Thoughts: Milligan and Allred are taking us on a roller coaster ride and I'm enjoying it.

The reappearance of the old X-Force team is a hoot. While many fans are decrying the loss of their former team when the book was completely revamped (judging from some of the letters printed in this issue), it is clear that the new team is here to stay.

Former X-Force member Meltdown finds this out the hard way.

Meltdown: You're just using the team as a stepping-stone to Hollywood!
U-Go Girl: That - that is so not true! Well, not entirely.

Of course, the entire scene is captured on video, with the highlights broadcast on pay-per-view.

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"Mister Sensitive"
written by Peter Milligan
art by Michael Allred
June 2001

Short summary: Following the death of five members of X-Force in a botched rescue mission, the membership drive is in full gear. However, the press conference is rudely interrupted as the former X-Force crashes the party. As Zeitgeist died in their last mission, a new leader must be chosen, the prime candidates being the two survivors from their last mission, U-Go Girl and The Anarchist. However, U-Go Girl won't be particularly pleased by the decision...neither will their new member The Orphan!

And you thought some of the readers were pissed off when the old X-Force team bit the dust in #115!

Admittedly, some of the characters are vastly underdeveloped, although that's to be expected, considering they've had at most two pages worth of appearances in this issue each. However, they're all turning out to be interesting characters, although Saint Anna gets about one sentence out before the issue is finished (hopefully, this will be remedied soon).

Coach, while the least emotional character, could be the most interesting to watch, raising the most questions of all the characters.

Assessing the previous issue's systematic annihilation of most of the team with a flippant attitude, it's a wonder if he actually cares. Or has it gotten to the point that so many of his charges die on missions that he simply cannot afford to care anymore?

This issue is so jam packed with stuff, it's a little overwhelming for most readers. Thankfully, the stuff they're giving us is really interesting, so questions fall by the wayside.

Coach approaches his job professionally, impersonally, and in a very clinical manner.