Uncanny X-Force Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Solution
- As much as I loved the first run of Uncanny X-Force, one of my biggest regrets was always the fact that I missed out on the first 2 arcs of the series. Luckily, that is almost no longer an issue.The Apocalypse Solution
begins with Wolverine's new X-Force team converging on a new threat recently discovered by Angel and Deadpool, Clan Akkaba has resurrected Apocalypse. X-Force wastes no time storming the Akkaba stronghold, finding the formidable "Final Horsemen" and are at first soundly defeated. Struggling against time, the team of "killers" are shook to their very core when they discover that this Apocalypse is not what they were expecting.
Uncanny X-Force is a brilliant example of Rick Remender at his finest. When it comes to crazy, science fiction stories the man can cut loose like no other. Unlike his recent Uncanny Avengers work, Remender really get into the heads of this team. You really understand how they work and why they work so well together in this setting. These aren't just hardened killers, these are men and women who have been broken by evil men and who will risk their lives and souls to prevent that from happening to other innocent people.
We also can't forget the beautiful work of Jerome Opena, whose work is a perfect compliment to the story being told here. Rick Remender created a fantastic work of art with this run but it's no surprise that it's the arcs that artists like Opena share their work that really stand out among the best. Uncanny X-Force stands as one of the best runs on an X-Title of all time.
All things considered, I intend to pick up the second volume when I can find it but I have heard rumors that the Uncanny X-Force Omnibus will be available in the spring and I highly recommend picking it up if you haven't already read this phenomenal series already.