Review: X-Force #4

X-Force #4

Ahab has returned to exterminate X-Force! What twisted scheme is Ahab conducting that has attracted the attention of X-Force? The team has begun to put the pieces together, but will they figure it out in time to stop mass genocide?

The first story arc has wound down but the heat has turned up high in X-Force #4. Writer Ed Brisson delivers an action packed issue that’s full of ups and downs for the team and an ending that’ll have folks buzzing.

What Brisson does that’s excellent is keep up reveals throughout the issue as we learn what Kid Cable is up to but that hints at something else creating a greater mystery. And, he does it with the action and humor we’ve come to expect from the previous three issues. There’s also over the top moments that just ups the fun of it all.

That over the top fun is helped by artist Dylan Burnett who with Jesus Aburtov‘s color and Cory Petit‘s lettering provides a style that’s perfect for Brisson’s narrative. There’s an aspect to the story that’s hyperbolic in a way and is an example of bigger being better. The upgrades some characters get is just fun in a silly way that only comics can deliver and the moments and beats delivered by Brisson are nailed through the art.

The issue is the end of the first arc but what it sets up will reverberate for some time. The end will get folks talking and has me so excited to see what comes next and what the team have up their sleeve. X-Force has always been about over the top action and this series delivers that and then some.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.95 Art: 8.15 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Read

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