One chapter ends. Another begins. Today I will be reviewing Uncanny X-Force #19. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
Uncanny X-Force #19
So let’s talk about the book. Fantomex has a heart to heart with Evan/Genesis. He explains the child his precarious situation and explains his future to him. Meanwhile, at X-Force headquarters, the stragglers from the Age of Apocalypse prepare to return back to their world. Nightcrawler, however, decides to remain and hunt down the AOA refugees that are still in our world. Betsy tries to connect with Warren, but he is a blank slate. Fantomex has a talk with Wolverine and explains his motives behind creating Genesis as Beast and Kitty Pryde arrive to take the child and Warren to the school. As everyone goes, Fantomex is ready to begin a new chapter when suddenly a portal opens and a fist smashes into his face. The fist belongs to Captain Britain, and he is here for his siter. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. Now this was a great read. I really enjoyed the story. I liked the way every character got some face time and each of their individual stories was addressed. I liked that there was some humor infused into the title, which was sorely lacking in the last issue. I was also happy that both Wolverine and Deadpool were included in this issue and their characters were properly written. It’s pretty cool that Nightcrawler will be staying in our reality. I knew Marvel wouldn’t let him stay dead and this was a nice back door way to push him back into the spotlight. Especially this ultra-violent version of Nightcrawler. Should be a good fit. Its a bit sad that Warren is a blank slate, but it gives the writer who picks him up an opportunity to mold him in any way they want. I really loved the interaction between Wolverine and Jean and Sabretooth. Nice closing points and another really nice set-up for the upcoming AOA title coming out next year. I’m not a big fan of Genesis right now but he should blend in nicely with the other rebels and psychos currently residing at the school. I liked Beast’s inclusion in this book and the tension it set up that can be transferred to the Wolverine and the X-Men title. Good way to get new readers, who want to keep tabs on Genesis, feel more inclined to pick up that title as well. In general, this issue was a wonderful jump on point for new readers as it lays the groundwork for future story lines and closes the door on most of the old ones. I’m not a big Captain Britain fan and am not really looking forward to an Otherworld story, but I might be pleasantly surprised. Moving on to art. Once again, I was not at all pleased with the art this issue. The were way too many lines per page and everything and everyone had a strange shape to them. It felt very Picassoish and I’m not a big fan of that style of art. I’m more of a John Byrne fan. Now that man knew how to draw. In any case, since art is subjective anyway, if this art style works for you, then kudos to you. I didn’t like it. I liked it even less than the mess from last issue so at least there’s a positive point there. (I did like the Wolverine beer panels. That is one HELL of a lot of beer. I found it pretty funny.) The cover did get my attention though as it had a nice trippy feel to it. Rafael Grampa must have hit the wacky tobacky a bit before he drew this one. Overall, this issue was much better than the last one, especially after only one week of being exposed to the last one. Keep up the excellent work. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|excellent story. great jumping on point for new readers.||not a big fan of the art. hope it doesn’t last long|
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