Writer: Kieron Gillen
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Artist: Ron Garney
Colourists: Jason Keith and Morry Hollowell
Letterer: Virtual Calligraphy’s Joe Caramagna
Previously, in Uncanny X-Men: The Phoenix Force has come to Earth, and possessed five of the X-Men. Magik, Namor, and Colossus were defeated by the combined forces of the Avengers, and their portions of the Phoenix’s power were transferred to Emma Frost and Cyclops, who now possess half of the cosmic firebird’s power each. The Avengers have opposed the Phoenix since it arrived, and have now discovered that the combined might of Hope Summers and the Scarlet Witch are able to damage its human hosts.
Cyclops has realised that in order to defeat the Avengers and their allies for the final time, he will require the entirety of the Phoenix’s power, and sets out to find Emma in order to enlist her in the battle. It looks like the Marvel Universe’s mutant power couple is going to have some therapy sessions in its future, if the pair of them survive the encounter.
Marvel has announced that after ending in December with issue #35 by Rick Remender and Phil Noto, Uncanny X-Force will be back in January with a new #1 and a brand new creative team of Sam Humphries and Ron Garney, as teased a few weeks ago.
Humphries mentioned that the series will continue in the black-ops vein, and that he’s going to “write it like [he] stole it” from Rick Remender, hoping to continue in a similar way to how the book has previously been written but taking it in its own unique direction, with storylines spinning out of the end of the earlier volume of the title.
The book will feature new lead characters Storm, Psylocke, Spiral, and Puck, with new characters set to join in the first few issues.
Humphries, Hopeless, Garney, And Larocca Are Wanted Killers In Marvel NOW!
Two more Marvel NOW! teasers have been released for December titles, with Sam Humphries and Ron Garney on a title teased by ‘Killers’, with Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larocca on a title teased by ‘Wanted’.
Apparently the titles are linked together, but their identities are shrouded in mystery like the rest of this week’s announcements. Expect confirmations next week.
Writers: Judd Winick, Jim Calafiore
Pencillers: Ron Garney, Tom Fowler, Paul Lee, Ron Lim
Inkers: Bill Reinhold, Rodney Ramos, Dan Davis
Heading into the Light deals with the aftermath of Green Arrow’s revelations in Identity Crisis. With his home destroyed, Oliver knows that this is a personal attack on himself by someone who knows his civilian identity. The culprit – the vengeful Dr. Light, who has allied himself with a variety of villains who seek to put Oliver through a horrific ordeal in an attempt to break him, threatening to destroy Star City, or kill Ollie’s loved ones.
Is this another strong volume, or does this feel like an unnecessary tie-in which breaks up the series rhythm?
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