X-Force by Benjamin Percy, Vol. 1
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world--one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beat, Jean Grey and Sage are on one side. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We're not there...yet.COLLECTING: X-FORCE (2019) 1-6

X-Force by Benjamin Percy, Vol. 1 Details

TitleX-Force by Benjamin Percy, Vol. 1
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 4th, 2020
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302919887
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels, X Men, Comic Book, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics

X-Force by Benjamin Percy, Vol. 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    This starts off with a stunt killing that you know isn't going to stick. X-Force becomes mutantkind's response team like it was several years ago when Wolverine ran the team of killers. The odd part is that Beast is running the team now and suddenly OK with killing lots of people. He originally left the X-Men when he realized Cyclops had put together a secret X-Force team of killers to permanently end threats. Now he's running it? His characterization seems way off. Other than that the book is p This starts off with a stunt killing that you know isn't going to stick. X-Force becomes mutantkind's response team like it was several years ago when Wolverine ran the team of killers. The odd part is that Beast is running the team now and suddenly OK with killing lots of people. He originally left the X-Men when he realized Cyclops had put together a secret X-Force team of killers to permanently end threats. Now he's running it? His characterization seems way off. Other than that the book is pretty good, although I'm not particularly sold on Joshua Cassara's art. Also, Sage needs a new costume. I always think she's Jubilee when I first see her in an issue.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    I stopped enjoying this about mid-way through, if I'm honest — though the signs that this would suck were there right from issue #1, which opened with the most ridiculous stunt-killing of a main character in recent memory. Yes, the killed character was resurrected pretty much right away (big shocker), and then I kept enjoying the dynamics between Wolverine and Quentin Quire for a couple of issues, and then this devolved into just another X-book. It tries to be cool and edgy and dark, but it most I stopped enjoying this about mid-way through, if I'm honest — though the signs that this would suck were there right from issue #1, which opened with the most ridiculous stunt-killing of a main character in recent memory. Yes, the killed character was resurrected pretty much right away (big shocker), and then I kept enjoying the dynamics between Wolverine and Quentin Quire for a couple of issues, and then this devolved into just another X-book. It tries to be cool and edgy and dark, but it mostly comes off as boring. Maybe it's just me and my burnout from this oversaturated line of X-books, but I really don't have it in me to keep reading this title.
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  • Paul E. Morph
    January 1, 1970
    I think it's pretty safe to say that, at this point, I absolutely hate the new status quo in the X-books. There's an old advertising slogan that goes 'This ain't your daddy's XXXX' and I'm afraid to say that's never been truer... but not in a good way. I'm sorely tempted to just say 'wake me when it's over'. On the other hand, the artwork has been consistently good so far, so it's not all a complete travesty against everything I love about superheroes.Story: 2 starsArtwork: 4 starsOverall: 3 sta I think it's pretty safe to say that, at this point, I absolutely hate the new status quo in the X-books. There's an old advertising slogan that goes 'This ain't your daddy's XXXX' and I'm afraid to say that's never been truer... but not in a good way. I'm sorely tempted to just say 'wake me when it's over'. On the other hand, the artwork has been consistently good so far, so it's not all a complete travesty against everything I love about superheroes.Story: 2 starsArtwork: 4 starsOverall: 3 stars
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  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    X-Force is back, yet with a new direction and somewhat different approach, this time the team is basically Krakoa's whole new defensive unit, and get this, Beast is the leader, yes, that same Beast who left the X-Men after finding out Cyclops formed up a mutant strike force, the X-Force. But that's about the only thing I didn't like in this first volume, unlike most series in Dawn of X, this one is definitely a must-read, along with the main Uncanny title. It's a more action oriented series, pla X-Force is back, yet with a new direction and somewhat different approach, this time the team is basically Krakoa's whole new defensive unit, and get this, Beast is the leader, yes, that same Beast who left the X-Men after finding out Cyclops formed up a mutant strike force, the X-Force. But that's about the only thing I didn't like in this first volume, unlike most series in Dawn of X, this one is definitely a must-read, along with the main Uncanny title. It's a more action oriented series, playing with edgier themes, and it starts out with a bang, right in the first issue, with Percy fully exploring the new capabilities of Krakoa. The team roster is a lot of fun, but I kinda missed Fantomex, I'm sure he will show up in no time.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    Not one of the X-titles I was originally going to buy, but I checked out issue 1 after hearing what happened and it turned out to be a decent enough title
