Thursday, June 14, 2012

Uncanny X-Force #26

Uncanny X-Force #26 - Opena Cover - 365 Days of Comics
Uncanny X-Force #26 - Opena Cover
"Steve Holt!"

There's nothing like an "Arrested Development" quote to make one question their peak level of enjoyment. How could I have already been loving this issue before Rick Remender threw in a Deadpool pop-culture reference? What's beyond love? That's where I am after "Steve Holt!"

Here's the thing about the quote: it isn't so much what that quote references, but rather it's the fact that Rick Remender knows it and gets it. It tells me that the writer has my taste when it comes to other aspects of entertainment. He gets me, and I get him.

What has Uncanny X-Force been since Rick Remender took over? It's been a series of getting the fan, and me (specifically). Remender understands what fans like. Fans like:
  • Wolverine - in get-claws-bloody-mode.
  • Deadpool - being part annoying towards his team mates and at times a "saving the day" team player.
  • Angel - when he was in Archangel-mode.
  • Cool rotating team members - Deathlok and Nightcrawler
  • Story lines involving cool bad guys - Apocalypse, Archangel, Omega Red type guy, Sabertooth (so it seems)
  • Issues with awesome artists. Any issue Jerome Opena graces is gold in my eyes.
  • Great dialog and character interactions in general.
Uncanny X-Force #26 has everything fans like: Phil Noto handles the interiors while Opena creates another stellar cover, there are sweet bad guys, Wolverine gets his claws red by way of his own blood, Nightcrawler is in the issue and Deadpool "Steve Holt's" it to cap the fun off (though he says that in the middle of the issue).

Great visuals, wonderful dialog and a fun story.

Steve Holt!

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