By: Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Chris Bachalo (pencils & colors), Tim Townsend, Jaime Mendoza & Al Vey (inks), and Joe Caramagna (letters)
The Story: An inside man approaches Maria Hill with an offer to help take down Scott Summers.
The Review: One of the concerns I had about this book going in was the way it would differentiate itself from All-New X-Men. Yes, I realize it wouldn’t feature the time traveling teens, but Cyclops and his gang have appeared quite a bit in that book such that having them star in this one seemed to be some serious overlap. Thankfully, Bendis quickly dispels this concern. It’s not so much that Cyclops team are front and center, which they are, but rather that the tone of the book has been subtly altered. While part of it may be due to Bachalo’s artwork, with its muddy colors and its lack of distinct, clean lines (as opposed to Immonen and Marquez on All-New), the big reason for this is the subtle change in tone. The book feels more shadowy, more “underground,” and a touch more edgy. The humour isn’t there and the soap opera of All-New is shifted into something that’s a little closer to twisty, spy-thriller dramatics. All-New is the above-ground, flagship story. Uncanny is what happens beneath and on the revolutionary fringes that Cyclops and his team currently occupy.
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