Uncanny X-Men #9
Written by Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson and Ed Brisson
Art by Yildiray Cinar
Colors by Rachelle Rosenberg
Letters by Joe Caramagna
Jean’s pulling everyone off the bench to stop their worst nightmare.
Nate is not happy to have been sent back to the Age of Apocalypse and he is blaming the X-Men for it. It becomes one of the biggest nightmares the mutants have ever faced when two Omega-Level mutants fuse together. Nate has taken over Legion’s mind and body and he is about to take down the X-Men with an army of his own.
Unfortunately, he chooses Madrox to make clones out of and it turns out to be a dupe. The real Jamie hauled ass before the fight in one of the most hilarious moments I’ve read in a comic in a long time.
The fight against the amplified powers of X-Man is not going well for the mutants and they begin to try more desperate tactics to slow down the horsemen as well as deal with Apocalypse trying to kill the senator. There are a lot of moving parts in this issue and ultimately it’s going to take Jean Grey to break through some of the haze and call in every X-Man and former X-Man to make a stand against Nate for the fate of mutantkind.
We finally seem to be moving out of preamble and into the story with this issue. As far as the story itself, many aspects continue to play out like pieces being placed on a board before the real game begins, but Rosenberg, Thompson and Brisson are making this part of the story interesting to read. The story is emphasizing the team aspect of this series and tackling some intriguing character arcs with the exchange between Hank and Anole. That side story looks like it’s going to be a huge factor in the story to come.
The art by Yildiray Cinar is amazing. There are some remarkable visual moments in this issue and the action is one element that complements the pace of the story.