Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Uncanny X-Force vol. 2, issue #1 – March 2013 (Marvel Comics)

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TITLE: Uncanny X-Force vol. 2, issue #1

YEAR: March 2013

COMPANY: Marvel Comics

Writer: Sam Humphries

Penciler: Ron Garney

Inker: Danny Miki

Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit

Colorists: Marte Gracia, Israel Gonzales

Editor: Nick Lowe

Editor-in-Chief: Alex Alonso

I’m going to be straight-up and tell you that I don’t know squat about “Uncanny X-Force”.  I know a lot about X-Force in terms of the Cable led team that dominated the ’90s but “Uncanny X-Force”, I read about how Wolverine formed a secret team that permanently removes targets who are against mutantkind.

But for vol. 2, all I have read is that it was released as part of “Marvel NOW!” relaunch and features Psylocke and Storm leading a new team of outcasts.

As Wolverine is now in charge of the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, he is kicking Betsy Braddock (Psylocke) out of the school for attacking students and because it’s her third time, he wants to give Betsy a mission.  Wanting to distance himself from what he did with X-Force, he is kicking Betsy out of the school and wanting her to lead the new X-force.

Storm is concerned about her friend.  She disappeared for six months with her boyfriend Fantomex, but they are no longer together and she doesn’t want to talk about it.  She’s afraid that Psylocke may be reverting to her old, destructive self.

As Storm and Psylocke are flying towards Los Angeles Airspace, because they don’t have permission from the Avengers to do so, S.H.I.E.L.D. West Coast Command fires at them.  But missiles are no way to stop these two powerhouses and they easily get through them.

The two enter a pub to talk to Eugene “Puck” Judd (of Alpha Flight) and he escorts them to bottom of the building where people dance and sell drugs throughout the early morning.

From afar, they see Spiral dancing and without formulating a plan, Betsy jumps to the dance floor and attacks Spiral.

As the two approach a locked vault, they discover a girl.  Meanwhile, appearing at Union Station is Lucas Bishop [What I learned: Bishop who was labeled a traitor (and shooting Professor X didn’t help), and his constant pursuit of Cable has led to multiple exchanges.  And with Bishop trying to aid Stryfe and Apocalypse, he continues his journey to kill Cable and Hope Summers, but what he didn’t expect Cable to sabotage his time traveling device and leaving Bishop stranded in the year 6700 A.D.]

And as for Fantomex, trying to find a perfect woman, finds himself/woman form.  Weird, yep.


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