And she kicked ass.We saw this coming in issue 8, but in Uncanny X-Men 9, the one…the only…Alison Blaire (AKA Dazzler) made a triumphant return to Uncanny X-Men.
After hopping across Dimensions in the excellent, but short-lived, “X-Treme X-Men“, she’s back on Earth and working for S.H.I.E.L.D. Uniform and big gun aside, she’s liaising on all thing mutant for our favourite spy agency.
Her first mission?
Finding out where the hell Scott Summers and his band of misfits are hiding.
Dazzler gets some cracking one-liners in this issue and demonstrates why she’s been frequently under-rated. She’s not just a cat-suit and some flashing lights.
“So did you all go nuts together or did you all go nuts one by one?”
And it looks like her time spent with the Xavier-head-in-a-jar has given her an edge.
Unfortunately (spoilers ahoy!) she’s taken down by the x-books’ villain of the month, Mystique, who quickly assumes her identity.
I was hoping for more kick-ass Dazzler S.H.I.E.L.D. action, but it looks like we’re up for something even better: several issues of Dazzler on the rampage as she works to reclaims her good name.
(I’m just assuming Mystique will be causing mayhem in Dazzler’s body….and I’m just basing that on every single story featuring Mystique. Ever.)
And hopefully, kicks seven shades of you-know-what out of Mystique in the process. And even wipe the smirk off Emma Frost’s face while she’s at it.
God, I love a bit of Dazzler.
Probably because of the fabulous costumes, glitter and roller-skates.
(Don’t you just hate stereotypes?)
This new series of Uncanny X-men just got incalculably better. Roll on next month’s issue.