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X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With Hardcover – March 30, 2011

3.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: X-Force
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (March 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785149848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785149842
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,293,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This nicely produced hardcover collects the last few issues of New Mutants (which cleared house when it came to most of those characters) and the first four issues of X-Force. These stories are perhaps best read in hindsight, with a less nostalgic and more critical eye applied to the work of Rob Liefeld. The art here is nowhere near as awful as Liefeld's reputation would have you believe (although there are a few too many instances of characters delivering kicks with extremely long legs and ankleless feet and Cable's giant shoulderpads outweighing his water pistol-sized gun.) The problem with this first arc of X-Force is that it replaces most of the relatable and/or likable characters from New Mutants with characters like Shatterstar, Feral, Domino, and Warpath, all of whom are best described as "grim n'gritty", "superheroes with attitude", etc. There's plenty of action to go around in these stories, and surprisingly writers Liefeld and Nicezia bring a strong focus to team dynamics in combat scenes. But when all is said and done, X-Force: A Force to be Reckoned With is fairly forgettable. It's fun to read while you're reading it, in the same way that Independence Day seems Oscar-caliber when you're 13 and first watching it, or a Big Mac is manna from heaven when you're really craving some fast food.
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This book is well put together. I love the art the most. The extras are nice. All the best issues of New Mutants-X-Force in one nice hardcover.
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Format: Hardcover
Book 2 of X-Force originally from 1990. This is a must have for anyone who loves X-men, Cable and 1990's comics. There is big action, big super powers, big guns, Liefeld's art is great (see below for details on his art), lots of mystery. By X-Force #1 the comic really starts to pick up! If you read book 1 and you thought it was good, this book is twice as good, and book 3 is even better.

The Marvel Premiere Edition Hardcovers are so slick!

The Art: a lot of of people hate on Rob Liefeld's art, but I find it hard to with his early work because it is contained in Marvel standards; he has an interesting and unique style unseen before him. He literally revolutionized comics in the 1990's by taking the worst selling Marvel title and turning it into the most sold comic of all time [later beat by Spider-man #1 (1990) and then X-men #1 (1991)]. I can understand negative criticism of his later work with Image Comics, but X-Force is premium!

ps: New Mutants #95-97 is collected in "X-men: X-tinction" to be released August 2011.

Art: 10/10
Story: 8.5/10
Action: 10/10
Cool factor: 10/10
Fan factor: 10/10
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Mediocre writing and unbelievably bad artwork by Rob Liefeld. You can literally skip reading the story and just marvel at how atrociously misproportioned the characters are: tiny heads, massive torso, and itty-bitty feet. Liefeld's art feels like what you'd get if you don't sketch out a page to plan to get proportions correct, and instead you get body parts of all shapes and sizes that seemingly have no size correlation to the rest of the body. I found myself cringing at how off-the-wall the anatomy was - yeah, I know it's a comic book and there's bound to be some anatomical exaggeration but give me a break.
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