After enduring the
awkward and tangential AvX tie-in involving Sinister, Uncanny
corrects course and delivers a fantastic story that runs concurrent
with AvX #11. Colossus, the giant metallic mutant, possessed by the
mystical Cyttorak, and until recently a host of the Phoenix force,
is dwarfed by a true monster: his sister Illyana. Magik is sick
enough to destroy the person who has cared for her more than anyone
else on Earth; this betrayal is terrifyingly written by Gillen.
achievement is the perfectly executed encounter between Emma and
Scott. The premise that the Phoenix's omnipresence allows them to
have dinner while fighting the X-Men and the Avengers, conveys their
endless might. Emma's confession culminates a plot thread that had
been dangling for a long time, and combined with his killing Charles
Xavier, it looks like the final push Cyclops needed to be taken over
the edge. These last few seconds inside Scott's head are the perfect
complement to his actions in the battlefield. Nice issue!