Uncanny X-Force Volume 4 Dark Angel Saga Book 2 TP NM 1st print Remender


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UNCANNY X-FORCE VOL. 04: DARK ANGEL SAGA BOOK 2 SC (MARVEL COMICS) The Age of Archangel! X-Force has returned from the twisted Age of Apocalypse with the Celestial Life Seed, their only hope to prevent their friend Angel from transforming into the monstrous Archangel, heir to Apocalypse. But X-Force is too late: Archangel has already ascended – and he stands poised to succeed where his dead master failed. All life on Earth is forfeit unless X-Force can stop Archangel – by destroying him. But can a team of hardened killers assassinate one of their own? Can Psylocke kill the man she loves? And even if X-Force is willing to cross that line, has Archangel become too powerful to stop? Dark Angel Saga Book 2 contains the concluding issues of a story arc that began with Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1. X-Force is the secret assassin squad that uses any means necessary to save the world. The conclusion of this must-buy story arc ends with massive changes for the X-Men universe, including a new team member for X-Force (I can’t say who, but I am personally excited to see more of this character) and a new student for Wolverine’s school (a student who Beast is very unhappy to see). There is quite a bit of marvel mythology wrapped in these issues which may be daunting for some readers. But writer Rick Remender is able to expertly channel decades worth of Apocalypse backstory, an alternate universe, a love story, and a whole host of good and bad characters into a white-knuckle action-packed story. I could not put it down. Artists Jerome Opena and Robbi Rodriguez bring a lot of talent to this book. Opena’s art in particular combines the perfect amount of shadow, realism, and detailed facial expression to convey the desperate fight for the fate of the world against one of X-Force’s own. Rodriguez heads the art of issue #19, the denouemont of the story arc presented here. The mood is different as the characters must digest the ramifications of saving the world at a very high price. X-Force does contain a “parental advisory” on the back cover. This advisory is mostly for violence. During the battle between X-Force and horsemen of Apocalypse there are some brutal moments (anything less would have felt weak and artificial). But this violence, I feel, fits the gravity of the narrative and is well within the natural boundaries for each character. This graphic novel continues a series of great X-Force episodes. These are high-octane, action packed, gritty stories. I highly recommend this graphic novel after you read the book one companion volume. Collecting UNCANNY X-FORCE #14-19. [(W) Rick Remender (A) Jerome Opena & Various (CA) Esad Ribic]


Collects Uncanny X-Force 14-19.and ten pages of variant covers and sketches. 1st printing.