Uncanny X-Force #14

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 31, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Years ago, Wolverine helplessly watched as Jean Grey, the love of his life, died before his eyes. Years later, he would lose his best-friend Nightcrawler to a similar fate. In order to save our world, can he allow them to die again? X-Force team up with The Amazing X-Men for the final push against the heir of Apocalypse, in a battle Royale that will force Wolverine to make the hardest choice of his life. One world must die!

  • 10
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Sep 7, 2011

    Awesome issue. That pretty much sums up all of the feelings I have right now. Genocide is incredible. I've been waiting for our reality to get a taste of AOA's Holocaust and this guy is exactly what I expected. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Aug 31, 2011

    This series will continue to keep readers on their toes and is one of the most entertaining Marvel books out right now. With fantastic art, and perfect pacing (and not to mention, some awesome one-liners from Deadpool) this book will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 31, 2011

    Aside from the villains, the reader is made to feel every ounce of emotional torment as Psylocke struggles to come to grips with who her lover has become. The entire team is hit hard in this issue, both psychologically and physically. Remender could easily have wrapped up the entire arc with one final battle scene, but instead he chooses to complicate the story and add more layers. Those waiting for X-Force to have to answer publicly for their actions may finally have their wish as the entire operation comes crashing down around them. The sense of desperation and danger propelling this arc forward makes for some great reading. If this quality keeps up, Remender and co. won't just have a storyline worthy of the original, they'll surpass it entirely. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 6, 2011

    Uncanny X-Force is a damn good read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 6, 2011

    The story is so disturbing in places, I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers - but older fans who can tolerate this kind of grisly tale will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Sep 1, 2011

    But really the greatest thing about this issue is seeing virtuosic artist Jerome Opena working with the equally virtuosic colorist Dean White once again. It feels like it's been an incredibly long time since we've been graced by this duo's confluence of talent, but it's definitely been well worth the wait. Opena's stylized panels are brimming with ingenuity and small details, and White's colors are vivid and lush. The visual collaborations on this title, as I've remarked before, are an embarrassment of riches. Let's not forget Esad Ribic's incredible covers! I'd love to see this artistic team of Opena and White do much more work together, but for now Uncanny X-Force will absolutely do in a pinch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 4, 2011

    Once again, "Uncanny X-Force" has to be called one of the most fantastically executed Marvel comics currently being produced. If you're severely put off by references to decades-old X-Men continuity, you might want to give it a miss, but those who are sufficiently immersed in the lore will find it one of the most entertaining X-books in years. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 31, 2011

    This comic was pretty interesting... I was a bit thrown by the whole, "Kinder, gentler Apocalypse" thing that Archangel was doing, but as the issue progressed, I found it less jarring. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jamil Scalese Sep 2, 2011

    Uncanny X-Force has sneakily risen to my absolute must-buy list. I initially picked up the first issue based on a mild recommendation and interest in the line-up. I had no expectations for Remender or the art team, even though I loved the ashy black and white costumes. Somehow, even though it isnt the ending chapter to The Dark Angel Saga, I feel like this issue brings me full circle. The events connect tightly to those that happened in the first arc, and even the digressive storylines since then have helped push the characters to this moment. Another homecoming of sorts is the return of Jerome Opea who worked on that first arc, and he delivers another strong effort in the fourth chapter of this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Sep 4, 2011

    At chapter 4, this issue's for the continuing/ongoing readers and not itself a specific jumping in point. However, if you're a fan of the more recent Age of Apocalypse stuff, and can locate the previous three chapters, this story isn't a horrible one to start with. Read Full Review

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