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Uncanny Avengers #13: Review

Oct 2013
Rick Remender, Daniel Acuna

Story Name:

(No title given)

Review & Comments

Rating:
3.5 stars

Uncanny Avengers #13 Review by (October 27, 2013)
Daniel Acuna's back as artist after Salvador Larroca's visit last issue. The whole Unity team is back, after half of them taking time off last issue. Apart from that, what more can I say? The story grinds slowly towards its conclusion. But it *looks* good. The main plot point this time is that Scarlet Witch hasn't really joined the enemy. But unfortunately her teammates still think she has. Various dei ex machina are poised to resolve the story. Thor might make it back. Immortus might get in. Cap's idea of separating the Twins might work. And there's always Kang.



 

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Uncanny Avengers #13 Synopsis by Rob Johnson
Last issue Banshee of the resurrected 4 Horsemen tried to stop Captain America, Havok and Wasp from invading the Apocalypse Twins' base, deafening Cap in the process. Now he continues to fight Havok until Wasp flies into his throat and destroys his vocal cords, negating his sonic super-power. And now Havok can take him out with a cosmic energy blast.

Cap rejoins them, still deaf, and they enter the room that was being
guarded. This room is an ultra-TARDIS, and inside they find the Twins'
Celestial spaceship. (And even more, a whole pocket dimension that
contains a nebula containing the ship.) They guess that the beam of
energy emanating from the ship is the Tachyon Dam that is keeping
Immortus (and any other time-travellers) away. Wasp elects herself to
sneak aboard and switch the Dam off. She dodges and fights her way
through Pale Rider guards on pterodactyls to the Dam, only to be
confronted by another Horseman, Sentry.

Cap and Havok are also fighting past Pale Rider guards and their giant
crab mounts. They reach huge statues of Eimin and Uriel whose hands
are joined holding up a star symbol. Cap has got some of his hearing
back, and can hold a conversation with Havok. He remembers what the
Immortus hologram told him in #9 (just before it was destroyed) -
"Once divided all is lost". He thought it warned against letting the
team be split, as has happened. But now they wonder if separating the
Twins is the way to defeat them.

Elsewhere in that Akkaba Nebula, Thor has been left on a far away
planet Tyconria by Sentry. And green gamma lava is spewing through the streets of a city there, which Thor's going to have to deal with before he can think about getting back to the rest of the Uncanny
Avengers Unity
team. He uses Mjolnir to open a portal to an ocean on
Earth, and the water pouring through quenches the lava.

Inside the Celestial ship Eimin and Uriel are meeting with Scarlet
Witch
and Wonder Man, who have agreed to create the Rapture which will spirit mutants away from Earth, to save them from the concentration camps Red Skull is going to set up. Wanda will cast the spell and Simon will provide the power.

The 3rd Horseman Daken is torturing his father Wolverine. As well as physical torture the son reminds Logan how he killed Daken in Uncanny X-Force #34. Now he reveals to his father, as we readers already knew, that Sabretooth manipulated them into that situation. What's more, and what's new to us, is that Sabretooth filmed the incident. Now Red Skull has the tape as 1 of the things he will use to turn mankind fully against mutants. And also sour them against the Avengers as well.

As the Twins enter, Daken explains the plan to save all mutants by
taking them to a new world. There'll be a new mutant school there, and
Daken will run it. And make sure to teach the kids how badly Wolverine
had failed them. Uriel says they'll name the school after Wanda
Maximoff
, the woman who'll save the mutants. Logan doesn't believe
Scarlet Witch will help them. But Daken says she's already agreed.

Scarlet Witch and Wonder Man meet privately, and Wanda pulls Simon
close so she can whisper to him. She says she's going to use the
Rapture to bring all mutants here, but as an army *against* the Twins.
Simon is relieved. And Wanda reveals another reason she drew him
close, as they begin to make love.

Wolverine has been left alone, crucified. But the remaining Uncanny
Avengers, Rogue and Sunfire, find him and free him. Severely weakened, Logan tells them about Scarlet Witch working with the Apocalypse Twins. Rogue swears to stop her. She absorbs Wolverine's power, including his claws (presumably the bone version). She and Sunfire race off to confront Wanda.

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Daniel Acuna
Daniel Acuna
Daniel Acuna
John Cassaday (Cover Penciler)
John Cassaday (Cover Inker)
Laura Martin (Cover Colorist)


Characters

Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch

(Wanda Maximoff)
Thor
Thor

(Odinson)
Wasp
Wasp

(Janet Van Dyne)
Wolverine
Wolverine

(James Howlett)

Plus: Apocalypse Twins, Banshee, Havok, Sunfire.