  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    Finished off my reading day strong with this one. X-Force is back and better than ever under Percy. After a horrible attack that leaves one of the main X-Men characters killed, the X-Men start to build a new X-Force. In the past volumes it was always a no-no for a lot of X-Men to even agree with X-Force. In here? We have Xavier and Beast signing on as "yes let's do this" and basically this is CIA X-Men story...and I kind of love it? What starts off as an attack, become a rescue mission, and then Finished off my reading day strong with this one. X-Force is back and better than ever under Percy. After a horrible attack that leaves one of the main X-Men characters killed, the X-Men start to build a new X-Force. In the past volumes it was always a no-no for a lot of X-Men to even agree with X-Force. In here? We have Xavier and Beast signing on as "yes let's do this" and basically this is CIA X-Men story...and I kind of love it? What starts off as an attack, become a rescue mission, and then a retallation tale in these six issues. I was glued to each page as it was exciting and fun. The art helps build a darker, more vicious X-Men story too. I loved the team dynamic and while not as strong as say Remender's run yet on that, it can shape up nicely. Also, beast my dude, you have fucked up. This should be good. A super easy 4 out of 5.
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  • Monsour
    January 1, 1970
    It start on a really daring issue yet all went flat after that. Can't say I hated it, I'm just expecting more to the X-force team, specially that they finally add Kid Omega in the Dawn of X shenanigans.
  • Wakizashi
    January 1, 1970
    I've enjoyed this book more than the main X-Men title. It's surprisingly violent for a modern Marvel comic. The artwork is really good and I like the story so far. (view spoiler)[How that team of soldiers managed to infiltrate Krakoa was a great idea, but poor Domino! (hide spoiler)] I've enjoyed this book more than the main X-Men title. It's surprisingly violent for a modern Marvel comic. The artwork is really good and I like the story so far. (view spoiler)[How that team of soldiers managed to infiltrate Krakoa was a great idea, but poor Domino! (hide spoiler)]
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  • Joshua Q.
    January 1, 1970
    In case you were wondering which is the best ongoing X-book after House of X/Powers of X, this is it, hands down.
  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this more than I expected to. Benjamin Percy does a good job of setting up why the new nation of Krakoa needs to recreate the classic black ops X-Force team. After the assassination of a key Krakoan leader which throws the whole future of their fledgling nation into doubt, it becomes clear that sometimes mutants are going to be forced to violate the "kill no human" edict set forth by their government (off the record, of course) in order to survive. Without getting too much into I really enjoyed this more than I expected to. Benjamin Percy does a good job of setting up why the new nation of Krakoa needs to recreate the classic black ops X-Force team. After the assassination of a key Krakoan leader which throws the whole future of their fledgling nation into doubt, it becomes clear that sometimes mutants are going to be forced to violate the "kill no human" edict set forth by their government (off the record, of course) in order to survive. Without getting too much into spoilers, I really like the make-up of this new team, which features some characters we've not seen in a more brutal X-Force type of role before (and some who are very familiar), so I look forward to seeing the new sides of some of these characters that come out as a result. I'm particularly interested to see how far Beast is willing to take things to protect his mutant nation (what we've seen so far indicates he's willing to go pretty damn far). The team composition seems pretty loose and fluid at this point as well--they were forced to react to an attack and people stepped up for the task, but the team roster hardly seems finalized. I'd like to see a large roster that gets cherry picked from for the particular needs of the mission at hand, kind of like how the Avengers operated under Jonathan Hickman. The X-books are put into a difficult situation now, with mutant resurrection being a given, in that it