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Having traveled to the Age of Apocalypse, X-Force team up with the Amazing X-Men for the final push against Apocalypse's heir, in a bettle Royale that will force Wolverine to make the hardest choice of his life. One world must die! Plus: someone has wiped out a small town in Northern Montana and in its place a new alien landscape has grown. What is Tabula Rasa? Can FantomeHaving traveled to the Age of Apocalypse, X-Force team up with the Amazing X-Men for the final push against Apocalypse's heir, in a bettle Royale that will force Wolverine to make the hardest choice of his life. One world must die! Plus: someone has wiped out a small town in Northern Montana and in its place a new alien landscape has grown. What is Tabula Rasa? Can Fantomex and Deadpool work together to survive its harsh terrains long enough to unlock its mystery? Then: the fate of the entire world rests on Deadpool's shoulders! A new Death is born! Refugee mutants from the Age of Apocalypse descend on our world! Can the Merc with a Mouth hold off long enough for X-Force to regroup? Is there any hope of staving off the Age of Archangel? Not if Iceman and the Blob have their say. Monsters of doom and glory, Rick Remender (Venom, Punisher), Jerome Opena (Punisher, Moon Knight) and legendary colorist Dean White (Avengers) reunite to serve up another boss bowl of breakneck action in the hottest book on the stands!Collecting: Uncanny X-Force 14-19...

Title : Uncanny X-Force, Volume 4: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 2
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Uncanny X-Force, Volume 4: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 2 Reviews

  • Anne
    2019-04-04 05:52

    4.5 starsFirst, for all of you who (like me) read these volumes in single issues sometimes, this collects 14-19, not 14-18 like the Goodreads blurb states at this time.Well, this was the conclusion of the Dark Angel Saga, and I was not disappointed. This had the same high-stakes plot, consistent enough art, and snappy dialogue as the previous volumes.That's right. I said snappy. I'm bringing that word back, with or without your help!After the snafu in the Age of Apocalypse world, the team is basically forced to come to terms with the fact that 'curing' Warren is probably not an option any longer. Archangel is fully in control, and worse, has reunited with his Four Horsemen.{Insert Giant Fiery Death Ray Machine in Sky Here}Betsy (Psylock) is the only one who hasn't completely thrown in the towel, and continues to try to 'talk sense into him'.Not only does it not work, her plan backfires spectacularly when Archangel needs a new Death.Remember how Fantomex was cooking up something weird in his laboratory in The World?Well, the timer hasn't exactly dinged! yet, but it looks like he's going to have to pull his ace out of the hole a little bit early.{Insert Inappropriate Dick Joke Here}Or not. Jeez, so touchy.I love how Genesis was basically given Clark Kent's life in his virtual reality childhood! I LOL'd a bit when I read that...Anyway, he may be the superhero that Uncle Cluster Fantomex was hoping he'd turn out to be, but, in the end, it's all going to come down to whether or not Psylock can pull the trigger on the man she loves.Gratuitous ass-shot of Psylock for Jeff.You're welcome, buddy! Once again, Deadpool, Fantomex , and Wolverine keep this from being nothing but a downer with their SNAPPY comebacks, one-liners, and general hatred of each other.This ends on a cliffhanger that has something to do with Captain Britain from the Otherworld (who I know next to nothing about), so I've already got the next volume on deck! So far, this is turning out to be a series that I'd highly recommend to anyone looking for an X-title.

