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Review: X-Force #7

X-Force #7

Stryfe comes face-to-face with Kid Cable!

Kid Cable has been captured by Stryfe and is back in the future where he’s being tortured to reveal the location of his clan. In the present, X-Force fumbles to build a time machine to go get Kid Cable.

X-Force #7 by writer Ed Brisson is an interesting one as very little happens and a lot happens as well. When it comes to the X-Force team, we get to see their personalities come out a bit more as they wait for their next move. In the future, we see Kid Cable tortured and his virus unleashed, Stryfe being his usual inferiority complex, and also the issue of Rachel Summers is dealt with as well. The issue sets up a lot but it also feels like it’s drawn out and rather slow. As a piece of the bigger story it’s important but on its own, it doesn’t really stand.

The art by Dylan Burnett and Damian Couceiro, with color by Jesus Aburtov and letterer Joe Caramagna continues the unique style of the series. There’s a cartoon element to it that works with X-Force. The future scenes with Kid Cable being consumed by his virus is a bit more mixed, especially the depiction of Cable who at times lacks detail enough to make it stand out.

The issue is a piece of the puzzle that readers of the series will enjoy but it’s absolutely not a place to start. This is an issue that can be skipped if need be but has enough to make it worth the read for fans of the series.

Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett, Damian Couceiro
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.70 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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