X-Force (Vol. 2) #1
‘Angels and Demons, Part 1’
Writer: Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle
Artist: Clayton Clay
I have mixed feelings about this series.
I think there is a real need for a black ops X-Men group. Especially a black ops group run by Wolverine. But the setup of this series isn’t working for me. Cyclops is building a team of killers and won’t even let Wolverine choose the lineup. And the betrayal of X-23 by Cyclops is simply unconscionable. Plus, the painted artwork by Clayton Clay doesn’t feel right for this series. And these lame purple costumes reek of a future toy line.
So I starting thinking about the old Mission: Impossible series with Phelps flipping through photographs of potential team members in the opening credits every week. That’s how I imagined this series working, with Wolverine pulling together a different lineup for every job. A different lineup that showed just how good a strategist and tactician Wolverine is.
If you agree, send Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada a letter demanding that I be put on ‘X-Force’ immediately.
It’s worth a try…
From Marvel (preview): “There are lines that the X-Men have sworn never to cross. But after the shocking events of ‘Messiah CompleX,’ Cyclops realizes that some enemies need to be dealt with permanently… and the X-Men can never know about it. Enter Wolverine, Warpath, X-23 and Wolfsbane… X-Force.” On sale Feb 13, 2008.