Review: Uncanny X-Men #499

Uncanny X-Men #499 coverUncanny X-Men #499
“Divided We Stand, Part Five”
Writer: Ed Brubaker
Artists: Mike Choi & Ben Oliver

I’d like to ignore the hippy plot again, but Cyclops’ line, “Emma! Watch your flank!” and her response (“My what?!”) is simply too priceless.

Another strong fight sequence by Brubaker and Choi, this time with Wolverine and Colossus battling Omega Red. And an especially memorable ending to their fight makes me wonder why they didn’t use this tactic in the past.

Unfortunately, the ending is a little hokey, setting the stage for ‘Uncanny X-Men’ #500 and the X-Men’s relocation to San Francisco?!

From Marvel (preview): “‘X-Men: Divided We Stand’ comes to its shocking conclusion! Cyclops and Emma come face to face against former allies. Colossus, Wolverine and Nightcrawler scramble to get out of Russia alive. Witness the new status quo for the X-Men that will define their future!” On sale June 25, 2008.

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15 years ago

The ending was very cheesy. (Mysterious bad guy in the dark ? come on !) But the fight with Omega Red was epic. I didn’t know Omega Red had a healing factor though. It seems he was tortured just as badly as Wolverine. Another example of how Logan rose above becoming a mindless killer, where others apparently failed. Logan will always remind me of someone who lived through too much pain and suffering, more then anyone should in a single life time.

Logan fan boy rant aside , the art work was above average.

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