Review: X-Force #9
X-Force is in a tough place attempted to fight Stryfe’s forces and also rescue Kid Cable! X-Force #9 delivers the penultimate chapter in Ed Brisson epic X-storyline.
Brisson has been weaving a solid follow up to his Extermination storyline taking us further into the world of Kid Cable as well as the fate of Rachel Summers. For longtime readers of the X-Universe, the jump to the future has been fun giving us a further glimpse as to what’s to come.
Brisson brings the humor in X-Force #9. It’s been a highlight of his run as he mixes violence with laughs. From Boom Boom punching a frozen enemy to Shatterstar trying not to kill anyone, there’s enough to enjoy the action. It’ll all put a smile on one’s face. Humor really seems to be Brisson’s focus with this series. Every character has their moment to deliver something that’ll get you to laugh. It’s a throwback in many ways to action films of the 80s with their quips to make it all a bit more “cool.”
The art in the issue improves with just one artist focused on the action. Dylan Burnett is joined by Jesus Aburtov on color and Cory Petit on lettering. The result is a more consistent look to the comic removing a problem present from the previous issue. The art still has its very stylized look which some might not like. But, the style adds to the humor of the series delivering over the top action.
X-Force #9 delivers as it not only has Domino and her team taking the fight to Stryfe but also Rachel stepping up in a major way. The end of the issue should have X-fans excited to see what comes next and where Brisson is taking his contribution to X-Men history.
Story: Ed Brisson Art: Dylan Burnett
Color: Jesus Aburtov Letterer: Cory Petit
Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read
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