GLX reviews Uncanny X-Force #5.1.
Writer - Rick Remender
Artist - Rafael Albuquerque
Colorist - Dean White
Uncanny X-Force has been one of my comics on the stands. Unfortunately, some people might not have tried it out because of its $4 price tag. Thanfully, Marvel has released Uncanny X-Force #5.1, which gives new readers a done-in-one story at a nice price.
One things about Marvel's line of .1 issues is that they have a special artist draw that particular issue. For Uncanny X-Force #5.1, American Vampire's Rafael Albuquerque handles the art and its fantastic. His figures are expressive and he helps to tell the story in a natural way. There's a panel with Cyclops and Magneto moving that's handled nicely. The way that Albuquerque positions them gives a good sense of movement. Uncanny X-Force mainstay Dean White handles the color art, over Albuquerque's line work. With a few problems here and there, White's colors compliment Albuquerque's work; however, I wonder if another colorist would've been a better fit.
Uncanny X-Force writer Rick Remender brings the usual quality of work that he does in his previous X-Force work. He knows how to effectively write interesting characters without ignoring their past characterization from other works. That's on display in his treatment of Wolverine and (mainly) Psylocke. I'm not well-versed in Chris Claremont's original X-Men run, but Remender manages to convey what the Reavers mean to both Wolverine and Psylocke well.
Uncanny X-Force #5.1 is an easy recommendation. It's a deliciously dark comic that's accessible to new readers, while satisfying to fans of the series. Remender's X-Force run has been a treat and this issue hints that this comic is still going to be great in the future.
8* out of 10*
Written or Contributed by: GLX