  • Nicolo Yu
    2019-04-05 07:41

    Read as they were originally published in monthly floppies.With this story, Rick Remender brings to a stunning close the story begun by the creative team of Louise and Walt Simonson back when they were handling X-Factor. In the pages of their classic run, the couple mutilated an original X-Man and remade him into razor-winged Horseman of Death. Now, Remender has used his excellent opening arc in The Apocalypse Solution to lead in to this event. Apocalypse is dead and now Archangel has risen to take his place.For this six-issue main event, Jerome Opeña returns on interior art chores and Wolverine brings friends to what would be their last stand against the ultimate heir of Apocalypse. It is epic. The ten issues without Opeña were worth slogging through to get through six uninterrupted chapters of his detailed pencils. This could be his last extended story arc on the title since he is moving on to a new title in the wake of Avengers Versus X-Men and the Marvel NOW! relaunch.Psylocke is one of my all-time favorite characters and Opeña draws her less Barbie doll than other artist ever did. His Betsy Braddock as a telepathic ninja is dangerous but vulnerable. She is a star on this book and less token telepath. Remender grew her character by bringing her so much sorrow that it almost too much to bear. Having read the next twelve issues, there is more to come.Still, Remender crafted a very poignant end for Psylocke and Angel. Although it happened on the psychic plane, Betsy used her last moments with Warren to live a life together that would have produced two daughters and the couple growing old together. This means that the loss of Warren would effectively leave her a widow and her hands stained with his blood after having driven the implement of his death into his chest.This story has a lot of surprises and moments that just amazes the reader. A great story with great art and that rewards the long time reader. A satisfying read.

  • Gavin
    2019-04-10 04:55

    Where to start...hmm...well, our heroes just returned from the Age of Apocalypse with the device to possibly save Warren from the Archangel persona, only to discover that it's too late; Archangel is in total control.The team is unable to defeat Archangel and his horsemen, so they escape, minus Betsy, who stays, unwilling to give up on saving Warren.The villain that led them into the AoA in the previous volume, had actually stranded them there, returning to this world to be alongside Archangel, and is helping him to use the device that was to save Warren to reform the world in the image he wants.This is the mega-villain destroy the world and reform it in a new image type of Archangel/Apocalypse here. Big stuff.Wolverine is out of commission for a good part of the action here, having been taken out by Archangel, and with Betsy staying with him, that leaves Fantomex, Deadpool, and Deathlok (who you might remember showed up in volume 2 and stayed behind to guard 'The World').Deathlok fits in with the other 2 perfectly, so you have 3 badass assassins taking on Archangel and his cronies, which leads to some very violent very fun exchanges. A particularly fun one is when the AI that runs Deathlok lets the psychotic killer in him take over and go to town on people. The way Remender writes Deathlok makes him so much more interesting than he's ever been in anything else I've seen. Wade and Jean-Phillipe get some great bonding time here, and if anyone has a better idea for a buddy cop movie than those 2, please tell me.The fight against Archangel and his forces doesn't go too well, and once Wolverine actually recovers, he's the last one left standing...things really look like they're going to end badly, when the cavalry shows up quite unexpectedly, and not the cavalry anyone was expecting.I won't spoil that gem, but it was about the same feeling as watching a movie and having the unexpected save come out of left field and making you just jump up in your seat and fist pump "YESSS!". (Sorry I'm a geek. I know, it's just a book, but damn.)I won't go on from here, but lets just say things are poetic in how they work out. The major theme of the first volume becomes somewhat unimportant in the fallout of what happens here. It also adds a whole new layer to one of our team members, which is fantastic.If you read Jason Aaron's 'Wolverine and the X-Men' the events at the end of this book explain some of what happens in that book as well.I know one thing for sure: I would for sure read 'Campus Illuminati Assassin Squad'.Wow, just a fantastic Saga. Much better than a lot of the 'Events' that take the whole of Marvel or DC to do and take much longer to come together. This just shows what a great writer can do when he's allowed to go nuts. Bravo Mr. Remender, with these last 2 books, you're now a must-read writer for me.Oh, and did I mention, he's already set up the next volume/storyline with a WTF appearance at the end of the book?Not to mention, a new team member totally out of this world...I'm giddy like Christmas morning in anticipation.You have to read both parts, but I'm going out on a limb and saying if you read any "X" books, this is a must, and if you enjoy good reading, this is essential. This is what a great comic writer can do when he's not crushed by editorial staff dictating moves. YAY!

