Monday, January 23, 2012

CBR Review: Uncanny X-Men #5

I recently reviewed Uncanny X-Men #5 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Last issue’s focus on the Phalanx shunted the Extinction Team to the side. Gillen spends a lot of this issue focusing on the members of the team. The early explorations of Tabula Rosa allow for quiet moments of conversation, be it some flirting between Namor and Hope, Storm reminding Cyclops of the break in the mutant community, or Psylocke struggling with being on similar moral ground to Magneto. The team isn’t quite the blank slate that Tabula Rosa is, but it does require some fleshing out since it is so new and the dynamics of it haven’t been entirely established yet. The opening story arc of the relaunched Uncanny X-Men provided hints of that, and this breather/intro issue lets Gillen show off one of his best assets as a writer: the way he writes individual characters."

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