Title: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Story: Joe Quesada
Art Team: Adam Kubert, Kevin Libranda, Dono Almara, Paul Mounts, Clayton Cowles
Editor: Tom Brevoort, Daniel Ketchum
On Comic Racks: March 15, 2017
Solicitation: The fight to stop the Red Skull spills out of Avengers Mansion and into the streets, but Rogue’s gambit works. When the Red Skull gains the upper hand, Deadpool comes through – with a little help from a few pals. And it’s lights out for at least one Avenger…
Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21 Review
We join this comic in the midst of a battle. The Red Skull, equipped with Professor Xavier’s brain, is mentally controlling the Uncanny Avengers to fight one another. He has reached the pinnacle of the fight – with Rogue pummeling Deadpool.
Deadpool, of course, cannot be controlled by the skull. So as he is lying broken on the floor, he taunts the skull by saying this was a fight he didn’t just rush into, but that he’d planned ahead for. He tells of how he went to Westchester, and (with the X-Men being sentimental collectors) found the means to his end.
Then, he produces the helmet of Magneto, which can withstand the might of a telepath, and places it on Rogues head. Rogue immediately rejoins the fight for good and captures the Red Skull, rendering him unconscious so the other heroes stop fighting one another.
The comic ends with Rogue flying the Red Skull to Beast, telling him to ready for brain surgery. What a great ending!
Does this signal the redemption/return of Charles Xavier? I can’t wait to find out.
Verdict: Uncanny Avengers (2015) #21
4.5 out of 5 stars.