Uncanny X-Force #1

Uncanny X-Force #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 6, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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�AGES,� PART 1 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. Parental Advisory �$3.99

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Roberts Oct 8, 2010

    At one point, Fantomex observes that this team isnt jovial and lacks a sense of camaraderie in the face of battle that the X-men have, but this is not intended as a replacement to the X-Men. This is something different, and I, for one, am thrilled that this combination of characters, artist, and writer have all come together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Oct 8, 2010

    Its the tweaked roster, the bright colors and that terrible opening pun that signal that Uncanny X-Force will be distinctly different from the previous X-Force series. Hopefully Remender, Opea, and company follow through with the promise of this issue. If they do, this book could rival some of the better X-Books. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Tacopina Oct 8, 2010

    Overall, this issue went a great way to ease the initial trepidations that many readers may have had going into the new direction. It also established that both Deadpool and Fantomex can be intriguing and captivating when written as they were by Remender. The character interactions were phenomenal, and I love how they bounced off one another regardless of the mood or situation. It had a great flow and a steady consistency. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 7, 2010

    I really don't know what I expected from Uncanny XForce, but it certainly wasn't something as characterdriven as this issue was. Between Angel's war with himself and the bold personalities of Fantomex and Deadpool, Rick Remender offers a new spin on the XForce formula that works very well. I wasn't blown away by this issue, but I was impressed enough that I'd say it is well worth your money. There are a lot of really interesting concepts coming together here under some damn fine craftsmanship. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Oct 11, 2010

    From the first issue, it looks like "Uncanny X-Force" might be a success, and it certainly deserves at least as long a run as its immediate predecessor. Despite the presence of Wolverine and Deadpool, Marvel's most over-exposed duo, this book feels like something you don't get elsewhere: an ensemble team book with strong fundamentals and a clear idea of where it's going. Let's hope the next issue keeps up this level of quality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Oct 17, 2010

    Great first issue that did more for me than the entire run of the previous XForce, which was more of a 90's grimdark spectacle than anything. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ross Haralson Oct 8, 2010

    Altogether, this issue is an excellent debut for Uncanny X-Force, and the strength of this issue should offer more than enough justification to buyers wary of adding yet another X-title to their pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - George Chimples Oct 8, 2010

    Uncanny X-Force #1 depicts nine cultists, three nubile slaves, two Neimodian-looking dudes, one human sacrifice, one Miami Sound Machine reference, and one The Thing action figure. It has four breeps, four thnks, two shwunks, one grennchh and one grakadoom. Four out of five stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 7, 2010

    So will I buy future issues? I might go one or two more issues to give the team a chance to get their "sea legs" - but I hope future issues have a bit more story packed in there. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 10, 2010

    Uncanny X-Force #1 was a great start to this new X-Men series. After all the other X-books failing to capture my interest post-Second Coming it is great that this series is out because I can now start reading an X-Men book again. Outside my issues with how Psylocke was handled, Remender did a great job showing why this is going to be a much more effective strike team. Each member is given a moment to shine. With a nice hook ending involving child version of Apocalypse I am looking forward to seeing were Remender takes this title. I am definitely on board with this title and I recommend X-Men fans to check this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe LopezShare Oct 6, 2010

    What's Not So Good: Opening the book with a Deadpool scene was, for me, irritating. It's one thing to have to sit through another Deadpool story just to get my X-Force fix (I'm not a fan of the Deadpool character, nor do I buy any of his titles), but to have to sit through a bunch of Deadpool scenes that aren't funny? Torture. Also, the full-face mask-wearing duo of Deadpool and Fantomex, aesthetically, just bothers me. I know I'm being picky, but every time I saw the two of them both clad in those black and white costumes with those masks, I kept thinking Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow had somehow joined the X-Men. Finally, throwing characters together on a team because they're all killers and tough as hell makes strategic sense, sure, but it doesn't always make for great drama. I know it may have seemed that the previous team was just bunch of people with claws and sharp weapons, but you had a fair mix of personalities present when all was said and done. From the regret and hesitancy of Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Oct 10, 2010

    As first issues go, this is one of the better ones I've read from either of the "big two" lately, and I'm sufficiently interested in the story to at least consider looking for a collected edition even if I don't return for the single issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 14, 2011

    The opening issue of Uncanny X-Force hits all the right marks for what it wants to present It has a cast that I like about half the members of whereas others I'm just not that familiar with, such as Fantomex (who isn't really named here as far as I can see) and Deadpool. Add in the regular E.V.A. references which don't mean anything to me coming in fresh and there's things here that can be deal with depending on whether it can be slid into the story arc itself. The idea of bringing back Apocalypse as a child is one that I like as a quandary for the group to face, especially considering their connection to him, and that's the hook that works. The rest of the book has its moments and I'm curious as to how the character side of it will work with the ones that I like, but it wasn't a compelling book, even at 32 pages for an opener. Read Full Review

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