This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Uncanny X-Force, Vol. 1-4, by Rick Remender, with art by Jerome Opena, Esad Ribic, Brad White, and others. This series features X-Force as the X-Men’s secret wetworks teams, stepping in to permanently eliminate threats to mutantkind deemed to dangerous to be allowed to live.
Contrasting our conversation last week about one of the more light-hearted titles in the Marvel U., Uncanny X-Force is dark, moody, and affected. It seriously examines the question of why superheroes don’t kill, and shows the consequences that come from that level of violence.
This team features Wolverine, Psylocke, Angel, Deadpool, and Fantomex, and we cover issues #1-18, which includes the first three arcs of Remender’s run as writer as the team confronts the final horsemen of Apocalypse, combat an army of Deathlock’d heroes from the future, and travel to the Age of Apocalypse in order to save the life of one of their own.
Next week will be our 3-part 50th Episode Special, in which we discuss Crisis on Infinite Earths, Identity Crisis, and Infinite Crisis. For our recommendation section we selected our title for Episode 51. Our hosts nominated Barry Ween, Queen & Country, East of West, The Manhattan Projects, and Sabertooth Swordsman for discussion, and our selected title is The Manhattan Projects.
Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, Matt McGinnis, and Cade Reynolds.