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Story by Sam Humphries
Art by Ron Garney & Danny Miki
Cover by Olivier Coipel, Ron Garney, Kris Anka, & Skottie Young

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

Is Sam Humphries a pen-name for Jason Aaron?

This is definitely a different flavor of X-Force. The book is entertaining, but has a strong undercurrent of the wackiness of Wolverine and the X-Men. This isn’t a bad thing, but the change is a little jarring after having grown accustomed to the dark & gritty X-Force that Remender gave us.

In this issue, we are introduced to the members who will make up the new team, and through a combination of humorous character dialogue and narrative by Sam Humphries, we are brought up to speed on the roles they will play:
Psylocke- The hot-head
Storm- The voice of reason
Puck- The token dude
Spiral- The wild card
Cluster- …?

The art in the book is great. Ron Garney knows these characters and he knows how to make them emote. The way he depicts complex emotions with a few well-chosen strokes reminds me of the work Fiona Staples is doing on Saga. Garney also seems to have a talent for guiding the pace of the story. His panels are crisp, clean, and dynamic, allowing him to convey action without distorting the characters or confusing the reader.

Overall, this new incarnation of Uncanny X-Force looks promising. The writing is strong, and so is the art.

That final panel is a little creepy, though…

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good

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