Sunday, January 18, 2015

Epic Beards of Review: The Uncanny X-Men #205 (Comic-a-Day #18)

The Uncanny X-Men #205, MAY 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) Barry Windsor-Smith

If Claremont is going to take the entire team for a spin with individual issues, they can have my money. Of course, you've got to have the right story and art. Who'm I kidding. Not too picky, am I?

Let not the cover deceive you, we're not going to see Wolverine go through any more testing. We are, however, introduced to the origin of Lady Deathstrike. She and her cyborg friends are out for blood, Wolverine's to be specific. Some very nice humanity on display in just the first few pages, makes me hopeful for the rest of the issue.

I was not disappointed.

Lady Deathstrike and her lackeys have been giving him the business for quite awhile it seems, but we'll get to that before long. Wolverine is being stalked through snowy streets of Manhattan. For some weird reason, Katie Power from Power Pack makes a cameo appearance, playing good cop to Wolverine's bad. He's bloody and broken, and healing on the run. Before long we find out that she's turned him into an animal again, and he's angry.

Such a powerful issue that strikes such a chord watching Wolverine dish out a clawed defense. Even in all his animalistic nature, he still manages to be one of the good guys.

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