Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2016
by Paul in x-axis
Technically that’s not the title. Technically this thing is Uncanny X-Men Annual #1. But Marvel’s annuals have come to embody Milk & Cheese‘s 1990s dream of a series composed entirely of issue #1s, so let’s call it something that’s actually vaguely informative instead.
The main story, “Balancing The Scales” by Cullen Bunn and Ken Lashley, is pretty much just an extra issue of the regular series – and it does at least matter to the plot.
Josh Foley, who was bumped off in an earlier issue to build up the Dark Riders, is back from the dead, because of his healing powers. He promptly heads off to Genosha to torture the Dark Riders (who were themselves killed by Magneto a few issues later) by raising them up and dropping them dead repeatedly. Precisely how he knows that any of this happened or where to find the Dark Riders is, shall we say, less than clear. Never mind. Magneto’s X-Men duly show up to try and bring the erratic omega mutant under control.