becomes harder to establish dramatic stakes that actually matter. It's an unspoken rule that comic book deaths typically don't stick in the first place, but one of the main conceits of the Dawn of X story is that there is a process in place on Krakoa to back up mutant consciousnesses and restore them to a newly created body in the event of death. I feel that this X-Force title does a good job establishing stakes that matter though, making the overarching story about the very survival of Krakoa (and thus their entire resurrection process) being under external threat from outraged humans. Joshua Cassara does the majority of the book's art and he does a fantastic job with the level of detail and the dynamic action shots. It's served extremely well by Dean White and Rachelle Rosenberg's bright and vibrant colors. Visually, this is a bit of a departure from the dark and gritty, all-black-and-red style of some earlier incarnations of the team (given that one of its prominent members dresses in a bright green and yellow 60s gogo dancer style--it's kind of hard to go overly dark with that). The final chapter is penciled by Stephan Segovia, whose style is slightly more cartoony, but not different enough from Cassara's style to feel particularly jarring, and the book still looks absolutely gorgeous under his artistic direction. This, along with the flagship X-Men title, seems to be the most essential reading to follow the Dawn of X story thread about the challenges that the new mutant nation of Krakoa is dealing with. I will definitely be following this book for a while based on what they delivered in this first volume.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    Given how Krakoa is laid out these days, did we really need X-Force? Turns out, after the assassination of one of the key X-players, we definitely do. Wolverine and Domino head up a team hellbent on vengeance and proactive action, as the X-Men's murder-squad reunite to destroy any threat to Krakoan independence, whatever the cost.X-Force is a surprising book all around, really. The character choices (bar Wolverine) are surprising, the murder of a key character in the first issue (although we all Given how Krakoa is laid out these days, did we really need X-Force? Turns out, after the assassination of one of the key X-players, we definitely do. Wolverine and Domino head up a team hellbent on vengeance and proactive action, as the X-Men's murder-squad reunite to destroy any threat to Krakoan independence, whatever the cost.X-Force is a surprising book all around, really. The character choices (bar Wolverine) are surprising, the murder of a key character in the first issue (although we all know it's not going to stick), and even the villains that they face are all completely different to those you might expect. X-Force has been through various incarnations, but this one feels very different to those before it, even if their mandate is the same, simply because Ben Percy spins them in new directions.Beast's role, for example, comes as a big surprise. He's always been the dark horse of the X-Men, making decisions that will impact them all without telling them (All-New X-Men, anyone?) and then Quentin Quire gets involved whether X-Force like it or not, only to find himself as a perfect fit. And when there are new villain groups popping up in every X-book going at the moment, another shadowy cabal would feel a bit out of place, and yet this one feels even more threatening due to the absolutely lack of human (or mutant) empathy that they have.The artwork, mostly by Joshua Cassara, is exactly what X-Force needs. It's gritty, but it's real, and Dean White's colours really make it sing. Stephen Segovia pops up for a fill-in issue at the end, and he works just as well; he and Cassara have very similar styles.I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop on the X-Books; they've all come blaring out of the gate, established themselves as individual titles with their own strengths, and dared you to stop reading them. X-Force doesn't end that streak at all, and I hope it can continue for a long, long time.
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  • Etienne
    January 1, 1970
    Great start! Good cast and a promising story! I'm in!
  • Rick Brose
    January 1, 1970
    Given how little of the new X-Men books I've enjoyed, I was pleasantly surprised by this series. It is dark, political, and despite the immense power of the X nation, it actually felt like there were high stakes in play. It will be interesting to see if the series can keep up this kind of action and suspense.
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  • Mitchell Kukulka
    January 1, 1970
    "When you allow someone who is not worthy a taste of power, they will gluttonously and poisonously seek out more.Every empire's fall begins with a peasant's hunger." Percy brings the same type of gritty, world-weary moral ambiguity that colored his excellent "Wolverine" podcasts to a wider X-Men cast, crafting one of the darker and more substantial additions to the mutant mythology in years.
