Monday, December 26, 2016

Uncanny X-Men #16 Review - Marvel Monday

Inhumans Vs X-Men Tie-in
Written by: Cullen Bunn
Art by: Edgar Salazar, Ed Tadeo,Edgar Salazar and Nolan Woodard
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 21, 2016
Review by: Carl Hamlin

What could be worse than being locked in a mind trap by one of the most powerful telepaths? Being locked in a mind trap with four powerful telepaths. Add in an ulterior motive with one of the telepaths helping a fellow Mutant and we have one wild ride.

Karnak is on the run and finds a bunch of his fellow inhumans lying dead on the ground. Sabertooth is to blame for the attack on the Inhumans and tells Karnak he's next, but Karnak isn't about to take this lying down: 

After killing Sabertooth he meets up with Medusa where they discuss the Mutants declaring war against the Inhumans to destroy the Terrigen Cloud. This all feels so real to Karnak, except for some reason it doesn't. That is when we realize that it was all part of the mind trap that Jean Grey and The Stepford Cuckoos created. Jean Grey, concerned about the images shown to Karnak, explains that they need to just keep him distracted and not make him completely hate the Mutants that way they can mend fences after the Terrigen Cloud has been dealt with. 

Flashing over to Fantomex who is mentally linked to Irma is fighting Sentinels, through his mental link he has Irma patch him in with Karnak so he can easily make it through the enemies in his path:

Through the mental link Irma accidentally lets in an image of room full of Mutants being grown in pods like where the Stepford Cuckoos were born/created.

Fantomex reaches where he is trying to get to, Someday. Reaching his goal he severs his connection with Irma, where she then reveals that she was letting Fantomex use their mental connection for his advantage. Jean is upset because it could have ruined everything they were trying to do because Irma wasn't committing her full attention to the task.

Bits and Pieces:

This tie-in gives you a good idea as to what one group of the Mutants are doing after Inhumans Vs X-Men #1. I was really pleased by the art in this issue and the best part is how well this story leads you and how the ending leaves you wanting the next issue.


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