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End of Year, End of Comic

29 Dec

It’s the end of the year and comics seem to come to a halt as every stops reading to stuff their face full of Turkey and/or Ham. As of the time of this writing I have NOT read the last issue of Amazing Spider-man, but I have heard the rumors and I’m sure to talk about it next week. I actually have to buy my comics so I didn’t get an early copy like almost every comic reviewer on the entire internet (not bitter). I also realized that I should pick a best comic of 2012 because everyone else does. For the past two years such a decision has been really easy to make. Scott Snyder’s run on Batman has been the most impressive hard hitting material in the universe and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. And to spoil the end of the year 2013, Scott Snyder will probably win that year too.

Mom's Basement Comic Article about Uncanny X-force by Bruce Osborne

Uncanny X-force #35

Uncanny X-force #35

I hate it when great comics end, especially prematurely. And this comic ended for one reason, because Rick Remender got pulled over to do “Uncanny Avengers.” Yes there is a rebooted X-force coming next year, but it won’t be the same without Remender at the helm. This comic series went beyond good and quickly became the most enthralling book under Marvel’s banner. And was especially the most entertaining book with the word “Uncanny” in the title. It’s true that everything has to end, but this comic died before it’s time. Another two years of Remender/X-force awesomeness and I would be more satisfied, but Marvel seems more interested in creating more comics that have the word “Avengers” in the title.

This series was also responsible for many changes in various B-listers. In fact it had more influence over the Marvel universe than any major event comic of recent memory. “Uncanny X-force” is the reason Daken (Wolverine’s son) is dead and there is now three Fantomexs. Angel also lost his memory to this comic and a new Nightcrawler emerged from the age of Apocalypse. It did all of these things because it actually had the guts to change stuff. While most comics love to create the illusion of danger, X-force felt more peril because Remender would not hesitate to scar or kill off a character. He wouldn’t do it for shock value just to sell more comics, but it was something to progress the story. X-force was a comic of damaged individuals trying to work together to achieve some vague sense of redemption. A story like that can’t be all clichéd villains and puppy dog tails. “Uncanny X-force” was a unique comic of awesomeness that excelled beyond even Remender’s high standards. I don’t read comics because of spider webs or bullet proof shields. I read them for imaginative characters and great stories. A series like “Uncanny X-force” is why I read comics.

Mom's Basement Comic Article about Uncanny X-force by Bruce Osborne

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The Ball Hasn’t Dropped Yet

31 Dec

Avengers: X-Sanction #1 (of 4)

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Cable is one of the best comic book characters in history. He perfectly blends mysterious and badass that makes for a great super hero. They choose a great way to kill him off, but, I’m guess due to popular demand, the powers-that-be at Marvel have decided to bring him back. I was happy with the news, although jaded by cliché. After reading this first comic however, maybe they should have just left him dead. It was good to see Cable back, but didn’t seem to have that same level of awesomeness that I use to. The story here is Cable is back, by way that is not really explained, to save his daughter Hope Summers from the Avengers, which is also something not thoroughly explained. The comic has some nice ideas, but has nothing that is really thought through. They could have thought of better stories to bring him back, something involving Deadpool would have been nice, but at least I’ve seen much worse. Everything about this comic is just ok, but hardly the treatment such a great character deserves. Maybe they could use Cable time travel device and try again.

Mom's Basement Comic Article about Cable, X-force, and Previews by Bruce Osborne

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