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• The Trial Of Fantomex Concludes!

• The Multiverse Is In Danger, The Captain Britain Corps Is In Shambles And It Is Up To X-Force To Save The Day.

• A Terrible Choice Must Be Made For The Protection Of All Reality!

Story by Rick Remender
Art by Greg Tocchini
Colors by Dean White & Greg Tocchini
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Leinil Yu & Dean White

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.6%


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  1. I’m hoping this crosses over with Secret Avengers at some point.

    I’d really like to see an all-Remender crossover, including Venom, if possible.

  2. Possibly the most noodley Uncanny X-Force story so far. I dig it though…Remender truly pushes the limits of what an X-Men story can be.

  3. Last issue was pretty good. I wasn’t digging this story line as much as others but last issue really pulled it together. Hopefully this issue will be just as good. And the next issue has Phil Noto on art!!!

  4. Despite some poor art at some points of this arc it kinda grew on me more or got better by last issue and overall the story has been still really good

  5. You know he’s running out of ideas when he actually let’s Deadpool DO something. Not that I’m complaining.

  6. I have been really digging this book. I’m a fan of Captain Britain and Otherworld and this arc has been really enjoyable. I could read this book every week for 200 issues and not get tired of it. Definitely recommend picking this up in issues and not trade waiting.

  7. Yeesh, this book might be the strongest and quickest about face I’ve ever done on a series. First I didn’t care, then it was amazing and I was all in, then this arc happened and it’s all over. The list of artists coming up doesn’t excite me either.

    So long, X-Force. You were fun for a year.

  8. I’ve liked this arc. Weakest multi-part story so far on this series, but still good enough. The art definitely leaves a lot to be desired usually, but I do catch myself admiring a page here and there. I don’t hate Tocchini, but it’s just that he’s a step down from what we usually get there.

    What I really appreciate about this series is that almost every time out Remender gives us a lot to chew on. The issues are packed; there’s a lot of dialogue and development from almost every character on the team. I feel like I get my money’s worth when I’m not just blowing through a comic in 5-7 minutes.

    • Yeah, Remender’s quietly been storming the decompressed storytelling camp & slaying mofos for a while now. Gotta love him for that.

  9. Remender has a creator-owned series coming out with Tocchini soon, iirc.

  10. Dude, Remender KILLED IT on this issue! Great, great ending!

  11. I won’t deny the art was wonky at times but wow…that’s some ending!

    • Yeah I have to agree I’m not really impressed by the art but the story has come together for sure. Just getting back into comics the last couple of months still trying to figure out what I like. Been out since the late 90’s.

    • But technically impossible. Betsy and Brian are immune to each others powers.

  12. Overall, I enjoyed this arc, but I’m glad its over.

    Also, this issue shows how important a good colorist is. I couldn’t put my finger on it until this issue why I liked Tocchini’s art sometimes and other times it looked extremely chaotic. With this issue, you could clearly see the difference in the art: The first several pages and the last few pages were colored by one person (and the art suffered terribly) and in the middle of the book it was colored by a different person (and it looked incredible).

  13. I’m not very familiar with the Captain Britain/Omniverse mythology so that, plus the change of styles in Tocchini initially made this arc far less enjoyable. However, this issue really changed my mind. This issue was awesome — from the flashback at the beginning, to the Fantomex-Skinless man torture scenes, to the brilliant swerve at the end. It actually reads as a fantastic one-shot, but I am now curious to re-read the others to see how it all lines up.

    As always, each “kill” in this series carries major ramifications and I found this one to be almost as impactful as Warren’s or kid Apocalypse’s. It really justifies the team’s ideological motivation to exist, rather than it just seeming like Marvel’s cool kill-squad.

    And major props to Leinil Yu for his covers. These and his recent Hulk covers are images I proudly display for an entire week. I’d love to see that team do a run of interiors on this book in the future. And Dean White… I know colourists usually don’t get much attention, but the high quality of his work is really noticeable in comparison to others out there.

  14. Judging by the mediocre 3.5 area ratings, as opposed to the once mid and high 4’s, most people are liking this Captain Britain stuff as well as I am. Ie. not much. Cannot wait to move on to the next story.

  15. Was this arc any good? honestly i couldnt read it the art was so friggin terrible. Man i cant wait for Noto.

    • Honestly, if you’ve kept up with the series until this arc, you should at least pick up this issue. You’ll be able to get the gist of what’s been going on & there’s a pretty major character development scene between two characters that makes the $3.99 WELL worth it.

      Even if you weren’t a fan of the art style, it kind of works well in this issue – there’s a chaos to everything (story-wise) & the art finally seemed to click into sync with that.

      For a new reader, this might not be the best issue to start with, but for a fan of the series – I’d say this was the best ENDING to an arc, other than “Dark Phoenix Saga” of course, so far. And I think you could get by with just this issue, as the relationship that’s affected was established a few arcs ago.

    • This arc was kinda terrible. Skip it. Luckily, just 3 issues.

    • @ jasonhart – totally get where you are coming from! I was hating the art until this issue. It does match the psychedelic trippy vibe the whole environment has going.

      Gonna put on ‘Obscured by Clouds’ and reread all three issues right now …

  16. Hmm I wonder why no writers touched this topic for 15 years.

  17. Cannot stand how badly mischaracterised Captain Britain has been through this entire storyline.

    Judgemental, unwilling to listen to facts, near totalitarian in his stance, and a bully. Trying to match this with the charaxcter I loved to read while growing up in the 80s, and the guy from Captain Britain & MI13 is simple impossible. This is a totally different interpretation, one which is a real antithesis of the whole character.

    And it seems that Mr Remender also forgot that Brian and betsy have an immunity from each others powers. Anybodywho read the issue will know why that’s a problem.

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