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Every time.  Every time I get the bawwws over these two panels.  The pictures that Erik kept on Asteroid M, that he knew almost exactly where to find them even in the rubble, that there’s not just one, but at least two of Wanda and Pietro (and we can see at least four pictures total, but there may be one of Magda and Anya in there) and the deliberate parallel to Billy and Tommy.

Seeing those four in pictures, this family, made up of characters that I love so dearly, each and every one of them, it touches my heart every single time.  To know that Erik feels similar, that these people are still so very important to him, that his children are important to him even after everything that’s happened, to know that his grandchildren could be important to him, too, it’s one of my favorite things about the X-Men in recent years.

On a purely shallow note, ugh, I love so much that Billy and Tommy look so much like Wanda and Pietro.  I love Pietro’s >:| face in the foremost picture of him and Wanda.  I love that Erik obviously sought out a picture of his kids from when they were children.  That he had a picture of them when they were older, so it wasn’t just the one.

Ugh, all the feelings are inside me.

UNCANNY X-MEN #4 & 5
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W)
Issue #4 - CHRIS BACHALO (A/C)
Variant Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Issue #5 - FRAZER IRVING (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TBD
ISSUE #4 -
• How is Magik the only one of the Phoenix Five to come out of the experience unscathed?
• And there is something strange going on with one of the other members of the UNCANNY X-MEN.
ISSUE #5 -
• FRAZER IRVING (Batman and Robin) joins the creative team of UNCANNY X-MEN!
• Learn what it’s like to be a student at Cyclops’ new school.
32 PGS. (EACH)/Rated T+ …$3.99 (EACH)