Before teasing us the huge conflict on the horizon for Scott Summers and his new band of X-Men, the latest issue of Uncanny X-Men takes a step back and deals on the relationships inside the new Charles Xavier’s School for Mutants, particularly that of Cyclops and Emma Frost.
Issue #2 catches us up on the state of Cyclops and Emma’s strained relationship after the fallout of AvX that left both unable to fully control their powers. Although still able to project her thoughts, often without meaning to, Emma’s ability to read other’s minds has not returned. Although no longer romantically involved, it’s obvious the two still care for each other and if Cyclops’ new version of the X-Men is going to work he’s going to have to rely heavily on his former flame.
We also get learn a little more about a couple of Cyclops’ new recruits: Fabio Medina and Tempus (whose wish to see her family send the group back to Australia and, thanks to Magneto‘s betrayal, right into the path of the Avengers). Worth a look.