Uncanny Avengers #1
Uncanny Avengers is a direct byproduct of Avengers vs X-men. The last few pages of AvX, Steve Rogers admits that the Avengers and X-men relations had always been separate and that he could do better by mutants. From there, he recruits Havoc, Alex Summers, the brother of the now convicted Scott Summers (Cyclops) to lead a group of half X-men and half Avengers. The lineup here is what brings everything together into a fascinating story that is more than just action.
The Uncanny Avengers consist of leader Havoc of the X-men, Rogue, Scarlet Witch, and Wolverine. The Avengers side consists of Captain America and Thor. After the death of Charles Xavier in AvX, several X-men are more affected by the demise of their leader by his nearly adopted son, Scott. They also hold the Scarlet Witch responsible for bringing the mutant population to near extinction as well.
This dynamic of emotionally charged internal conflicts leads a great first issue of this new series. Without giving the ending away, be prepared for a surprise ending which could carry it’s ramifications for issues to come. I’m yet to see if the roster will fluctuate much like other team-based series, but this current lineup will have my attention until mentioned otherwise.
Review 4 out of 5