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Friday, May 16, 2014

All-New Marvel Now: Uncanny X-Men (2013 - Present)


Uncanny X-Men is a relaunched title released in February 2013. It is written by Brian Michael Bendis (also the writer of All New X-Men) and pencilled by Chris Bachalo and Frazer Irving. It follows Cyclops' X-Men as they recruit new mutants into the New Xavier School. 

Wolverine's team can be found in Wolverine and the X-Men and Amazing X-Men, the original X-Men can be found in All-New X-Men while Storm's team can be found in X-Men

Sypnosis

Magneto offered himself to S.H.I.E.L.D. as an informant in Cyclops' X-Men. The team located new mutant Fabio Medina and was attacked by the Sentinels. Cyclops was able to destroy the Sentinels. The team traveled to Australia so that young Eva can visit her mother. However, they were intercepted by the Avengers. Eva was able to use her powers to stop the time around the Avengers, allowing the X-Men to escape. Cyclops realized that Magneto had approached S.H.I.E.L.D. but the latter insisted that it was to allow him to know about what the agency is planning. Cyclops next led his team to recruit new members at the Jean Grey School. Angel of the original X-Men as well as the Stepford Cuckoos joined.

Cyclops' team was brought into the Limbo dimension by Dormammu so that he can conquer the dimension and destroy its ruler Magik without the team informing the sorcerer supreme. The team was able to stop Dormammu and Magik absorbed the entire Limbo dimension into herself.

After this ordeal, the X-Men recruited new mutant David Bond but Goldballs requested to return home. Back home, Goldballs was approached and taken in by Dazzler, the new mutant liaison at S.H.I.E.L.D. Cyclops' team arrived to rescue Goldballs. Shortly after, unknown to anyone, Dazzler was knocked out and replaced by Mystique. Cyclops next led his team to attend a pro-mutant ally but they were attacked by an advanced Sentinel. After a long fight, they were able to destroy the Sentinel.

During the Battle of the Atom crossover, Cyclops' team helped young Cyclops and Jean Grey fight the future Brotherhood. The Brotherhood was later defeated by the combined forces of Cyclops and Wolverine's X-Men as well as the future X-Men. The original X-Men decided to join Cyclops' side as they felt unwanted by Wolverine's side. Kitty Pryde also defected because she was unhappy with Wolverine and his side's treatment of the original X-Men. 

X-Men
Image above (Right to left)

Magik (Illyana Rasputin)
Teleportation, Demonic nature

Cyclops (Scott Summers)
Eye beams

Emma Frost
Telepathy

Magneto (Max Eisenhardt)
Master of magnetism
[Left the New Xavier School to go solo]

Students

Tempus (Eva Bell)
Control over time and space

Triage (Christopher Muse)
Healing

Morph (Benjamin Deeds)
Able to take on the appearance and voice of another person
Able to manipulate chemical pheromones to make people feel good about themselves and him

Goldballs (Fabio Medina)
Creation of bouncy balls

Stepford Cuckoos (Irma Mindee, Celeste, Phoebe)
Telepathic hive mind

Hijack (David Bond)
Control over vehicles and robots
[Kicked out of the New Xavier School]



Original X-Men
Following the Battle of the Atom crossover, the original X-Men joined Cyclops' side.

Cyclops (Scott Summers)

Marvel Girl (Jean Grey)

Beast (Henry 'Hank' McCoy)

Iceman (Robert 'Bobby' Drake)

Angel (Warren Worthington III)

Check out All New X-Men.

Dazzler (Alison Blaire)
Converts sound to light
Mutant liaison in S.H.I.E.L.D. Replaced by Mystique, unknown to everyone.

CBR interview with Bendis
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