So today us UU fans were lucky enough to be blessed with another issue of UCXM by writer Brian Wood. Let's see what he has in store for us today.
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-Kitty is being interrogated in an isolated room about everything that has happened since the "revolution"
-We learn that the interrogation is more about Husk bombing a cure center than it is about them taking down Stryker
-We also learn that Husk was brainwashed against her own kind by Styker
-There is a lot of philosophical debate between Kitty and the interrogator about the merits of being cured vs. being isolated.
-We find out that Bobby loved Husk and is torn up about her being a crazy pants terrorist and he is the "youngest of us all" (Even though he is actually older than Kitty)
-We find out Nomi aka Mach Two has Magneto's powers she can control the iron in Kitty's blood and somehow that stops her from phasing.
-Jimmy is an idiot. Not saying that because I'm biased, he was literally being portrayed as a dumb ass.
Today's issue had a much slower pace to it than the last several issue's but I think that this is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on everything that has been happening to our young mutant crew. Wood's handle on these characters continues to be the strongest of the three on-goings and I can't say how thankful I am for that. He is certainly setting up several future story lines here and I'm pretty interested to see where they all lead. Obviously reservation x is up first but now we have a new foil for Kitty it would appear, even if it has a very familiar feel to it. The story today served as both closure and a new beginning for the book and it did it in a very tight knit well thought out manner.
I do have a few minor complaints though. My first is being how easily Nomi got a bomb into the cure center. The country just finished a major war on multiple fronts and the centers not having enough security to notice somebody with a bomb strapped to their chest seems a bit off. My other complaint is we appear to have yet another "replacement" character in Mach Two. spoilers:
end of spoilers Why does the UU keep doing this? Wood has earned my trust so far so I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but I feel like I've seen this trick before.
I will say I am judging awfully soon here, but she appears to be the blue haired female version of Magneto (keep an eye out for girls with odd colored hair, apparently that means the have magnet powers). Of all the power sets in the world, why does she have to control metal?
We had a new artist today as well. I really enjoyed the look of the art, but I definitely prefer Medina as the regular artist.