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First Look: UNCANNY X-MEN #2

Get a peek at Emma's new costume, Sentinels, and Cyclops' new team in the unlettered preview of this upcoming issue.

Yesterday we got a look at the supposed traitor that will be appearing in Marvel NOW!'s UNCANNY X-MEN series, and today we get a little bit more insight. Below is Marvel's first peek at the upcoming second issue of this new series written by Brian Michael Bendis and featuring the art of Chris Bachalo. The latest unlettered preview comes fully stocked with Sentinels, treacherous terrains and a brand new look for Emma Frost. That still doesn't explain one small thing: who is the traitor amongst them? UNCANNY X-MEN #1 hits stores on February 13th, 2013 and the series' second issue will hit the following week on February 27th. What do you think of the preview? Are you looking forward to this series? What do you think this means for Emma Frost?

UNCANNY X-MEN #2

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Uncanny X-Men #2, from the chart-topping dream team of Brian Michael Bendis (All New X-Men) and Chris Bachalo (Wolverine & The X-Men). Unaware there’s a traitor in their midst, the new team of X-Men brought together by Cyclops enact the first step of their mutant revolution—which means finding out who’s let loose a new army of Sentinels. The truth will shock you! But just what does this all mean for Emma Frost?

Each issue of Uncanny X-Men includes a code for a free digital copy on theMarvel Comics app (for iPhone®, iPad®, iPad Touch® & Android devices) and in the Marvel Digital Comics Shop. Additionally, each issue of Uncanny X-Men features special augmented reality content available exclusive through theMarvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

This February, Brian Michael Bendis & Chris Bachalo redefine what it means to save the world in Uncanny X-Men #2!
For more on Marvel NOW!, please visit now.marvel.com and join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelNOW.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art & Cover by Chris Bachalo

Variant Cover by Frazer Irving

FOC – 2/4/13, ON SALE – 2/27/13

== TEASER ==

UNCANNY X-MEN #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art & Cover by Chris Bachalo

Variant Cover by Stuart Immonen

FOC – 1/21/13, ON SALE – 2/13/13

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Posted by impossibilly

I really like Chris Bachalo's art. I'll definitely be giving this book a try, either in single issues or when it gets collected into a trade.

As for Emma's costume, a switch to black seems like a major move for someone who went by the title White Queen for most of her career. I hope Bendis gives us an in-story explanation behind the switch.

Posted by microwave25

Sorry to be a complete noob but what does the "Uncanny" actually mean. I've never actually bothered to find out but I quite like the look of this.

Posted by Mediumflyer7

Traitor?

Edited by Shika1Dude

i must say im digging this new look and idea for Uncanny x-men, fingers crossed it goes lasts longer than 20 issues!

Posted by impossibilly

@microwave25 said:

Sorry to be a complete noob but what does the "Uncanny" actually mean. I've never actually bothered to find out but I quite like the look of this.

Uncanny means "familiar, yet strange."

Remember, knowing is half the battle.

Posted by leokearon

@impossibilly said:

I really like Chris Bachalo's art. I'll definitely be giving this book a try, either in single issues or when it gets collected into a trade.

As for Emma's costume, a switch to black seems like a major move for someone who went by the title White Queen for most of her career. I hope Bendis gives us an in-story explanation behind the switch.

She wore black when she was part of the Dark X-men.

Still why is she stealling from Lady Mastermind's wardrobe?

Posted by cyberchop979

Man I love me some Bachalo art. I remember when he first jumped on the scene (or when I first noticed him) with Generation X. I loved it then and I think his art has only gotten better as the years go by!

Posted by captainadamant

What on earth is keeping her costume together? Double-sided tape?

Posted by impossibilly

@leokearon said:

She wore black when she was part of the Dark X-men.

That's true. But that was very brief and had the in-story reason of (IIRC) wanting to disassociate from the actual X-Men while being on Osborn's team. @ApatheticAvenger said:

So Mags shaved his head huh?

Whoa, I didn't notice that until you pointed it out. Seeing Mags without his giant tuft of white hair feels very weird.

Posted by sora_thekey

I'm not too sure about this title... It just sounds like a re-vamped Dark X-Men title. I am interested to see how Emma handles everything.

Wow, I never thought I would want to read a book because of Emma Frost!

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Posted by EnSabahNurX

@ApatheticAvenger said:

So Mags shaved his head huh?

you can tell by the close up panel he originally was drawn with hair because the way they color his eye brow region is such a cover up lol But maybe it's a side effect of the power change.

Posted by chasereis

@impossibilly: Yo JOE!

Posted by judasnixon

Yo Magneto! buy some sleeves old man!

Posted by impossibilly

@captainadamant said:

What on earth is keeping her costume together? Double-sided tape?

Sheer force of will.

Posted by Mega_spidey01

can't wait to get this in trade.

Posted by mrpandopool

Maybe she is wearing black beacuse now she feels trapped again by her dissability to use her mind powers although in one of the pages in the preview she seems like she´s trying to concentrate and meditate. She´s trying to regain her powers.

Posted by queenfrost_

Emma's new look is awful. I don't mind the colour but everything else...yick.

