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Posted by caladbolglight

I've been very uncertain about Humphries' run on Uncanny X-Force mainly because I loved the previous volume so much, but also because of the bizarre roster. A little uncertain about all the attention on Fantomex as well, but the more I read it the more I am appreciating his work, taking a fairly obscure character and making him really interesting. Psylocke is also one of my favorite characters, which helps :)(:

And may I say, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR NOT PUTTING WOLVERINE IN YOU BOOK!!!

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Wow very high praise indeed. I thought it was good, like almost every issue of X-Factor, but I myself am far more interested in the fallout. I wasn't a big fan of this arc, because it strayed away from the usual X-Factor small-scale stuff, and hindered the amazing character interactions/development that we are used to in X-Factor. Still, I'm really upset that David is leaving and I'm anxious to see what will happen to these characters.

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Hm. Wow, the amount of debate over this comic, can't people just be content with their own opinion?

Good review Tony, I think that you really captured the essence of the comic. I can't say that I personally agree with everything that you said here, but you raised some good points.

I suppose that I was somewhat disappointed reading this comic. Rereading the whole arc was slightly disappointing in a way. I'd agree with some that this arc was over-hyped, and that it didn't really deliver what it promised. I don't like how Scott Snyder handled the ending, and a few other things too.

Alfred's role in this was non-existant. When he was kidnapped in the first issue I thought that he would have a major role to play here. He didn't at all, even though when everyone saw him he looked like hell. Personally, if a bat-character was going to die, I'd vote him, because he's an innocent. He's not a crime fighter, he's almost the true patriarch of the family. I think his death would hit so much deeper than any other bat character. Also, do any of the writers realise that Batman: Arkham City had it right, in a way? If they want emotional impact and long standing repercussions, have the Joker die! I know, blasphemy he's such an integral part of Batman, but especially in a story like this that promised so much his CERTAIN death would've been so nice. I know that the Joker always makes a rather ambiguous exit but I got somewhat frustrated. Didn't see the real point with the thing at the end though, we all know DC would never kill him off. And even if they did, the death would never stick.

I must admit that my judgement on this entire arc has been clouded because the Joker got his face cut off. Why on earth was that necessary?

I know I've said a lot, and a lot of negative, but I feel that the only reason that I've truly enjoyed this series is the way that Snyder writes Joker. It's perfect. I really can't emphasize how much his character enamors me. It's amazing, he deserves a Pullitzer prize or something for this one. Everytime Batman says THIS ENDS NOW JOKER kills me slowly though, it's so cheesy. The interaction between the two characters is generally awesome though.

Capullo's art also saves the book, giving the perfect dark, gritty work that we all want to see in Batman.

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This issue has been a pinacle of comic book achievements. The art and writing go together flawlessly. We get deaths, we get threats, we get departures, and we get love (not gonna spoil it, it's wonderful). What more could you possibly ask for in a comic. Unfortunately, due to the changes made in this book. It looks unlikely that the Young Avengers are going to get a new series. I really hoped so and I do continue to hope, as everyone would benefit from Allan Heinburgs writing of these characters. Nobody else should be allowed to write them. I did have a few concerns on this ending, but those were immediately outweighed by my jubilation upon reading this issue. It's amazing. Shocking. Awe-inspiring. I wish every comic was this good. The only comic that I have read so far that has equalled this level of epicness is Uncanny X-Force Vol 1 18, and we all know how highly that issue was praised. Seriously, if your not getting this comic, get out. It's amazing. Get the trade. And for all you cheap people who are dying to know what happened in this series, worry not. I'll be posting a spoilers included review of this issue and other issues over March break (I've really fallen behind on reviews lately).

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Sara, your review truly capture the essence of this issue. It had action, grace, and enough emotional depth to bring a whale to tears. The ending was both visually and emotionally stunning, and the art truly brought the moment to life. The portrait that the artist paints of Warren and Betsy's relationship is complimented bu Remender's stunning writing. And of course it ha action, it has death's, it even has a return. This is the gold standard by which all comics should be judged. Goodness me, this would make an amazing movie! It has a cliffhanger that leaves us all wanting more, and dialogue that made me gasp out loud. First time I almost cred reading a comic. Literally, there is nothig wrong with this book, ad the Trade Paperback is going to sell hige numbers. Sara, your best review yet. Herr's to a johb well done!

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@papad1992: I'm sorry, apparently, Phoebe was the one who wanted to go to Westchester.

And Loa wasn't mentioned in here but it was revealed in Uncanny X-Men that she stayed on as a trainee.

@Zaklops: Legion hasn't been mentioned in any Regenesis book so far nor has Prof X aside from a pinch at the beginning of Wolverine and the X-Men. They aren't even on any roster that we see in any of the books. Boom-Boom is a member of the street team in San Francisco. As far we know, Elixir has vanished. He was last reported (a couple of years ago) to be burying the dead on Genosha after Selene resurrected them all. Darwin quit X-Factor and seems to be on his own.

AND I CORRECT MYSELF. Armor and Gentle went with Wolverine and Dust stayed with Cyclops. X-23 seems to be going off on her own.

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And to everyone who is worried about the costumes and that they look bad...don't worry. Turns out that Robin's wings are just like Batman's cape from the Dark Knight, where in the Hong Kong scene, how he deploys them from this canistre on his back. And Cassie's thing looks strangebut it works and isn't completely impractical. Superboy and the stripper, hhahah, but I kinda like the whole "no tights, no capes" thing about him.

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@mikeclark1982
EUGH SAME BRO!! >.< 
Though I figured out a backup plan. 
ComiXology if you have an iPhone. Comics that are cheaper than they are at the store and they don't sell out. If you don't mind digital comics that is :P
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@Timandm
 
To be honest, I don't think that we're thinking the same thing. I agree with you that it does have a risk of becoming like that, though I think that it won't. Remeder's writing has been good enought that I think that that really isn't an issue. I'll be far more concerned if Remender leaves the series. I like the way that it's all connected. And yet if you were to read a single issue, it would make relative sense. Also, this series is one of the more popular ones, so I think that we run no risk of it all being cancelled.  
 
If I were to add one thing, it would be that I just noticed something. The point of X-Force is to eliminate any risk to mutant-kind, and yet they've only really tackled one...I would like to see them take on more than just Apocalypse, no matter what form he takes.
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@entee: I agree! I thought that Deathlok's piece was so good! The torture bit really kind of made Deathlok fit in with X-Force...if you know what I mean?

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