Friday, July 12, 2013

Uncanny X-Men #8

Every series has a "down" issue now and then - one that wraps up the stories in the previous issues and sets up the next story.

The only problem is that nothing much happens in that issue.

And that's what we have in this issue of Uncanny X-Men. One new mutant quits the team, Magneto and Cyclops discuss their problems (which reminds me... that scene on the cover? Doesn't happen in this issue). Another mutant is discovered and recruited.

And that's about it.

Of course, as you'd expect, it features some sharp, funny dialogue by writer Brian Michael Bendis, and terrific, unique art by Chris Bachalo with inks by Tim Townsend. (I think Bachalo's art benefits from working with a single inker, instead of the numerous hands who have been working on recent issues.)

But otherwise it's just a placeholder for the next round of adventures.

Grade: B


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