  • Mike
    2019-03-28 10:49

    This is quite simply a fantastic story. Great plot, awesomely nuanced characterizations, detailed settings and character designs, and a mood that is both darkly hopeless and dryly smirk-worthy. All the characters of X-Force feel three-dimensional, with complex relationships among the team (like the Fantomex-Deadpool dynamic) and lots of adult dialogue (mostly centred on cynicism and understatement). I love this.The art by Opena does a masterful job of conveying the weight and seriousness of this storyline, so that even the lightest moments have a darker shadow just behind them.As Archangel begins to explore his own dream of mutant domination, it feels like we're actually seeing the flip side of a two-tone grey coin, and I begin to wonder if this isn't a reasonable end with slightly horrifying means. That's what it means to have Remender writing your X-story: no one is a caricature, and Archangel especially is unpredictable, nuanced and almost normal in his pursuit of a form of justice for all mutantkind. And Deadpool is my favourite Deadpool here - just the right balance of id and saying exactly what we'd be thinking with dark humour and still grounded in the reality around him. Every crack is not only a little crazy but totally on point to the scene at hand. I just about died reading his exchange with Sabretooth in the last issue. Can we just please give Remender an exclusive contract to write Deadpool for the rest of his life? Please?This is a first-rate piece of work by Remender and Opena. I can't imagine how they'll keep up this level of thoroughly well-crafted story, but I keep hearing about Remender's legendary run here so here I go once more. Wish me luck!

  • Martin
    2019-04-17 03:54

    Rick Remender continues his landmark run and Jerome Opeña returns on art duties for the conclusion to Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1. This book is dark (like the previous volumes, true), but things just seem so hopeless for our heroes, we have to wonder how they will overcome Archangel and his cronies (Dark Beast, Genocide, the Final Horsemen, and a smattering of Age Of Apocalypse baddies) who've come over to our dimension. Fantomex again saves the day! While the author certainly gives every team member a chance to shine, it is Fantomex that steals the show. The "Dark Angel Saga" is followed by an epilogue, a quieter issue that brings us right up to the post-"Schism" status quo of the X-Universe, where Wolverine starts up the Jean Grey School For Higher Learning.Probably one of the best titles Marvel has right now, if not THE best, this series, from its inception, has taken risks and has dared to push the proverbial envelope, challenging its readers and never letting them catch their breath. Absolutely EVERY issue is essential reading, not a page is wasted. I want more books likes this!Only three more volumes to go for Uncanny X-Force. Next up is Uncanny X-Force: Otherworld.

  • Ryan Stewart
    2019-04-19 09:45

    Ah Rick Remender, you sure know how to spin a golden X-Force tale. This volume is the big payoff for Remender's entire arc up to this point and a lot of moving parts from earlier volumes come back together and see resolutions here. It's a very strong story but it's even better if you can invest in the previous volumes leading up to it. It's well written, well paced and very intelligent.

  • Keith
    2019-04-15 04:30

    I don't really care about Age of Apocalypse stories, especially when Apocalypse isn't in them, and I don't like reading X-Force if the art is anything less than stellar. But they get back the painterly art guy as opposed to the inky art guy, and there's a new villain called Genocide who's basically Ghost Rider in a bubble boy suit, which sounds lame but is friggin' great. For as simple as X-Force stories are (find the mission, kill the thing) there's a whole of of this that doesn't really make sense, but then Wolverine chops someone's arms off and you're like "holy shit" and you forget about the fact that it's all a bunch of time travel gobbledygook.Occasionally this story gets so weird it wanders into Morrison-esque territory, but it's hard to tell if it's being intentionally fabulist and strange or if Remender reeeally just has no idea how to write a coherent sentence. But Deadpool is reliably funny, the Four Horsemen finally get some significant page space to kick ass, and Genesis and a new Angel are introduced just long enough to get them over to Wolverine and the X-Men, Vol. 1, the most important X-comic in the universe.All in all, you know, it's fine. I'm over the gore and it's all kind of simplistic -- just X-Men in a saucer ship on a mission, which just doesn't do it for me. I want the school and the drama and the whole X-world. But you know , it does the thing it wants to do just fine. I'm just not that pumped about it.

