Thursday, January 3, 2019

Uncanny X-Men #9 Preview

Uncanny X-Men #9
Written by: Ed Brisson, Matthew Rosenberg, Kelly Thompson
Art by: Yildiray Cinar
Cover by: Giuseppe Camuncoli

The Story:
From the Age of Apocalypse to the end of the X-Men... and the dawn of the Age of X-Man???

In Stores: January 9, 2019

13 comments:

bblackorchidd said...

Wow he slew Psylocke back like a gnat! 😱

CmX said...
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CmX said...

Omg Psylocke made such a dumb move. He swatted her away exactly the way he did Jubilee a few issues back lol Jesus, this run has gotten so bad

FSaker said...

Betsy's dumb move isn't the only thing that bothers me in this preview... I know X-23 has been getting out of her shell, but her comment to Omega Red doesn't sound like the stoic X-23 I know.

And seriously, Nate/Legion kills a person and no one sees it as a big deal? Okay, it's a Madrox dupe, but does being a dupe means his death doesn't mean anything?

Last, but not least, while Nate has a point for being mad at his incarceration inside Legion's mind, shouldn't his possession of Legion make him aware that it was David's plan, NOT the X-Men's? Then again, we have Northstar saying it WAS their plan (even if the previous issues show otherwise)...

I believe the current UXM writing team does love the X-Men, but they really need to get their stuff together. If they keep messing up with these characters, they won't get much opportunity to make the readers interested by the time Scott's and Logan's team of misfits appear (I mean, despite being led by two big X-Men, let's face it, the other people there are hardly names you'd expect to sell a comic book).

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

Please bring back Claremont, Remender, or Bunn.

Or even better get Brian K. Vaughan.

X-Man said...

I like Yost as well :)

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

I’d take him too over this current lot. I’m hoping this storyline makes sense soon.

Tazirai said...

Anybody but these guys. The Articles online about how bad this "New" Nostalgic X-men are many. They aren't good either.

Rahsaan said...

I will say though that I'm really digging this finally self-actualized Psylocke. I cannot wait for the day that she is penned by writers I like in a better story than this. I would love to see what Claremont or someone would do with her now.

Actually, not quite self-actualized as she is still making dumb tactical decisions like her Kwannonfied days to fight when she needs to properly assess her opponents.

FSaker said...

I'm not sure Claremont would be a good choice to write her... sure, his first run was nothing short of epic, but after that his work hasn't been the best. I mean, the Revolution era was atrocious, and so was X-Men Forever (which he said would show what he had planned for the X-Men when he left, but I seriously doubt stupid ideas such as Blue Rogue, Clawed Kitty, Good Kid Storm and Evil Adult Storm were planned back then... not to mention having HALF of the team introduced in X-Men #1 leaving right after the first arc).

As weird as it may seem, I guess Bendis would be a good name to redefine the X-Men's status quo and introduce a new run (that is, if he still worked at Marvel). He's far from the best writer nowadays, but he's actually great to set up a new story; the problem is what comes after that, as his stories become too decompressed after the first arc. Then he could be replaced by someone like Bunn or Hopeless, who may not be stellar writers but deliver consistently good stories.

Rahsaan Chisolm said...

FSaker,

Wasn’t Hopeless the one who introduced us to Potty-Mouth Psylocke and Demon Bear Bishop? Also, if that was also him, I hated his take on Cassandra Nova. She was comical versus disturbing and fearful as she was written in New X-Men by Morrison and Red.

FSaker said...

Rahsaan,

No, that was Humphries. Hopeless is the one who wrote the other X-Force in the same period (Cable's, before his team and Betsy's kinda merged), then replaced Bendis on All-New X-Men. He also wrote Avengers Arena, if I'm not mistaken (which was surprisingly good, and despite its name, it wasn't really related to the Avengers).

Now that you mentioned X-Men Red, Tom Taylor would be an interesting choice for an eventual UXM relaunch, too. His work in that book was quite good. There's also Charles Soule, whose work in Astonishing was great (even if it became a little decompressed and longer than it needed to be in the second half).

MellyMel said...

Yikes. Im so over this. I hope that now that X-men film rights are back where they belong (with Marvel Studios) that the comics will stop treating them as second rate. And by that I mean give them the top notch artist and writers that they give The Avengers comics (which always have the best story and artists) for the last 5 or 6 years. Fingers crossed:-)