Poor poor emma :'( you'll get your agency back one day. But right now every writer is gonna put you through a sh*tstorm

Posted by dangallant984

@cyberchop979 said:

Man I love me some Bachalo art. I remember when he first jumped on the scene (or when I first noticed him) with Generation X. I loved it then and I think his art has only gotten better as the years go by!

I find him hit or miss, but when he's on, he's really on. Hope he keeps it up.

Posted by Lightburst

Don't know how i feel about mags shaving his head but this looks good so far.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@ApatheticAvenger said:

So Mags shaved his head huh?

yea I was just about to ask about that

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Posted by Duo_forbidden

I see this series as what Uncanny X-Men should have been after Schism. I'm actually willing to pick this up despite being on Team Wolverine.

Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Looks cool. I like the new costumes.

Edited by DonFelipe

@impossibilly said:

@microwave25 said:

Sorry to be a complete noob but what does the "Uncanny" actually mean. I've never actually bothered to find out but I quite like the look of this.

Uncanny means "familiar, yet strange."

Remember, knowing is half the battle.

It's Freudian expression. The German word unheimlich (that can be translated with uncanny or eerie) means "familiar, yet strange, and frightening", and makes you feel uncomfortable while being attracted to something or someone.

Mina Harper's perception of (Bram Stoker's) Dracula is a very good example.

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@DonFelipe said:

@impossibilly said:

@microwave25 said:

Sorry to be a complete noob but what does the "Uncanny" actually mean. I've never actually bothered to find out but I quite like the look of this.

Uncanny means "familiar, yet strange."

Remember, knowing is half the battle.

It's Freudian expression. The German word unheimlich (that can be translated with uncanny or eerie) means "familiar, yet strange, and frightening", and makes you feel uncomfortable while being attracted to something or someone.

Mina Harper's perception of (Bram Stoker's) Dracula is a very good example.

Sorry should have made myself a bit more clear, I know what the literate meaning is but whats the story with the team? What makes up the Uncanny X-Men??

Posted by kid Apollo

Magento looks more like an Xavier inspired messiah/prophet then he does the master of magnetism

Posted by Fantasgasmic

I like Emma's costume change, BUT I wish it was white. She will always be the White Queen in my mind, so her costume being black is a little trippy (plus white with the diamond skin is a way cooler look). I'm not that crazy about Magneto's costume being white, it's a little off-putting but not a ton.

@ApatheticAvenger said:

So Mags shaved his head huh?

Maybe he's gone bald, if his canon still includes being a Holocaust survivor that means he's at LEAST 80, probably closer to 100.

Posted by ME24601

I still don't like Cyclops or Magneto's costumes. Hopefully they'll look better in action than they do on the cover.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

So, Magneto now looks like the spawn of people he fiercely despises, Emma's sporting a Bob and the rest of the team are standing around, what, a table ? Most probably discussing lunch, beverages or something edible where Bendis is concerned--of some sort--constituting solely of mono-syllabic words, with the generic opening antagonist wreaking havoc in the background, lol, yup, Bendis as per usual.

Posted by Cavemold

eh ill trade wait. Double shipping way to much

Posted by GothamRed

Must this book have the word X-Men in the title. This group lost the right to call themselves the X-Men and nothing they've shown of them past that point justifies them calling themselves that besides Scott "feeling bad"

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@ApatheticAvenger: Magneto is bald, Neo Nazis are also bald.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@ApatheticAvenger: And Neo Nazis.

Posted by captainadamant

@impossibilly said:

@captainadamant said:

What on earth is keeping her costume together? Double-sided tape?

Sheer force of will.

I guess that's her side effect from the having the phoenix force - static cling. I am looking forward to this title, but geez that's just ridiculous (not that her costume before was ever really practical). However, this time I don't think she will even move in battle.

Posted by AgeofHurricane

@ApatheticAvenger: -_________-

Posted by LordRequiem

I wager that the traitor will be Emma. For only the simple reason of splitting him up with Cyclops now the old timeline (stupid story) Jean Grey is around. This is but my humble guess.

Posted by kartron

Simply amazing art!!! Love those covers n panels up there!! The uncanny x-men cover is so cool!

Posted by DADDY_XERO

not sold on the art. and i wish somebody else was writing

Posted by The Stegman
Dat art.  But seriously Emma, give it a rest,  we get it, you have boobs :P
Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

I can appreciate the stylistic features of Chris Bachalo's art, but I do think that he leans more towards incoherence at times. That said, I got absolutely nothing from the panels chosen for this first look. They should have at least shown text.

And Emma's new look is unfortunate, given that her White Queen accoutrements were so eye-catching and her last few outfits have shown skin without being as eye catching. I kind of like her dominatrix looks in white.

Posted by blur1528

Mags always wanted to be bald. That's why he hated trendsetter Xavier, but now that he's out of the way....

Posted by Spideycap

Forget the haters, that art is good.

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

@LordRequiem said:

I wager that the traitor will be Emma. For only the simple reason of splitting him up with Cyclops now the old timeline (stupid story) Jean Grey is around. This is but my humble guess.

I think it will be Magik, even though that seems too obvious.

Posted by Birthright

loving Cyclops design

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

They better make some action figures of these guys...

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