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An Uncanny Deconstruction of Superheroes in 'Uncanny X-men #1'

A new kind of existential threat strikes the X-men, but it has little to do with hatred, fear, or killer robots.

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Trials, Tribulations, and Chaotic Sub-Plots in 'Uncanny X-Men #600'

An end to an era is rushed and riddled with errors.

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Broken Worlds and Common Themes in 'Years of Future Past #5'

A fitting story ends as well as it can end in a dystopian setting.

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Futility, Humility, and Villainy in 'Magneto #21'

As the world ends, we find out just what kind of man Magneto is.

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A Murky Age in 'Age of Apocalypse #1'

The uber-event of the '90s stumbles, but doesn't fail.

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Clear Skies and Clearer Understanding in 'Storm #11'

A perfect ending to a story that reminds us why the X-men's resident Weather Goddess is truly worthy of worship.

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Overwhelming and Overdue Humility in 'Uncanny X-men #32'

Cyclops is put in a difficult position that reveals his vulnerabilities, amongst other things.

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"All-New X-men #37" Gives Us a Frenemy Indeed

Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.

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The Ties That No Longer Bind: "Uncanny Avengers #1"

The aftermath of a major retcon can't be ignored, but it can't be rushed either.

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When It Really Could Be Worse: "All-New X-men #34"

The O5 X-men think their future is bad, but a trip to the decaying world of Ultimate adds some needed perspective.

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A Fitting (But Incomplete) End: "Death of Wolverine #4"

Wolverine's demise had just enough substance and not nearly enough style.

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Not-So-Epic Showdown: "Wolverine #12"

What was billed as the biggest fight between Wolverine and Sabretooth to date ends up being a total rip-off.

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Quality Time and Honest Mistakes: "Wolverine Annual #1"

How an innocent camping trip can be ruined by a reasonable misunderstanding

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Making Progress Fun: "All-New X-men #30"

Character development doesn't need killer robots or time-traveling enemies. It just needs to be fun.

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A Beautiful Institutional Breakdown: "Uncanny X-men #22"

Disorganization and ineptitude somehow come together in a wonderfully meaningful story.

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Like Father Like Son: "Cyclops #1"

Nobody is good at being a teenage boy or the father of a teenage boy, but the struggle makes a great story.

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Half-Verdict and Half-Mistrial: "Guardians of the Galaxy #13"

The Trial of Jean Grey ends, but neither justice nor injustice is served.

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Spoiler Alert: "All New X-men #22"

The Original X-men have had their futures spoiled. Now they have to confront it and all its associated emotions directly.

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Dreams of War: "Uncanny X-men #16"

Magneto embarks on an old path, yet in a way that feels new and refreshing.

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Uncanny Avengers #14

When one character dies in a compelling way, it's a great story. When many characters die, it's underwhelming.

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Overdue Lessons: "Uncanny X-men #14"

Harsh lessons are part of growing up. But when Emma Frost teaches them, they're MUCH harsher.

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The Legacy of Uncanny X-men

After 50 years, the Uncanny X-men reflect a message and a struggle that is still as relevant as ever.

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An Uncanny Legacy: "X-men Battle of the Atom #2"

Five decades of X-men converge in a way that's thrilling, yet incomplete.

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The Cheating Paradox: "Uncanny X-men #13"

When does a time travel paradox become the equivalent of a video game cheat code?

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Exposing Lies: "X-men #6"

When the lies are finally exposed in Battle of the Atom, the mystery gives way to an emotional, albeit lopsided battle.

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Turning Point: "All New X-men #17"

In every epic battle, there is a turning point. And in one powerful moment, the battle lines in Battle of the Atom are set as the future and the past are linked.

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Dramatic Reminders: "X-men #5"

There was once a time when Cyclops and Jean Grey were awkward teenagers. Now they have to deal with that awkwardness while on the run.

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