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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 feargalr

Everything about this series really excites me. I hope it lives up.

Posted by telepathic666

you can't help but feel bad for Emma.

Posted by moywar700

Honestly, I didn't know that was Emma Frost.I thought it was artist doing fan-service.

Posted by Lokheit

What happened to Mags distincitve white mane? O.o

And who are the other 2 kids?

Anyway, I think the traitor will be Emma because they didn't tell use ANYTHING about her during the consequences story, we only saw her being on a different prison talking to Kitty Pryde and sayig how much she hated Scott.

It's very probably that they knew Scott would try a rescue and put it in motion so seh could infiltrate his team.

BUT, I hate it, I want them together, I wanted them married once everything had ended so they could take a break, but the editors first the need to first put Schism and then AvX so Scott can't take a break U.U

My idea if she's the traitor so we can forget this mess: When she unveils herself, she's defeated, but Scott still offers her his hand and support so she sees why she loved him. Please?? :(

Posted by zackattack529

This title looks so Anarchy and post apocolytic.

I don't like the Costume changes but the art is ok, i see they are going for that sort of dark tone since most of these xmen were fewed as bad this looks to be more of a rebellious title....im not sure how i feel about that especially Bendis writing a title like that.

Im having second thoughts on getting this book.

Posted by fesak

That wasn't much of a preview

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Posted by animehunter

I'm not sure if this means anything, but I located the cover for issue 5, which seems to show Emma Frost still being on the team, as well as Magneto, Magik & Cyclops

I realise this is dependent on whether or not the Mole/Traitor has been fully exposed and that it's not her or any of the others.

Posted by RawrImADragon

They need to just hurry up and give this to us already. I must read!

Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

@PhoenixoftheTides said:

@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.

My vote is Magneto. He seems to be getting really close with Scott and it would be a huge blow.

Posted by Crimsonlord53

Wow emma not in control at all times is a little scary in a good way.

Posted by mattitude22

dont like the new looks but i think the book will still be good

Posted by Ballistic_z

@microwave25: @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.

if you have thesaurus it mean mysterious and weird . which kinda makes with some certain mutants and part of what some normal humans don't seem to like about them. they hate them cause they don't under stand them.

Posted by Grey56

Would be a great cover of Emma were it not for that ridiculous red bar at the bottom talking about something Marvel is hyping.

Posted by nappystr8

I had no plans on reading this series, not because it doesn't look good, but because I'm already over budget and am already reading one Bendis X-Men book, but I've been loving the old Scott parts of All-New X-Men and this art is beautiful. It's going to be really hard not to pick this up.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

Magik Looks good... i mean Bad, but in a good way XP

*See's Colossus*

*Starts Running*

(+)

Posted by Zeeguy91

I've grown accustomed to Cyclops' new look. Now I think it actually looks a little flattering, if that's the right word to describe it.

However, I will forever hate Magneto's new costume.

Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

its looks like emma is losing it......i wouldnt be surprise if she was the traitor.....we need more wolverine/teen jean/cyclops scenes....jean will be in every x-men book just wait and see

oh and i know i said this before but emma is angry that she lost her telepathy,while jean gains hers....paybacks a B****

Posted by VioletPhoenix

I'm sorry but these costumes are ridiculous. I miss the ones prior to the Phoenix Five.

Posted by TheQuartermaster

Professor X was bald.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@queenfrost_ said:

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

She's still got it better than Cyke. 
Posted by sparty-dbq

The cover looks like it could be to some freaky kink magazine. Black leather, revealing bust line, buckles everywhere, nine-inch stilettos... all she's missing is a riding crop and a ball gag.

Posted by blastaar

Emma is the Hottest female character in Marvel, by far.

Posted by Madame_Mist

@leokearon said:

@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?

She seems to be jacking off Lady Mastermind and Rachel Grey with coat look.

Edited by alex6166

Frosty!

Edited by GonnaRain

I need this now.

The art is amazing, and from what I can tell (which is just a wild guess since they don't reveal much), Emma is dealing with the stress of losing her Telepathy, or maybe her feelings for Scott. Taking in consideration Emma has been through so much just recently, it's not surprising to see her losing it for a chance.

And the second page, awesome, they shapeshifter is still with them, and it looks like they good another recruit (the guy holding his head like crazy beside Scott).

