Monday, August 1, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #541 (Fear Itself Tie-In) - Review

THE JUGGERNAUT IS EVEN MORE UNSTOPPABLE


This issue of Uncanny X-Men is the "Fear Itself" tie-in that pits the X-Men against the Juggernaut who has been picked as one of the Worthy to carry a Hammer from The Serpent. Scott Summers is trying to take the most tactical route to deal with the Juggernaut, and hopes to use the age-old method of removing his helmet in order to stop him with a psychic attack. With a whole legion of X-Men waiting to stand in his way, the Juggernaut is determined to level San Francisco and spread his war against "sin." But when Hope flies in with all of the mutants powers at her side, Summers is sure that they've saved San Francisco. That is, until they realize that the Juggernaut has a whole new bag of tricks up his sleeve.

Written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Greg Land, this issue was an obvious add-on for the "Fear Itself" event. It was a good issue, with some fun action and great Juggernaut scenes, but it's just one of those event tie-ins that doesn't really go anywhere. I can understand the appeal of doing events and crossing over characters, but it's starting to get a little old. That being said, I'm still a huge fan of anything with the Juggernaut in it, and the issue as a whole was pretty good, it's just not something that can really stand on its own.

Overall it's worth picking up if you're following "Fear Itself" or if you're a Juggernaut fan, and it's worth skipping if you want to wait for the event to be over with.

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