Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Uncanny X-Men #25

    For writer Brian Michael Bendis' run on both Uncanny X-Men and All-New X-Men, the idea seems to be to get back to basics. (This is, I think, a very good idea.)

   So we have one book dedicated to the original (All-New) team of X-Men, brought through time to the present, and we have another book dedicated to the newest version of the team.

   One of the standard stories from the book's early day was investigating new mutants, and trying to help or recruit tham.

   And that's the story we're getting here, as Professor Charles Xavier reveals his darkest secret, courtesy of his hologram image delivering his last will and testament.

   It relates a sad tale from the early days of the X-Men. It's all about a boy who develops incredibly destructive powers, and proves to be too much for even Professor X to manage.

   It promises to be a major challenge for the team - and it brings together some of the modern-day X-Men characters who need to talk things out. (Or, since this is Marvel, fight things out.)

   The art is modern, but the story feels like more of a throwback to the glory days of this series. Here's hoping for more of the same!

Grade: A-


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