Wow. Just wow!
As I've mentioned in very many reviews, specifically for this series, the color choices, particularly in the logo and backdrops, continues to be one of my favorite aspects of the variety it presents to the covers. If I lay them all out on a desk, they'd make for some awesome covers with astounding colors throughout. Colors have varied more in this arc, however, so consistency is great.
Where do I begin? Last issue did not really do it for me. It wasn't an altogether terrible issues, I think I still gave it 4/5 stars because the writing was still superb. Here, it is even more grandiose. The repercussions of this storyline, if the heroes don't succeed, would be as impactful as the previous arc with Apocalypse. A few panels here also mention a few things about that particular incident, so it seems Remender has a lot more to tell about the first arc, and in particular how it will eventually correlate with this or future arcs. This arc is very ambitious, but that's the main I love about it. It really gets you thinking about what it means for the future of both these five characters and the X-Men as a whole. Hell, the whole Marvel universe is affected, and I mean that truthfully, not in the same old Fear Itself cliché kind of way.
Really, as it was a few issues ago, the only bad thing about this issue is having to wait until the next issue comes out on such a cliffhanger. It may be predictable, but it will definitely give way to more action akin to the first arc.
You have got to be picking this issue up. I've been listening to several podcasts later, and a group of people dislike Remender's writing. Of course, everyone's entitled to their opinion; I just cannot fathom how anyone can pick these up and not enjoy them thoroughly. The point is, if you're a fan of any of the five characters on the covers of Uncanny X-Force, do yourself a favor and give this series a chance. Amazing!