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SECOND COMING, CHAPTER TWO The race to find Cable and Hope is on, but who will get to them first? Will it be Cyclops and the X-Men or Bastion and his mutant-hating cabal? Cyclops isn’t waiting for the answer to that as takes the fight directly to Bastion with the New Mutants!

WRITER: Matt Fraction
PENCILS: Terry Dodson
COVER BY: Mike Perkins

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 4.4%


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  1. Booo Adi Granov cover 🙁

  2. yay Adi Granov cover!

  3. Let me second the boo!

  4. can I second the yay? 2-2

  5. deadlock! 

  6. I like it.  

  7. I feel a lot better about UXM knowing Kyle and Yost are probably handling the plot, I just dont’ trust Fraction on an x-book when left to his own devices. 

  8. Yay Adi Granov Cover! so, 522 was the best single issue of Uncanny I’ve read in nearly a decade. (The last time was somewhere around 390-412). Were will this issue stand in the midst of event whose opening salvo, I didn’t enjoy.

  9. @prax the last time I love Uncanny was between 390-412 when Joe Casey was kicking the books ass. I want to see him back actually

  10. @mikeandzoc21 We’re thinking of the exact same run! :-p 

  11. We’ll see how this goes. Hopefully it switches gears and Second Coming doesn’t just mirror Messiah Complex in terms of the story. I’m guessing it won’t, you never know with the X-books these days.

  12. For me, the last time I loved Uncanny was the Rise and Fall of the Shi’ar Empire.

  13. rockingeek that is when i started collecting uncanny X-men again. The shiar empire arc was amazing!

  14. @drake – I hear you.  There’s definately potential that this turns into a ton of bad guys just trying to kill Hope, especially with so many issues to fill.

    The fact that Kyle and Yost have been building up the Big Bads since X-Force #1 is pretty reassuing though.  I love that they draw so heavily on past continuity.

  15. I love X-Men, but I could really do without another an X-crossover.

  16. @zattaric: totally agreed. considering the only x-book i read is uncanny this x-over is going to really increase my comics budget for the next few months. since this is wrapping up ‘everything since house of m’ hopefully this will be the last x-over for a few years.

  17. I didn’t start reading Uncanny until Utopia so this is all new to me and I kinda like it. I tried reading Messiah Complex but it just really couldn’t hold my attention. The artists they choose for X-books aren’t my cup of tea but I’ve been enjoying the story so far.

  18. I’m not buying into this crossover. Just reading Uncanny and barreling through it. I’ll fill in the blanks by talking to you guys and listening to the podcast

  19. @roi: not a bad idea, maybe i’ll do the same.

  20. @USPUNX  Uncanny is the only x-book i read and it has been since fraction came on. i just don’t care to hear anyone else write these characters right now and i know this event will be explained and i’ll be able to get the details from you guys too

  21. I thought Cable was virus free. When did it come back?

  22. Yay! The quality persists! Or, at least, it wasn’t bad. Certainly keeps the momentum of last issue (But where the hell are Kitty & Mags?) but tackles a whole new story. There were some off moments…. Kurt just seems to be screaming "Kill me because I’m the only person who seems to have a moral quandary with X-Force." The Cable/Hope moment were well done, too. 4/5 for me.

    @Aquapimp82 I’ve never gotten a good answer for this.  

  23. Really good issue, but still doesn’t feel different enough from Messiah Complex so I’m not getting my hopes up just yet. At this point I don’t know if I’ll get New Mutants next week or if I’ll skim through it in the store. Perhaps I’ll give the series one issue to impress me.

  24. so far so good…

    @aquapimp – as far as I know he’s never been free of the virus.  If he didn’t have to constantly keep the TO virus in check, he’d be one of the most powerful mutants on the planet

  25. @cutty He got rid of the Techno organic virus (But was left with a metal arm, etc.) in Cable #100. 

  26. Fraction is my favorite Marvel writer. I think he understands the characters well and knows how to write sequential storytelling in a manner that is fresh and entertaining. His run on X-Men has consistently gotten better and I can’t wait till the next issue comes out. 5 Star Book *****

  27. After reading this, I’m sure Kurt is toast.

  28. @Prax – thanks for the info.  What is keeping him from using his powers?  (x-continuity really is ridiculous)

  29. This was the best book this week, hands down.

  30. I was really not enjoying the realization that Kurt was probably going to die while I read this.  can they not find anything better to do with this character other than kill him?  they could have at least put him in Europe preaching, that one-shot last year was badass.

    other than that, a solid issue.  I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read of New Mutants.  the last couple issues were really good. 

  31. This was fantastic. It reminded me why X-Men was one of my favorite books when I first got into comics in the early 2000s.

  32. @cutty According to Wikipedia, during Cable & Deadpool, he merged with a baby-phalanx (this is what we call a difference from techno-organic virus that makes no difference) and thus has to keep that in check with his powers.

  33. @Prax- also known as maintaining the status quo

  34. @ABirsdeysview It was a status that hadn’t been quo for 4-5 years. 😉

  35. I just hope Cable makes it through this crossover alive.  When used correctly (Mike Carey’s run), he’s a great character to have around.  I’ve got a feeling he’s rolling 7 before the end of the month

  36. I strongly disagree with killing off Nightcrawler (not that the X-minds asked me). To me he is one of quintissential X-men. Issues with Colossus, Nightcrawler, Wolverine, and Cyclops feel like home in a serious way. Throw in Kitty and Jean and now we are talking X-men.

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