The Uncanny X-Men relaunch is coming with Brian Bendis and Chris Bachalo at the helm, and before it even kicks off, it seems there's a slight problem with Cyclops's new squad. A new teaser released today shows Cyclops, Magik, Magneto, Emma Frost, and two of their new mutant recruits, and announces "One of these X-Men is a traitor!"
But who? Well, one of the new mutants would be relatively "easy" but could still be a neat twist. The last bastion of hope for Cyclops, the thing he's holding onto, is that all his sins can be forgiven if it means he can guide the next generation of mutants to be better, so one of them betraying him early on could be a huge blow.
Cyclops himself wouldn't make much sense in this situation, but the other two veterans next to him are certainly viable candidates. Magik, since her return, has clearly addressed the fact that she has returned with no soul and therefore no conscience. Magneto - well, he changes sides more than your average politician, and it's really only a matter of time for him to put on his black hat again.
Of course, there's also the possibility that the traitor is a traitor towards Cyclops, but not necessarily to mutants. Either way, it seems this will be one of the central mysteries for the book early on.
ONE OF THESE X-MEN IS A TRAITOR!
UNCANNY X-MEN #1 (DEC120608)
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art & Cover by CHRIS BACHALO
Variant Cover by STUART IMMONEN
true flagship book of the X-Men returns. In the wake of the Phoenix,
the world has changed and is torn on exactly what Cyclops and his team
of X-Men are – visionary revolutionaries or dangerous terrorists?
Whatever the truth, Cyclops, Emma Frost, Magneto, and Magik are out in
the world gathering up new mutants and redefining the name UNCANNY
FOC – 1/21/13, ON SALE – 2/13/13
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