This issue of Uncanny X-Men is not a groundbreaking comic or something that is going to be mentioned in the lists of the franchise’s best stories. It’s not going to be remembered in decades to come. But, from my perspective, it’s one of the most powerful inside looks into one of the most important characters of the Marvel Universe and a phenomenal writing example of what you can do with deconstruction when your goal is not destroying the character but rather to enhance him and make him grow to be better.
Having the X-Men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is certainly something to be excited about: they are one of Marvel’s biggest comic book properties and they have enjoyed massive success on multiple platforms, so having them share the stage with the likes of Spider-Man, Thor and others is quite exciting.
Of course, adapting such a classic and vast franchise requires a lot of effort and while the Fox films have been overall good in general, there were major characters that didn’t receive the treatment they deserved and one of the biggest cases of them all is the legendary X-Men, Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops.