Saturday, February 5, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #4 reviews

Having narrowly avoided two major cyclones here in Queensland, and having my computer out of action for several weeks, I'm now back online with multiple reviews of the fantastic issue that was #4. Check out what the following reviewers/websites had to say:

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rick Remender interview

Check out Comic Book Resources for an excellent interview with Rick Remender, discussing the Deathlok arc, the return of Lady Deathstrike, and the future of Uncanny X-Force!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #7 & #8 previews!


Penciled by ESAD RIBIC
Thor Goes Hollywood Variant by MIKE DEL MUNDO

Deathlok Nation: part 3
The hordes of the Deathlok Nation continue to flood into our world, intent on killing Fantomex and protecting the super soldier production facility known as The World…but why? With The World now infected by the Deathlok virus, and X-Force locked in heated battle with the most powerful warriors in the Marvel Universe, humanity’s hopes rest in the hands of one man, but who is Weapon Infinity?!
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

(Regular #7 cover shown - the other is a "Thor in Hollywood" variant)


Penciled by JEROME OPEÑA
Before the Fall: part 1

A nuclear facility has been infiltrated and taken over by the Shadow King! With nuclear missiles now aimed at both Utopia and New York, the lives of Earth's heroes hang in the balance. X-Force heads into action, but to save the world, they must make a terrible choice. In order to prevent a nuclear holocaust, Wolverine and his team must kill every last person working in the facility. X-Force can save the day, but at what cost?
32 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99


Wolverine promised Cyclops that X-Force would disband. He lied. A secret society has resurrected En Sabah Nur, putting into motion events that will turn this age of heroes into an Age of Apocalypse! To hold them back, Wolverine and Archangel bring together Fantomex, Deadpool and Psylocke to form the Uncanny X-Force! Stained by their history, they are the only ones capable of making the hard resolutions necessary. A band of likeminded friends and mercenaries set to one purpose, one big ugly task: kill Apocalypse by any means. Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE #1-4 and material from WOLVERINE: ROAD TO HELL.
120 PGS./Parental Advisory …$19.99

Friday, December 24, 2010

Award nominations.......

Uncanny X-Force received the following nominations in the "Best of 2010 Awards" at

-  Best Writer (Rick Remender)
-  Best New Series
-  Best Art Team

Unfortunately, the book didn't win any of the awards - Batman & Robin pretty much scooped the pool!

There's always 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Upcoming covers - updated with March 2011 solicits!

Here are some upcoming Uncanny X-Force covers/solicits - check out the X-Loks!

Uncanny X-Force #5.1
Written by: Rick Remender
Penciled by: Rafael Albuquerque
Cover by: Simone Bianchi

Special Point One issue.
Start reading with this Point One issue. When a situation calls for hard choices, the X-Force is there to step in. Lady Deathstrike, with the deadly Reavers at her side, set out to destroy the X-Men in their home! Deathstrike will obliterate the X-Men or die trying, and this new Uncanny X-Force is more than happy to oblige. As the line between right and wrong become more and more blurred, will the Uncanny X-Force be heralded as heroes…or villains?

Uncanny X-Force #6
Written by: Rick Remender
Art & Cover by: Esad Ribic
“Deathlok Nation,” Part 2

Buried deep, sequestered under a million years of unnatural evolution, Father, architect of The World, has a solution to the relentless and fruitless super human conflict that has left the Earth teetering on the brink of destruction. The Deathlok virus will spread, acclimate and control them all. In order to protect Earth’s heroes from the Deathlok virus, X-Force must kill The World’s Father, and his perfect future with him. But should they? How many people would a hero allow to die to ensure worldwide utopia?


Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE #1-3.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Updated release dates!

Here are the latest shipping updates:

Uncanny X-Force #4 will ship on 26th January (delayed from the 19th).

Uncanny X-Force #5 will ship on 16th February (delayed from the 2nd Feb).

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #3 review(s)!

Hey everyone - computer troubles have kept me away for a week, but I've managed to read #3 (several times), and I think it really upholds the high standards the previous two issues set for it! 

The Final Horsemen (and their powers) are fleshed out well by Remender and Opena, and each of the characters have distinct personalities that are sure to be developed even more in the future. The single-page origins of each character are invaluable, and artistically detailed, helping to make these Horsemen into viable, interesting characters, as opposed to generic archtypes.

And what an impact these characters have on X-Force! The battle is initially one-sided, in favour of Apocalypse's followers, but thanks to some mental intervention by Psylocke, and some illusion-casting by Fantomex, X-Force are slowly evening the odds. The next issue, the final one in the current storyline, should lead to a very exciting and unpredicatable ending.

The issue winds up with Psylocke ready to finish the child Apocalypse. In all my years of comics, I have never found Betsy to be an interesting character, but she certainly stole a lot of limelight this issue. Her psychic searches of the Horsemen, her dampening of Fantomex's pain, and the intensity of the last panel all contribute to my growing interest in the character. This wouldn't be possible without the interesting writing of Rick Remender and the detailed, engaging artwork of Jerome Opena. Well done to all!


For more reviews, see:

- IGN Comics - 8.5/10

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Preview of Uncanny X-Force #3!

Check it out at Newsarama! The first few pages of Uncanny X-Force #3, including brief origins of the Final Horsemen!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reviews of #2!

Check out some excellent reviews of Uncanny X-Force #2 at:

- Comic Book Resources (4.5 out of 5)
- Newsarama, and
- IGN Comics (8.5 out of 10)

If you've found other reviews of #2 around the internet, let me know!