The Dark Angel saga comes to it’s soul changing conclusion. Today I will be reviewing Uncanny X-Force #18. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Uncanny X-Force #18
So let’s talk about the book. Sunfire heads into the World to try and contain Genocide’s power from charging the death seed and killing all life on Earth as Deathlock breaks War’s hold on him and attacks the Horsemen. Meanwhile, back on the World, Psylocke and Fantomex make a last ditch stand against Archangel. Too bad they are no match for him and he defeats them. However, before he falls, Fantomex orders the child Apocalypse released from his containment tank. The child comes and attacks Archangel, calling himself Genesis. Archangel is too tough though and defeats the child as well. However, because he is distracted, Psylocke manages to sneak up on him and impale him with the Death Seed. She then enters his mind and creates a lifetime of memories for him before he dies. The World begins to fall apart and Fantomex retrieves Genesis and Psylocke and escapes. As does the Dark Beast and the remaining horsemen, one of whom is carrying Warren’s baby. As X-Force is collecting their wounded, a naked Warren comes walking out from the distance. Psylocke rushes into his arms but he has no memory of her. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Nooooooo!! WTF? After so many issues of explosive action and awesome battles, why did this issue have to be such a let down? What the hell? We were riding the roller coaster all the way to the top, just waiting for that rush of going down. Instead, we get nothing but the end of the ride. No action. No excitement. Nothing really cool, like in the last 5 books. (OK. Genesis was not bad) We even get a moment of respite and emotion as we see Warren and Betsy’s life together as a married couple to their dying days. Awwww! Cue the violin music. I think I have a tear in my eye. Nope! That’s just me crying because such an awesome story arc had such a pathetic ending. And seriously, why was it so damn hard to let Wolverine and Deadpool get some face time? This is the second issue in a row where Wade has been completely ignored. I was beginning to think Remender was getting a handle on the proper use of Deadpool, but clearly he still has no clue. This issue had no humor at all. The whole story was just bland and morose. Completely one note. You need a character like Deadpool or Wolverine to make a wise ass comment and add a little bit of variety to the tale. Break the whole air of depression that dominated this issue. I was severely disappointed. The art was not that great either. The action was all right but the images on the page seemed to be a little blurry. Too many lines dominating my vision and no distinction between the characters and their surroundings. Also, the faces were just ugly, especially the scenes in Warren’s mind. Those were just terrible. His splash image of Warren coming out of the darkness was great though. Overall, I really enjoyed this entire story arc up until this issue. It really destroyed almost an entire year of build up. At least it gave a new life to the Age of Apocalypse characters. I’m looking forward to seeing there awesome mutants in more action soon. Let’s hope that in the future, Remender remembers that this team consists of more than Fantomex and Psylocke and starts to utilize the entire team to their full potential. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|good art. ok story||really sappy letdown of an ending. limited action. no Deadpool or Wolverine. WTF?|
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