Uncanny X-Force #8

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Billy Tan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 20, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 12
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Before the Fall: part 1 A nuclear facility has been infiltrated and taken over by the Shadow King! With nuclear missiles now aimed at both Utopia and New York, the lives of Earth's heroes hang in thebalance. X-Force heads into action, but to save the world, they must make a terrible choice. In order to prevent a nuclear holocaust, Wolverine and his team must kill every last person working in the facility. X-Force can save the day, but at what cost?

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Apr 27, 2011

    Perfection on paper. That's all I can say. This issue had it all. Great fight scenes. Great story. Amazing art. What more can we ask for? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 23, 2011

    "Uncanny X-Force" is one of the subversively smartest books Marvel puts out right now. Hidden under the veneer of 90s glam cool characters and edgy hyperviolence beats a heart that is exceeding its limit. Remender has been handed a lethal mutant team and instead of revelling in the glee of excess, he instead has turned his focus inward to see how a group of heroes kill, why they kill, and what happens after they kill. If only all action comics were created with such intellect and intricacy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 26, 2011

    This book really isn't for all readers - the story is following some dark, twisted paths, and we're never quite sure why some characters are involved with this team - but it's a series loaded with surprises as it explores the dark underbelly of the Marvel Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Apr 23, 2011

    A fantastic issue of a fantastic comic. Give it a go. Better still, even if you've not been reading from issue 1, this is a very accessible place to jump on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 20, 2011

    Luckily, I was more impressed by the artwork than I expected to be. Billy Tan's recent work on New Avengers and Thor was plagued by goofy character anatomy and a general sense of inconsistency. Here, his work is greatly smoothed out and softened thanks to the colors of Dean White. Remender himself has said that White's continued presence on the series lends a sense of regularity despite the rotating pencilers, and it's easy enough to see what he means here. At first glance one might not notice much of a difference from Jerome Opena's issues. Granted, Tan's panels are more static and lacking a bit of the energy seen in Opena or Esad Ribic's work, but the book remains clean and attractive to the eye. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Apr 25, 2011

    Still, there's a magic, a nostalgic effervescence, transmitted from these pages, a look back at how cool and action-packed superhero comics can really be under the right circumstances. Uncanny X-Force remains exuberantly white-knuckled while peppering in keen introspection and character development. This is perhaps the first instance I can remember since I was a kid marveling at Jim Lee's artwork on X-Men that I've felt someone has achieved such a consummate X-book. Uncanny X-Force highlights the team's idiosyncratic loves, hates, companionship, distrust, drama, and violence in an incredibly accessible and transparent fashion. Despite any diminutive drawbacks any one issue faces, this is hands-down the best book Marvel is publishing right now. Read Full Review

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