Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #3

For those who haven't been reading this title this is a pretty good place to start. The X-Force team (Wolverine, Psylocke, Deadpool, Archangel, Fantomex) makes their way to the moon to kill a small defenseless child. Why you ask? Well, it turns out that child is the recently resurrected Apocalypse with four brand spankin' new Horsemen to do his bidding.

The story introduces all four of the new Horsemen and lets them wipe the face of the moon with these X-Men. This works well enough, even if it has one major flaw. As "edgy' as Marvel wants us to believe this title is there's no way it's going to let any of these characters kill a defenseless child who isn't even sure what he wants. This means the stakes here are far smaller than Marvel would like us to believe.

Even with this limitation the team itself works well in its own dysfunctional way. And I will give credit to writer Rick Remender for breathing some much needed life and charm back into Psylocke. For at least an issue I actually cared about the character again. Worth a look.

[Marvel $3.99]

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