Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Epic Beards of Review: The Uncanny X-Men #207 (Comic-a-Day #20)

The Uncanny X-Men #207 JUL 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) John Romita, Jr and Dan Green

Now this is a great little issue. JRJr's art is getting better as well, which makes things much more palatable.

Just when I thought I couldn't get Rachel's mewling little voice outta my head, we get a glimpse at exactly where in the future it is she's coming from, and it's dark. Just the way we like it.

Rachel's been having these bad dreams, mostly due to stealing her teammates' powers during their fight with The Beyonder. Of course, she's still trying to come to terms with her future self being a mutant hunter. Bitch.

Anyhow, she's been having nightmares starring our no-nonsense buddy Wolverine. He's chasing her around, and it's just what she deserves. The guilt is killing her, and it might as well take the form of the best there is at what he does.

There's some more backstory as when Rachel first came to our timeline where she had a run-in with the vampire mutant Selene. She's now the Black Queen of The Hellfire Club and Rachel feels that by evening the score she'll at least make up for some of her sins.

Rachel's finally confronted by Wolverine in the digs of the new Black Queen.

Does she really want to commit what adds up to murder?

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