‘The Apocaylpse Solution,’ part 3

Uncanny X-Force versus Apocalypse’s Last Horsemen to the death! With their target within striking distance the team separate in hopes that one of them might infiltrate the Akkaba stronghold and assassinate Apocalypse. However, breaking apart has left them vulnerable, and one member pays a heavy toll for the strategy. Will a member of the team die to stop Apocalypse? Or will the price be heavier still?

Written by Rick Remender
Art by Jerome Opena
Cover by Esad Ribic

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  1. Opena has been killing this. Remender just writes down the craziest shit he can think of and Opena makes it happen. Great book despite having Fantomex and Deadpool. Seriously though, long term, one has to go (probably the French guy with no significant following…)

  2. Thank god for this title. I mean, really. It’s the strong hit title that the X-books needs to lead the way. I love X-Men Legacy and X-Factor, but despite boasting strong stories and mostly good art, it seems that those books have more of a cult following than anything (Which is fine, I like the dark horses). Uncanny X-Men…yeesh…the least said, the better.

    With Uncanny X-Force, we get both a great and zany story from Remender, and incredible art by Opena (who’s Psylocke is currently the most beautiful woman in comics nowadays). it also seems that this book is getting a great reception, which is perfect. There are very little books that deserve the praise more than this one.


  4. @zattaric  here’s whats even scarier, i was about to post the exact same thing on this one

  5. @JimBilly4  yea, not sure how they’re even so much as trusting Deadpool to be on this team, not known to be the most loyal of characters.  Don’t mind Fantomex, but again, cus this has been said over and over, but think Domino would’ve fit on this team better, and maybe Opena would’ve drawn her better than he is Psylocke right now.

  6. In just two issues this book has cracked into my top 5. It’s been a blast to read. A few more issues of similar quality and this could prove to be the best X title since Whedon’s Astonishing.

  7. To improve the book, the team needs to have a family feeling like the previous X-Force. Yes they have three long time X-members, but two mercenaries paid for their services? Deadpool and Fantomex are badass additions, but I feel that they need a few more to balance the team. Another female, muscle, and reserve members would be nice. Overall an excellent series right now.

  8. @XManRyan 
    Eh…I don’t know if I’d call the relationship of the previous X-Force “family like” in regards to their bonds. It seemed like all the strong scenes and connections that the characters on that team had were with other characters who weren’t on the team. Warpath and Ghost Rider. Warpath and his alien girlfriend. X-23 and her old handler. Wolfsbane and the Asgardian wolf prince. Angel and future Apocalypse. All of these characters didn’t really bond or have much of a non-fighting scene to speak of with the other teammates. Logan’s responsibility to X-23 was briefly mentioned in the first issue, but not much else from there.

    As for the rest, Domino had some ok scenes with Wolverine. Vanisher was there reluctantly and never gelled with anyone. And Elixer, as par the course for Yost/Kyle’s use of him, was a prop.

    The prelude to Uncanny X-Force (which was in that Wolverine: Road To Hell primer issue) alone showed more of a family bond than that whole series.

  9. I get the feeling Deadpool is there for something other than money. He seemed nervous a aloof when it was mentioned last issue.

  10. A running thing with Deadpool is that he always wanted to be associated with the X-Men, despite the X-Men usually wanting nothing to do with him. It’s been that way since around Cable/Deadpool, if not a little before then. He’s not 2 dimensional in that he’s only doing this for the money. To Deadpool, the X-Men represent a higher calling that he always wanted to be apart of. To the X-Men, however, Deadpool is a crackpot psycho who is hard to control. That’s why Deadpool being on this team is a big deal.

  11. @comicBOOKchris  Totally didn’t know any of that. that just intrigues me even more. love it

  12. This is not an X-book. Seriously, in a good way. Opeña is reinventing wheels left and right in this comic.

  13. Heard an interview with Remender yesterday and was intrigued so I picked up 1,2, and 3 today. What a great book.

  14. It really highlights how crap the other x-books all are. X-Men regular is okay though, I like the puffy art.

  15. If I can find the first two issues, I’m jumping on this book.

  16. I so want to own a huge spread of the last page of this issue.

    No woman in comics is prettier than Opena’s Psylocke.

  17. Oooo I definitely would like to collect this arc in a nice hardcover. So want to see the last page drawn with Psylocke opening her mouth in a odd way by Greg Land. Just kidding. Jim Lee’s version is my favorite. Opena draws Bets face in a depressing way that it kind of takes away her sexiness.

  18. This just gets better and better.  I’ve been waiting for an X-Men comic I could really sink my teeth into for a while now (aside from X-Factor) and Remender has finally delivered that comic.  To be fair to the creators on other X-books, the overall editorial direction of the line has been a problem for a few years now.  I’ve tried several different X-books since Astonishing X-Men (Whedon/Cassaday) and this is the first one to get me excited to keep reading.

  19. What a great issue.  Haven’t seen that quality a fight scene involving Wolvie in a long while, and the brilliant origin concepts on the Horsemen of Apocalypse, why wasn’t that so obvious to me before that they were all mutants?  This issue pretty much blew me away, and Opena does do a better job with Psylocke this issue than previously.

  20. Once again, thank you ifanboy because I would have never in a million years picked up an X-Force book featuring Deadpool BUT I grabbed all 3 issues this week and devoured them. So flipping good. Glad I’m on board for this one.

  21. Wow that was good.  I HATED the first issue, I’m so glad I stuck with it.  Deadpool still seems like a waste (this might be the least funny I’ve ever found him – and that’s saying somethign), but Fantomex is kind of cool when he shuts up and plays the action hero. 

    It was pretty much my POW after the opening Horsemen origins.  Jerome Opena deserves all the praise he receives on the podcast.

  22. @comicBOOKchris  One more Opena’s Psylocke comment, and you get a 2 issue timeout on this book.  You’re right though

  23. That was some deranged, insane dialogue by Deadpool, still question his, and much less Fantomex’s motivation to be on this team, but his mind-controlling powers are clearly pretty powerful, saved their asses.

  24. This was my POTW. TELL YOUR SHOPS TO ORDER THIS!!!!!!!!

  25. Remender is making Deadpool my favorite part of this book. Jesus Rick you are nuts.

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