I'm excited for this new title (I assume Uncanny Brotherhood, or just Uncanny X), but I wish Gillen was writing it. Nothing againist Bendis, I just really loved Gillen's take on those characters. But if we get the same quality of writing Bendis puts into USM, I'll shut up and be pleased.
And couldn't agree more about Gillen. Bendis had A LOT to live up to.
In the meantime, I'm having fun imagining what Bachalo will come up with for Illyana's costume. I'm hoping for something with a cloak and hood, properly sorceress-like.
AvX Consequences was the antitode to AvX. Not decompressed, morally interesting, really good. I know the normal Marvel pattern is for the coda series to be weaksauce versions of the main event, but it was really good. Makes me sad that Gillen won't be writing the new Uncanny.
Uncanny Brotherhood is my guess.
I'm a total Bachalo geek but I'm not a fan of what can only be assume to be Magneto helmet. Looks too fantasy/Age of Apocalypse for the overall Marvel NOW look. I hate that Cyclops has simply walked away from the Phoenix experience with no character ramifications or lessons learned. If he doesn't die within the year it'll be a complete failure of character. He just doesn't seem fit to go full-on villain. I do look forward to a new Brotherhood, though.
I'll be buying, reluctantly.
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I gotta chime in and agree with the consensus, Consequences was very good. Its mostly a "talking head" series but its well done. You get some resolutions, some set-up, and some really meaty character development and interaction. Mega kudos to Mr. Gillen. He has transformed into my favorite modern X-writer. Well, I love the team of Gillen, Remender and Aaron. Looks like Remender is no longer doing x-related work for the time being and Bendis is walking into the role of an X-architect. Gillen is also not doing more x-work right? So I guess its just Aaron and Bendis.
I'll have to read Gillen's post x-work for sure.
By the time Consequences #5 ended you could hear a Rage Against the Machine track while the ending credits rolled.
In Consequences #5 he actually says (writes) to Wolverine, "since you've gone soft, I've had to become the scary badass."
Re, Magneto's helmet--yeah, it seems a bit much, but I'm guessing that the new costumes are specifically going to be made to make them look like scary, intimidating peopl, and for that it works.