Prof. Xavier is gone, what will the X-Men do without him? Click the jump to see.
Uncanny Avengers #1
Written by Rick Remender
Art by John Cassaday
Published by Marvel
Rick Remender (em>Uncanny X-Force , Secret Avengers) has written an awesome Issue #1 of Uncanny Avengers. If you have read Uncanny X-Force and Secret Avengers, then you’re going to love this comic book. Remender is well known for pinning characters against each other, which is a huge page turner. For Uncanny Avengers, this is a must read issue by Remender. John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) is working with Remender on this comic book and he is just amazing. It’s really exciting to see both of these heavy weights work together.
Synopsis: After Marvel’s big event, Charles Xavier is dead. All of the X-Men are in mourning and now there must be a new legion of heroes to keep the peace on Earth. Who will they be?
Good: Remender is setting up an amazing story for the Uncanny Avengers. From the beginning, everyone is in mourning and talking about what happened to Professor Xavier and you really can’t help but quickly turn the page to read more. Remender creates a fantastic tone throughout this issue, where there is a sense of desperation and remorse among the X-Men. They are desperate for a true leader to continue Prof. Xavier’s dream of cohabitation, but there is no one to take that step forward. The issue really felt dark and it is taking the X-Men into a whole new direction of storytelling. It shows that the X-Men are nothing without Prof. Xavier. The Avengers are looking for new recruits into their team and are looking at a couple of X-Men to join. This is a real twister, since humans are mostly against anyone who is a mutant. This will definitely make the Avengers look like public enemies. This comic book is looking quite promising and I hope Remender continues to write more shocking storytelling down the line.
John Cassaday’s art shows a mastery of suspense and his panels make the issue seem darker; He visually sets up Remender’s tone for this issue. SPOILER ALERT for those who have not read it, Cyclops looks menacing as hell! Scott Summers has gone off the deep end and is now evil and Cassaday makes sure to illustrate an inhuman nature now in Cyclops. The action in this issue is beautifully well done and it flowed quite nicely on the pages.
Bad : There is not really anything bad about this issue, it is more of a preference. I know that Marvel Now has launched and that they are keeping their continuity however, I think they should have revamped Scarlet Witch. I know everyone likes her costume, but I think they could have replaced that head piece of hers. It’s my preference to see characters have a new look. Some might disagree and that’s alright but it’s all about getting new readers to appreciate the history of these characters, AS WELL AS as keeping loyal readers interested in the relaunch of Marvel Now.
This comic book is a must read. Hopefully, the suspense stays consistent. Remender has something amazing for this book and it will become the most talked about books among Marvel Now.
What did you think of Uncanny Avengers #1? Are you reading this issue? Why or why not?
There are some images down below that I thought were cool from this issue: