Comic Book A Day – Day 51 – Uncanny X-Men #18 (2012)

Uncanny X-Men 18 review

Come on baby light my fire…

People always complain about big event comics where you need to read 100 normal titles to get the full story.  A lot of times they’re right and the “tie-in” is an abuse of our trust.

Not so with Uncanny X-Men #18.  It’s an excellent behind the scenes look at the last two surviving members of the Phoenix Five and how all that power is affecting their thoughts.

This comic takes place literally at the same time as Avengers Vs. X-Men #11.  Cyclops and Emma Frost are so powerful they can literally be in two places at one time.

Here they have a romantic dinner while they’re being attacked by basically every character in the Marvel U.

Colossus and Majik

No more indian burns!!!

There are also some great interactions between Cyclops and Magneto and especially between Colossus and his sister Majik, who proves herself to be quite insane and manipulative.

If you’re not following along with AvsX, you might not get this one, but if you are it’s a must read.  Not because you have to in order to understand the larger story, but because it’s an excellently written book.


Uncanny X-men 18 (2012) get 5 out of 6 possible Aarons


Aaron Haber