Uncanny X-Men #15
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Salvador Larroca
Colors by GURU-eFX
Scott’s latest attempt to save the remaining mutants devolves into a family feud that might put the final nail in the coffin of Xavier’s dream.
The remaining X-Men are still hiding out in the basement of Harry’s Hideaway and they’ve let Dark Beast move freely enough to help them as a de facto doctor. When he sees the effect that the techno-organic virus is having on Karma, he offers to help with a cure.
At the same time, Scott is visited by Captain America. Cap has a message for Scott about who they can trust and an offer of help. Not willing to trust anyone at this point, Scott and the rest of the team find themselves confronting the Mutant Liberation Front at a political rally. Naturally, a fight ensues and Scott tries everything that he can to de-escalate the situation. A task that becomes increasingly harder when dealing with his angry, battle hardened granddaughter Hope.
Trying to convince the young woman to abandon her hatred will be easier said than done and will end up costing him more than he imagined.
Rosenberg takes this story in some interesting and unexpected directions. He raises the stakes for both the team and Scott especially. I enjoyed the dialogue a lot and there are several moments that are well paced. I want to know where this story is going and the overall arc seems elusive in contrast to the Age of X-Man storyline. Hopefully, there will be a bigger story to come for the team and it looks like the clash with the MLF might bring that.
The art by Larroca is great. There is some great character details throughout.