The New Marvel: 'Uncanny X-Force'

Uncanny Xforce  Marvel NOWThe New Marvel is a series that looks at the changes that the mega-comic empire made following the events of Avengers vs. X-Men and the impact that those changes have on the stories of Marvel NOW!  Six issues (or more) into each Marvel NOW! title, we see what our favorite characters are up to and what to keep an eye out for in the future.

After the fateful confrontation with Daken, Wolverine decides to dismantle the X-Force team feeling that a kill-team is no longer a good thing to have following the reformed hatred of mutants in the world; however, the new headmistress of the school, Storm, ends up being a part of Psylocke’s reformed ad hoc X-Force team when they seek out the location of a former enemy. Doing their best to minimize collateral damage, and hoping to not become the killers that the previous group turned out to be, this band of muntants isn’t Cable’s team, but they are certainly the Uncanny X-Force.


Covering Issues #1-6

While lacking the go-get-them attitude of the previous X-Force, this group certainly has no compunctions of engaging in combat when problems arise. There have certainly been some interesting developments within the series, especially in regards to the fate of Bishop, the Fantomex triplets, and the teleportation skills of a little girl, but there has been very little in the form of actual answers to these new developments. I’m certainly happy to know that there’s more to Bishop following his manhunt of Hope, though there are a lot of mysteries as to why he is back and what’s going on with his mind, mysteries that I hope will be explained soon.

To be honest, I’m not sure how I like the new Fantomex triplets; there are certainly some interesting situations going on with them, but there are also some “what in the world is happening” moments that come to mind. It certainly give new meaning to the phrase “struggling with oneself,” but I feel that there needs to be more of an in-depth look at just what the triplets are to each other and to the mutant community at large, especially given the pre-existing relationship between Fantomex and Psylocke.

I am also very pleased to see someone who is standing up for what they believe in with regards to being a mutant in a larger world. So many people seem to be taking sides between Cyclops' team of rebels and Wolverine’s school of heroes that it is rather refreshing to see a third option: be who you are without being marginalized by others. I am not sure what the future will be for this “team,” especially after the last conversation Wolverine had with their leader, but I am sure it will be surprising, amazing, and Uncanny.




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