Uncanny X-Men #4
Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson and Ed Brisson
Art by Pere Perez
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Joe Caramagna
X-Man puts his plans for the world in motion and the X-Men seem powerless to stop him.
As the new Horsemen complete their task of leveling the mansion and killing the X-Men, Jean finds it increasingly difficult to maintain the illusion. When they depart, Jean and the others emerge and immediately move all survivors into the sub-basement to come up with a plan.
When the Horsemen return home they find Nate in full on mutant Jesus mode complete with white robe and beard. His powers have grown over the years to the point where he has the ability to restrain Apocalypse indefinitely and shut off his powers. As Kitty pleads with Nate to let the congressman go, X-Man reveals that he has plans for all of them.
Back at the remains of the mansion, there is dissention in the ranks as Jean sets the X-Men on different missions and relegates the New Mutants to clean up duty. When they object to that and the fact that no one is listening to Legion, who says he’s trying to help, Armor decides to stay behind with her team in order to make a decision that she knows Jean and company would object to.
As Armor and the rest of her team decide to seek out Madrox for help in stopping Nate, Beast discovers something about the cure that is devastating.
The intrigue and scope of what Nate has plans continues to interest me as a reader. Rosenberg, Thompson and Brisson are going in some new and interesting directions with this story and the characters. I continue to be annoyed with the New Mutants as characters. They sincerely whine too much, but they are taking initiative to try a new strategy that could either be the key for success or be the catalyst for disaster.
This was an enjoyable and interesting issue that continues to hold my interest to see what happens next.