UNCANNY X-FORCE #20

Review by: DemonBoy

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

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

Who does Greg Tocchini have compromising photos of at Marvel and DC that he keeps getting interior work on high-profile books?? I mean, I’m not a professional comic artist but when you have such an amazing cover by Leinil Yu and you open the comic to Tocchini’s poorly laid out pages and horrible character designs, it’s a big disappointment.

I got into Uncanny X-Force due to the POTW Podcast and was extremely impressed with everything through the Dark Angel Saga. I just hope that this isn’t the point where the book goes downhill due to poor art choices.

Rick Remender continues to own this story and I cannot get over how awesome he made Fantomex.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 1 - Poor

Comments

  1. …and one more thing. Even with the poor art, this is still the best X-Men book out there. I’m mostly a DC guy annd try to get into X-Men every so often, but this book finally hooked me in.

  2. Now the question is; do we read comics for the story and the characters, for the art alone, or for a combination of both?

    I personally, am more inclined towards the story but I do enjoy myself the eye-candy also… I hate Travel Foreman’s art but I can’t stop loving to read Animal Man, I hate Humberto Ramos but I got a kick out of Spider-Island, I don’t understand why Rob Liefield still works in comic after being the subject of so much hate from the comics community and now Greg Tocchini working on high-profile books like Uncanny X-Force and Batman and Robin. We’ll probably never know why he and Liefield still have jobs in the comics industry, but I guess we still are loyal to the books and the writers we love! 😉

    • I was thinking I might drop this and start reading secret avengers instead

    • Exactly. I do go mostly for story, but if the art is poor it takes away from the enjoyment. I agree with you about Travel Foreman too, I love Animal Man and get that it’s a style choice…..but surely there was someone else.

  3. I have a feeling it’s more of a stylistic choice. Greg Tocchini projects screams heavily of a guy whom has worked with advertising, and storyboard work. He definitely looks like he has taken anatomy classes in art school comparied to Liefield.
    Based on this cover and the works I have seen of Tocchini’s blog and last days of crime book, I prefer him over Leinil Yu stuff. I guess I would have to say I disagree with you about the Tocchini comment.

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