Thursday, 29 August 2013

X-Men Re-read: Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand

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The Great X-Men Re-read

Uncanny X-Men: Divided We Stand

Collects: Uncanny X-Men #495-499
Writer(s): Ed Brubaker
Penciller(s): Mike Choi

What X-Men do when there isn't any X-Men.

Quick Synopsis
Core Cast: Cyclops, Emma Frost, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler

After the disbanding of the X-Men in Messiah CompleX, the X-Men go their different ways. This title focuses on Cyclops, Emma Frost, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, Colossus and to a lesser extent Hepzibah and Angel.

Cyclops and Emma relax in the Savage Land. Colossus, Wolverine and Nightcrawler take a road trip to Russia where they run afoul of the program that created Omega Red.

Angel goes to San Francisco where the whole town is now living as if it was the 70s, he manages to alert Cyclops and Emma but eventually succumbs to the effect himself. Emma manages to shield herself and Cyclops from the effect and they investigate. It turns out to be one of the Mastermind family that has gone a little mental and has been exploited by an old hippie wanting to relive his glory days.

They sort everything out, saving the mayor in the process. The X-Men gain a new home, the russian road trip wraps up as they get a call from Cyclops informing them that they're reforming in San Francisco. And we're off to Manifest Destiny.

Best Bit
Scott's comment that Emma's hippy disguise is less revealing than her normal outfit.

Final Words
I love the Mike Choi art, I wish he drew a regular book still.

8 / 10

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