When the news came that Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost X-Force would be coming to an end and rebooted after Second Coming. I was extremely disappointed. Their run on that title was one of my favorite reads and I thought that there would be no way the reboot could be as good. I’m pleased to say I have been proven wrong. While I was hesitant about the initial team line-up , Fanotmex and Deadpool being my main concern, seeing them in action and working together just feels right.
Adding Jerome Opena as the artist for the first four issues was also a good idea. His artwork is amazing and really makes this feel like a fresh new team. His layout of panels, use of line work, and amount of detail bring you into the comic book and have you eagerly awaiting the next issue. Rick Remender’s writing is the perfect complement to Opena’s art. The first story arc deals with X-Force hunting down a newly reborn Apocalypse. The ending of this arc will make you a fan. It was in one word, awesome! Remender creates new Horsemen for this story and I actually want to see more of them. He does a great job of fleshing out each horseman. Their stories are tragic and make you feel slightly sympathetic towards them even though they are the enemy.
Issue #5 is a great jump on point for new readers with a new arc that focuses on Fantomex and Deathlock. Cover artist Esad Ribic takes over pencils from Opena too. While I like Ribic’s covers, I feel that Opena is the stronger artist and will miss his pencils.
- New Venom Ongoing from Remender and Moore (geeksyndicate.wordpress.com)