Saturday, January 29, 2011

Uncanny X-Force #4

Uncanny X-Force #4 - Comic of the Day
Worst babysitters ever.
Yesterday's comic of the day post featured one of the hottest DC (and thus Vertigo, as well) writers, Scott Snyder (Detective Comics and American Vampire), and today's comic book post features Marvel's current writing sensation Rick Remender (Fear Agent, Punisher, and Venom's upcoming ongoing).

Like Snyder, Remender has put together a wonderful first arc on his newest title Uncanny X-Force. Remender pits his team of straight-up killers (Wolverine, Archangel, Deadpool, Fantomex and Psylocke) up against a task which at first seems easy enough: kill Apocalypse while he is still a child. I say "at first" because when you think of who Apocalypse is (a villain), it feels alright to kill the little bastard. Unfortunately, you fall into the "if you could kill Hitler as a child, would you?" dilemma. Sure he grows up to be evil and be responsible for an incalculably amount of deaths, but currently he is just an innocent kid who has not yet committed heinous acts. If the child was raised differently the future can be changed...can't it? That is the discussion the X-Force team has at the end of Remender's first arc. So what does the team decide to do at the end of Uncanny X-Force #4? Well, I can't, or rather I won't tell you. Uncanny X-Force is so good you need to buy the first trade yourself and find out on your own.

Though the story is great in Uncanny X-Force #4, the page of Deadpool feeding Archangel shaved pieces of flesh from Deadpool's own forearm steals the show. Jerome Opena's rendering of the scene is both hilarious and grotesque. I hardly ever post more than one picture per post but this had to be revealed. Enjoy!

Deadpool Feeding Archangel
Deadpool. Is it in you?


Budd said...

that is so gross! Awesome.

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