I really need this now.

Posted by John Valentine

@EnSabahNurX said:

@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.

Yeah, maybe. He's missing eyebrows too but he still has stubble.

Posted by Osian2

@John Valentine said:

@EnSabahNurX said:

@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.

Yeah, maybe. He's missing eyebrows too but he still has stubble.

Thats not magneto. you can see magneto fighting the sentinels while that bald guy is behind watching. He even has a staff for petes sake of course its not mags

Edited by John Valentine

@Osian2 said:

@John Valentine said:

@EnSabahNurX said:

@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.

Yeah, maybe. He's missing eyebrows too but he still has stubble.

Thats not magneto. you can see magneto fighting the sentinels while that bald guy is behind watching. He even has a staff for petes sake of course its not mags

Look again.

The staff belongs to Chris, the biomanipulator from ANX #1, and I'm pretty sure they're watching a news broadcast on TV.

That is almost definitely Magneto. He's even wearing his costume.

Posted by chocobojam

I really love Bachalo's art. Can't wait for this one!!

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

ART lloooks so awesome in this book!!!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Uncanny Brotherhood...just calling it like it is. That is all.

Posted by secondfallen616

@RedheadedAtrocitus said:

Uncanny Brotherhood...just calling it like it is. That is all.

or Uncanny Hellfire-hood........

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

@secondfallen616: That is TERRIBLY clever ^_^

Posted by God_Spawn

@PhoenixoftheTides said:

@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.

I think she seems like the most suitable choice tbh since I believe it is Emma that would be too obvious. Her being pissed and on the cover of 2 and all that. Plus her being a survivor with Wolverine and Storm in the Ultron event coming up. So it's like all this stuff points towards her but I just feel it is indeed too obvious and Magik seems like the suitable choice. Did they ever say a mole for what exactly?

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Posted by Mr Marvel82

Bachalo + These New Costumes = Pass on this.

(I hope Jean doesn't appear in this at all.)

Posted by HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

why do emma and scott look younger and so does magneto?????

Posted by Perfect 10

@leokearon:

i know right? chris should never design costumes, they all look alike, and i thought we were getting AWAY from all the black leather since the end of the first round of x-men movies. at least magneto and cyclops look decent

Posted by pixelized

That coat kills the sex appeal of Emma's outfit, so I'm left wondering, "what's the point?" And why on earth would she wear all black? The breakup with Scott has made her emo? Surely that transition would have happened when her first set of students were murdered... or the second... or the third... or the fourth... not because of a boy. Get your life Marvel.

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Posted by sinister29

It looks interesting but I wonder when Emma will get her telepathy back?

Posted by Ceddsong

I have to say I enjoy Emma's new look. I'm aware that's it's outside of her iconic appearance but I think after so much loss, Emma likely feels very much unlike herself. Despite the immense tragedy that's dogged her ( losing her students) Emma has always retained her telepathy and sense of self, never before has she been betrayed with such magnitude and also been without her main weapon, telepathy; which she's relied on heavily. I'm happy to see Marvel take that into account. I pray they don't ruin her. Her new look is less refined than she normally is and that says alot about how she is feeling. Not the White Queen simply Emma Frost. And as for the traitor, who knows. It's hard to discern when we don't know what the betrayal entails.

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

@pixelized said:

That coat kills the sex appeal of Emma's outfit, so I'm left wondering, "what's the point?" And why on earth would she wear all black? The breakup with Scott has made her emo? Surely that transition would have happened when her first set of students were murdered... or the second... or the third... or the fourth... not because of a boy. Get your life Marvel.

Good point about her motivation.

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

@HopesummersFORtheFUTURE said:

why do emma and scott look younger and so does magneto?????

Chris Bachalo does tend to exaggerate face shapes. It's just a part of his drawing style and it often just makes the characters look younger (or fat faced) - http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/chris%20bachalo?before=17.

Edited by chiq

Looks like Magik is getting in touch with her inner Thor or Storm. Scott and Emma don't look too thrilled about it either, Yana has that crazy look going on again. On another note Magik looks like she's half demon/half asian with the art.

Posted by GonnaRain

Each preview it appears for UXM #2 makes me want the book more and more. I need this book NOW. ):

I don't always like Bachalo's art, but I've to admit that everything I've seen of him for UXM so far is just amazing.