Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Uncanny X-Force: Deathlok Nation Premiere HC [2011]

UNCANNY X-FORCE: DEATHLOK NATION PREMIERE HARDCOVER
Rick Remender picks up the second arc of Uncanny X-Force with continuing the stories that began with Grant Morrison and Jason Aaron as well as building upon the Deathlok mythology. Back in 2002 Grant Morrison introduced us to the artificial environment called The World. Remender picks up Aaron’s Wolverine: Weapon X story of multiple Deathloks as well as his Dark Reign The List: Wolverine which the World was stolen and shrunk by Fantomex. 


The main antagonist of Deathlok Nation is the architect of the World who is the enigmatic Father and his attempts to reshape reality using the cybernetic Deathlok Virus. Remender writes Uncanny X-Force making sure that every mission and kill must be difficult. The first arc Apocalypse was reborn as a small boy, while the second arc the villains are inflicted with the Deathlok virus so their choice for committing evil is not theirs. All Deathlok troopers are called Weapon Infinity. 

SERIES HIGHLIGHTS
- The World is the super soldier production facility that created Weapon X
- Fantomex discovers Weapon Infinity within the World has been manipulating time
- Fantomex is attacked by various Avengers affected with the Deathlok Virus
- Avengers Deathlok troopers have taken the World and killed Fantomex’s mother
- Fantomex and Deathlok team-up retrieving the World and capture Captain America
- Psylocke reveals she assassinated Apocalypse in the Danger Room to her brother
- Fantomex and Deathlok deal with an X-Force infected with the Deathlok Virus
- Deathlok Troopers from a future divergent timeline want the World for the Father
- Apocalypse begins to undo the Utopia the Father has created who lives in the World
- Fantomex is planning on expanding the World to kill the Father within
- Wolverine, Archangel and Psylocke face their respective Deathlok versions of themselves
- Fantomex activates Weapon XV Ultimaton while fighting his own Deathlok version of himself
- Deadpool decapitates the Father while destroys all the future Deathlok troopers
- Ultimaton has been secretly keeping a 2 year-old En Sabah Nur AKA Apocalypse

POINT ONE ISSUE
- Lady Deathstrike and the Reavers plan on attacking and blowing up Utopia
- Wolverine and Psylocke remember what the Reavers did to them
- Skullbuster blowns himself up along with Fantomex, Deadpool, and Wolverine
- The Reavers transport through Gateway to Utopia towards the fusion generators
- Both Cyclops and Magneto arrive to stop the Reavers however Psylocke kills them

This hardcover collects
Uncanny X-Force #5-7 and #5.1

RECOMMENDED – 4 OUT OF 5