no_name_'s Uncanny X-Force #9 - High Art review

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Wolverine Does Brazil

Is it bad that nearly all of the reviews I have done for Uncanny X-Force have gotten close to a perfect score? 

The Good 

Do not underestimate the powers of Magneto. Not only is he the "Master of Magnetism," but he probably knows a hell of a lot of stuff you don't know he knows- that he isn't "supposed" to know- which makes this issue even more awesome. Magneto doesn't just casually appear on the cover of Uncanny X-Force #9 because in essence, this issue is all about him. Magneto knows, and has known that X-Force exists as a team, and that they work together to "neutralize threats," but on this particular occasion, Magneto makes a request that would involve revenge. 
As a self contained issue, this one really stood out to me. It's incredibly well written, and a fantastic story for any X-Men fan. I absolutely loved it. The pacing in the story by Remender was perfect. I particularly enjoyed the fact that Remender allowed so many of Billy Tan's panels to tell the story for him- something I thought was incredibly well executed. 

The Bad 

There were no dips or trips in the story. I loved this book. 

The Verdict 

You know that a comic is really good when the reader can read more deeply beneath the story. Remender allows Tan to tell parts of the story- the underlying reasons for Wolverine's actions and his lack of reluctance. There is a lot more going on in this comic than what the reader will see on the surface- and it's beautiful. Issue #9 is a self contained story that readers new to X-Force can appreciate. 

Other reviews for Uncanny X-Force #9 - High Art

    High Praise 0

    Gonna keep this review short and sweet, un-like some of other reviews! The Good Magneto's request This issue had a sort of calm, static, atmosphere. In my head, everything was completely silent. If it was a tv show episode, I can imagine that there would be no music or score accompanying it. Very Whedon-esque. It was also such a quick read, I had to read it twice straight away so I could fully absorb it, not that that's a bad thing, any longer and the pacing would of been well off. The art is ...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    No Man Outrun his Past 0

    I like the fact that Remender chose to tell two small self contained stories in a  roll, instead of throwing in another 3 to 4 issues arc story, before the Age of Apocalypse saga, this was a smart editorial move, building slowly the Dark Angel plot  (Marvel does it right at some times) - well, this was probably one of the best stories so far in this ongoing series, featuring a sad and numb Magneto asking for help to one of his oldest enemies: Wolverine - this issue was nothing that I was prepare...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

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