Monday, August 17, 2015

Review: Uncanny X-Force: Final Execution, Book 2 by Rick Remender

Release Date: February 26, 2013
Publisher: Marvel
Source: Purchased
Author Links: Goodreads | Website |

The Final Execution kicks into high gear, as what's left of the battered and beaten X-Force goes up against the new Brotherhood of Evil Mutants...for the last time. Can the team come together in time to rally themselves and survive this brutal assault, or will dissension in the ranks lead to the death of them all? Plus: Genesis faces the truth about Apocalypse...and his destiny! COLLECTING: Uncanny X-Force 30-35, material from 25

Well, this is the end of Rick Remender's run on the Uncanny X-Force, and while I'm still partial to Kyle Craig's X-Force, this one definitely had more fun and humor in it. Not every volume has been a winner (for me), but, overall, this was a fantastic title.


So what's left of the X-Force goes up against the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, led by Wolverine's son Daken, in an effort to rescue Genesis.
The Brotherhood's grand plan is to turn Genesis. You know, by hitting him, and doing a bunch of mental torture stuff.


They think by getting him to put on the Apocalypse suit, he'll somehow become evil, and fight by their side. I'm still not sure I get why they thought they would be in control of him if/when he decided to give in to his darker nature. Do you really want to piss of Apocalypse, and then hand him an outfit that makes him unstoppable?
Lotta holes in that theory, guys.
Then again, they may be right...


There's also some touching Father/Son moments between Daken and Wolverine.
Awww. Look at those two! Really warms your heart, you know?


Deadpool is a stand-out character in this one. His personalities seem to have grown a bit, and he really steals the show. Just...daaaaw!
*pinches Wade's cheeks*


In the end, Remender sends us off with his version of a Happily Ever After for most of these guys. As he should...
Like I said before, this was a (mostly) great title, and I'm glad I got the chance to read it.


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh seeing this I realized I haven't read any graphic novels lately. Hmm. I'll have to see what I can find. :)

Anne Hannah said...

Yes, you need to fix that! Pronto!

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Olivia-Savannah said...

I haven't read too many graphic novels or comics, but I am working on getting myself there in general. I also really like Deadpool as a character, so I am going to keep this one pegged seeing as he is the star of the show here!

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