  • Davey
    2019-03-25 03:50

    This collection totally merits 5 stars. The art by Opena (and Rodriguez) is gorgeous, and Remender perfectly utilizes the books diverse cast of misfits. In all honesty, this is the most emotionally affecting X-tale since Whedon`s last arc on Astonishing X-Men. Remender deftly weaves together the characters shared history to create an epic battle between anti-heroes and horrendous evil. All cast members are characterized to perfection, while intriguing new creations are introduced. Don´t believe anyone who tells you that there has been a more satisfying collection of comic books by the Big 2 in recent times. I`ve read Lemire`s Animal Man and Hickman`s Fantastic Four and both can`t, to my mind, match the emotional resonance stemming from the events of Uncanny X-Force no. 18 (although Hickman might have stood a chance had his sprawling FF-story been served with more consistent art.) I shudder to think of the multitude of memorable tales Remender is certain to unleash on us in coming years...

  • Aaron
    2019-04-01 02:32

    I could not put this down. The previous 3 volumes culminate into a massive, tense, far-flung battle. Much like Grant Morrison's early JLA run, this is how a book about a super team should work. Every single member is important, and each has a very specific role to play. But it doesn't stop there. Remender throws the X-Force all over the place in this volume, beating the hell out of every single character and leaving several of them changed forever. I love how he's completely comfortable making giant leaps with the characters, forcing them to deal with vastly different circumstances at every turn. While this does feel "the end" of the first big arc for the X-Force, it does not at all feel like Remender is out of ideas. He's set himself up for a completely different set of team dynamics, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here.

  • William Thomas
    2019-04-25 10:28

    Rick Remender is a bad mother#$@!er, jack.

  • Xavier Guillaume
    2019-04-11 04:53

    What the heck? That was one of the weirdest graphic novels I have ever read! :) Alternate dimensions, the end of the world, characters turned evil, people brought back from the dead. Crazy sauce!I strongly recommend The Dark Angel Saga if you are a fan of X-Men and the Apocalypse storyline. Archangel is actually the next Apocalypse, and he's teamed up with Dark Beast, Deathlok, the Blob, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (who are all bad ass). The Blob is the most disgusting. There is a scene where he lands on Fantomex and Fantomex literally becomes inserted into his asshole. I am not even joking and then Deadpool has to beat the shit out of him until Fantomex can escape. Fantomex: ":Koff: Oh :Koff: God...The smell--The taste! UNCLEAN!"If you are a fan of Psylocke, you have to read this novel. She kicks ass in it. Also, if you are interested in learning about Genesis, one of the new X-Men students, this is where we are first introduced to him! :)All in all, The Dark Angel Saga is a fun read with lots of amazing action. Wolverine has some fun blood and guts scenes and even Phoenix makes an appearance! I know...Crazy sauce...When they made this story, they really went all out!

  • Christopher Mclean
    2019-03-25 02:33

    Remender does a great job wrapping up the first arc, bringing together events from all the previous volumes for a strong, surprisingly heart-warming and heart-wrenching conclusion.As usual the characters and dialogue are the stars of the show, with this volume being backed up by easily the strongest story so far, that goes to surprisingly moving places from a book that I don't expect any depth from.Unfortunately, as has been the case through this series the art is all over the place, it feels like every second issue has a different style which does detract from the overall cohesion of the book, particularly when it is going for a tighter plot line.

  • Mitchell
    2019-04-18 10:54

    What the hell was that? Okay so I've read a lot of Marvel, I've read a lot of X-Men. I've read a lot of stories out of order. But usually I can piece them together. I couldn't tell what if any of this was in normal continuity. The first part was just a boring slog. But in the end their were some interesting writing, some interesting hints. But mostly it was just stupid. Which I kind of expect of Marvel once you throw in Alternate Worlds or Time Travel or Fantomex, with some rare exceptions.

  • Monsour
    2019-04-09 04:27

    "THE AGE OF ARC ANGEL WILL BE VASTLY SUPERIOR. WE WILL USHER IN THE TRUE UTOPIA, AND PROMPTLY" Dark angel becomes the next Apocalypse, with the new four horsemen with the help of evil beast from a different universe. If you guys what some awesome X fights, this is the book for you.

