REVIEW CORNER: Uncanny X-Men # 308

Uncanny X-Men # 308
Writer: Scott Lobdell
Penciller: John Romita Jr.
Inkers: Dan Green & Al Vey
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Colorist: Steve Buccellato
Cover Date: January 1993
Keeping with the theme of reviewing Thanksgiving issues, this week I’ll take a look at Uncanny X-Men # 308 which is a very quiet issue for this series seeing as how it’s always riddled with mayhem and chaos within every issue due to the plots so this is a pleasant surprise.

This issue kicks off with Jean Grey and Scott Summers looking back on the numerous events they shared together or with The X-Men while the rest of the team celebrate Thanksgiving, I especially like a particular moment where Professor X gets in the middle of a football game, and this alone gives this issue a “laugh out loud” bit that makes the spirit of Thanksgiving alive and well; This issue also highlights a very special moment for Jean and Scott that cements their relationship for the better.

Scott Lobdell can be hit or miss, especially when it comes to his Uncanny X-Men run but for this issue, he brought a touch of what Chris Claremont did, which is exhibit the family aspect of the X-Men and the wonderful connections that they share together; John Romita Jr.s art looks very rough, almost like he drank too much coffee and was racing to meet his deadline, I also felt like it doesn’t help that this issue had two inkers which made such significant damage to the visual factors of this series. This Thanksgiving issue of Uncanny X-Men brought in warmth, humor, and grace and made it a noteworthy episode in the ever-growing life of The X-Men and it’s an issue for anyone who is a fan of the Scott Summers/Jean Grey relationship.

Well, that’s it for me. I deliver one more review of a Thanksgiving issue then for the next few weeks, I’ll begin looking at some Hawkeye issues in honor of the Disney+ series. Thanks for sticking around and I will see you all next week.

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