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.
X-Force, X-Men and all related characters are trademarked and
copyrighted 2001 by Marvel Characters Inc. All rights reserved
written by Peter Milligan
art by Michael Allred
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.