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    This was hard to find on Good Reads. Anyhow, better than expected. The art was interesting -- it's more illustrative than comic oriented, with more detail. Like looking at illustrations in a book. And the characters were more expressive. The dialogue also was truer to the characters than the last book I read in the Dawn of X series. And things moved along rather rapidly, and the story seemed to tie into Maruders and to a degree X-men. (Excalibur appears to be off in its own little world, which m This was hard to find on Good Reads. Anyhow, better than expected. The art was interesting -- it's more illustrative than comic oriented, with more detail. Like looking at illustrations in a book. And the characters were more expressive. The dialogue also was truer to the characters than the last book I read in the Dawn of X series. And things moved along rather rapidly, and the story seemed to tie into Maruders and to a degree X-men. (Excalibur appears to be off in its own little world, which means I can safely ignore it or if you don't like the other ones, you can just read it.)The plot? Eh, spoilers.******X-men: OMG I Can't Believe they killed Prof X! Me: Don't worry, he'll be back. It's not like it's the first time...they've done this.Writers: I don't know what to do here -- how to do we make this exiting or gripping? Oh I know, I'll kill off Prof X. Editor: Yeah, go ahead, we can always bring him back in the next issue. Yes, they appear to be falling back on a time-old comic book or long running serial tradition -- when in doubt, kill off a major character to further plot points. (Not to worry, this particular character has been killed off and brought back since roughly the 1960s... It's been so often it's really hard to care or for that matter to understand why the characters care. That was my difficulty with the whole arc in which a Phoenix possessed Cyclops killed him and Wolverine and Magneto, of all people were judging him for it. They both tried to kill Prof X while they were in their right minds, and could individually be considered mass murders. While Cyclops, generally speaking hadn't really killed anyone except Professor X, who of course came back from the dead several years later. I found the whole arc to be ludicrous, except for the great character development for Cyclops. At least this will sort of kick all of that off the board. The writers have effectively erased all of the Cyclops as Phoenix storyline, thankfully.)Oh well, at least this round they are killing a character that I didn't care about, partly because they keep killing him off or sending him off on mysterious trips where we don't hear from him or see him in decades. I don't think the writers know what to do with Professor Charles Xavier. He's not as easy a character to write as say Wolverine.Speaking of Wolvie...does he have to be in every comic? I think the only one he's not in is Excalibur.Hmmm, maybe he won't be in New Mutants either?Let's see characters that have popped up in more than one comic?* Kitty (two)* Wolverine (3 to date)* Storm (3 - if you count a relatively brief appearance in this one)* Jean Grey (2)Wolvie is being written slightly better...but the character really hasn't evolved much. The plot doesn't quite work logistically - here. (Granted it's a superhero comic book, expectations are low. But House of X and Power of X were so good..) For one thing -- how did the humans manage to get on the island with guns? This is an island that houses Magneto and Polaris. Did they bring plastic guns? Also I'm not sure how the humans got on the island, when Kitty can't. Doesn't the Island have any overhead security? You'd think it would. And Kitty could just fly in like that, why didn't anyone do that with Kitty or at least experiment with it?The humans aren't robots and they parachuted in from a plane flying over head...we have psychics on the island, powerful ones, plus people who can literally blast the humans out of the sky. This surprise attack is sort of bizarre. I mean this is an island that houses Apocalypse, Sinister, Omega Red, Magneto, Magick, Cyclops, Storm, Professor X -- we have people on that island that can erase someone from existence, if they wanted to.I found it a bit unbelievable to be honest. I could see the humans getting the upper hand with the X-mansion, although after a bit, I began to wonder if the X-men were a little dumb in regards to top-notch security measures. My difficulty with the series and Hickman to date -- is too much focus on world-building not enough on plot logistics and character. Yeah, yeah, it's nice about the plankton on Kraokoa, and how the Quiet Council (clear rip-off from Tolkien btw) is set up, but...plot and character FIRST, world-building SECOND. Particularly when dealing with a long-running comic book serial in which the world changes depending on the writer. (I wonder if that's why they all get wrapped up in the world building? A means to offer something new and change the rules and reboot the thing.)Anyhow, I liked the book better than it seems. It was better paced than the last three, and the dialogue actually built up to something. That said, I'd still rank X-men above it. So current rankings?1. X-men2. X-Force3. Maruders (mainly because I can't spell it)4. ExcaliburWill definitely continue with it.
