Uncanny X-Men 18
Brian Michael Bendis | Marco Rudy | Val Staples
Kitty and Scott have it out over Xavier, and Scott lays himself bare. The Phoenix corrupted him. For all his training, control, and strength of will, he was unable to stop the Phoenix from having its way with him. His inability to do so cost him the life of his father, and he has to live with that every day.
This is a man who was able to fight the influence of Apocalypse in his mind. Scott did what no other person was able to accomplish, and made the world’s mutants one people. His life is filled with successes that came about due to his strengthen of mind, and will, but it was nothing before the might of the Phoenix. He was nothing.
Quite the humbling experience.
ON SALE TOMORROW! Uncanny X-Men 18
Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Marco Rudy & Val Staples
Cover by Alexander Lozano
while it would sound self-serving to say this is a very special issue of uncanny X-Men I would also be foolish to not point out that artistically it is,
some of you have already seen Marco’s work on Marvel Knights: Spiderman and know that he sees the comic book page in a very different way. I couldn’t wait to work with him.
what he accomplishes in these pages and many others, that we are holding from you until release day, is something very unique and special.
my hope is that you come to this issue with a very open mind. some of you may find yourself thrown by the difference in style from some of the other books that you read while others will be delighted that somebody dove into this book with this kind of exuberance. especially when this book is already so stylistically exciting.
years ago when Boleslav Felix Robert “Bill” Sienkiewicz became the artist of new mutants, and this was before the Internet, the outrage was insane. people had never seen their mutants represented this way. now we look back on that run as one of the all-time greats. keep that in mind as you turn the pages. not that they are comparable but that sometimes something takes more than a 1st glance to appreciate
Out today! Along with Magneto #1 and the Wolverine and the X-Men relaunch.