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New Uncanny X-Force Line-Up Revealed

Marvel Comics Uncanny X-Force

Uncanny X-Force Debuts in X-Men Second Coming #2

Uncanny X-Force

“Marvel is pleased to unveil the top-secret lineup of the all-new, all-deadly Uncanny X-Force, making their debut in X-Men Second Coming #2! In the jaw dropping finale of the critically acclaimed Second Coming, sacrifices have been made and now, the savior of mutantkind will rise! After the devastation from Bastion’s forces, the X-Men must band together and rebuild, but one group has other plans. When a secret society resurrects the feared villain Apocalypse, Wolverine’s brand new black-ops team is the only strong enough to take him down – by any means necessary. Be the first to get in on the non-stop, explosive action this October as red hot creators Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña bring you the all-new ongoing series, Uncanny X-Force!”

AfghanAnt’s Thoughts on the Uncanny X-Force

Uncanny X-Force #1

Uncanny X-Force #1

I have never been a fan of X-Force. I’ve enjoyed the art but I always thought it was ultra-violent for the sake of being ultra-violent. I also never understood why Cyclops, of all people, would assemble a team of killers to defend the mutant race. It just always seemed against the X-Men code. Anyway, I’m excited to see Psylocke and Archangel on the same team again. Hopefully we’ll see some romantic connection amongst the murdering.

We all knew Wolverine was going to stay on the team. He’s practically the leader but I’m confused why two non-mutants are on the team. Fantomex is a super-sentinel and Deadpool is a mutate.

In fact, Psylocke shouldn’t be considered a mutant (well I guess he Asian body is actually a mutant) but originally Betsy Braddock was half-human, half-Otherworlder like her brothers Brian Braddock (Captain Britain) and Jamie Braddock.

If you know anything about me, you know I loved Morrison’s X-Men run, so seeing Fantomex back is really excited but I’m not digging this weird black and white costume he’s wearing and I’m really not digging Deadpool’s either. Let’s hope they aren’t colored like this in the actual comic.

Cloak and Dagger are Officially X-Men

X-Men VS AgentofAtlas - Pewiew

X-Men VS Agent of Atlas - Preview

Looks like Cloak and Dagger’s mutant misadventures will be continuing as they are seen in the X-Men Vs Agents of Atlas Preview. I’m ambivalent to their inclusion into a roster that is already fudge pack’d. Not only do you have the core X-Men such as Colossus, Dazzler, and Angel just standing around, but now you’ve got Namor, the New Mutants, the New X-Men, Young X-Men (I wish Ink would laser remove himself), The X-Club (Fraction trying to be Ellis, AMIRITE?), useless mutants (Bling!, what’s his face, and the ugly one) sitting in the background but now you’ve got Cloak and Dagger there too.

I didn’t have a problem with them being Dark X-Men because I knew it was going to spin-off into its own title. A separate title that featured a smaller cast means Cloak and Dagger had a chance to do something or at least be angst and interracial. But with them being lumped into with a cast of over 50 and only two titles they will essentially just be transportation (as seen above) or the very least background (haithar every B-list character in Uncanny X-Men) because lets face it Ellis has the toys he wants to play with in their own Astonishing sandbox and to an extent so does Yost/Kyle with X-Force.

We need another ethnic cleansing!

NEDS MOAR ETHNIC CLEANSING

I miss the good ol’ x-title days where every one was on a team and that team stayed in its own title – this way of separating the the large cast in the 90’s really worked and allowed for characters to grow and develop. I fear Cloak and Dagger being X-Men means Cloak and Dagger being in limbo. Looks at the diverse and beloved cast of the New X-Men – they’ve been split up into sell-able (X-23, Pixie, The Cuckoos  Elixir, and too a much smaller extent Surge) and page fillers. While Wolverine and Emma Frost pull triple duty in every Marvel title ever! I am so tired of Emma Frost being sneaky and doing things for the greater good and I am just fucking tired of seeing Wolverine cut things and being grumpy – doesn’t he do anything else at all?