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  • Rylan
    January 1, 1970
    Holy shit, this was good, out of all the Dawn of X books this might be my favorite. First off I want to talk about how beautiful the cover art is, Dustin Weaver is such a good artist. The story itself is fantastic, I don’t want to go too much into details because of spoilers (just know that it’s awesome). The art grew on me, at first I wasn’t a fan of it but after a while I started like it and it really fits the tone of the story. Overall, X-force is a great read and is definitely worth checking Holy shit, this was good, out of all the Dawn of X books this might be my favorite. First off I want to talk about how beautiful the cover art is, Dustin Weaver is such a good artist. The story itself is fantastic, I don’t want to go too much into details because of spoilers (just know that it’s awesome). The art grew on me, at first I wasn’t a fan of it but after a while I started like it and it really fits the tone of the story. Overall, X-force is a great read and is definitely worth checking out. There are a lot of interesting plot twists and mysteries that keept me craving for what happens next. Also I really love Jean and she was awesome in this book.
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  • Andrew Shaffer
    January 1, 1970
    Not really digging the way they split the X-teams, TBH.
  • Brian Garthoff
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the art and overall direction of Benjamin Percy’s X-Force. They are using the what I’d consider the strongest lineup of all the Dawn of X titles, but it isn’t afraid to put them through the ringer. It’s action packed, maybe a little gimmicky, but still punchy and fun. X-Force has quickly become one of my more highly anticipated releases, which bodes well considering Percy will also be handling the new Wolverine series going forward.
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    I want to give this 5 stars but it's a really, really fractured story that doesn't really flow very well at all.That being said... The Domino part, the fight on the island were both extremely awesome and that ending....
  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    When a human strike team invades Krakoa by grafting pieces of Domino's flesh to theirs, thus not setting off any alarms, and uses that team to kill Xavier, the new mutant nation knows they need to do something to better protect themselves. Enter X-Force, now established as a sort of CIA/FBI of the mutant world. Primarily in the field: Wolverine, Domino, Kid OmegaPrimarily back on Krakoa: Jean, Forge, Beast, Black TomThis first Volume establishes the team, begins the recovery of Domino and explor When a human strike team invades Krakoa by grafting pieces of Domino's flesh to theirs, thus not setting off any alarms, and uses that team to kill Xavier, the new mutant nation knows they need to do something to better protect themselves. Enter X-Force, now established as a sort of CIA/FBI of the mutant world. Primarily in the field: Wolverine, Domino, Kid OmegaPrimarily back on Krakoa: Jean, Forge, Beast, Black TomThis first Volume establishes the team, begins the recovery of Domino and explores a link with Terra Verde, a South American country that came very far in bio-organic weaponry recently. They do end up signing a treaty with the mutants.While the book has a lot of action, I like the intelligent espionage and secrecy that seems to be prevalent here too. Beast has really taken a slightly darker turn, though his intentions are good.Really curious to see what's next. I can feel something brewing...
