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!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More Horsemen info!

Courtesy of Rick Remender:

"Geisha's beetle's bite infects and consumes flesh. Persian is Death, commands all diseases."

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Preview of #3!

From Axel Alonso:
"Rick Remender really dug what Jason Aaron did with Deathlok over in "Wolverine: Weapon X" and saw the potential to revisit that character and his world in the pages of "Uncanny X-Force." And the hook is insane! The story starts in issue #5, out in February. Cover artist Esad Ribic is penciling it, and the pages will blow people away. Trust me when I say, Deathlok is a perfect fit for this book, this team.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Who are the Horsemen?

According to Rick Remender:

"PESTilence... bugs... who had bugs? Starving Warren = Famine. War is War. Uncle Ben is Death."

And check out some more positive reviews of Uncanny X-Force #2, at Newsarama (scroll down) and IGN.  

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #3 preview!

If you'd like to know more about the Final Horsemen, before #3 hits the stands, check out the preview at Comics Alliance! It features an unlettered page on each of the new Horsemen, as well as Wolverine facing off with Pestilence!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #2 review

It's been almost two months since #1, but the second issue of Uncanny X-Force certainly delivers!

Once again, each character has some excellent moments in the spotlight, including the conversations between Wolverine and Angel, the touching moment between Warren and Betsy, and rapport between Fantomex and Deadpool. The issue is told from Psylocke's perspective (as #1 was from Fantomex's), and Remender delves into what she deals with, and what she knows she could face in the future. He clearly understands these characters.

The artwork was of a very high standard, courtesy of Jerome Opena, although there was a lot happening in some of the fight scenes. I really hope the lateness of this issue doesn't delay the following issues to an almost bi-monthly schedule, as Opena's designs of the Final Horseman leaves me wanting to see more! It's genuinely hard to choose which Horseman is the creepiest.

Overall, a very entertaining and exciting issue. 4.5 out of 5.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #2 - First five pages!

Here are the first 5 pages of Uncanny X-Force #2, courtesy of Comic Book Resources!

And check out the team headshots -->

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #5 solicit

Art & Cover by ESAD RIBIC

There are innumerable and varying potential futures awaiting mankind. Between them exists only one constant: The rise of the Deathloks! Seeded in our present they grow, a time virus spreading across all possibilities, infiltrating the fate of mankind. One thing stands in their way; a man who shouldn’t exist. They come in waves, an army of time displaced Deathlok troopers made from Earth’s greatest warriors; Captain America, Spider-Man, Elektra, Cyclops, Venom, The Thing, Bullseye--all soldiers in the army of Deathlok. All operating under one directive: Fantomex must die! 

The hottest book on the stands just gets hotter as fan favorite writer Rick Remender (Punisher, Fear Agent) is joined by superstar artist Esad Ribic (Wolverine, Loki)!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Uncanny delays.......

Uncanny X-Force #3 has been pushed back a fortnight, to December 15th.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #2 preview!

Hey guys - there's a preview, with some new unlettered pages, of Uncanny X-Force #2, up at!

The issue is finally due on the 24th November.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

QuarterBin interview with Rick Remender

Another interview - this time, a video one - with Rick Remender, is up at The Quarter Bin. It runs for about 3 minutes, and Rick discusses Uncanny X-Force, and his other comics work.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rick Remender interview at CBR!

Comic Book Resources features a new interview with Rick Remender, discussing all the latest Uncanny X-Force happenings! Check it out at CBR!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Uncanny X-Force's new artist!

The artist for the second arc of Uncanny X-Force will be Esad Ribic! 

Esad has recently done some covers for Uncanny X-Force, and his previous comics work includes mini-series such as Loki, Silver Surfer: Requiem, Sub-Marine: The Depths (all Marvel) and Four Horsemen (Vertigo), amongst many other comics and covers.

Hopefully Esad will have a good head-start, as Uncanny X-Force #2 has been delayed for the third time, to 24th November.

Welcome to Cavern-X!

Fans of Uncanny X-Force, this blog is for you! 

Rick Remender and Jerome Opena have brought us a thrilling new comic series, looking into the dark side of Marvel's X-Universe, and I've created this blog to bring you all the latest news, previews, reviews and other X-Force-related tidbits that I can find. 

Feel free to contact me at any time with suggestions, links or other ideas for this blog! Just e-mail me!

In the meantime, here's the latest preview of Uncanny X-Force #2, courtesy of, as well as Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with Rick Remender from!