Uncanny X-Men #505
Written by: Matt Fraction
Art by: Terry Dodson
Release Date: December 17, 2008
Colossus continues his quest to ease the pain of losing Kitty Pryde– and it brings him face-to-face with some evil from the Old Country, run amok on the streets of San Francisco.
Elsewhere, the shockwaves caused by Simon Trask’s press conference continue to ripple, making anti-mutant hysteria hit a fever pitch. And as Angel and Beast continue to assemble the Fringe Science Team in the far north of Canada, Storm demands an audience with Emma Frost, queen to queen…
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Excerpt: Reading the latest issue of “Uncanny X-Men” it’s hard not to feel like writer Matt Fraction has inherited story fragments from dozens of different directions. There’s the aftermath of the “Messiah Complex” cross-over, “House of M,” and Joss Whedon’s “Astonishing X-Men” storylines still dangling out there. His stars are also doing all sorts of things in the “Cable” and “X-Force” comics. And now, Emma Frost is being pulled into the “Dark Reign” crossover throughout Marvel Comics. Read More
Excerpt: Fraction keeps the story centered in San Francisco, for the most part. The plucky mayor is insistent verging on hysterical that mutants are and will continue to be welcome there, deflecting Scott’s suggestion that the city would be better off without them. At the X-Base (which I now appreciate will never have an “official” name; no doubt “home” is the one for which Scott is striving), we look in on Hisako and Megan as they briefly discuss their own immediate future and “welcome” a new roommate. Scott rebuffs Emma’s offer to shoulder the burden of mutant-kind, causing Emma to give Ororo a frosty shoulder only to be cornered for a queen to queen talk. Down in the city, Peter continues his search for meaning, bereft of Kitty, and is offered a temporary distraction by a dodgy character from his childhood back on the collective farm. Finally, far away in the Yukon, Henry, Warren, and their new creepy doctor friend recruit another member in the quest to keep (mutant) hope alive. Read More
Excerpt: Matt Fraction’s Uncanny X-Men is starting to set into a rhythm and it seems like he’s becoming more comfortable with the breadth of characters at his disposal. While it’s certainly not the best X-Men I’ve ever read, it’s still fun and upbeat in its own way, and that counts for something alongside moodier, brooding books like Astonishing X-Men and X-Force. Read More
In Conclusion: Fraction’s Uncanny X-Men started off slow, but it’s finally starting to pick up its pace.