Writer Cullen Bunn
Penciler Greg Land
Inker Jay Leisten
Color Artist Nolan Woodard
Letterer VC’s Joe Caramagna
So this is my first issue of the fourth volume, which will clearly be relaunched with whoever is going to write the series next. Which is a shame, especially as Uncanny X-Men was the longest title Marvel had without a relaunch and now it has made up for that. But that’s the old 34 year old comic book fan in me.
The Uncanny X-Men are – Magneto, Psylocke, Sabretooth, M and Archangel. Apocalypse’s Dark Riders are behind a string of murders of mutant healers. After Magneto and Psylocke saved Triage, Magneto sent the team to the Dark Riders’ home base. Magneto and Triage are in Genosha. Meanwhile, Mystique and Fanotmex are up to something.
Nice that triage hasn’t been forgotten and the Dark Riders’ subplot is clearly setting up the Apocalypse Wars.
Egypt. M and Psylocke are breaking their way out of the Dark Riders’ page.
Genosha, Magneto is holding his own against the Dark Riders. They offer to let Magneto flee, they only want to kill Triage.
One of the Dark Riders, Gauntlet, looks just like –
Doctor Doomsday, of Amalgam Comics.
While looking up Dark Riders Gauntlet, turns out he has always looked like that so maybe Doctor Doomsday looks like him. Except that Doctor Doomsday is basically just Doomsday with a sweet green cloak.
Triage gets stabbed and is out of the action.
Magneto starts getting tired, from all of the attacks but still holds his own. With perfect timing, his team arrives and start taking out the Dark Riders. Triage heals himself, which I didn’t know he could do that. Triage suspects that Magneto didn’t know that either.
Magneto sets off a bomb that sinks Genosha and kills the Dark Riders. I can’t believe Genosha just got destroyed!
Archangel doesn’t fly in the Blackbird, so I guess the team has to update him on everything they talked about, when they land.
Sabretooth doesn’t like not being included in all of Magneto’s plans, but Magneto doesn’t have the time to explains things to the idiot.
X-Haven. Triage thinks he is in hell but Magik jokes that he is in the same zip code. Illyana, wanting to continue the fun, is about to say the famous “hope you survive the experience” but M (like the total bitch that she is) stops her. M and the team have had some experiences that they didn’t survive. I’m not sure who they lost and I’m really not sure why Magik doesn’t care for M, do they have they spent any time together?
Storm and Psylocke hug, these two have loads of panel time together, over the years. Magik is going to show Triage around the place. Magneto and Storm have panel time together, in the 80s as a team and during the Utopia era of Cyclops’ team. Storm gives Psylocke some advice about not following Magneto blindly. M has no time for Storm’s kindness.
The Savage Land, Magneto’s War Room X. Why he would have a base with an “X” in the title, I’m not sure. Psylocke relays Storm’s advice. I do like how Magneto laughs at the idea of this team being considered an X–Men team, as they are not really following Xavier’s dream.
Los Angeles. Mystique and Fantomex are chatting about their powers as the issue ends with Magneto wanting to speak with them.