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Just likes and dislikes and jots...

Uncanny X-Men 014
\(yes\) cover and inside art (except for the artistic interpretation of Wolfsbane!)
\(no\) going after huge organizations and teambusters with 8 members before looking for other X-survivors or X-allies to help
\(yes\) \(no\) return of Val Cooper but to be honest her update and new loyalty status was sadly foggy
\(yes\) \(no\) Madrox "harsh" interrogation method? Magik and the Transmoders methods are joked to be worse? Scott disapproves of these 'old darker' ways is the implication?
\(yes\) return of Reaper. Believable way for the UXM to go after the MLF. So, he's not a mutant by Wanda or VAXX? Curious that MLF (not to mention Hope) would still want to recruit him
\(yes\) return of Scrambler. He has a power upgrade that's... odd. Similar to Reaper, minimal update on his bad guy team is better late than never but...
\(no\) No good showing or proper update on Dani or the Transmode Virus. Does Scott have Dark Beast working on a cure? Iffff so, they should have mentioned it, if not then fine: it's a new mystery but it is either unlikely or disgusting that Scott is 'teaming up' with his prisoner. If it's for an antidote to VAXX then that would be wrong too, imo
\(no\) waitaminnit! Scrambler is Marauders. And later the UXM deal with Morlocks and then Chernayan troops. Hold your horses! Terrible pacing. Not 2 or 3 but 4 items on the to do list? Basically resolved toot sweet? Marvel clearly wants to reset the mutant status quo on Earth ASAP but this rushing takes makes suspension of disbelief to unacceptable level
\(no\) Morlock population practically decimated for the 3rd (4th?) time just to thin out the herd. This will feel forced repetivity to longtime readers no doubt.
\(yes\) return of Callisto. Not as satisfying as it could've been but better than nothing. What was her last storyline? And IMO, Jono really fits with this community - EVEN THOUGH it seems a bit odd coming from him saying as much
\(no\) didn't know the straight line to the Chernaya joke punchline. \:\( Anyone?
\(no\) Chernaya has been in a few of Marvel stories (or was it just in Punisher?) since SW and maybe footnotes were not called for but an XMB recap of Chernayan storylines would be neat
\(no\) your basic trope that readers aren't told if the UXM use Blackbird or Stepping Discs to invade the foreign country. Oh yeah, UXM invade a foreign country for their own interests
\(yes\) Magik has impressive Stepping Disc attack
\(no\) Sooooooooo, the UXM solution for mutant harmony is to ship 'em off to another country. Guess they can't complain when they find out X-Force also orchestrated the established a impactful community of mutants in Transia! Sheesh. We didn't get to see Morlock response, Chernayan Gov't response, United Nations response - it's hard to believe everyone is fine with Scott (and Cooper's) HIGHLY QUESTIONABLE "What's Best" plan, as presented
\(no\) Jono turns around and leaves the Morlocks and his motivation for joining them, by the end of the ish, to reup with the UXM (guess the Roll Call Pages symmetry will change to 3 rows of 3 - hmmph)
\(yes\) \(no\) Shogo update via namedrop
\(yes\) cap shows up (for what will hopefully be an Avengers cliffhanger response to the UXM)
\(yes\) in spite of the serious \(no\) 's this was a cautiously acceptable installment. How 'bout you: \(yes\) or \(no\) ?


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I liked it well enough. It feels like Days of Future's past, but it isn't. Not really. It is as Punk as Days of Future's past, which will make it interesting.

I do wonder about Jono though. I thought he was just there to celebrate and that he'd come back whenever they find the Marauders. I'm curious where that is going, if only because Mr. Sinister shouldn't be too far behind if the Marauders are active again.

- l.k.

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