- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Marvel (March 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0785158871
- ISBN-13: 978-0785158875
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 2 Hardcover – March 14, 2012
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Dark Angel Saga Book 2 contains the concluding issues of a story arc that began with Uncanny X-Force: The Dark Angel Saga, Book 1. X-Force is the secret assassin squad that uses any means necessary to save the world. The conclusion of this must-buy story arc ends with massive changes for the X-Men universe, including a new team member for X-Force (I can't say who, but I am personally excited to see more of this character) and a new student for Wolverine's school (a student who Beast is very unhappy to see).
There is quite a bit of marvel mythology wrapped in these issues which may be daunting for some readers. But writer Rick Remender is able to expertly channel decades worth of Apocalypse backstory, an alternate universe, a love story, and a whole host of good and bad characters into a white-knuckle action-packed story. I could not put it down.
Artists Jerome Opena and Robbi Rodriguez bring a lot of talent to this book. Opena's art in particular combines the perfect amount of shadow, realism, and detailed facial expression to convey the desperate fight for the fate of the world against one of X-Force's own. Rodriguez heads the art of issue #19, the denouemont of the story arc presented here. The mood is different as the characters must digest the ramifications of saving the world at a very high price.
X-Force does contain a "parental advisory" on the back cover. This advisory is mostly for violence. During the battle between X-Force and horsemen of Apocalypse there are some brutal moments (anything less would have felt weak and artificial).Read more ›
X-fans, young or old, should enjoy this!
In fact, it might have been TOO good because the Otherworld arc that follows this hasn't been anywhere near as enjoyable as this one.
However, if you're new to the series, I would recommend that you read the books prior to this one because jumping straight into this one could be overwhelming. But trust me, it'll be worth it.
Now we're all waiting for that Marvel Omnibus to come out...
If you have, you know that up to this point the Dark Angel Saga has been wall-to-wall action, violence, romance, and drama. Penned by the white hot Remender with amazing artwork by Opena (whose style fits these books perfectly), it was hard to imagine this series getting any better after finishing book one.
Well, it did. And the pedal never leaves the metal until the final chapter. The first chapter picks up right where the last book left off. X-force in a straight up showdown with Archangel and the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse. Now backed by the powerful Genocide (Holocaust re-named?), another throwback to the Age of Apocalypse. Warren Worthington is now gone, and in his place stands only Archangel, heir to Apocalypse. Like his predecessor, Archangel only has one goal: To serve evolution by exterminating all humans while allowing mutants to flourish.
The primary mission for X-force has changed. Where they had previously killed Apocalypse, they must now do the same to their former teammate (and lover to Psylocke). I won't spoil anything, but let's just say things don't go as planned for X-force, and the ensuing chapters are one long, bitter struggle that regularly left me with feelings of despair, wondering how the team could possibly overcome these odds. I actually think the end of each chapter left me with the chills. The use of panels throughout the story was expertly done. Every chapter brought something new to the story, and I found it impossible to put down.
I could also never give a 5-star review without the art being excellent.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is actually a really good series. Rick Remender's writing is top notch and fresh. The artwork is done by different artists, but is consistently good. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Christian Dickerson
If you like books with a lot of action and beautiful art definitely pick this up this is book 2 so pick up make sure you pick up book 1 first. Read morePublished on February 1, 2013 by Jack
The Dark Angel Saga is truly an amazing piece of work... The story, the art, the dialogue, the characters, they all mesh so well together which produces an amazing book!Published on January 28, 2013 by Daniel
Great seeing the old age of apocalypse and the new story behind the death seed and angel rebirth.Published on January 20, 2013 by Alberto
Uncanny X-force Is amazing. The art and story blew me away.
What you will get is a sickly dark and bloody yet beautiful adventure. Read more
Have to admit I am sucker for anything Apocalypse related. Add Opena to the mix and I get biased.
Great conclusion to The Dark Angel Saga, lots of insight into... Read more
this is what you want and expect it's the issues you need if you're trying to collect all of Uncanny X-ForcePublished on November 28, 2012 by KMart
The artwork and dark story line is very good and draws you into the book. It's a great segment of this title.Published on November 25, 2012 by manbear
never was into x-force, but wanted to see how good the writer was. good inventive storyline. good action and good art. a solid "B."Published on June 20, 2012 by sonoflonewolf