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Weapon X #23 cover by Rahzzah

Weapon X #23 Review: Deadpool is a Comic-Killer

Deadpool is working for Mentallo and attacks Weapon X. Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, Domino, Mystique, and Omega Red struggle to contain him. Deathstrike injects him with nanites to combat Mentallo’s control, but it turns out that Wade is working for money willingly. That means that Weapon X must take him down the old-fashioned way. Maybe Frail […]

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Weapon X #22 Review: The Beginning of Weapon X-Force

Weapon X is reborn with a new lineup and a new goal: get paid. Sabretooth is still the leader, and, in addition to Domino and Lady Deathstrike, he is joined by Omega Red and Mystique. Their first mission finds them robbing warriors from Breakworld. After this, Victor Creed lays out a plan to rob a […]

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Weapon X #21 Review: It Could Be So Much More

Warpath is finally trying to take down Sabretooth while the Winter Guard tries to bring down Weapon X and Omega Red. Red is more interested in killing his brother, Vassily. The Winter Guard won’t let that happen, and the fight intensifies as a result. Meanwhile, Old Man Logan isn’t doing so well in the Blackbird, […]

Astonishing X-Men #14 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #14 Review: Emotionally and Visually Disconnected

Beast has somehow revived Banshee, and the returned Sean Cassady saves Havok and Beast from the Reaver attack. Warpath also arrives to lend aid, as Kitty Pryde sent him to keep an eye on Alex Summers. After dispatching the Reavers, Alex decides to build upon this makeshift team. Hank leads him to Colossus, who is […]

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Weapon X #20 Review: Dialogue Crashing into a Weakening Tone

Sabretooth, Lady Deathstrike, and Domino are helping Omega Red take the fight back to S.I.C.K.L.E and Red’s brother. S.I.C.K.L.E is hunting mutants, and Sabretooth has control of the team in Logan’s absence. However, Warpath objects, and he is working to bring down the Weapon X team before it goes too far out of Logan’s vision. […]

Astonishing X-Men #13 cover by Greg Land and Frank D'Armata

Astonishing X-Men #13 Review: What if All the X-Men Hated One Another?

Havok is trying to get back into the hero business, and he has started with a giant monster attacking New York. He defeats it, but it falls onto a building. The Avengers arrive to inform Alex that they intended to pacify it peacefully as per an agreement with the Mole Man. Iron Man isn’t happy […]

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Weapon X #19 Review: Consistent, Goofy, and Bloody Fun

Lady Deathstrike and Domino work to track down Sabretooth and Omega Red. Meanwhile, Victor and Red arrive at the latter’s intended target, with the tiger cub still in tow. The target is a Russian general and mutant advocate currently training a future brigade of Titanium Men. Sabretooth wants Omega Red to spare the general, but […]

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Weapon X #18 Review: Sabretooth Feeds a Tiger Cub

Sabretooth, the acting leader of Weapon X, has been taken by Omega Red and is being dragged through the Siberian tundra as rations. Warpath, Lady Deathstrike, and Domino continue to battle the mind-controlled mutant prisoners at the gulag Red just escaped. Sabretooth thinks he can get through to Omega Red, who is weakened in both […]

Weapon X #17 cover by Rahzzah

Weapon X #17 Review: Funny Dialogue, Tense Action, and Great Art

Team Weapon X is now under the control of Sabretooth. Old Man Logan is out of commission, and Victor Creed just might be the best man for the job. There are protests from Warpath and Domino, but there’s no time to second guess. Reports are coming out of Russia that a mutant gulag holding Omega […]

Weapon X #14 cover by David Nakayama

Weapon X #14 Review: Big Vapid Action Sequence with Nothing to Offer

The Nuke soldiers have the Weapon X team pinned down, and Acero’s group is waiting just outside the compound. Left with very few options, Sabretooth suggests Weapon X take Nuke’s pills to gain the strength and ferocity to take out the soldiers. However, there is also the psychological cost. Will Weapon X be able to […]

X-Men: Bland Design – It’s Wolverines vs. Nukes and Everyone is High in Weapon X #14

Welcome to X-Men: Bland Design, the weekly column that answers the question: “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” This week there are five X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $20 to buy and, thanks to modern decompression techniques, take roughly ten minutes to […]

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X-Men: Bland Design – Making Santo Marco Great Again in Weapon X #13

Welcome to Week 2 of our new ongoing column answering the question “What if Ed Piskor had no art skills, a juvenile sense of humor, and less classic material to work with?” That’s right, it’s X-Men: Bland Design! This week there are five X-Books on the stands, which will cost you a total of $20 to […]

A Good But Tame Start: Weapon X #1 Review

Continuing the ResurrXion X-Men relaunch, we have Weapon X from Greg Pak, Greg Land, Jay Leisten and Frank D’Armata. I’m generally not overall a fan of the darker, ‘team of killers’ X-books, but there have been some exceptions. I feel this may be one of them. Pak’s characterisations are fun and interesting, and the dialogue […]

The X-Men Return To Hope: X-Men Prime Review

With both the X-Men and Inhuman parts of the Marvel Universe coming into ResurrXion after the dark times (for the mutants at least) of Inhumans vs. X-Men, Marvel’s decision to prime the audience for what’s to come with the aptly named Prime issues for both parties seemed a pretty good one. Allow the audience to […]