Uncanny Avengers #9 Review

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Uncanny Avengers #9

Written by: Rick Remender
Art by: Daniel Acuna

I do have to say Remender is definitely cranking up the heat. Both Avengers and the Apocalypse are preparing for what very well be the final confrontation. This has proven to be so much more than what’s on the surface and the inner turmoil from every character adds a certain intensity to this dire situation.

The one thing holing this issue back from reaching it’s full potential was too much time spent on dialogue. I found myself spending too much time wondering when they would stop talking and move on to the next scene. It’s okay to want to allow them room to express themselves but there is a point where it just draws you away from the story and you just feel bored. Aside from that it was great that things came back around to be aired out. Meaning Thor losing his axe which is now in the possession of the twins and Wolverine coming clean about his questionable acts with X-Force which causes a divide in the team because while half want to save their morality, the other half wants to do what has to be done regardless of the consequences. Both truths had to come out at some point and they couldn’t have happened at a better time.

The one thing that really grabs you is the argument over the use of the word mutant. While other X titles focus on the schism between them, this one has shown the political side of it all. Or to be specific the politically correct side of the argument and creates a believable argument on both sides.

As I said before, Remender consistently cranks that dial as this issue reaches it’s boiling point. It’s intense, leaves you in suspense, and certainly delivers on the action. Everyone in this book stands out on their own and it’s their own personal drive that supports the plot which continues to grow. We all knew from the start that this team wasn’t going to last together, and it was basically following that belief all the way to their breaking point which leads to anticipation for what comes next.

Score: 8.4/10

Siphen is the Comic Editor at Analog Addiction where he writes all things comics and comic related(especially if X-Men). Also follow him on Twitter @Siphen0.

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2 thoughts on “Uncanny Avengers #9 Review

  1. The debate infuriated me. Not because it sucked away from the story; frankly, I’m angry that the story Remender’s telling has sucked away from the political debate the book should be exploring. No, the reason I was infuriated is because Remender continues to promote a privileged worldview, presenting his view as the right one, with anyone who disagrees coming across as an ass. Sunfire, of course, is always a jerk – it’s his thing. It’s who he is. Rogue, too, though, has been presented throughout this series as a petulant child, an unreasonable bitch who just wants to antagonize people.

    And that continued in the debate. Wanda came across as reasonable and well-spoken. Rogue came across as irrational and ranting like a loon. Remender rejects the entire idea of a mutant culture, and so the nicer characters have that same view, while the jerkier characters – Rogue and Sunfire – don’t. That way, he doesn’t need to really present their view as valid; he can trust that readers will simply reject their view out-of-hand, because obviously, they’re just dicks, so why would anyone listen to them?

    Remender simply isn’t a good enough writer to handle anything he disagrees with. He can’t be respectful towards a point of view that he doesn’t hold. So he just sets characters up as strawmen that he can knock down to show the true and honest state of the world.

    And I find it simply insulting.

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    • You’ll find no arguments with that from me. If I had it my way I’d say any of that myself, but for the sake of reviewing I can’t do so unless it was an opinion piece. Though expect me to definitely weigh in my opinion on this sometime this week. Especially on his use of the word mutant.

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