12. The Sorcerer Supreme
I think I could really get into drawing a Dr. Strange story if it were less Doctor, more Strange. Weird is my favorite thing to draw.
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Favourite Uncanny X-Force Moments-Issue 16-Look Ma No Hands!
The Final Famine, a Confederate Battle Drummer named Jeb Lee is having a bad day. First, he’s captured and tortured by Dethlok’s psychopathic human host, giving up information vital to his lord Archangel’s plans. This leaves his him with an eye dangling from it’s socket, it’s well gross. He manages to escape, however, destroying EVA (briefly) and leaving a badly injured and unconscious Wolverine to burn in the wreckage. Wolverine, however, does badly injured on his way to the shops, so he recovers, tracks down Lee and forces him to uses his deadly bio-rythyms on The Blob. He promises he wont kill him, and well, y’know Logan. A man of his word.
A really neat article about X-Men writer Chris Claremont and his character creation abilities.
Favourite Uncanny X-Force Moments-Issue 24-AoA Nightcrawler catches up with AoA Iceman.
In the Age of Apocalyspe dimension, Bobby Drake abandoned his friends in the middle of a battle, resulting in several deaths. Worse, he then fled to Earth 616 and joined Apocalyspe’s Heir Apparent, Archangel, where he finally realised his true potential, controlling an army of icy avatars. He also killed AoA Sunfire.
What a dick.
This is an odd issue, because it’s a self contained one, as much as any book can be and still be within a series.
I like this moment because it showed just how uncompromising X-Force was. There’s no mercy, there’s few ambiguous deaths. In fact the series killed almost thirty new or established characters, most of them for good, like the unfortunate Mr AoA Drake.
Favourite Uncanny X-Force Moments-Issue 1-Kidpolcalypse reveal.
The first issue ends with a shock, as first issues are wont to do. One of the greatest threats to all species of humankind, one whose influence still touches the universe (while having ruined another) has been reborn amidst an army of loyal followers. And it’s up to X-Force to kill him.
Here’s the catch, though. He’s still just a kid. X-Force don’t know this when they set out on their mission, but their actions when they find out define the rest of the series. The consequences are felt in every story and the themes brought to the fore here resonate though every issue. How much evil is justified, if more evil is prevented? Are we slaves to what we are, or who we are? The Big Ideas of Uncanny X-Force all start here.
Favourite Uncanny X-Force moments-Issue 26-Deadpool builds a robot.
Wolverine and AoA Nightcrawler are getting their tuccus handed to them by same bad dudes. Deadpool has access to a build-your-own robot machine.
Deadpool is a problematic character. When he’s done well he can very entertaining, as a slightly mad, pop-culture obssesed lethal mercenary who hasn’t quite married his desire to be a hero to his desires to stab and shoot things and also afford Chimachungas and the Olsen Twins New York Minute on Blu-Ray. When he’s done badly (which is often) he’s a bleating madman who is a painfully unfunny mess of cliches and bad one-liners. Remender’s Deadpool is one of my favourites and this is a perfect illustration of it. A slice of madness done for rational and heroic reasons.
P.S-Yes I realise there are a few from 26, shut up, it was a really good isssue.