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One Of These X-Men Is A Traitor!

What does the newest Marvel teaser tell us about the upcoming UNCANNY X-MEN series?

Earlier today Marvel unveiled their newest teaser; this time for UNCANNY X-MEN. The image, illustrated by artist Chris Bachalo, features Cyclops, Magik and several other characters that were not as easily recognizable. One of them in particular, however, piqued our interest. Could we see the return of Lady Mastermind in the UNCANNY X-MEN series? It will be interesting to see what happens. What do you think of the teaser? Which of these characters do you think will be a traitor to the team?

UNCANNY X-MEN #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Art & Cover: Chris Bachalo

Variant: Stuart Immonen

FOC – 1/21/13, ON SALE – 2/13/13

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Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7

Meh, I like bachalo's art. I realize that the mainstream audience like the standard superhero art that's clean and looks like everyone's costume is spray painted on, but I don't always do.

Posted by Yung ANcient One

@244 said:

@Yung ANcient One said:

SMH You guys have terrible taste I feel sorry for you. This art is great XP (+)

I liked Chris Bachalo's 90's art. Can't say the same about his current art style.

I aint MadAtCha to each is own. I've seen people compliment artwork that has me thinking "For reals? You like this?" again beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. (+)

Posted by God_Spawn

Emma's too obvious. Putting her on the cover of issue 2. Statements by Hickman of her being a crucial part in the future during the Ultron event coming up. Her being scorned even though Scott admitted no matter how mad he made her, she would never do something to punish him during ANXM4 when he thought the O5 were possibly illusions. Regardless if some or all of this is intentional, a lot of these clues seem to be putting her as a prime candidate but as I said before...too obvious.

Just my 2 cents.

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Posted by MadeinBangladesh

It will obviously be the black guy lol joking.

Edited by nappystr8

The first time I saw the blonde in the black (who isn't Magik) I thought it was Lady Mastermind too, but then I didn't see Emma anywhere and figured it must just be a new costume for Emma, as she and Lady Mastermind look pretty much the same. But has it been confirmed that that is indeed Emma Frost? She has been really mad at Scott since AvX, it's not out of the realm of possibility that she would leave the team at any moment. And who better to fill the illusionist slot left empty by Emma other than Lady Mastermind?

I love Chris Bachalo's art. And he's been steadily working in comics for over 15 years so I'm sure there are plenty of people who agree with me. It always bothers me when someone says that an artist's work sucks simply because it isn't a style that appeals to them. Guys like Bachalo, Allred, Dillon, McGuinness, Quietly, Romita Jr. Gleason & Gray, do something that is incredibly hard to do, create a style that is completely unique and instantly recognizable as their work, and they do it in a completely consistent way. As much as I love Jim Lee, and those whose art he has inspired, comics would be very boring if that style was all that existed.

If you don't like an artist's style its fine to say that, if you don't want to buy it then don't, but don't act like their presence on a book is in someway an insult to the world or even to you personally.

Posted by akbogert

@nappystr8: That's quite fair. And maybe within the pages, you acquire a taste for the style. But as a standalone frame -- potential cover, say -- this introduction to Bachalo hardly left me craving more.

Posted by secondfallen616

Were pouches really neccessary? The new mask thing on Cyclops is alright but pouches?????

Meanwhile, Magneto is obviously a new White King of Hellfire Club AGAIN???

Marvel Now means Marvel Backthen as far as TheX-Men goes.........

The traitor is Cyclops.............DUH!

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Why do I have an urge to say it may be Cyke? Seriously? O_o

Posted by nappystr8

@Smurfboy said:

Is that Idie in the black female with glasses? I'd love to see more of her in that series.

That's actually a black dude. He's a new character who was introduced in All-New X-Men #1.

Posted by nappystr8

@akbogert: Absolutely nothing wrong with that. There are plenty of very competent and beloved artists that I can't stand as well. It' just I can't remember the last time I read an article where half the comments weren't direct attacks on whatever artist happened to be involved on the book in question. The hyperbole of it all tends to leave me in a very sad place.

Posted by White Mage

It's probably Magneto

"He f*cked with my powers! POLICE!!"

Seek out Beast's help, get restored....do somethin with his life......

Posted by Mercy_

I like/love the art.

Not the hugest fan of some of the redesigns though.

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Posted by spetsnaz_gru

Is Cyclops the most likely or the most unlikely pick?

Posted by Eclipse-32

I doubt I'll read this, but I think it's Emma and it'll be because she's hoping to get amnesty from Wolverine's X-Men. I'd like to see her in the adjective-less X-Men.

Posted by Trevel8182

@GothamRed: exactly!

Posted by sethysquare

just last year i read uncanny x-men 1. and now theyre selling it again.

im not surprise marvel does this every year.

Posted by Novemberx2

is that Cyclops, emma and magik are already traitor to the x-men dream?

Posted by jokerjester_campos

Digging Magneto's white costume.

Why is Magik not in her gothic lolita skirt like in the Scott Young chibi cover variant?

BTW, I have a feeling that Magik may be the traitor.

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt

Please don't buy this. Please. All of you. I am begging you. 

