"Uncanny X-Men" #1 Teases Mystery of Archangel's Return

Wed, January 6th, 2016 at 9:04am PST | Updated: January 6th, 2016 at 9:05am

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

This article contains spoilers for "Uncanny X-Men" #1, on sale now


Ever since it was revealed that Archangel would be a member of Magneto's team in "Uncanny X-Men," fans have wondered just what role the founding X-Man would play in the series. Archangel had his mind rebooted in "Uncanny X-Force's" 2011 storyline "The Dark Angel Saga," and the character has been written as an amnesiac with delusions of being a literal angel ever since then. And while a time-displaced teenage version of Angel has received plenty of attention in the pages of "All-New X-Men," the adult amnesiac Warren Worthington began to fade into the background over the past year, leaving many to wonder both about his whereabouts and the status of his condition. Seeing him on the cover of "Uncanny" #1 back in his classic attire only raised more eyebrows.

While Cullen Bunn and Greg Land's "Uncanny X-Men" #1 doesn't outright answer what's happened with Archangel to get him out of his angelic amnesiac look and back into his classic -- and intimidating -- outfit, it at least offers an update on the character's status quo.

Interior art from "Uncanny X-Men" #1 by Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Nolan Woodard

The character is still an amnesiac, although it now looks as if he's completely void of any personality or sentience; the fact that he's called a "predator drone" is telling. Writer Cullen Bunn has already teased that Archangel will play a big role in the title's upcoming "Apocalypse Wars" tie-in, so more answers about the state of Warren Worthington will most likely be given during the event.

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