January 16, 2014

Review: Uncanny X-Men Issue 16

The focus is on the master of magnetism and believe me, you don't want to get him angry!

Magneto fans will not want one to miss this issue as writer Brian Michael Bendis kicks things into high-gear with this fan favorite, in a stunning conclusion that will surely rock your world! It's a terrific segueway into the new Magneto solo series coming later this year. Bendis captures the classic side of Magneto, full of anger and badassery, in an ending that concludes the Dazzler/Mystique subplot from a few issues back. Using the backdrop of mutants and Madripoor, this issue marks the breaking point for Magneto, and perhaps gives us a glimpse of whats to come in his own series. The dialogue between Dazzler and Magneto is quite memorable and nicely done by Bendis, in showing the tension between them. The scenes of Magneto's time in Madripoor up to the shocking end was fantastic and showcases the quick thinking villain at his finest. Impressive storytelling by Bendis once again!

Magneto and Dazzler have a little discussion

Having Chris Bachalo onboard for the artwork is always a joy to behold. Bachalo throws in a mix of slanted panels ranging from small to large in some of the pages. I do believe this slanted style perfectly captures the tension in the scenes. The subtle use of colors on certain pages also adds an extra tension of drama beyond the art and dialogue.

Final Verdict: 9/10

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