By Rick Remender & Daniel Acuña
Most of the Uncanny Avengers are either dead or captured, but somehow this book keeps getting better. We are left with Kang and his crew of shady characters and about a hand full of good guys to return the world back to the way it was. Seems easy, right? Except for now the X-Council is involved and they want to make sure Havok doesn’t try anything crazy, like erase their world. The life of a super hero is tough.
The number of compliments I can keep dishing out for Rick Remender’s work is dwindling because he gets so much praise for this title. Everything Remender has been building to since his first issue is all making sense because of his penchant for long scope story telling. One of the wonderful things about this issue is that he brings in future versions of many of our favorite X-characters, like Cyclops and Storm, and he writes them perfectly. He is also doing a great job of making us root for Kang, Doom 2099 and his tandem of villains. Remender also portrays Havok as being very rational this issue, initially very skeptical of Kang’s plans, he is forced to cooperate and it seems very real. While this entire run has been outstanding, this was another great issue in the series.
The art is performed by Daniel Acuña and is the weak part of the issue. While Acuña does have some nice panels, the colors are very muddy and often run together. Characters from a distance are misshapen and can be a bit of a turn off for the reader. That being said, Acuña is at his best with his fight scenes, which are laid out nicely. This issue has some decent panels, but is overshadowed by the muddy colors.
As this story line keeps moving forward, this series gets more and more intriguing. Rick Remender has taken a book that could have been a complete flop and turned it into a must read with his expert story telling. The art could be better and Acuña is capable of it, but it won’t take you out of the issue. Another great issue in a series that continues to surprise and entertain.