X-Force #2 Review

by Ryan.L on November 27, 2019

Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Publisher: Marvel Comics
It’s the aftermath of the invasion on Krakoa. The mutants regroup and plan their moves against this unknown assailant.
The first issue of ‘X-Force’ was really strong and one of the best new titles in the ‘Dawn of X’ line-up. Some of the other series in ‘Dawn of X’ wavered a bit and their second installment were not as strong as the first issue. That isn’t the case here. This issue is as much or even better than the first issue. I might go as far to say that it has surpassed ‘Marauders’ as the best new x-series.
I loved this issue and how dark, gritty and realistic it is. We get to see the mutants functioning on a levels to figure out who is behind the invasion. Still an official X-Force team hasn’t been formed just yet, but you can see all the pieces coming together. Jean really shines in this issue and you can see that she is a very important part. Being almost the backup Xavier, we can see she is going to have a very integral part with the on goings of the island.
This is controversial but I have always been a huge fan of Kid Omega. Many are not a fan of him, but I love how he plays off of Wolverine and in this issue that’s one of the most entertaining parts of the issue. This is the first we really have gotten to see Kid Omega, but I am so excited to see what his role will be in ‘X-Force’ going forward. His ideal are a little radical, like Magneto’s have been in the past. Will he cause friction, or will Kid Omega finally find his place among the mutants? We will have to wait and find out, but I think Kid Omega will be a really fun addition.
The art in this series continues to be outstanding. It has this very rough and dark feel to it but the bits of color give it an almost optimistic outlook on the otherwise very gritty depiction of the world.
Overall this issue is outstanding and cements ‘X-Force’ as a must-read series. Especially if you like a dark, edgy story that pulls no punches.

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