Monday, January 4, 2010

Uncanny 522 Cover Mystery

So every comic forum is abuzz with the revelation of the new cover for Uncanny X-men 522. It's an issue Matt Fraction himself touts as a huge issue. But the biggest draw is the mystery woman blacked out on the cover. Who could it be? What could it mean?

A lot of people are speculating/hoping that it's Jean Grey. She's been gone in the comics a long time and she's always been a huge draw. Bringing her back for Second Coming is sure to add to the growing hype surrounding the event. But is it really her?

Personally, I think this is another tease. Marvel has done this before. They're not above doing it again. If it isn't broke, don't fix it. By adding mystery and hype, they increase sales even if it does tick off Jean Grey fans (a much maligned group if ever there was one). If the mystery woman is anyone, it's either Kitty Pryde or the Scarlet Witch. I'm leaning more towards the Scarlet Witch since Magneto is on Utopia right now and she has such a strong connection with House of M. It seems fitting. But I could be wrong. Only time will tell!

I would love to see Jean Grey return, but knowing Marvel that's a long shot at best.

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