Uncanny X-Force #5

Uncanny X-Force #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Esad Ribic Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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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)!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 21, 2011

    Esad Ribic also returns to the X-verse following his turn in "Dark Reign: The List: Wolverine," the story that this issue chiefly builds on. As before, his work is fantastic, clean, almost ethereal, but completely adept at rendering the crazier ideas of The World alongside appearances by Spider-Man and Captain America (or, at least, Deathlok-ed versions thereof.) The X-line is remarkably strong right now, but issues like this mean that "Uncanny X-Force" is quite simply must-read stuff. Ignore it at your own detriment Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Feb 16, 2011

    This issue is mainly a solo adventure starring Fantomex, though Remender does bring in the whole team long enough to reflect on the tragic ending to issue #4. Surprisingly enough, Deadpool emerges as the conscience of the group, which proves once more that Remender isn't afraid to diverge from the norm in terms of characterization. But this is largely Fantomex's show, and he carries the issue very well. Remender delves into the mysterious hero's motivations and provides a deeper glimpse of his slightly bizarre home life. All in all, it's yet another expertly crafted script that should please readers regardless of their fondness for Fantomex and the other relics of New X-Men. This series continues to fire on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 20, 2011

    Yep, Uncanny X-Force is the best X-Book right now. Hell, its one of the best books PERIOD that Marvel is putting out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan K Lindsay Feb 20, 2011

    This comic is good, but it's a tease. There's a few good concepts dropped, and it's definitely leading into more, and the fights all satisfy on their own, but it doesn't quite feel like an issue to stand alone something I feel every issue should be able to do to some degree. This is inventive fun that feels more subversive, even with just a straight up fight issue, than most Xbooks. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 17, 2011

    Still, I like the ending of this story, so I'll keep hanging around - for a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Feb 20, 2011

    What keeps this issue from being perfect is the plot, which doesnt appear at this point to have stakes anywhere near as high as the last arc. The Borg-like intentions of the program sticks us with just a bit of a been there, done that feel. This is Remender, though, so I highly doubt that itll go anywhere near what were expecting, but its far too early to start handing out the perfect scores. What we have is an excellent start that fleshes out the team dynamics nicely, and thats more than enough for the moment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Feb 20, 2011

    I am curious as to how long this arc will be, short as the previous arc was. If this is a similarly-sized arc, it has potential. As a full-size (6ish chapter) arc, I'll be very tempted to bail on the title. The largest part of that--and my main complaint for the issue--is its price...but so far there's something to this series that's kept me picking it up beyond its first issue. If you like the characters or concept of this series in general...or anything Deathlok-related, this issue seems quite worthy of picking up. Read Full Review

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