27, 2012

Uncanny X-Men #10

I'll give Marvel this much - at least they've been making an effort to coordinate the events in Avengers vs. X-Men as we see scenes playing out from different perspectives.

Other event stories haven't always had their continuity act together - a good example is the Final Crisis at DC, where we saw New God Orion getting killed several times by different means.

Events here are matching up well - the only problem is, the events are all "reruns" of actions we've already seen.

Colossus hurls through the air to strike the Helicarrier, Cyclops confronts Captain America, Hope is going through a strange transformation, Wolverine prepares to commit a brutal act.

That would all be fine if the reader hasn't been following the other series - but if you have, this is all stuff you've already seen, just from a slightly different angle.

Sure, it's fun to watch the Red Hulk slugging it out with Colossus/Juggernaut, and there are some interesting revelations about Namor - but Kieron Gillen's story just seems to be marking time.

Greg Land's art is quite good, but a bit of a mix. The poster shots are wonderful: lush and perfectly posed. His women are beautiful and sexy, his men handsome and powerful. But I don't care for his fight scenes - the panels never quite connect to tell a story.

So, kind of a mixed bag here. Not a must-buy, especially if you're already picking up the AvX comic - this is just a sidebar to the event.

Grade: B-


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