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X-Force #37 finally reveals the Man with the Peacock Tattoo

X-Force #37

Since X-Force #1, we’ve been wondering one thing, who is the man with the Peacock Tattoo? It’s a mystery that has run all of these issues with teases and hints throughout. Now, we finally have our answer in X-Force #37 and it’s rather… underwhelming.

When X-Force debuted with its latest volume, it introduced one of the more intriguing new characters in the X-universe, the Man with the Peacock Tattoo. The leader of XENO, he came across as a nice mix of some of the X-Men’s solid villains of the past. Fueled by hatred of mutants with a mysterious agenda, the character has been a thorn throughout this run, but who is he? Writer Benjamin Percy delivers that answer in X-Force #37 and it’s just ok.

Part of the issue is that the mystery has been set up for so long. There’s little chance that anything delivered would live up to the anticipation of the reveal. Then, there’s the reveal itself. While not bad, and lots of potential, it ties back to continuity so long ago. Unless you’re a diehard fan, it’s a reveal that might not resonate as to its importance. Then there’s the tragic backstory itself which as presented is so twisted and all over, it doesn’t quite land as far as pathos or motivation. It has the building blocks there but just doesn’t stick the landing.

But, the issue does have its moments. The team is the usual dysfunction one would expect and an impatient Deadpool pestering Omega Red almost makes the comic worth it.

The art by Robert Gill is good. The characters all look solid and the detail and page layouts deliver a comic that has hints of horror. With color by Guru-eFX and lettering by Joe Caramagna, the art is intriguing as it hints at what the Man in the Peacock Mask has been up to and working on. Horrors pepper panels and pages begging the reader to dive in and try to guess what has been going on off panel and off page.

X-Force #37 is a piece to the overall story and in that way it’s good. But, on it’s own, it’s just ok delivering a reveal that doesn’t land partially because it’s been dragged out so long. There’s little chance it could have delivered the excitement that’s been built up to this point, a story that works against itself in that way.

Story: Benjamin Percy Art: Robert Gill
Color: GURU-eFX Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.8 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: X-Force #37

X-Force #37

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 01, 2023
SRP: $3.99

THE PEACOCK TATTOO?
At last – learn the truth about the man behind the mask who’s been plaguing X-FORCE since 2019’s issue #1!
X-fans new and old will reel from this startling revelation. Collectors and readers alike – don’t miss this key issue!

X-Force #37

Preview: X-Force #37

X-Force #37

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 01, 2023
SRP: $3.99

THE PEACOCK TATTOO?
At last – learn the truth about the man behind the mask who’s been plaguing X-FORCE since 2019’s issue #1!
X-fans new and old will reel from this startling revelation. Collectors and readers alike – don’t miss this key issue!

X-Force #37

Preview: X-Force #36

X-Force #36

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

XENO STRIKES!
THE MAN WITH THE PEACOCK TATTOO has had his sights on X-Force for some time, and when DOMINO, DEADPOOL and OMEGA RED embark on a mission, they will fall right into his clutches! Be here for the first issue of the XENO saga finale, as the team closes in on the Man with the Peacock Tattoo, and the full breadth of his plans are finally revealed!

X-Force #36

Preview: X-Force #36

X-Force #36

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Jan 04, 2023
SRP: $3.99

XENO STRIKES!
THE MAN WITH THE PEACOCK TATTOO has had his sights on X-Force for some time, and when DOMINO, DEADPOOL and OMEGA RED embark on a mission, they will fall right into his clutches! Be here for the first issue of the XENO saga finale, as the team closes in on the Man with the Peacock Tattoo, and the full breadth of his plans are finally revealed!

X-Force #36

Preview: X-Force #32

X-Force #32

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
In Shops: Oct 12, 2022
SRP: $3.99

Kraven takes his hunt to Krakoa, to prove he is the apex predator-and not even the mutants, the so-called dominant species, are a match for his prowess. Will this spell the end of X-FORCE, and mutantdom as we know it?

