X-Lapsed, Episode 017 – X-Force #1 (2020)

X-Lapsed, Episode Seventeen

X-Force (vol.6) #1 (January, 2020)
“Hunting Ground”
Writer – Benjamin Percy
Art – Joshua Cassara
Colors – Dean White
Letters – VC’s Joe Caramagna
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Amaro, Robinson, Shan, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: November 6, 2019

During today’s episode, in which we discuss X-Force #1, we learn a valuable lesson about trust.

And also, someone gets shot in the head.

Also: Listener mail which (accurately?) calls your humble host out as a cynic!

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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 017 – X-Force #1 (2020)

  • Damien Drouet-Whiter

    I have to start with thanking you for all the nice things you said about my feedback. This podcast has been a real source of joy in what is a difficult time. It is fantastic to know that I have a podcast to look forward to daily. Thank you.

    Hearing your responses to the feedback I realised you're not the cynic. You still have enough hope that you kept reading Titans after it became micromanaged by Didio. You're possibly the most hopeful man in comics fandom. I gave up on looking for logical consistency in my comics continuity around about 1995 and since then have mainly focused my attention on the peripheral books. I would not buy a DC Rebirth number 1 because I know it won't mean anything unless I read everything that DC releases. Even then, I know anything can be overridden by management if they decide that they haven't got enough readers.

    Obviously my sickness is believing that HOXPOX/DOX is the one Marvel relaunch where they will make it possible for me to follow along without buying everything. X-Men is so important to me that I want it to be for me even when it isn't. I crave the feeling I got when I used to pick up Uncanny, New Mutants and X-Factor and read them and reread them. If I read them now I still love them.

    Onto X-Force, I only bought this first issue and immediately dropped it. I really don't care for the security angle. It's nice to see them doing something interesting with Black Tom, but everything else felt like it was going through the motions and the cliffhanger was a failure for me. Of course they can resurrect the Professor.

    I'm not a big fan of ultra-violent X-Men stories but I have to acknowledge that the action sequences were well drawn. But this is just not for me.

    Interestingly I have seen some people raving about how great this book becomes so maybe you'll convince me to give it another try.


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