Uncanny X-Men #700

Marvel Comics

Written by Gerry Duggan, Al Ewing and Kieron Gillen

Art by Joshua Cassara, Phil Noto, Lucas Werneck, Leinil Francis Yu, Walter Simonson, Mark Brooks, John Romita Jr, Scott Hanna, Jerome Opena, Luciana Vecchio, Stefano Caselli and Sara Pichelli

Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr, Phil Noto, David Curiel, Laura Martin, Sonia Oback, Marcio Menyz, Matt Hollingsworth and Matthew Wilson

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Charles Xavier faces the consequences of his choices as his dream has an unexpected end.

In the wake of the mutant war against Orchis, the remaining X-Men and their allies return to Krakoa to witness the beginning of something new. Something that will reunite Krakoa with itself while also revealing the return of those lost from the massacre on Genosha. As mutants return to the world that still fears them, some cannot let go of their personal desires.

As Acolyte resists the future of mutants, Apocalypse arrives to give him a lesson. A lesson that will have him turn on every other mutant around him causing the X-Men to spring into action to stop him. At the same time, Charles Xavier faces life in a specially designed prison for his crimes. A prison that might not be as secure as everyone thinks.

The Story: Duggan, Ewing and Gillen do a great job of ending the Krakoan era with its wonders and missteps both thematically and literally. There is a wonderful poetry to the conclusion of this arc that allows for the characters to deal with some harsh realities, discover new purpose and give the reader a sense of who these characters will become as things progress. The issue had some great action beats within it especially the fight with Apocalypse and the Xavier moments are interesting at least if not completely predictable. If anything, this issue makes me excited to see what happens next for these characters as they scatter and reform into something new.

The Art: All of the artists deliver visually thrilling moments throughout the issue, but the stand out moments are definitely during the Apocalypse fight. A great looking issue that visually celebrates these characters well.

Uncanny X-Men #700



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