Published on November 13th, 2019 | by Rebel Robertson
X-Force #1 Review (Vol.6)
Summary: It’s well designed and drawn with a somewhat decent story
This story follows Domino, Wolverine, Beast, Black Tom Cassidy, Kitty Pryde, Jean Grey, Sage, Healer, and Professor X. #1 opens in a conference room type setting, with anti-mutant activists, and/or leaders of humankind. Within the first fourteen panels we see Domino has infiltrated this council and lays the smack down for the next four panels, until she’s brought down by a mountain of a man. Using her DNA, a group of commandos get through Krakoa’s defenses, and a battle ensues. At the end we are left wondering if a mutant has died.
Artists Joshua Cassara and Dean White have done a marvelous job with this comic with a mixture of old and new school styles. Over the years we have seen many renditions of the X-Men characters. But I feel this one has stayed true to the original concept, with a few exceptions. The panels are well designed and easy to decipher. With the addition of the X-Force documents sprinkled in there, it gives it more of an official feel and additional background to the story, so props to the design artist Tom Muller.
So, in conclusion, X-Force # 1 is a solid comic. With some areas lacking, the story in itself is good but some of the lines are on the corny side. I can either read #2 or not, but I do give it the benefit of the doubt, and I’m willing to keep reading Vol. 6 in the hopes that the writing picks up.
Writer: Benjamin Percy
Artist: Joshua Cassara
Color Artist: Dean White
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Design: Tom Muller
Head of X: Jonathan Hickman