Review: X-Force #1

X-Force #1 coverX-Force (Vol. 2) #1
‘Angels and Demons, Part 1’
Writer: Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle
Artist: Clayton Clay

Update: X-Force #1 Commentary Track by Christopher Yost and Craig Kyle from ComicBookResources.com

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.

Facebook comments:

  1. Would happily do so. Unfortunately lack his address. Trust me, there’s several people who I’d recommend write for Marvel.

  2. I think it was just amazing, I finally found in this book the man Logan really is, I’m sorry but I refuse to think Wolverine is him in Origins, in Wolverine 50-55 and now in issue 62. By the way, the art is amazing too, this is gonna be very interesting.

    About Cyclops, I was really dissapointed too, but maybe it’s not Cyclpos but a skrull? who knows

  3. sigh…i would do terrible things to X-23. two of which i know are illegal in some southern states.

  4. Thought this issue was great. It’s been long overdue for Logan to get his own team.

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