Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #33 (HERE BE SPOILERS!)

Honestly, after all these issues, I still can't believe how well Bendis does in capturing these characters, particularly in these character-focused issues.  For the first time in a long time, Illyana is starting to feel like an actual person, not just a scary transportation device.  She brings Kitty to Monster Island to save a mutant abandoned there by her family because she missed their friendship and felt like saving a mutant would remind them of why they do what they do.  It totally makes sense.  Plus, she wants to reconcile with Peter, and I would love nothing more than the three of them being "them" again.

In fact, I find myself hoping that issue #600, as advertised, focuses on healing the divisions between the teams.  Kitty's defection to Scott's side was the worst (and most incomprehensible) part of "X-Men:  Battle for the Atom."  But, now, we essentially have everyone other than Alex, Emma, and Scott under one roof.  We could actually have a revival of the team along the lines of the '80s or '90s, and just the prospect of that thrills me.  Fingers crossed Bendis actually does it.

*** (three of five stars)

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