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(Belated) Comic Review: Uncanny X-Men #33-34

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis; Art: Kris Anka; Colors: Antonio Fabela; Cover Art: Kris Anka

So I was a bit confused last time and thought that the Uncanny X-Men were involved with the Black Vortex…my bad. Issue one of this set, we get to see what happened after Ilyana zapped away with Kitty Pryde. The second issue deals with the closing of the Xavier School by Scott Summers.


This is the most cultivation of Ilyana and Kitty’s relationship that I remember during my readership. I could be mistaken about that, but I loved it. The two of them walking through this Monster Island conversing about a mutant that needs to be found, while also discussing how easily Magik could kill the Shadowcat is hilarious, heartwarming, and genuine. 

They stumble upon the young mutant named Bo. I think she can suppress powers temporarily, it’s not quite clear. By the end there’s a new mutant on the Jean Grey School campus who’s already Ororo’s new favorite student, and these gals are on their way to find Colossus.


The next issue lets us catch up with Dazzler and her quest for revenge against Mystique. You know, for the whole “MGH farming she did from her, while also stealing her identity and abusing her position with S.H.I.E.L.D. for her benefit” thing. She has her right where she wants her but it’s time to make a decision. What kind of revenge does she exact on this poisonous member of the mutant community? The good kind.

There are a couple storylines set up for issue #600. Where’s Colossus? What is going to happen to the Xavier School students? What are Havok and Cyclops up to? 

We’ll have to wait and see what happens.Until next time…