• Return to the Age of Apocalypse as the AOA X-Men make their final stand against Weapon X!

• Introducing new Age of Apocalypse super hero team The X-Terminated!

• The stage is set for Age of Apocalypse #1, the new ongoing series set in the Age of Apocalypse!

Story by Rick Remender
Art by Billy Tan
Colors by Jose Villarubia
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Mike Deodato & Dean White

Price: $2.99
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Neb01/05/12NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.7
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  1. The only issue of Uncanny X-Force I didn’t enjoy was the previous .1 issue. And I really do not like Billy Tan’s art. I might leave this one on the shelf.

  2. 36crazymet 36crazymet (@themikeylamb) says:

    I might be mistaken but dosen’t Uncanny X-force #20 come out this week also?

  3. because of Ron’s constant praise of this book on this site I went and read all 18 issues.

    Yeah, Ron is right.

    I’m in.

  4. I can’t decide if I should jump on with this or start with the trades. Thoughts, anyone?

    • Start with the trades. A couple of months ago I tried to begin this series with issue 16 and just didn’t get the dynamic of the whole thing.


      Recently I decide to give the series another shot (due to all the praise the book was getting) and started with issue 1 and was hooked.

      Start with 1 bro.

    • Definitely don’t start here. It’s not so much about UNCANNY X-FORCE as it is a platform to kick-off of AGE OF APOCALYPSE.


    • Ugh! I thought these .1s were SUPPOSED to be good jumping on points. Glad I read this before I picked it up.

    • Yeah, me too, HailScott. Thanks, guys!

    • Disappointed I didn’t read this before picking this up. What is Marvel doing with these .1s? After hearing how good it was on the podcast, I picked this up to see how Remender is going with these X-Force characters, figuring that the .1s were supposed to be jumping on points. None of X-Force were in this issue. This is setting up yet another X-book, and nothing in this makes sense with the last stuff I read in Age of Apocalypse. I was left confused, disappointed and had my interest in X-Force unanswered.
      Still, I trust Remender, so I went and ordered the first trade.

  5. This reminds me of the issue of The Authority that was used to just launch The Monarchy and had nothing to do with The Authority.

    • Wow, I totally bought the Monarchy because of that Authority issue. I remember being so confused by that book.

      More on topic, I want to start reading X-Force, but I’m holding out for an Omnibus of the first 18 issues, and then reading this in trades from there on out (I try to keep a tight leash on how many 20 page $3.99 books I buy)

    • I bought Monarchy because of The Authority as well, and then wishing I had spent that money on tacos instead.

  6. the .1 issues, the four doller price tag, the double shipping & the constant worry of marvel crossover mania all factor into my reading UXF in trade.

  7. Okay, I was going to pick this up until I heard that it is for Age of Apocalypse, not the actual X-Force title. Is the last issue, number 19, a okay place to start?

    • I agree with the rest of the comments, you should really go back and start at issue #1. If you really are opposed to starting at the beginning issue #19 is the best place to start going forward, as it is the first issue of the new arc, then skip to issue #20

    • Thanks,man. Just went and picked up issue 19. I think I can understand easily what is going on, just I may check out the trades to get the full story.

  8. Sometimes Remender’s writing is so dense I have to put it down to pick it up. It’s Dickens, compared to a lot of stuff. Not a complaint.

    • I loved this issue. The art was great, all smudg-ey and sfumato- and Remender tells a great story. Can’t wait for AoA.

  9. So, as much as I hear people talking about disliking Billy Tan’s work, I found the style of art for this issue to be perfect. It just seemed to work with the dirty, hopelessness that Remender was showing us in this, one of, if not the, worst moment in the Age of Apocolypse universe.

    Now, I wouldn’t want Tan’s work for every issue, but for this one issue, storyline taken into account, I actually enjoyed it.

  10. This is the problem with .1 issues. It isn’t a jumping on point for Uncanny X-Force at all. If you’re looking for that try #19 or 20. Issue 19.1 is 100% a lead in to the Age of Apocalypse mini-series. As that it is fine. Well written and well drawn. But I got my AoE fix from Uncanny X-Force proper. I don’t need to see more and everyone in this world is pretty much dead already anyway.

  11. I’m hopeful. Really hopeful that this will build into something really good. We’ll see… 4/5

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