It all comes down to this! To stop him from bending all reality to his will X-Force must kill Apocalypse. But at a terrible cost. The final set piece: lovers positioned against each other, old friendships irreparably shattered, and the future of the Marvel Universe forever twisted. The story X-fans will be discussing for years to come, the conclusion that will change one character evermore!

Story by Rick Remender
Art by Jerome Opena
Colors by Dean White
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Esad Ribic

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 11.2%


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  1. That’s a good cover.

  2. Last issue was so damn good, this and Emerald Warriors gotta be my fave books.

  3. I’m trade-waiting on this and it’s tough. A few weeks ago I decided that I wanted to follow this series, but then the idea of picking up $4 back issues dissuaded me. So–trade waiting it is. Glad to hear about an X-book getting this much critical love!

  4. After reading the last couple issues, I can say I would pick up any Remender/Opena book that comes out.

  5. This series is amazing. I’ve loved all the covers and the interiors are just as good. The story is amazing as well. I hope it keeps up the quality after this run. 

  6. @Firebreather  Agreed, if this team put out a book called “Ragman Patrols Gotham on a Quiet Night” i would buy the hell out of it

  7. X-Force is just the best!! I really enjoy you going for it!

  8. I actually haven’t liked any of the covers. Haha. But this IS currently my favorite book on the shelves with Spidey’s BIG TIME as a close second!

  9. This issue was phenominal. Witty banter from all sides. Great action. A bunch of great twists! Remender is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers.

  10. This was great! Incredibly well-written and absolutely gorgeous looking, couldn’t ask for more. Eager to see what happens next!

  11. @Firebreather  I assume you have read the excellence that is Fear Agent?

  12. This is easily one of the best week of comics I’ve ever had. So many good books, but this was amazing and hella fun.

    5/5 and pick of the week.

    Thought Ron would pick this for sure.

  13. I think the voice inside Warren was from Deadpool. You know why.

  14. I’ve been having mixed feeling about fantomex until the end of this. I was suprised it was him and not Deadpool who solved the problem. Speaking of Deadpool, I loved his feeding of Warren, Awesome! There is so much I enjoy about this book I hope Remender keeps it coming for a while.

    P.S. If you have not read Remender’s Fear Agent books you should be ashamed. Buy them, Read them, Enjoy.

  15. Wow, that ending was intense.  I loved Warren in this issue

  16. @andybmcd Yes, I have and actually I should pull out some back issues and reread them. Good call.

  17. Loved this issue, especially the art. Every time I turned the page, it was like “wow.”

  18. This was GREAT!!! Best issue of the series by far.

  19. @gkb444  I was surprised about the same thing too, and wished Wolvie had said ‘bub’ instead of ‘chump’ as well.

  20. @gkb444 : I was surprised it wasn’t Deadpool as well and that made the ending even better.

  21. @gkb44 , Franktiger, JesTr. The “BLAM” moment at the end leaving Deadpool SPEECHLESS is was made the ending awesome for me! Anyone else notice this? Go back and look at ol’ DP’s face when it happens.

  22. The thing about it is that DP has always been known as someone without much of a conscience, right?  I mean, he’s a mercenary, pay him the right amount, he’ll kill just about anyone, since when did he ever care about kids?  

    I’m ok with it being Fantomex now, as the dust has settled in my mind, but my argument is that what we knew of the characters already, it woulda been more in-line with DP to have made the kill-shot, but guess they want us to learn more and more about Fantomex as a character in this book, seems like he’s pretty much got no quams either.

  23. @Franktiger  I think if Fantomex hadn’t done it DP would have but Fantomex just beat him to the punch. I think DP was kinda waiting to see how long the fight between the other three was gonna go.

  24. @RoiVampire  Yea, I think that’s a good compromising thought to the situ, not that it really matters, but now that I think of it, kinda disappointed in both Psylocke and Wolvie for hesitating there.  I mean c’mon, “let’s rehabilitate him”?  For what, so he can be a good guy named Apocalypse?  

    And then even though it was Fantomex, still haven’t completely figured this guy out, other than to say that misdirection power is damn powerful, they woulda been toast, esp Wolvie’s brain, otherwise.

  25. I think you’re missing the point with Deadpool, he doesn’t care either way as long as he’s being paid and having fun. Fantomex knows it’s the right decision as crappy a decision as it is. It also does effect him, you can see it in his actions that follow.

  26. @Crucio  But so if DP didn’t care either way, why did he hesitate?  Probably because of what you’re saying, with no real morale imperative behind him being there, the squabbling between the rest of them probably made him freeze and become passive, whereas Fantomex knew what he had to do.

  27. Just one question for Mr. Remender. Why is Warren so hot to assassinate Apocalypse now? If Apocalypse’s continued existence is such a burden on Warren, then why not kill him two years ago during the Messiah War crossover? Not only did Archangel have ample opportunity to slay En Sabah Nur, but Apocalypse was LITERALLY begging for Warren to end his life. After all of that, why did Warren out of the clear blue sky decide that Apocalypse (who after Warren decided to spare him repayed the favor by saving Hope and X-Force from Stryfe and had not been seen since) must die?

    Maybe I’m to hung up on continuity. Maybe I loved the old series too much to let it go. Maybe Rick Remender’s idea of a good time just isn’t my cup of tea. I will give you all of that. But none of that changes the fact that the characters’ motivations in this series make NO sense

  28. @GeeSpot  But hHe doesn’t assassinate him. He says he can’t do it. It was kind of the climax of the issue. Plus his archangel bloodlust is a growing force in him that Psylocke is constantly repressing.

  29. Such an amazing last page.

  30. This was GREAT. Other than Wolverine backing off wanting to kill Apoca-kid (Seriously, would Wolverine do that?), this was pitch. Great stuff from Remender and Opena. Best X-book by a mile.

  31. @j206  I agree, I don’t think he would have, it’s not like that was Jean Grey or anything.


  33. I am fairly certain when Warren said he couldn’t kill Apocalypse, it wasn’t because of morality/better nature. I think it was because he is hard-wired now to not be able to kill Apocalypse. So he was crushed at the end because he gave up his humanity to his bloodlust AND he failed, because his will is still Apocalypse’s. In the end, he had no positive spin to take on it. He was a murderer and a robot.

  34. THIS ISSUE, my goodness. awesome. currently my favorite series.

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