Uncanny X-Force Volume 1 Paperback – 26 Oct 2011
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About the Author
Rick Remender is the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature. He is also the writer of Marvel's X-Force, Punisher and Doctor Voodoo.
Outside of comics he has served as a writer on the Electronic Arts hit game Dead Space and is currently lead writer on EA/EPIC/PCF's Bulletstorm game. Prior to this, Remender served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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The story is that Apocalypse has been reborn and X-Force (Wolverine, Deadpool, Psylocke, Fantomex & Angel) are trying to stop him becoming the all powerful villain we all know, it violent and tells a good story but is a bit drawn out - will I get the next one? yes.
These are very powerful characters, and they deploy their powers in imaginative and unusual ways, to overcome their very powerful opponents, who also deploy their very powerful abilities in imaginative ways. The problem with characters that have such awesome powers is making their use of those powers interesting, and finding suitable threats, and here the interactions of the characters are used to make the story interesting. I'm not sure how many stories with the intensity of action and threat exhibited here can be run back to back before we reach the `so what' barrier. I have read the second volume of this series, and they have managed to keep the momentum going there, at least.
For me the reason this story isn't five stars is because it probably takes it's self a little to seriously, with the whole 'we're X-force and we kill' making me especially uncomfortable as once you remove the basic morality of super heroes it kinda just becomes pulp. The contradictions between wolverine personal morality depending on what comic he's in is something I find especially annoying.
Well worth the money though, one of the best X-books out there.
Archangel, Wolverine, Psylocke, Fantomex and Deadpool are Uncanny X-Force, the team of killers who do the dirty missions that the good ’n’ proper X-Men don’t touch. This time around they’ve got to kill Apocalypse - except here he’s a kid. Do they kill a child even though they know he grows up to become a terrible villain? Let the hand-wringing commence!
I’m baffled as to why this series is regarded so highly when it’s so extremely ordinary at best. Apparently the dialogue is great but it isn’t - unless people really loved Deadpool’s bad jokes: “Why did the nickel jump off the building but the dime didn’t? Dime had more cents” and “How do you kill a circus? Go for the juggler”. Boom boom. Maybe it was the pun of having the team fight the Final Horsemen: War, Famine, Pestilence and Death - geddit, the four horsemen of Apocalypse (even though they don’t have horses)?
As if often the case with anything X-related there’s a few questions over what’s going on with the characters unless you read every X-book published. Angel is now Archangel and has this Jekyll/Hyde duality to him for some reason. Oh, the angst, the angst of it all (ie. typical X-Men “drama”)! He’s also going out with Psylocke because you can’t have an X-Men comic without some soap-opera relationship stuff. Also not sure why Apocalypse is a kid all of a sudden but that character changes almost every time he appears because he’s always been so poorly defined so it’s no biggie.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The series follows a clandestine hit squad - they deal with all the things the x-men are too goody goody for. Read morePublished on 12 Mar. 2014 by Nathan
I was drawn to this team by the line-up, being a big fan of Fantomex and Wolverine, and from a character point of view it's an okay title. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2013 by Jibble
This is a very good tale, thoughtful for a comic as it is very provocative on the meaning of right and wrong. Read morePublished on 23 Feb. 2013 by William Axtell
Well worth it's price, great art works, amazing stories, perfect for fans of the x-men, x-force and/or marvel, 100% OutstandingPublished on 10 Sept. 2012 by B Zupa
Rick Remender brings back the old uncanny x-force taste but with new members. I've never liked Deadpool and Fantomex very much, but man, after reading this first volume, you gotta... Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2012 by Adrià