Today sees the publication of Uncanny X-Men #11, the triple-sized, double-priced comic that gives you one story, told three ways for the price of two. I think the maths is right on that one.
However you want to numbercrunch it, this is Cyclops, revived from the dead to find all the X-Men gone. Well, most of them. Mutantism being done away with by humanity. All the bad guys still running around.
And the most Chamber scene you’ve seen in ages. Created by Scott Lobdell and Chris Bachalo for Generation X, Chamber was British and you knew this because everything he said dropped his ‘aitches and used the word ‘wanker’ because the Comics Code Authority didn’t know what it meant. I’m not sure he ever said Pip Pip, but he came close.
And hanging around, Callisto and the rest of the Morlocks, he’s swearier than ever. Using words that even some Americans might recognise and the Comcis Code would have balked at…
And in one page, running throughthe whole gamut.
Three uses of the word ‘mate’, one ‘love’ as an affectionate pronoun, one ‘bollocks’, one ‘wanker’, two ‘innit’, spelling ‘to’ as ‘ta’, and two uses of the word ‘piss’ without meaning urine or being annoyed. You know, Psylocke never gets this treatment. Though Asgardians Of The Galaxy also surprised me today.
Anyway, the Chamber confrontation clearly inspired something in Cyclops in his confrontation with Captain America at a Human Rights rally…
Captain America, keeping the piece at Charlottesville… did Secret Empire teach him nothing?
Cyclops Is Right. So, what do we think of the colouring?
Oh, and by the way, there is one double-page spread towards the end that only works if you read the bottom third tier backwards and it doesn’t really direct the eye that way as much as it thinks it does. Start from the plughole and work your way back. It’s part of something timefluid involving Blindfold, but it’s handy to know that in advances…
UNCANNY X-MEN #11
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) John McCrea, Juanan Ramirez (A/CA) Salvador Larroca
SPECIAL OVER-SIZED ISSUE!
After the devastating events of “X-Men Disassembled,” it falls to Cyclops to rebuild the X-Men in the face of overwhelming hatred. Thankfully, he’s not the only X-Man to have just returned from oblivion. Scott and Logan are together again, and they are mutantkind’s only hope. Writer Matthew Rosenberg and returning superstar X-Artist Salvador Larroca lead the X-Men into their darkest hour…and beyond!
Rated T+In Shops: Feb 06, 2019