Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015
by Paul in x-axis
It’s been a long, long while since we checked in with Uncanny X-Men, but that’s because this is a long, long story. The title above may say volume 5, which collects issues #26-31, but the Matthew Molloy arc started back in issue #23, with the “Last Will and Testament of Charles Xavier” issues. And then it overran at the end (which is why issue #31 has a cover for a completely unrelated story).
We should, I suppose, note at the outset the other oddity of this storyline – that the first three issues are billed as an Original Sin tie-in, despite the minor technicality of having absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Original Sin.
Those three issues, you may recall, were billed as Original Sin tie-ins, something which manages the unusual double whammy of being both egregiously mendacious and essentially harmless. “Last Will” is not an Original Sin tie-in by any possible stretch of the imagination. But it does at least feature a hidden secret coming to light, and since most actual Original Sin tie-ins just used the crossover as a springboard to do basically the same thing, I suppose there’s no harm done.