COMICS: Magneto Confronts Cyclops In First Look At UNCANNY X-MEN #18

Artist Ron Garney (Amazing Spider-Man) joins writer Kieron Gillen (Journey Into Mystery) for another Avengers Vs. X-Men tie-in which will more than likely be once again superior to the main series! In this sneak peek, Magneto finally confronts Cyclops.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/6/2012
•Cyclops and Emma have supreme power and it threatens to tear them apart.


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UNCANNY X-MEN #18
Written by KIERON GILLEN
Pencils & Cover by RON GARNEY


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alexi52 - 9/6/2012, 1:28 PM
lol at what cyclops says to magneto
Reasonnnn - 9/6/2012, 1:29 PM
cyclops lolol
TheSoulEater - 9/6/2012, 1:30 PM
Cyclops:"I'm winning!"


SpideyQuad - 9/6/2012, 1:34 PM
That was harsh. Scott should know better, LOL
Oxbow - 9/6/2012, 1:36 PM
Magneto got BURNED!
McGribble - 9/6/2012, 1:37 PM
When did Cyclops become a Kinght and start dressing like nightwing?
REDSTORM - 9/6/2012, 1:39 PM
Once more for good measure:

MyInnerDork - 9/6/2012, 1:53 PM
Why does Cyclops look like Robocop now? Hate it.
OdinsBeard - 9/6/2012, 1:53 PM
i hope cyke stays like this. i was disappointed when Daredevil reverted back to a good guy, that would've been one of the greatest falls from grace in comics. now this has the potential to be. however i will start the count down to things going back to normal... *sigh
xstryker - 9/6/2012, 1:55 PM
Nice, redstorm!
REDSTORM - 9/6/2012, 2:00 PM
Minato - 9/6/2012, 2:22 PM
That last panel had Charlie Sheen written all over it. Im glad someone else noticed it @TheSoulEater.
StealthPWNAGE - 9/6/2012, 2:25 PM
When did Cyclops become Charlie Sheen? xD
jimoakley666 - 9/6/2012, 2:35 PM
Ha ha ha. "WINNING". Brilliant. Garney's artwork is getting better and better. Really impressed with his work on this issue.
AlcoholicA - 9/6/2012, 2:47 PM
Eh, I've written a book on cyclops today already. Just kill Emma cause she's losing it, let Cyclops have all the Phoenix. Trust in Cyclops.
MutantEquality - 9/6/2012, 2:55 PM
What a ride this is.
BlindLemonShemp - 9/6/2012, 2:57 PM
Im with a lot of you, and REALLY hope they use this to make a drastic change in Cyclops' character... He's been the ultimate badass of the X-Men (suck it logan) for decades now... maybe him turning into a bad guy wouldnt be too bad.

Although id still be a little pissed about losing my favorite hero, not nearly as pissed as id be if they just switched everything back to normal like nothing ever happened.

He's the Goddamn Cyclops! If anyone has a right to say 'Fudge all this' and become a misunderstood villian or an anti-hero, its gotta be Cyclops.

Come on Marvel, Don't put the guy through Hell his whole life just to puss out once he reaches the top of the mountain
MutantEquality - 9/6/2012, 2:58 PM
@REDSTORM

That is such a great post of Cyke and Cable. Fitting.
Bane2099 - 9/6/2012, 2:58 PM
Cyclops+Phoenix Force= WINNING :D
BackwardGalaxy - 9/6/2012, 3:06 PM
Cyclops Charlie?!
MutantEquality - 9/6/2012, 3:10 PM
@BlindLemonSemp

Thank you for reminding me about meaning. Im all for good guys vs the bad guys forever. Can you imagine for a second that all this mattered? That anything will be different? Even if Cyclops dies, what if he succeeds? What if the good vs evil keeps on but the everyday lives of humans AND mutants is greatly approved. That there is no longer famine, war, disease or ignorance.

Maybe if we can do it the comics in a believable way then maybe we can inspire to do it for real.

Can u imagine?

