Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Epic Beards of Review: The Uncanny X-Men #208 (Comic-a-Day #21)

The Uncanny X-Men #208, AUG 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) John Romita, Jr and Dan Green

The rest of the X-Men are visibly upset that Wolverine has taken it upon himself to take their teammate Rachel down. He makes a good case, they all do, but it all comes down to being heroes.

Selene isn't a very nice person, either. We see her come to the rescue of a mugging victim in disposing of her attacker, then she turns on the victim. There's some banter back at the Hellfire Club, and they're going to hunt down Phoenix for themselves. She's already wounded, it couldn't hurt, right?

We're re-introduced to Nimrod, an extremely high level Sentinel, in a few panels showing some really neat computer-type elements of Nimrod's mechanics. And as we learn more about Nimrod, specifically his burgeoning sentience.

In the next scene, we see Rachel coming to. There're a few great panels here as well, spotlighting her psionic abilities and how they manifest themselves.

Rachel hones in on Wolverine and puts a hurting on him. Nothing beats being thrown in front of a train by a telekinetic. Some other very neat power uses here, namely Rogue accidentally touching Colossus as he's partially underground.

Mmmm, and that closing scene with Nimrod laying the smack down. Gorgeous.

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