  • Kurt Rocourt
    2019-04-01 06:29

    Heavy metal (Arch)AngelThe story took many twists and turns. The end was good but there was a lot of loose ends to this story.

  • Patrick
    2019-04-01 08:48

    This has been a fairly solid read for these four volumes. Some of the art shifted in this one, but I'm getting better at adjusting to that.

  • Fizzgig76
    2019-04-15 04:49

    Reprints Uncanny X-Force (1) #14-18 (October 2011-February 2012). The Death Seed has come to Earth, and Archangel is set to end humanity. With the X-Men battling him and his Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the end is near. Can Warren Worthington III be saved or is he doom to die a mad tyrant? Plus, Fantomex’s master plan is revealed and it could change everything about Apocalypse.Written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Jerome Opeña, Esad Ribic, and Robbi Rodriguez, Uncanny X-Force 4: The Dark Angel Saga Book 2 continues the storyline that began in Uncanny X-Force 1: The Apocalypse Solution and built to a head in Uncanny X-Force 3: The Dark Angel Saga Book 1. The story collects the parts four through eight of the event and the bigger Regenesis crossover issue from Uncanny X-Force (1) #18 (February 2012) which helped realign the X-Men titles.Uncanny X-Force is one of those really interesting comics. It doesn’t pull any punches and it doesn’t attempt to dumb down the story for new readers. As a result, it is one of the most complex titles on the market.It is a bit unfortunate that due to the marketing of Marvel Comics and the current state of comics that The Dark Angel Saga had to be split into two books. It isn’t that long of a comic series and it doesn’t read as strongly when it is broken up. There is a brief “catch-up” at the beginning of the book, but new readers will probably be completely lost as to the events going on if they made the mistake of starting here.The conclusion to the story does provide a lot of good points. It relaunches the totally jacked up Angel who went from being interesting to a mess before this series started (plus a great moment with Psylocke at the “end”). It brings (a version of) Nightcrawler to the Marvel Universe again after his death. It also sets up a very interesting story with Apocalypse as Genesis and returns to the nature/nurture question that has been a theme throughout the series’ run. I particularly like how Fantomex tied it into the Superman origin.Uncanny X-Force is a great comic filled with great moments and Uncanny X-Force 4: The Dark Angel Saga Book 2 is no exception. Be it Psylocke’s lifetime with Angel or explorations with Genesis, Remender made this title a lot better than it could have been. Uncanny X-Force Book 4: The Dark Angel Saga Book 2 is followed by Uncanny X-Force 5: Otherworld.

  • Michael Church
    2019-04-05 07:34

    All I can say is YES! Well, NO at the same time, but YES! The climax of the Dark Angel Saga proves to be everything that it needed to be, everything that fans deserved it to be. Shocking, touching, action-packed, and full of new opportunity for the creative team. X-Force will never be the same after this. Coupled with what happened in the Apocalypse Solution, these are some deep, thoughtful, messed up characters, and those are the most interesting to read. Nothing about this book's story comes across as easy. Every decision, every change, every event, gives the impression that the characters are struggling through this incredibly difficult situation as best as they can. When Betsy makes her final decision at the end, it's some of the most beautiful pages and panels that I've read so far in comics. This book is so well done that it is the driving force of this entire run on X-Force, and it's worth it. Despite everything that's already happened, it even manages to end with a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more. The series is incredibly enjoyable, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to read a strong, story- and character-driven book.

  • KV Taylor
    2019-04-06 05:38

    This was bad-ass. I enjoyed the build-up, which had some incredible writing and art, but the story just wasn't gelling for me. These issues were heart-pounding, throat-grabbing, eye-burning awesome, and somehow maintained a perfect flow the whole time. Great writing -- perfect characterization on everyone. I don't want to say much, but I really like the way the ideas of apocalypse (small "a") and love are dealt with here.And the art is gorgeous. Psylocke in particular is wonderfully done, which is nice to see, since she's one of Marvel's Most Contorted. Archangel was breathtakingly scary and -- yeah. Everyone. Fabulous.I read this knowing the basic idea of the outcome, both from spoilers (which I encouraged!) and reading the current Wolverine and the X-Men book monthly, but I actually feel an emotional attachment to the whole thing now. It's hard to re-break a toy that's been broken this many times (yes, Warren, I'm looking at you) and still make it work, but Remender does it with style.Also, thank god Deadpool was in this to make me laugh. Without him pining for Mr. Crusty-Bottoms and snarking with Fantomex, I probably would've cried a lot. True story.

