themaskedhero's X-Force #16 - Messiah War: Part 7 review

Avatar image for themaskedhero

Closing Shots

Seven issues. I bought seven issues of this series. I walked out to the comic book store seven times and gave them $3.00 every time. And I feel like it was a wasted investment.
All this crossover did (and in the last issue I thought there was about 5 different directions) was allow Apocalypse to learn of Hope Summers. If there was anything else major that happened, it was too over my head to notice. I loved the opening issues and I thought this was going to play out in a very entertaining way. But about half way through the crossover I was feeling lost and bored.

This Issue :
The art was messy, but I say that every time. The story resolved, but the drama everyone was going through didn't connect with me. I understand that X-23 wasn't willing to kill Kiden and that even though her powers were keeping X-Force from going home, she wasn't going to kill her friend. I got that Stryfe and Cable were both trying to keep their hands on Hope. I got that Apocalypse has come back and that Stryfe stood no chance of fighting back. But why was this all important???! Why did we need a seven issue story to tell this story? Why did X-Force really need to be there? 

The last few pages with X-23 had me very confused as to what was going on*. The scene with Bishop at the end made me feel like I was watching Dave Madden in a comic book, YOU'RE JUST TELLING ME THINGS I KNEW 6 ISSUES AGO!! If not 2 years ago during Messiah CompleX.

I didn't like this issue and I didn't really like the crossover as a whole. I felt like I was getting ripped off. I wouldn't tell anyone to pick it up
(*Note - I have since gone back and re-read the entire crossover as a whole, and the X-23 part makes more sense and it ties into the story that bookends this crossover involving Leper Queen and I found it funny, smart and just too clever for the tone of this book, thus I didn't see it coming and it was a plus)

Other reviews for X-Force #16 - Messiah War: Part 7

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.