The H.A.M.M.E.R agents take the restrained X-23 to somewhere called The Facility where he meets a familiar face - Kimura. She loses consciousness but wakes up to a smiling Kimura - her face covered in blood splatters - only to find that her left arm has been cut off with a chainsaw.
Now. About X-23's capture. The last few pages of #18 is so amusing for me, I guess in a morbid kinda way. It felt like something that came out of a morbid psychological killer flick. The plain white backdrop and Kimura's twisted smile, the severed arm, the splatters of blood - like something you'd see from SAW or something. All these help make the X-Force title so much darker as it should - because it is a dark title and they are a dark team.
The art is great. Mike Choi and Sonia Oback continues to do a great job. They could make Laura still look so hot despite hanging from one arm while the other is lying on the floor in a pool of her blood. Sick I know, but they pulled it off. Dom, Logan and the rest of X-Force still look badass as they should, as did the other X-Men. Props to them