If you'd like to know more about the Final Horsemen, before #3 hits the stands, check out the preview atComics Alliance!It features an unlettered page on each of the new Horsemen, as well as Wolverine facing off with Pestilence!
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.
UNCANNY X-FORCE #5
Written by RICK REMENDER
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)!
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.
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.
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In the meantime, here's the latest preview of Uncanny X-Force #2, courtesy of Marvel.com, as well as Part 1 and Part 2 of an interview with Rick Remender from Examiner.com!