Ok I'm done I'm done
Shadowmaster35 - 9/6/2012, 3:20 PM
Yet Frost's personallity doesn't seem all that different from normal.
Anthrax - 9/6/2012, 4:14 PM
fyck cyclops [frick] emma ope thy both die especially emma
KingLing - 9/6/2012, 5:15 PM
@Shadowmaster35
That had me laughing out loud. Thank you for that. I really do hope Emma dies, I've never liked her attitude.
TimelessUnknown - 9/6/2012, 5:31 PM
Cyclops needs to die. That is all.
theboywonder - 9/6/2012, 5:50 PM
#winninggggggggggggg
Sortis - 9/6/2012, 6:57 PM
Marvel has basically made Cyke something he isn't and never was and doing the same thing with Wolverine. Both characters have swapped roles with each other and become completely un-characteristic of who they once were. It's sad actually...
AdamX - 9/6/2012, 7:47 PM
Cyclops has taken the fate of the entire mutant race and placed them entirely on his own shoulders. Good decisions and badhe had to caculate what was the best course of action for his people. Considering that all the tradgedy they encountered in past issues and no other heroes were there to help. Hating him just because of the decisions he made for the betterment of mutantkind. He has evolved into a leader and that means making decisions that others wont undrstand.
AnonymousGuy - 9/6/2012, 8:37 PM
Cyke out-Magnetoed Magneto!
MGS - 9/6/2012, 11:53 PM
Yet, somehow, both he and Emma will survive this while another will pay the price with their life for their folly.
loki668 - 9/7/2012, 12:00 AM
Tiger's blood, Phoenix's balls, Sheen's mentality. Next thing you know, Cyclops is going to lose his job on Two And a Half Mutants.

Lord Loki has spoken
schneider625 - 9/7/2012, 2:03 AM
This is actually tempting me to pick up some Marvel books. I read enough with DC, but this looks awesome. Cyclops has always been my favorite on in the Marvel U.
TheMyth - 9/7/2012, 4:15 AM
I wonder what any of you would do with such power... likely squander it on personal gain. If Cyke were such a bad guy here, he'd have simply eliminated everything that opposed him from the get go, with a snap of his fingers and all would have been powerless to stop it, and they still are. And let's not forget this is another blunder caused by Tony Stark and his interfering with a force beyond human comprehension. And in the beginning they were only doing good! Free clean water and energy for the world immediately, wars were ceased immediately, but the stupid primates couldn't accept a wonderful gift because they'd not done it themselves, so they provoke Gods. I hope before the end of this, Cyke racks up a nice body count, Tony Stark and some others hopefully among them.
loki668 - 9/7/2012, 6:37 AM
@TheMyth

If I had those powers, I would scorch the Jersey Shore from the face of the earth.

Lord Loki has spoken
Odin - 9/7/2012, 9:22 AM
I hope that Wolverine kills Cyclops and Magneto becomes the new leader for X-men.
TheFallen - 9/7/2012, 12:20 PM
Oh Avengers Vs X-men what could have been. The sloppy writing of this "major event" is killing the image of so many characters. Not to mention all the fake conflict they are trying to create out of nothing. This event really could have worked if the writing and over all story actually presented real conflicts. 2 ways I think it could have gone instead of the current mess that was chosen:

1. When stark splits the Phoenix Force into 5 they could have chosen better hosts . I think Cyke and Emma should have been in the 5 but having 3 more mutants who were on cyke's side from day one doesn't add to the conflict. Instead of namor ( Namor now not being in the 5 adds to the jealousy and competition for Emma with Scott Since Scott would now have a God like status with the Phoenix Force in him) , colossus , and magik. The 5 should have had Storm ( Very powerful influential mutant ,has ties to the X-men and Avengers not mention her husband is the Black Panther.). The next would be Thor ( He is practically a God already and did battle with the Phoenix proving his worth. How would Cap feel about the Phoenix if one of the mar key Avengers was in the Phoenix 5.) The last would be the Silver Surfer ( he has had alot of time spent working for and battling Galactus so he understands what a all powerful force can do to worlds. Imagine his cosmic power merged with the Phoenix force. Also his connections to the FF and Defenders would help in actually creating some conflict). Mixing the 5 with X-men and Avengers actual makes both sides question who and what they believe and who do they choose to follow. Esp. since some of the previous mentioned 5 were originally against Scott and brining the Phoenix Force to Earth and letting Hope absorb it. Now when they start reshaping the world for the better they could show everyone including the avengers letting their guard down and thinking maybe Cyke was right because look at all the good they have done. Except maybe keeping Capt., Iron man, and Wolverine still slightly skeptical but in secret. That could then lead to each of 5 slowly being corrupted by the power forcing Avengers and X-men to join forces and defeat the 5.