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  • Silas
    January 1, 1970
    Like most House of X/Powers of X books, this one seriously mischaracterizes a lot of my favorite characters, so despite it having a slightly more engaging plot than some other books, it rubs me the wrong way. In particular, I am bothered by Beast, who features a bit more prominently in monologues, but also by Jean Grey, though she is just sort of there without explanation. A lot of the formation of X-Force is unexplained, and apart from a couple of characters being present at the initial shock i Like most House of X/Powers of X books, this one seriously mischaracterizes a lot of my favorite characters, so despite it having a slightly more engaging plot than some other books, it rubs me the wrong way. In particular, I am bothered by Beast, who features a bit more prominently in monologues, but also by Jean Grey, though she is just sort of there without explanation. A lot of the formation of X-Force is unexplained, and apart from a couple of characters being present at the initial shock in the first issue, there is no particular reason for them to be there. A few have a previous association with X-Force, but a lot of them don't. I don't really like the new Domino design, and some of the things that happen seem designed only for shock value, and aren't particularly believable. Also, after all these years, Gateway starts smacking people? I don't think so.
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  • Andrew
    January 1, 1970
    The last of the six Dawn of X books for me to pick up, it bears import on the new X-Men status quo but is not yet enjoyable for me. I do not know how much of Beast leading this newest iteration of an X-Men kill squad is intended to be ironic. Beast gave up on the X-Men because of X-Force. He endangered all of time and space because of the depths he saw his friend morally descending. And now he leads X-Force. And does the morally objectionable for the greater good. Making the hard choices so no o The last of the six Dawn of X books for me to pick up, it bears import on the new X-Men status quo but is not yet enjoyable for me. I do not know how much of Beast leading this newest iteration of an X-Men kill squad is intended to be ironic. Beast gave up on the X-Men because of X-Force. He endangered all of time and space because of the depths he saw his friend morally descending. And now he leads X-Force. And does the morally objectionable for the greater good. Making the hard choices so no one else has to endure it. We’ve been down this road.Is this supposed to show that Beast is not as he was due to externally effect? Or is this forcing a thing because the thing and all? Thus far Remender did it considerably better.Oh and I see Wolverine’s healing factor is back to absurd magnitude...
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  • Erica
    January 1, 1970
    I put off reading this line bc I've been missing the 2nd issue for ages. I finally just bought a digital version, since none of the local comic stores ever seemed to have it, and read the whole thing in one sitting.This is a fantastic (and surprisingly gory) entry into the X-men series and I *might* even like it more than the main line that Hickman is writing. (Not Hox/Pox that brought us to this point - that was amazing) I like the 4 main characters that make up the X-force - Wolverine, Beast, I put off reading this line bc I've been missing the 2nd issue for ages. I finally just bought a digital version, since none of the local comic stores ever seemed to have it, and read the whole thing in one sitting.This is a fantastic (and surprisingly gory) entry into the X-men series and I *might* even like it more than the main line that Hickman is writing. (Not Hox/Pox that brought us to this point - that was amazing) I like the 4 main characters that make up the X-force - Wolverine, Beast, Domino, and Jean Grey - and Sage is a nice addition as well. The story is more 'realistic' in what the mutant vs human fights would probably look like, and it's nice to see that Benjamin Percy has a clear plan.
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  • Neil Pearson
    January 1, 1970
    This one has a bit of a 90s feel to it which is probably apt as X-force was probably the most 90s book of the X-men franchise at the time. There's also a strong resemblance to the "team of assassins" concept that was strong over the last decade. As such, this title is very much about the action and "shady" decisions. The first story arc does highlight a major drawback with the "dawn of X" status quo and that's how they've rendered death meaningless. On one hand it's a fun meta concept as that's This one has a bit of a 90s feel to it which is probably apt as X-force was probably the most 90s book of the X-men franchise at the time. There's also a strong resemblance to the "team of assassins" concept that was strong over the last decade. As such, this title is very much about the action and "shady" decisions. The first story arc does highlight a major drawback with the "dawn of X" status quo and that's how they've rendered death meaningless. On one hand it's a fun meta concept as that's been true of comics for decades but on the other it does rob a lot of tension from "deaths" when the characters are aware of it. The artwork is fine but a little dark/sketchy in places.
