Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Bazaldua, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Edgar Delgado, and Dustin Weaver
Release Date: August 12th, 2020
After challenging the Flower Cartel, Wolverine has brought back precious intelligence to the mutant CIA, otherwise known as X-FORCE. The non-treaty nation of Russia is operating to thwart Krakoa and maybe somehow associated with Xeno. As this development ruptures, Beast wants Colossus on their side while the first measures of war begin. Let’s jump into X-FORCE #11 by Ben Percy and see what new advancements are on the horizon for our X-Force team!
X-FORCE fans, Percy creates a creepy, weird, unique, and even (at times) gross issue this week. However, it’s wildly inventive and extremely fascinating. Beast and Sage uncover something rather interesting as this story begins and it seems to have been literally nesting under their feet for quite some time. The “how” is left out of the story and requires the reader to suspended belief. Nonetheless, the impact of this issue is surreal, visual, and rather clever. I think fans will be rather pleased with Percy’s direction by the conclusion of the issue, especially if Piotr becomes a more vital role in the team moving forward.
Additionally, while the main story plot is stacking up, Colossus takes a more dominant role and very well may become more of a prominent figurehead as X-FORCE rolls out this coming year. Nevertheless, my biggest pet peeve of the issue is actually the cover as well as the subtitle of the comic invoking false pretenses to readers. Sadly, there is no Omega Red, Red Dawn, nor a huge showdown in this week’s installment between Colossus and Omega Red. This reviewer had high hopes for sure but don’t get your knickers in a twist X-FORCE fans. I really do believe Debbie Downer Colossus is working his way out of his funk. Additionally, Tom Muller’s story portions didn’t add much to the narrative and didn’t seem to fit in very well altogether. I’m sure as this arc progresses, they will make more sense. But currently, I don’t see how they fit and feel they were wasted page space this week.
Overall, Percy delivers another rock star performance, weaves his titles together, and continues to create well-written and entertaining stories that make this book a must-read to any Marvel Comic fan. Even though the concept of this issue is a bit strange and almost frightening, Percy‘s story really gets the reader involved and makes the reader feel apart of the narrative with its grotesquely original concepts and far-out ideas that show the time and thought Percy has put into all of his X-titles. Marvel, get this man some more X-books! And readers, if you haven’t already, this title MUST be on your pull list.
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