2. Another way it could have played out is when Stark separates the Phoenix we learn that their were other people interested in obtaining the power of the Phoenix for themselves. How are we suppose to believe in the return of the Phoenix there are no villains who want the power for themselves !? They could have had Sinister( always trying to evolve the mutant gene and would obviously like the idea of mutants being re populated and made to be the dominate species) tracking the Phoenix and the avenger's and X-men this whole time waiting for the right moment to obtain the force for himself and few other big bad villains - Thanos ( the guy court's death loves power and is one of the greatest marvel villains . Why would he not be interested in having the all powerful phoenix force. Exodus would be another choice for me. ( He is one of the most powerful mutants in the marvel universe and was last seen in the comics trying to reunify the x-men by force when he heard of the split after schism). Next would be Dr. Doom. one of the most powerful villains in the Marvel universe he would prove to be a major addition to these group. His conflicts with so many marvel heroes makes this a great opportunity for him . My final addition would be Vulcan , the younger brother of Cyke and Havok. He is an extremely powerful mutant who has a thirst for vengeance and power. obtaining the phoenix force would allow to get revenger of prof. x and the X-men as well has the shi'ar empire. ( I Kept Apocalypse , Red Skull, and Kang off the list since they will be used in Uncanny Avengers with Marvel NOW)
There are 3 ways i think this could play out:
1.The first would be right from the get go the 5 present their intentions of ruling earth and enslaving other world's with their new powers forcing the X-men and avengers to unite. This corruption of the phoenix force being split in an unnatural way could spark the return of Jean Grey to help defeat the 5 and have the Phoenix re join her.
2. The avengers and the X-men could be battling these 5 as the world is destroyed around them losing many members along the way but in the end they defeat the last of the 5 and the Phoenix force goes into hope who then uses the force to restore the earth and all those who were killed in the events of the 5 .
3. The 5 obtain the power and say they are here to save mutant kind and reshape the world in a more harmonious fashion for all and ask the X-men ( not the avengers) and other mutants to help them in this quest as they all "believed" in the good restoring power of the Phoenix. Cyke thinks he was right about the Phoenix force ( thinks Capt. and iron man are just jealous that he was right about the Phoenix and that the 5 chose mutants to help them not avengers. ) and in the beginning the 5 do help to make the world better. Capt, Iron man, Richards, Wolvy, Prof. X , Magneto, Namor and Emma Frost all doubt the 5's intentions but meet in secret to discuss these things so not to cause distraction. This obvs. causes a rift between Cyke and that group when he learns of this group and their meetings. esp. emma ,namor, and prof. X. Eventually though we find out the 5 want to make humans slaves or rid them from the earth as they are not as highly evolved as the 5 and their mutant allies. And all the good deeds they had done were simply all traps to kill the innocent ( exp. where there was no water the 5 made water there but now it is massive flooding waters and title waves destroying and killing people. fault lines that were deemed safe and now have ppl living there suddenly split with earthquakes having ppl fall to thier death ect.) Scott feels extremely guilty and gives a heart felt speech/apology to all the X-men and avengers saying he failed them as a leader and his blindness has doomed the world. However He rallies to lead the avengers and X-men to defeat the 5 showing off all the great qualities which made him such an amazing leader in the first place and even sacrificing himself in the end to save the world.

yes that was a very long rant but i just had to get it out !
Bodwulf - 9/7/2012, 2:27 PM
I can't wait till Cyclops uses his FALCON PUNCH!
GUNSMITH - 9/7/2012, 4:07 PM
HE'S A DOUCHE BUT I ADMIT HIS VISOR IS THE COOLEST ONE HE'S EVER WORN.

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