Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Uncanny X-Men #542 - 200th Review!

WHO'S THE JUGGERNAUT, BITCH?!


The Serpent has powered the Juggernaut with the magic of Asgard and he's even more unstoppable than he was before! As Cyclops uses various combinations of X-Men in an attempt to bring down the Juggernaut, Colossus, Kitty Pryde, and Colossus' sister visit the demon Cyttorak to inform him that his avatar, the Juggernaut, has betrayed him. In an attempt to give himself a new avatar, a new candidate is chosen, and it's going to spell trouble for the one wreaking havoc on San Francisco.

Written by Kieron Gillen and drawn by Greg Land, this Fear Itself tie-in issue of Uncanny X-Men #542 was just plain fun. It showcased a vast array of X-Men combining their powers in order to try and stop an unstoppable foe. It was really interesting to see plan after plan enacted on the Juggernaut with no end in sight to his mayhem. Even I started to feel how unstoppable he was through the pages. The writing was very well done, and the art was executed just as well. Although in the first book of this arc I wasn't very happy with how Cyclops looked it has since grown on me. Land has a very unique style and it's suiting this story so far.

I haven't really been into the whole Fear Itself event. That might be because I'm not a huge Thor fan, or because I feel like most of the Fear Itself issues of Marvel Comics are just being thrown out there just for the sake of being tied in. But this ongoing story with the Juggernaut stomping his way toward San Francisco has got me reconsidering my position on the latest Asgardian crisis.

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