The Complete Review: Uncanny X-Force #8

December 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm 1 comment

Uncanny X-Force #8

Uncanny X-Force #8
(Marvel Comics)

Uncanny X-Force #8 (Marvel Comics, released: April 20, 2011)

After the last event, Deathlok stays with the team, with his attention on standing guard over The World, to ensure it doesn’t get accessed again. He disagrees with Fantomex in that he believes The World should be destroyed and not simply locked up. While Deathlok is busy on guard duty, Psylocke continues to try to help Angel keep Archangel at bay and under control. Elsewhere, Deadpool has broken into a military base and when the rest of the team arrive, they get taken over telepathically, with the except of Fantomex and his telepathic dampeners. Fantomex battles his teammates and just when they think they’ve killed him, we get yet another fake out, courtesy of Fantomex’s misdirection trick (I hope they don’t use this cheap trick all the time to get him out of trouble). Psylocke does battle in the astral plane with The Shadow King. It is also in this astral plane, Psylocke encounters her two brothers, all as a result of dealing with the killing of child Apocalypse. Just before Wolverine is about to kill her, Psylocke re-enters her body and fights him off. As she goes to find Angel to stop nukes from launching, she inadvertently leads The Shadow King to him and he frees Archangel from his psionic cell, which unleashes the killer within Angel. Archangel kills The Shadow King, which frees the team from telepathic control. But while Angel is no longer being controlled, he ruthlessly kills one of the sergeants who was going to launch the nukes.

The issue started a little wonky, as I didn’t know what Deadpool was up to or who he was looking for but it wrapped it very nicely. All the work Psylocke had done to help Warren keep Archangel at bay was completely undone and the killer has been set free. This should set things up quite nicely for some really good storylines going forward. A solid rebound from the Deathlok storyline.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0

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