Uncanny X-Men 500-503, X-Men: Manifest Destiny 1-5
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About the Author
Matt Fraction started creating comics with the smaller publishers, like AiT/Planet Lar and IDW Publishing. He is also known for his work on The Five Fists of Science and Casanova, as well as a number of series for Marvel Comics. Fraction is currently working on Marvel's Uncanny X-Men, Thor and Invincible Iron Man, the latter of which led to his consulting work on the set of the film Iron Man 2. He lives in Portland, OR.
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Uncanny X-Men: Manifest Destiny based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
This was a great kick off to a new chapter in the X-Men story. After basing their operations out of NYC almost exclusively for decades, the X-Men are moving to the west coast after the destruction of the mansion, and are setting up shop in San Francisco. They build themselves a new home there in abandoned military outposts around the city, and open their doors to all mutants, both active and former, who seek refuge there. Magneto shows up, mysteriously re-powered, and helps the High Evolutionary collect technology from the Dreaming Celestial, to a purpose that as yet seems to be a mystery.Greg Land and Terry Dodson's art is amazing; both artists have such a dynamic style each to their own, and their storytelling is really good. Sometimes it's hard to follow what an artist is trying to illustrate, but not with these two. They are two of the best artists working on the X-Men in a while. I'm anxious to see where Matt Fraction is going to take these characters in the future.
With the events of Messiah Complex and M-Day behind them the X-Men venture west to San Francisco and I think Matt Fraction and Ed Brubaker pull it off. Their contribution to this trade along with Mike Carey was very good. Pixie is a good mix with the regular team and Scott & Emma's banter is fantastic. There is an actual villain (or two) that is evil and a threat. The art is somewhat hit or miss. I can tolerate Greg Land covers but his interiors get too repetitive because everyone has the same face. The rest of the trade is straight filler material and doesn't add much to the book.