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It’s a big week any way you cut it. I can’t even work out what to put first. Let’s go with beginnings before endings…

A more expensive book than usual, this has short stories of a bunch of things from marvel’s Marvel NOW initiative, all framed by a lovely Nick Spencer/Luke Ross SECRET AVENGERS story. Relevantly, it’s the first appearance of Team Phonogram (+ Norton + Cowles + WFH)’s YOUNG AVENGERS. Miss America, Loki and a certain little situation.

Yes, I was trying to kill Jamie and Mike with that first panel. Though I did actually have the relative good grace to cut the number of captions down from around six to one when the art came back.

Basically, read and go and tell your shop you want to pre-order Young Avengers. Assuming you like it, obv. If you pre-order it and you hate it, that’s just crazy masochism.

And while we’re talking YA, I did an interview with Chris Sims over at Comics Alliance about the topic. Yes, I’m somewhat feverish about the book.

The final part of EVERYTHING BURNS. After this, there’s only the epilogues. JIM’s comes next week, which is something I suspect you’ll be grateful for.

Preview here.

There’s also the TPB edition of JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY: THE TERRORISM MYTH for those who are waiting for the softback collections.

The final issue of my Uncanny run. Actually set before AVX Consequences 1 in terms of the timeline, but it doesn’t spoil everything. A selection of gracenotes and character beats, and a little fun symmetry (both internally and in terms of harking back to my first .1 issue) and a little meta. Plus all my remaining plots concluded. Well, my main ones. For more on that, you’ll turn to…

Preview here.

And talking about Consequences, here’s the second part. Where the first bounced all over the place, this focuses in about as tightly as you can, with the clear majority being a proper confrontation between Cyclops and Wolverine. Two guys in a close to bare room is one of the hardest tasks to draw in an interesting fashion, so let’s have a round of applause for Steve Kurth who keeps the tension ticking on correctly.

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Will be epic!

I just read Consequences and Uncanny…

I just hope someday I can give you a handshake! You genius!

“…you just know that no one else could stop me.”

“…lets say youre right. you’ve saved the mutantkind and you’re going to be on every little mutant posers wall.”

I love you Mr Gillen! The same way I used to love Uncle Chris (Claremont)!

You are one of the most complex writers in the comics nowadays!

Your books are more than just spandex and punches!

I am deeply sorry that you are leaving the X-verse!

I have to be the first to comment this!

I just read Consequences and Uncanny…

I just hope someday I can give you a handshake! You genius!

“…you just know that no one else could stop me.”

“…lets say youre right you just saved the mutantkind and youll be in every mutant posers wall!”

I love you Mr Gillen! The same way I used to love Uncle Chris (Claremont)!

You are one of the most complex writers in the comics nowadays!

Your books are more than just spandex and punches!

I am deeply sorry that you are leaving the X-verse!

You know guys, Kieron might be pulling a misdirection of his own here. When the extinction team comes back, he will too. No one has ever made X-Men as exciting as he did. Thanks Mr Gillen, ill jump on board Invincible when it comes out.

and btw, you made Cyke the best character ever, we love him as an anti-hero, kinda like Magneto (who is always awesome), but better.

Keep it up there, guy.

Mr. Gillen,
To tell you that I, and my twin bro Dennys, will miss your writing on Uncanny is a huge understatement! I’ve always loved Cyclops, and you have made him the official badass of the Marvel Universe. Also loved how you handled Namor. Who would have thought Imperius Rex was such a comedian! (please tell me you will write him again in the future!)
Good luck on all your future work!

Just wanted to say thank-you! The Magik beats weren’t what I was expecting or hoping for, but the characterization tickled me in all kinds of inappropriate ways. Having Illyana finally force Peter to release her from the precious snowflake of Giant Sized X-Men 1 was brilliant. Thanks again.