Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Uncanny X-Men #503 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Uncanny X-Men #503, about which I write the following sentences: "Yet it's certainly not the art that makes this issue worth reading, no. It's the clarity of the characterizations and the swift pace that make this story work. Fraction gives us a nice scene with Cannoball, Karma, and Mirage at a San Francisco bar which serves two purposes: it reminds us how stupid Sam Guthrie can be at times, and how much these young men and women have been through as New Mutants. After that, the whole issue basically alternates between an exploration of the Hellfire Cult's sub-basement and the chase scene with Empath. What Fraction does particularly well is to hinge the story on the character of Pixie. Pixie, a Kitty Pryde-type who offers a fresh perspective on complex X-insanity, becomes the unlikely hero here, coming to the rescue on her Vespa scooter. If this brief story arc has been about anything beyond setting up future stories, it's been about introducing the reader to Pixie and showing why she's such an important part of the team. She's a Joss Whedon dream character, a sweetheart who can kick some ass. And she's a great addition to 'Uncanny X-Men.'"

Read the entire review HERE.


Chad Nevett said...

The Splash Page gets no love here this week?

Timothy Callahan said...

Shit, did I not post a Splash Page link this week? I will do so, post haste!