X-Force #32

Bad Idea Reveals Part 1 of Part 2 Releases

Bad Idea has now revealed the comics being released as part of its second phase. Check out the comics you’ll be able to get from their limited selected destination stores.

They’re All Terrible #1

Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Covers by RAMON VILLALOBOS
Color Art by TAMRA BONVILLAIN
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES IN TWO PARTS | BI-MONTHLY
$7.99 EACH  |  32 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING December 14, 2022
CONCLUDING IN BAD IDEA TWO: PART TWO

Epic, fantasy, action, adventure

The Ends #1

Written by DAVID LAPHAM & MARIA LAPHAM
Art by DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA & MAT LOPES
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | WEEKLY!
IN GLORIOUS BLACK AND WHITE
$7.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING January 11, 2023

War, drama, thriller, romance

Escape from Wyoming #1

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art, Colors & Letters by JORGE MONLONGO
Cover by TOM FOWLER
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
THREE ISSUES | MONTHLY
$7.99 EACH  |  48 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING November 2, 2022

Sci-fi, western, action comedy

The Finder

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Color Art by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by CHRIS JOHNSON & ANDREW DALHOUSE
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
A ONE-SHOT GUARANTEED TO SHOCK
$7.99  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  ON SALE February 1, 2023

Super-hero, horror, sci-fi, espionage

Werewolf x Society of Fearless Frontiersmen

WEREWOLF

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL

SOCIETY OF FEARLESS FRONTIERSMEN

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Color Art by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA with DIEGO RODRIGUEZ
A BELLY-BURSTING DOUBLE-SHOT WITH A SECRET
$9.99  |  64 PGS. (SQUAREBOUND)  |  NO ADS |  ON SALE December 21, 2022

Supernatural, survival horror, thriller

Orc Island #1

Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI
Color Art by MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
Cover by LEWIS LaROSA & MATT HOLLINGSWORTH
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
FOUR ISSUES | WEEKLY!
$7.99 EACH  |  48 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING November 2, 2022

Dark fantasy, heist, adventure

Burning Man #1

Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Color Art by ANDREW DALHOUSE
Cover by ADAM POLLINA
PLUS: An All-New BAD IDEA B-SIDE
POSSIBLY INFINITE | POTENTIALLY ENDLESS
$9.99 EACH  |  40 PGS.  |  NO ADS  |  BEGINNING December 28, 2022

Supernatural horror, choose your own adventure, mystery, suspense

Preview: X-Force #31

X-Force #31

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

KRAVEN’S MUTANT HUNT – AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
Mutants have staked their claim as the dominant species. That just means it’s time for KRAVEN to prove once more he’s the apex predator. Benjamin Percy’s saga continues with a Kraven tale unlike any other, sure to reverberate for decades to come.

X-Force #31

Preview: X-Force #31

X-Force #31

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Aug 31, 2022
SRP: $3.99

KRAVEN’S MUTANT HUNT – AN A.X.E. TIE-IN!
Mutants have staked their claim as the dominant species. That just means it’s time for KRAVEN to prove once more he’s the apex predator. Benjamin Percy’s saga continues with a Kraven tale unlike any other, sure to reverberate for decades to come.

X-Force #31

Preview: X-Force #30

X-Force #30

(W) Ben Percy (A) Robert Gill (CA) Joshua Cassara
PARENTAL ADVISORY
In Shops: Aug 17, 2022
SRP: $3.99

DEADPOOL JOINS, AND KRAVEN’S HUNT BEGINS!
X-FORCE has taken some lumps, but a new era begins as old-school X-Forcer WADE WILSON makes his grand return! Well, grand for him, necessary for the team, as X-Force needs all the help it can get in the fallout from the Hellfire Gala and the revelations of A.X.E.!
Plus: Find out why KRAVEN THE HUNTER is involved in the start of a landmark storyline!

X-Force #30
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