(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #27

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Pencils: Chris Bachalo; Inks: Tim Townsend, Mark Irwin, Jaime Mendoza, Victor Olazaba, Al Vey; Colors: Jose Villarrubia, Rain Beredo

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This issue is MAJOR.This alternating between Kris Anka and Chris Bachalo has allowed both of them to ramp up the awesomeness in their artwork. It was hard to find a favorite panel in this issue because they were all top notch. They translated equally well digitally and on the page. The team of people inking and coloring provide a seamless, high-quality measuring stick of a job with their work here. They are very rich and saturated, but also subtle and nuanced.

Read this issue, forget that read the arc (starting in Issue #25) and that will make this issue much more impactful than if you just read it alone. I think it would still be an outstanding read if you choose to forego that option. Brian Michael Bendis is top notch here and I really feel that Uncanny X-Men is his top title. Cyclops pulls a major coup at the end of the issue that is very unexpected (unless you’ve read the above panels) and you’re just like, “Damn!“

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