X-Force #1 Review

by Ryan.L on November 06, 2019

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Publisher: Marvel Comics

The mutant nation of Krakoa is flourishing, but that doesn’t mean the mutants are now accepted. There are some in the world who would still like to see them gone.

This was an exciting issue starting it off with a bang, and kept that momentum all the way through. While a world that hates a fears them is nothing new to an X-Men comic, this new world Jonathan Hickman has crafted, things aren’t the way they used to be. We knew that this new world order and the nation of Krakoa weren’t going to be all rainbows and butterflies. Some humans are still going to have issue with the mutants place in the world. ‘X-Force’ shows us just that, but without the fun comic book filter. This book felt very raw and gritty.

I loved this book a lot. There was a maturity to this book that wasn’t found in the other ‘Dawn of X’ books. ‘X-Force’ has always been the black ops book of the X-Men titles. This new ‘X-Force’ doesn’t disappoint. As much as the new world looks all great and wonderful, this book shows us that there is still a need for the X-Men to fight. ‘X-Force’ is needed more than ever now. We also get to see our first unofficial crossover with another ‘Dawn of X’ title. This really brings the events in all the books together as one cohesive story. This book is a quick read but there are some very shocking moments. We get to see some characters we haven't seen in a long time and a more indepth look into Krakoa and life on the island and the inner workings of how its run.

I also really enjoyed Joshua Cassara’s art. It was very edgy and dark, but it really added to the story. There are some moments in this book that wasn’t explained in the dialogue but looking at the art, it gave us the answers and to what happened to a certain character, and wow it’s just creepy.

Overall ‘X-Force’ is a dark, edgy, mature entry to the ‘Dawn of X’ titles and it’s a thrilling ride from start to finish. This is a book not to be missed.

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