Review: Uncanny X-Men: Nation X by Matt Fraction

Uncanny X-Men: Nation XUncanny X-Men: Nation X by Matt Fraction

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Magneto’s return has stunned the X-Men, but that’s not the only surprise they’re in for as a herd of Predator X’s come hungry for mutant tar tar.
The hits just keep coming, but can the X-Men, still nursing their wounds from UTOPIA, deal with this?
Collects Uncanny X-Men #515-522, Dark Reign: The List – X-Men and Nation X 1-4.
I must have missed out on whatever big battle/event that led the X-Men to start living on a giant floating rock in the sky. Also, I have no idea what happened previously to Namor for him to end up living with the mutants.

Either I’m reading all of these stories out of order, or I just need to play a huge game of catch-up…not sure.

Even knowing nothing about the lead up to Nation X, I still really liked it.
Supplies are running low, everyone is on edge, and Scott is hanging on by a thread.
Up pops Magneto!
He swears he’s changed his ways, but Professor X isn’t having it (which seemed a bit odd), and tries to fry his mind.

…says Scott, and overrules Xavier.
Suddenly Magneto has a tentative position on Utopia.
Lots of spoilery stuff happens, and Magneto ends up sitting on top of a mountain, trying to prove he’s a good guy.
Here, Kitty Kitty!
That’s right, Eric is using his power to bring back a fan-favorite!
So, can he bring Ms. Pryde and her giant World-Eating bullet safely home?
Well, duh.

Alrighty, all of that was very exciting stuff, and well worth reading.
The last part of this is a bunch of one-shot stories, and (per usual) some are better than others.
My personal favorite was the story about the alien dude, whose world finds out they only have a few years left before it’s Lights Out. There were a few other really enjoyable stories, and few decent ones, and a couple of stinkers.
Basically, what I expected.

Overall, a really good book! If you can get your hands on it, you won’t be disappointed.

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