X-Force/Cable: Messiah War Prologue #1
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X-Force/Cable: Messiah War Prologue #1

Writer: Christopher Yost, Craig Kyle Artist: Mike Choi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 25, 2009 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The birth of a single mutant child forever changed the landscape of the X-Universe. Some see the baby as the last hope for mutankind’s survival; others see it as the bringer of the Apocalypse… No one knows which side is right because Cyclops handed the newborn over to Cable, believing his son could save both the child and mutantkind. But Cable never came back. Now, months later, Cyclops has found his son hiding in the FUTURE... and he’s sending in the one team that will do what needs to be done in order to ensure the survival of their species... X-FORCE. The X-Men event of the decade, “MESSIAH COMPLEX,” continues here as the past, p more

  • 8.0
    IGN - Daniel Crown Mar 25, 2009

    Kevin's Score: 8.0 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven Bari/David Hodum Mar 24, 2009

    Cable might not be glad to see them, but the odds just got a little bit better once X-Force arrives in the future. Go pick up this book to find out who Bishop recruits for his side! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis Jan 1, 2007

    All in all things are off to a slow, but promising start. Its a prologue that I didnt need to be honest, but I understand the need to get a jumping on point for readers who havent been following Cable; rest assured Kyle and Yost assume youve been reading X-Force! This is a tough one for me to judge as I could have done without it and wished I would have been treated to action from the get-go. Similarly the plot point of Bishops misinformation tactic is a negative too as it comes across a little too juvenile for my liking. However, good art and hope for the rest of this crossover (pun intended!) will have me coming back for more next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Apr 1, 2009

    Choi and Oback's artwork is a merciful respite from the mediocrity of the plotting, though it's not the only good thing about the issue. Yost and Kyle's dialogue is often very good, especially when Deadpool arrives in an even more insane than usual. "Messiah War" doesn't have quite the same strong opening as its predecessor, Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 26, 2009

    If you've been left out in the cold by not reading Cable or XForce, this issue primarily sums up everything you need to know going in before giving a brief meet and greet between Cable and the XForce people and will be a Must Read for you. For those that have been following along all this time, nothing really happens here and you may feel a bit cheated by how light on new material and plot progression this issue was. It was really a whole lot of scenes that didn't have to be shown to us and only served to frame flashback sequences. Worth checking, but won't impact your ability to understand the crossover if you simply skip it either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Kyle Posluszny Mar 26, 2009

    Messiah War definitely gets off to a slow start, but things pick up well enough by the time the first chapter reaches its conclusion. I look forward to seeing where things go next. Hopefully it involves more Deadpool. Read Full Review

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