Posted by audiszayd

I'd say Magik. She's always seemed... unstable to me. Glad to see Emma is changing her appearance. Going for a shorter hairdo.

Posted by Med

emma is the obvious choice, but just because it is in character for her. she is a self described teacher-by-nature. i don't think she would be on board with scott recruiting freshly mutated children for whatever crusade he's on this week. she would rather be teaching and helping them at logans school.

Posted by hqn

so Magneto has been taking styling lessons from Fantomex and Illyana from Emma Frost. tha'ts kinda cool.

Magik has always been an underused character, she has a great potential for development and storytelling

Posted by Arevish

Magik is telling us. Emma's the traitor

Posted by Gambit1969

What's up with Cyclops mask? How can he even see? not to mention Magneto's helmet, how can he see anything unless it's right in front of him? Not digging Bachalo art anymore.

Posted by queenfrost_

That isn't Lady Mastermind. That is Emma with short hair and her black outfit except with really bad colouring and illustration

Posted by Uncas007

Could it possibly be the names written under the title of the series? Is one of them the traitor?

Posted by G_Money_Christmas

Cyclops has a giant head and a small face. Aside from them all technically being traitors, I think it'll be Magneto. He's been pissed off at Cyclops pretty much the entire time.

Posted by akbogert

@nappystr8: Gotcha. One of the first books I picked up was Kyle/Yost's X-Force and I really liked Crain's style, but I've seen a lot of people complain that it's too dark/murky (or, conversely, too flashy) for them. I've grown to appreciate a variety of styles but I totally understand why some people want something very different from what he does; that doesn't mean I'd appreciate people openly bashing him. So I definitely see where you're coming from. Hope the sadness ends soon :)

Posted by Mahzian

Love the Chris Bachalo art, used to love his Generation X stuff back in the day too. Although it's kind of like JRJR or Mike Allred, it's an acquired taste.

Posted by usabfb

@CircularLogic: Emma is upset specifically at Cyclops, not the other members of the Phoenix Five. She feels that he betrayed her big time, by showing that he was very willing to stab her in the back.

Posted by aaunderoath

my money is on Magik

Posted by RioBravo

Illyana looks amazing. Her best look ever.

Posted by sethysquare

@Gambit1969 said:

What's up with Cyclops mask? How can he even see? not to mention Magneto's helmet, how can he see anything unless it's right in front of him? Not digging Bachalo art anymore.

cyclops mask looks freaking ridiculous.

bachalo has great art but i felt his best art was drawing oddball weird stuff and i dont think he is suitable for superhero.

Posted by SavageDragon

Im digging the Magneto redesign, he really needed one.

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, Magneto, Illyana and of course Cyclops being still on the team.

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

Posted by xX2nite_alriteXx

Emma.

Posted by Johnnyjavavee

sooooo.. cykes new eye blaster visor thing doesn't exactly cover his eyes...

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@judasnixon said:

Emma Frost, scorned woman, and what not...

she isnt in the picture.

Posted by UnderDogs_OverBoard

Cyclops just looks DUMB

Looks DUMB

Edited by animehunter

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@judasnixon said:

Emma Frost, scorned woman, and what not...

she isnt in the picture.

Actually she is

This is her on the cover & preview of issue 2(Comicvine Article), as you can see the hair and costume are the same

Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt

@animehunter said:

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@judasnixon said:

Emma Frost, scorned woman, and what not...

she isnt in the picture.

Actually she is

This is her o n the cover & preview of issue 2(Comicvine Article), as you can see the hair and costume are the same

ahhh ok i didnt recognize her with her hair so short. i wonder why its so long in the picture with her diamond form and so short in the other ones.

Posted by TheKhanMan

The black man and woman are Christopher Muse and Eva Bell. She stops time and he heals people. they were introduced in all new xmen.

Posted by VioletPhoenix

I loathe their new looks. Chopping off Emma's hair, Cyclops Judge Dredd can't see-helmet, Magik and Magneto..oy. Series I want, the looks can be changed.

Posted by akbogert

@Avenging-X-Bolt: wait, who did that cover/the brief interior art you posted?

Posted by Bitchgurl
@usabfb said:

@CircularLogic: Emma is upset specifically at Cyclops, not the other members of the Phoenix Five. She feels that he betrayed her big time, by showing that he was very willing to stab her in the back.

She'd do the same if/when the opportunity  presented itself, IMO
Posted by knighthood

@Miss_Garrick said:

1: who are all the people in this image?

Christopher Muse, Eva Bell, Emma Frost, Cyclops, Magik & Magneto

I want Eva to be the traitor.

Posted by mk111

I don't even care much who the traitor is, but I really hope it isn't Cyclops. I'm tired of him being a jerk. What happened to the Cyclops from the 90s TV show.

Posted by MyComicStoreDotNET

@impossibilly: Nothing wrong with more Fantomex in our lives!

Posted by Miss_Garrick

@knighthood: Thanks, But I think Cyclops. He already betrayed the X-men ideal, so he's well on his way to being a traitor.

Posted by knighthood

@Miss_Garrick: The leader of a rebel movement can't be the traitor.

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