The plot to Avengers vs X-Men gets some much needed depth. Today I will be reviewing Uncanny X-Men #13 . Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
Uncanny X-Men #13
So let’s talk about the book. First, a quick recap of #12 which I didn’t review because I needed some time to focus on life. Nothing happened. Some random fights occurred, but nothing really happened at all. Onto this issue. SPOILERS AHEAD. This book takes place as AvX #5 is occurring. Go read that issue for better understanding. I’ll wait………
OK. Here we go. The Extinction team heads to the moon to go get Hope. Meanwhile, some of the other mutants are regrouping from their earlier battles with the Avengers and wishing they could be there to help. While this happens, the X-kids who were in Avengers Academy, return to Utopia based on a note they received from Hope. On Hope’s instructions, the kids go to visit The Unit, a millennium old maniacal robot, who tells them his plans. It seems that he knows what the Phoenix force is after, and explains it to the kids. He also informs them that his plans is to interfere and cause the Phoenix to not get what it wants just to see what happens. The kids try to leave and warn someone, but Danger, who is under The Unit’s control, beats them all and knocks them out. When they wake up, they are laying safely on the beach as something major happens on the moon. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Finally, an issue with meaning. An issue that deserves to be called a tie-in. Not just some random book where the only things that happen are things that can be completely forgotten or ignored. If you do not read this issue, you will be left with multiple questions about the “event”. If only all tie ins could be this valuable. I love the Unit. He is worse than Ultron on so many levels. The backstory on the Phoenix and how it ties in to Hope and the five lights was such an incredible revelation. I’m not sure if Marvel always planned it this way but I definitely have to give them a load of credit for tying in a bunch of stories from the past year. It definitely answered some questions that I have had hanging in my head for a while. The biggest being why five lights and not more or less. I also enjoyed seeing the kids in action, even if it was at the receiving end of a beating by Danger. Speaking of Danger, how stupid are the X-Men that they would leave a computer in charge of a psychotic robot. That’s such a blatant mistake on Cyclops’ intelligence. I did like the little Magneto/Psylocke/Storm powwow. It was nice to get a quick update on their battles and move the plot along to the next stage of the story. The art this issue was phenomenal as well. I wish the head honchos would have had the same vision when assigning an artist to draw the main “event” series, but we can’t always get what we want. Let’s hope this great art/story continues into the future. Overall, this was a must read for anyone following the Avengers vs X-Men “event”. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|incredible story. a very important tie in issue. great art.|
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