Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2014
by Paul in x-axis
The first volume of the new X-Force will likely read better as a collection, but for not for the usual reasons. By no means is it paced for the trade; quite the opposite, it’s carefully structured as a serial, with issues containing their own self-contained side mission or character study, all contributing to a larger story.
But X-Force #1 was a bit underwhelming on release, and it’s only in the light of the later issues that the book starts to pick up. Luckily for me, completism compels me to stick around long enough to discover that fact.
Coming off a successful run on X-Men Legacy, Si Spurrier always seemed an odd choice to write X-Force. It’s not merely that Legacy was a quirky, offbeat title; more that the title’s attitude to conventional superheroes (strictly, Legion’s attitude, but the book largely seemed to share it) hardly suggested a writer who was dying to write a book about large men with larger guns.