X-Force kicked off its first issue with a shocking character death, one that would change the X-Men universe forever, which was a pretty bold move considering the X-Men Universe was already in the process of being changed forever thanks to the line-wide relaunch of HoXPoX and the Dawn of X. But X-Force #2 veers into more traditional territory with a classic detective story that would be right at home in a Batman comic, starring not one but two dicks: Kid Omega and Wolverine.
Following the death of Professor Xavier, Wolverine goes on the hunt to track down the people responsible. But another dick is already on the case: Quentin Quire, a.k.a. Kid Omega, who is happy for the opportunity to show how much smarter he is than ol’ Stabby McClaws, because Quentin Quire is a dick here in more ways than one.
Of course, Kid Omega isn’t the only one who’s a dick in more than one sense. By rushing headstrong into his investigation without consulting Krakoan leadership, Wolverine, too, exposes his own dickish nature by his actions.
And X-Force #2’s dick-themed subtext shows why this isn’t your ordinary comic. A lot of thought was obviously put into the book’s complex two-dick theme, an obvious reference to the longstanding theory that Bleeding Cool has recently cracked wide open: that Wolverine has two dicks, one for f**king and one for making love. There’s no way that Benjamin Percy and Joshua Cassara aren’t embracing the two-dick symbolism intentionally. The core concept behind this X-Force comic is a duality, as the team is both Krakoa’s intelligence branch and special ops team. The comic is both a detective story about finding out who killed Professor Xavier, and a story of faith vs. science, as The Beast is tasked with bringing back online a copy of Cerebro so that mutantkind’s leader can be resurrected by a second Cerebro.
It’s even right there in the beautiful cover to this book by Dustin Weaver.
We see here, two hands, desperately reaching, just like us, but not for answers, as we are… but for dicks.
One book. Two stories. The second issue. Two dicks. Two dicks. Two hands. Two dicks. One Man. Two Dicks. X-Force #2 is screaming the answers right into our faces. All over our faces. Our faces are covered in answers! Why do some people still refuse to listen?
X-Force #2 is in stores now.
X-FORCE #2 DX
(W) Ben Percy (A) Joshua Cassara (CA) Dustin Weaver
THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN!
X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world-one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there…yet.
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019