  • Nathan
    2019-04-20 04:42

    The final chapter of "The Dark Angel Saga" was exceptional; great writing paired with amazing artwork, this is a must-have for X-force or X-men fans. Remender diversifies his cast and each character feels different than the others and is truly unique; each book often has changing perspectives on the conflict at hand and none of them feels out of place. The minor problem that I had with the stories is that X-force characters are injured to such a great degree in each book it seems unlikely they'd recover and fight in the next issue. The story never loses momentum in any issue and it keeps you glued to the page. The conflict between Angel and Psylocke finally comes to a close and it is quite satisfying. The only other problem I had with this story is the final moment which reduces the emotional impact of the climax however perhaps this will be explained in X-force 19. Despite its very minor flaws, "The Dark Angel Saga" is an excellent story arc and has earned its place in X-men canon; if you are looking for a story with action, smart-writing and emotion look no further.

  • Tom
    2019-04-08 02:43

    Normally, I would give a trade of an ongoing comic book at best four stars since the story isn't over and there are and will be a potentially never ending story that no book could possibly contain in one place. This would be no exception, as the remaining members of X-Force need to deal with one of their own gone about as bad as a person can go and his lover and probable soulmate needing to do something really drastic about it. While exciting, Betsy's conflict over what to do about Warren seems to be par for the course for a story like this, until she finally of course does what she needs to do. What follows is a lovely dream/telepathic vision she gives to the man who meant so much to her before he "dies" showing what their life could have been like if they'd had a normal time of it instead of being on a team of covert killers. Remender ties his book in to other works as well, such as "Wolverine and the X-Men" and just keeping Deathlok on the team means there's a connection to the nonmutant world as well. Very much an epic adventure, and worth the read.

  • Justyn Rampa
    2019-03-30 10:52

    Uncanny X-Force has proven to be an AMAZING new title from Marvel. I first heard about when I kept seeing these rave reviews for the Dark Angel Saga. Well, I've just finished it and it ended rather perfectly and appropriately. Rick Remender has done an incredible job creating a complex and well prepared story. I have only one more volume of Uncanny X-Force to read and then I am caught up on the volumes.The Dark Angel Saga was an incredible storyline, but it did not nearly pack the emotional punch I thought it might although the two main characters torn apart by the events are not really characters I've loved for years and years. The ending was tragic, yes, but Rick Remender ain't taking a breath. Two developments happened at the end of this arc, one of which thrilled me to pieces!!! Now, I have to wait until June to read Volume 5.I will say though that three volumes later and Uncanny X-Force has really become one of my favorite teams!Incredibly well done! Believe the hype!

  • Tiamatty
    2019-04-17 03:46

    The biggest problem with the Dark Angel Saga is the first half of it. The arc in the Age of Apocalypse is awful. It is just a terrible story. It feels like a complete waste of time. It drags on, and is dull. Worse, it takes the Age of Apocalypse - a classic storyline - and then just completely ruins that whole world. It takes the darkness to such a ridiculous extreme that is flat-out stops being the least bit enjoyable.However. Once that garbage is over with, the rest of the Dark Angel Saga is fantastic. It's powerful, poignant stuff. It is the finest writing Remender's ever done. And the art is also gorgeous.A collection of the entirety of the first half of Uncanny X-Force would be four stars. But because this one starts with the single worst arc of that entire series, it leaves the book so unabalanced that I can't give it more than 3 stars. It's a real shame that such a fantastic storyline was dragged down by such a horrible arc.

