Anthony's Reviews > Uncanny X-Men: Nation X

Uncanny X-Men by Matt Fraction
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Sep 18, 12

bookshelves: x-men
Read from September 14 to 18, 2012

After the battle against Osborn and the Dark Avengers, the X-men head to their own island of the coast of San Francisco called Utopia. That's mainly what this book is about: the X-men getting settled into their new home, and setting up the status-quo of the X-men titles for the next few years. Also, Magneto comes back - BUT NOT AS A VILLAIN. If you pick up a recent X-men comic, you'll see that Magneto now hangs around with the X-men. This is the story where his 'redemption', if you will, begins.


And honestly, considering that's all it is, it's pretty good.

My main complaint is very simple, and all's it takes is two words: Greg Land. I'm really not a fan of his style. His style is also the complete opposite of Terry Dodsons, so its an odd choice to have them rotating on a title. Dodsons art is beautiful to look at. Each of his panels and characters are drawn with care and art. Greg Land traces and reuses the same work over and over. Which, yes, is quick. But it's horrible to look at.

There's also a collection of short stories from the mini series title Nation X. These include stories from the likes of Scott Snyder, Becky Cloonan, Chris Yost and Michael Allred. Some of them are really good, especially the Wolverine & Nightcrawler road tripe by Allred. But some are average.
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