Uncanny X-Men #22
Written by Matthew Rosenberg
Art by Salvador Larroca and David Messina
Colors by GURU-eFX
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Emma Frost has done the impossible in her bid to save mutantkind, but even her best paid plans will prove to be flawed.
Emma and her group have successfully hidden the existence of mutants from the rest of the world. Mutants can walk the Earth freely with no one seeing them as anything other than a regular human being. As Cyclops contemplates this new reality, he is confronted about the cost of the war he’s been leading by both Dani and Alex.
When that war returns in the form of an unaffected General Campbell, the X-Men will have to take on the homicidal mutant hater and his army of altered sentinels in what might be their final stand.
The Story: Matthew Rosenberg finds the perfect balance between angst and action in this issue. The pace is great and the story builds to an awesome conclusion with a final act surprise that was completely unexpected. There are some great philosophical moments in this issue and some profound moments as well with sacrifices that the reader will feel as the story progresses. A great issue that sets up some great stories and conflicts to come.
The Art: Salvador Larroca and David Messina go above and beyond with the art in this issue. All of the characters look amazing. The action is great and the last few pages blew me away visually.