  • James
    2019-04-17 08:30

    Remender aims for an epic tone as the "Dark Angel" aims to re-evolve the world, largely destroying it in the process. Refugees from the Age of Apocalypse fight on both sides of the fight, seeking either a cushy spot on the winning side or to prevent the devastation they've seen at home.The X-men's black ops squad has a tough time entering the fray, as most of their group are walking wounded as the action begins. But they rally with well-paced action involving a substantial cast of characters. An evil possession of Psylocke is just a short distraction, but otherwise the conflict is resolved believably. Jerome Opena's art is impressive throughout, capturing the characters and setting in inky, fluid lines. Recommended for anyone who picked up more than one X-men comic in the 90s.Read digital versions.

  • Scott Lee
    2019-03-31 10:28

    The series is entertaining. The morality is questionable throughout (I mean, it's a superhero hit squad for pete's sake...), but they are up against the wall, and the book does at least challenge the morality of the character's actions and deal with the impact of those choices on the characters. Remender's touch on Deadpool and Phantomex provide the first time for me that either character has been more than just a curiosity. They feel fully developed here, and I actually enjoy them. Earlier versions of both just didn't work for me. Also fun to find out after the fact where the I'm Warren, but I'm not Warren version of Angel that's been hanging around Wolverine and the X-Men came from. Didn't know until now. Not an essential read, by any means, but entertaining.

  • Christopher
    2019-03-30 03:26

    A great culmination to a cosmic level threat X-Men story. With all the darkness of Archangel as the new Apocalypse (with a nice contrast of a quiet insane god complex instead of Apocalypse's bombast), there are threads of conflicted emotion in varying levels of X-Force questioning can they kill someone who used to be a friend and hero to save the world. And weird, genuine, moments of off kilter humor. And a giant ice elemental. And the most unlikely Superman homage. It's not an "ascending the super hero comic" super hero comic, but a great example of how to correctly use the darker elements of today's super hero comics in service of a classic story of a few heroes against unimaginable evil.

  • Jeff Lanter
    2019-03-28 02:39

    I'll keep my review short. Everything you've been reading Uncanny X-Force for is here. Tight pacing, witty dialogue, amazing art (and coloring). There are surprises and resolutions you've been waiting for. Characters develop further and by the time I finished The Dark Angel Saga, I wondered where Remender can take this story from here. I know some of the next story arcs are not quite as good as the initial ones, but I've enjoyed what I've read so much thus far that I'd be crazy not to see this series out and see what happens to each character. The first four volumes of this series come highly recommended, particularly to anyone who likes the X-Men.

  • 47Time
    2019-04-21 06:31

    I'm beginning to think that this series revolves around Fantomex. It's a good thing, too, as he's my favorite and in this volume he kinda becomes more human.The Dark Angel Saga is a roller coaster ride of beat-em-up action that ends in a weird way, but it's worth it. The dialogue, as always, is highly entertaining even when being a bit overwhelmed by all the twists and turns in the story. There is inter-dimensional travel, several super-powered teams that may fight one another at one point and ally later on, sentiments that can't be sustained - bottom line is you won't be bored. In fact, you may need to focus to keep up.

  • Lissa
    2019-03-31 05:34

    The Uncanny X-Force members find their way back to the future, only to discover that they have been (surprise!) double-crossed by Dark Beast and Archangel. Cue lots of fighting, which leaves the team fragmented, at best. I can't say much else, because it'd give away too many spoilers. There are some great (and hilarious) moments to be had amidst the carnage, particularly between Fantomex and Deadpool (especially the whole Blob thing...that was laugh-out-loud funny). Recommended for those who have been enjoying the series so far, and probably those well-versed in the X-Men mythology.

  • Amauri
    2019-04-19 02:42

    Opeña returns to draw the saga he began in volume 1 in epic style. Although all the replacement art teams did great work this return was fitting. Opeña's dark toned yet crisp visuals and action are exactly what this X-Force run has been all about. Remender delivers the bang up epic finale we expect. The man can write teams. Opeña and the art team are the real star however; Remender knew to just get out of the way and bring the tale home. This is faint praise as I am not well read in the x-verse, but this volume and the three preceding are the best X-books I have ever encountered.