Every issue of this title (or thereabouts) has been teasing a confrontation between X-Force and the Uncanny Avengers, and now, in #10 it’s finally happened! Yay! This was a good fight especially since Dennis Hopeless not only has a good handle on his regular characters, but on the Avengers as well. The work he’s been doing with Havok in his sporadic appearances here is just as good was what Remender has been doing really.
So yeah, the fight here was very good indeed, and Hopeless wisely left us wanting more, as all of the team except Cable split in order to stop some more of those pesky future disasters. This is interesting for two reasons, one is that Cable is now a captive of the Avengers and his uncle, which can’t be good for him, and two, because Cable is now allowing the rest of X-Force to stop the future-catastrophes, he’s delegating, which is not like him. Oh yeah, and Cable now has an eye that’s a gun. It’s like the ultimate expression of Liefeldianism. I can’t believe he never did it before.
Larrocca’s art was great as always, but I still think he’s drawing Rogue’s hair weirdly. Hope’s subplot also continues to be very interesting, as she makes her way to Blaquesmith. I liked how Hopeless suckered the reader in here, you’re laughing at wacky old Blaquesmith, pretending to be a fat woman and running a 7/11, and then blam! He zaps Hope with a laser beam and is revealed to be behind Cable’s brain problems. That’s a shocker and a half. This continues to be a very enjoyable action book with some great characters in it, I mean, Hopeless has managed to make Forge interesting, Forge!