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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews Uncanny X-Force #3

March 29th, 2013 by Christopher Williams Comments

Written by Sam Humphries
Pencils by Ron Garney
Colors by Marte Garcia & Israel Gonzalez

Uncanny X-Force has been a pretty great ride and that continues on in issue #3. I love how Psylocke has been put front and center in this book, though she played a huge role in Remender’s run, she tended to get overshadowed a bit, but that can easily happen when you are teamed up with Wolverine. This time she’s the Wolverine type character, and though she isn’t officially the leader, it feels like this is her book with the rest of the team playing a supporting role. Psylocke has always been a great character so it’s nice to see her get her due.

I’m also digging Bishop as the villain too, sure he played foil to Cable during the Messiah arcs, but this Bishop is a whole other animal. It seems someone has messed with his head psychically turning him into a feral beast and I really dig this change. For one it makes Bishop a lot more interesting as a character, but it also means that he may find redemption here if Psylocke can help untwist his mind. This of course begs the question, who could the real villain be? This should provide for an interesting twist, the story has been great so far so I have high hopes its a twist that will payoff.

Meanwhile Fantomex and his clone girlfriend set out to make sure his dark clone doesn’t go after Psylocke. How cool was that scene on the plane?! Just when they thought they beat Dark Fantomex to the punch, there he is looking all cool and ominous on the tail of the plane.

One area this book shines in the art. I am really loving the crisp sleek lines and beautiful colors. It’s visually appealing and has turned out to be a feast for the eyes. My favorite panel had to be the one where Psylocke lands after striking a blow to Bishop. The black and white color contrasted by Psylocke’s bloody sword looked brilliant. Bishop’s twisted psyche was also a real treat as my eyes took it in from corner to corner.

Overall this is a great book so far with an interesting story to tell and some great art. If you were a fan of Remender’s run, rest easy in the fact that Humphries is proving to be more than up to the task.

4.5 out of 5 nerds
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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.