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Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1 Hardcover – December 7, 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews
Book 3 of 7 in the Uncanny X-Force Series

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About the Author

Rick Remender is the writer/creator of comics such as Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Last Days of American Crime, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXombies and Doll and Creature. He is also the writer of Marvel's X-Force, Punisher and Doctor Voodoo.
Outside of comics he has served as a writer on the Electronic Arts hit game Dead Space and is currently lead writer on EA/EPIC/PCF's Bulletstorm game. Prior to this, Remender served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant, Anastasia, Titan A.E., and Rocky and Bullwinkle.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel; First Edition edition (December 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785146601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785146605
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,007,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Uncanny X-force is probably the best Marvel Series of the Moment, and this collection regroups the first part of the Dark Angel Saga the last Arc of Uncanny X-Force's 18 Issues first Season. This Comic has it all action, high emotional moments between the main characters. "Spoilers" Plus a surprise Visit to the Age of Apocalypse". The art is gorgeous after reading this all you want is getting the next collection. Rick Remender is one of the best writers if not the best at Marvel all his stories are full with impact and he is writing three of the best series so far at Marvel ( X-force, Venom and in Jan 2012 Secret Avengers). Get this collection and if you did not get the first two UXF collections Apocalypse Solution and Deathlok Nation by all means get them since the first 18 Issues form one Mega Arc that will finish in Issue 18 ( Dec 14) and the Next Collection coming out in February.
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This (with the second half) is easily the best story in Remender's much-acclaimed run on X-Force. I love the way Archangel turns very early in this story, but doesn't reveal it to his teammates until the time of his choosing. Another great element was seeing Wolverine react to seeing the Age of Apocalypse versions of two of the most important people in his life in Nightcrawler and Jean Grey, both of whom are dead in this reality.

While I'm not a big fan of Famtomex as a character in general, I did like the way Remender approached his relationship with Psylocke in this series, which begins getting interesting in this volume as Psylocke's old boyfriend goes to the dark side.

Definitely pick this up if you are an X-Men fan or a fan of darker themes in comics.
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Because there are plenty of reviews for the hardcover edition of this book, I don't feel the need to go into too much detail. I thought this book was splendid. It's the storyline that Remender has been leading up to since the beginning of Uncanny X-Force, and boy, does it deliver.

Archangel, the heir of Apocalypse, has finally succeeded in taking over Warren Worthington, and X-Force must do whatever it takes to stop him. Warren succumbing to the murderous monster, the dynamics between the members of X-Force, their journey to the Age of Apocalypse, all of it was written beautifully (Or, you know. As beautifully as a dark book like X-Force CAN be written).

And good heavens, the art! I daresay it was perfect. I've enjoyed the illustrations of Billy Tan and Mark Brooks more than any other Uncanny X-Force artist thus far. Brilliant job to the colorists and inkers, as well. One thing I love about X-Force is that the panels without words are so powerful and effective, and that's something I don't see in too many other books.

My only complaint is that things got a little convoluted towards the end of the book. Some of the Age of Apocalypse stuff was a bit confusing, but that may be because I'm still relatively new to X-Men comics. Other than that, this book was all that I hoped it would be, and I can't wait to read the conclusion of the Dark Angel Saga.
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So far the Uncanny X-Force series is good. In this first part of the Archangel series, Warren losses control of his body. Archangel is released from Psylocke's prison created inside Warren's mind. X-Force is tasked with securing an item in Dark Beast's laboratory in order to save Warren. However, the team must make a difficult choice of determining whose worth saving. This is my favorite installment thus far.
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Wolverine's clandestine X-Force has faced Apocalypse, the Reavers, and the Deathloks. Now they face an even graver threat from within. Something sinister is stirring in Archangel. His fractured personality is endangering the team's operations. Things don't get better when the Shadow King returns, bent on revenge. Then Magneto calls in an old favor, which Logan has no choice but to fulfill. Then the Dark Angel Saga begins, with the X-Force traveling to the Age of Apocalypse reality.
This is a truly entertaining collection. *SPOILERS* The idea of Warren/Archangel becoming the next Apocalypse is genius. The return to the 295(AoA) reality was interesting. For those who read the Age of Apocalypse this is a real treat. *END SPOILERS*
The art by Billy Tan isn't as great as Jerome Opena or Esad Ribic, but it is pretty good. Remender delivers a compelling and innovative story. His dialogue and character development continues, better than before. Overall this is a great addition to the Uncanny X-Force series. Buy it. 4.5/5.
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By Rob on January 5, 2014
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Red hot wolverine on wolverine action...gotta love Deadpool and his assessment of combat situations! Always loved the Age of Apocalypse except for the acid trip "sugar man" side story. A good read, not the best marvel has to offer, but good.
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This comic was great, i was ecstatic to read it, and ecstatic once i finished it knowing there was a book two. Great read for all the X-force fans out there, be sure to get book 2 with it, or you'll be kicking yourself in the head that you didn't.
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Uncanny X-Force by itself is one of the best series Marvel has put out. The Dark Angel Saga is one of the best stories of the series and by far my favorite Marvel Comics storyline ever! The two volumes (this one and part 2) play out like a film. Rick Remender does an incredible job of fleshing out the characters; delving deep into their psyche's and showing everyone who they truly are deep down. Archangel is a well known and loved character who has had a tough journey over the 40 years that he has existed but this arc is a great ending and culmination of his story lines over the decades. I grew up in the era where Archangel and Psylocke were one of the prominent romantic relationships in the comics and this story keeps that in mind as it plays off of that relationship throughout; eventually ending in a way that will satisfy the fans. If someone is looking for a comic story line that can transcend the stereotypes of comics, this is definitely the one to choose. It does play off of the lore of the X-Men universe so anyone who reads this will need to have some background knowledge but once you begin reading this you will automatically see that you have to buy the second part as well.
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