Thursday, January 22, 2015

Epic Beards of Review: The Uncanny X-Men #209 (Comic-a-Day #22)

The Uncanny X-Men #209, SEP 86 (w) Chris Claremont (a) John Romita Jr. and P. Craig Russell

Now THIS is what I'm talking about: Action, action, action.

Nimrod is on the offensive and everyone is in his way. The Hellfire Club are caught off guard, torn between trashing the X-Men and saving their own skin. At least Storm and the rest of her crew know what they're getting into. Can't we all just get along?

Another great paneling intro with Rogue, still retaining Colossus's metal skin. CH-BAM is the only onomatopoeia worth it's salt. Sebastian Shaw is still making to thump his enemies, and Rogue's not putting up with it. Salty, indeed.

There's some great teamwork at play here, from both sides of the mutant line. There's little to no "psi-attacks" going on during this little fracas, and that it elevates the plausibility of the fight much healthier than normal.

Best part of the book, though, was Rachel's journey into (?) the Body Shoppe as Spiral danced her way to getting Rachel to side with her. Is that part of what she does?

Anyhow, the colors and trippy atmosphere are something you could get lost in. I'm unsure if Lady Deathstrike went through something like this back in issue #205, but boy-howdy is this some stunning storytelling.

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