Published by Marvel Comics. Written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost. Art by Clayton Crain.
Now I know there are many folks out there who consider this a mindless action book or just clump it with millions of other X-books out there. But, I contend that, so far, X-Force has proved to be one of Marvels most entertaining mutant comics.
Sure, the title is filled with action. And blood. Lots of blood. After all, this team has been sanctioned by Cyclops to do what no other X-crew has been able to do: kill bad guys with extreme prejudice. And while Kyle and Yost dont explore the legal ramifications of hacking folks to death on a monthly basis, they do examine the emotional consequences of murder especially with members like Warpath, Wolfsbane, and X-23.
For the last two years, weve seen how Warpath and Woflsbane have been transformed and mentally tortured by the act even when its been a necessity of killing evil people. And weve seen X-23, on the other hand, NOT be affected by her homicidal tendencies and Wolverines concern over her cold bloodlust.
By the end of this months edition, much of the team is gone kicked out or, having come to terms with their actions, choosing to leave on their on accord. Im interested to see where the series goes now after its inevitable tie-in with the X-Mens newest gargantuan crossover Second Coming. Hopefully itll be as good as whats been published to date.
This review is also set to appear on the Heroes Aren't Hard to Find blog this week. I write reviews for that site and those reviews never really appear on this blog, so check it out to read more of my stuff (I know you just looooovvve my work).