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  • Joshua Lawson
    January 1, 1970
    Much as all the auxiliary X-Men books seem, on paper, like they would dilute the potency of Hickman’s main book X-Force was a really cool one. Though the fairy huge event in this book that is barely, if at all, touched upon in Hickman’s book gives me pause as I have no intention of following every X-book in this new line. That said X-Force felt just similar enough and just different enough to compliment X-Men without feeing extraneous or redundant and as of my finishing this volume, spending tim Much as all the auxiliary X-Men books seem, on paper, like they would dilute the potency of Hickman’s main book X-Force was a really cool one. Though the fairy huge event in this book that is barely, if at all, touched upon in Hickman’s book gives me pause as I have no intention of following every X-book in this new line. That said X-Force felt just similar enough and just different enough to compliment X-Men without feeing extraneous or redundant and as of my finishing this volume, spending time in the mutant’s new status quo.
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  • Danielle
    January 1, 1970
    I honestly think I might just not be into X-Men - there were some parts of this that I liked, but felt kind of bored overall. This is definitely easier to digest in shorter amounts than House of X/Powers of X, but I'm not a huge fan of the document/comic format. I'm also not really attached to any of the characters so it's more difficult for me to be invested. I honestly think I might just not be into X-Men - there were some parts of this that I liked, but felt kind of bored overall. This is definitely easier to digest in shorter amounts than House of X/Powers of X, but I'm not a huge fan of the document/comic format. I'm also not really attached to any of the characters so it's more difficult for me to be invested.
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  • Miller Lashbrook
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5At the end of the day, if you are going to begin reading Dawn of X, then X-Force is a must read and should be at the top of the stack along with Hickman's main X-Men series. If you like political and corporate espionage you will have a lot of fun. 4.5/5 TwinklesFor a full review head to: my link text 4.5/5At the end of the day, if you are going to begin reading Dawn of X, then X-Force is a must read and should be at the top of the stack along with Hickman's main X-Men series. If you like political and corporate espionage you will have a lot of fun. 4.5/5 TwinklesFor a full review head to: my link text
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  • Rob Marney
    January 1, 1970
    Percy and Cassara nail the spirit of X-Force, and do more than their comrades in leaning into the weird possibilities of the Krakoa era, but they take a little too much inspiration from the Kyle/Yost run where violence and teeth-gritting are celebrated for their own sake. The book is at its best when there are emotional stakes for the characters, and seeing a B-list hero pick up cool new guns is not emotional stakes.
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  • Nate
    January 1, 1970
    Marvel is killing it with their X-Men reboot and Percy's X-Force is no exception. Across the line, one of the things I find most helpfull that more comic series should do is to include graphs or emails or just an explanitary page to give the reader needed background. Almost everywhere else this would be a ham-handed "walking and talking" data dump but by just telling the reader exactly what we need to know the writer and illustrator can get to the business of telling great stories.
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  • Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Read as single issues.This was a good addition to the Dawn of X portfolio. After a shocking character death and subsequent event (predictable for anyone who has read House of X/Powers of X), we really get into what makes this team good.Beast: The brains. The master planner behind the scenes.Wolverine: Snikt. Stabbystabbystabby.Quentin Quire: Snark, makes his own reality.Domino: guns, luck, more guns, more luck.I loved the team dynamic. The artwork fit the dark, gritty, gory mood perfectly. I'm e Read as single issues.This was a good addition to the Dawn of X portfolio. After a shocking character death and subsequent event (predictable for anyone who has read House of X/Powers of X), we really get into what makes this team good.Beast: The brains. The master planner behind the scenes.Wolverine: Snikt. Stabbystabbystabby.Quentin Quire: Snark, makes his own reality.Domino: guns, luck, more guns, more luck.I loved the team dynamic. The artwork fit the dark, gritty, gory mood perfectly. I'm excited to see where the next few story arcs go because this is shaping up to be a fun, explosive ride.Recommended for fans of X-Men and the above characters.
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