Monday, November 22, 2010

Uncanny X-Force #2

Uncanny X-Force #2 - Comic of the Day
Bad to the bone with a hint of pink.
Jerome Opena's art highlights another strong installment of Uncanny X-Force. Opena, whose name is actually spelled with an ene (even the "n" in ene has a tilde above it), has an excellent way of drawing the X-Force characters in their uniforms. Their arms and legs are not overly large, and the characters' outfits fit like real clothing: not skin tight with folds and seems in all of the right places. The realistic designs of the human characters in Uncanny X-Force gives the comic of the day the ability to draw readers in visually, giving the story a head start on being good.

As far as Rick Remender's plot...it's moving along. Remender is reminding X-verse readers of relationships established in comic books previous and further developing the Apocalypse side of the story, as well.

There is one part of Uncanny X-Force #2 that stands out to me as a bit odd. While Wolverine and Angel are walking through Worthington's (Angel) semi-secret base of operations they walk through a room much like a part of the Bat-cave. The room is filled with old memorabilia of past X battles such as a broken down sentinel, old X-uniforms and photos of the team over the years. The room felt like a huge knock-off of Batman's collection. With that said...it's still fun to look at. Just like this comic book, in general.

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