I’ve heard great things about Uncanny X-Force since it debuted, but I have always been cautious about the praise because I didn’t want to be disappointed when I finally read it. I’m happy to say the praise was well earned.
Uncanny X-Force #14 was a solid comic, both in writing and artwork. I was unsure of its choice for this week’s review because we’re reading Chapter 4 of The Dark Angel Saga. Will a reader like me that’s not familiar with this saga be confused, or in the dark? Luckily, no.
The opening recap page quickly caught me up to speed and Rick Remender’s writing kept things simple yet good. I really enjoyed his take on the characters. They all seemed to be spot on, and each one’s dialogue seemed different and to character.
Jerome Opena is becoming a better and better artist each time I see his work. His detail was amazing, and I loved the mood he delivers in his images. Opena makes Archangel seem cold and soft at the same time. Plus the action sequences were smooth and well layed-out. A cover by one of my favorites, Esad Ribic, didn’t hurt either.
I can’t wait to read the earlier issues of Uncanny X-Force, and I’m looking forward to future issues as well.
GRADE: 8.5 of 10