Cape Crisis #178 – X-Force X-Plodes


Hank, Chris, Brett, and Dave take on the messy history of Rob Liefeld’s ’90s-riffic team, as well as share thoughts on Young Justice, some new books, and your QOTW replies…


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Cape Crisis #178 Question: WhICH X-TEAM IS YOUR ALL TIME FAVORITE?

5 thoughts on “Cape Crisis #178 – X-Force X-Plodes

  1. It’s the Mojoverse, Murderworld is the Themepark-esque deathtraps the assassin Arcade builds.

    But seriously, EVERYONE LISTEN:

    Rick Remender’s run on Uncanny X-Force is amazing. It is a harkening back to the over inflated melodrama and continuity that fueled the X-Books at their height; shadowy pasts, alternate terminal futures, everyone has skeletons in their closet. It has an amazing team of Psylocke, Phantomex, Archangel, Deadpool, Wolverine, Dethlok, AoA Nightcrawler etc. It dredges up so many elements important to 90’s X-nerds as well; they return to the age of apocalypse, they mess with the siege perilous, the return of Omega Red (and Omega White and Omega Black).

    And on top of all of it, amazing art. Seriously, as someone who has every issue of X-Factor vol.1 and New Mutants Vol. 1 , Remender’s X-Force absolutely punches the ticket. It is sad to hear it get kinda glossed over in the other wise fantastic superhero spotlights we’ve been getting lately.

    Seriously, do yourself a favor and check out Uncanny X-Force! It’s a refreshingly cogent X-Book that turns an eye to what interested X-Nerds circa 89-95.

  2. Great episode as usual Hank and the gang! Love the idea of an X-Force movie, hope if they do it they get an offbrand ugly wolverine to make fun of.

    Great Mike Mignola Cable art on the page here, seeing his old Marvel work is always a treat.

  3. I’m probably in the minority because I was a fan of X-Force, but not the one that people associated the book with. After sporadic appearances became the norm, Cable left the group entirely with issue 70, and the team spent the next thirty issues being a fun little character-based story involving characters who had grown up as students and soldiers and were now somewhat rudderless twenty-something Gen X-ers with a bunch of relationship drama and fun art by Adam Pollina.

    Oh and just a little correction: Feral isn’t Wolfsbane. Wolfsbane is a former New Mutant who can turn into a werewolf or a wolf form. She was bonded to Alex Summers and joined his X-Factor team rather than X-Force. She’d later rejoin X-Factor investigations, and also eventually joined up with X-Force in the later 2000’s. Feral is permanently in her were-cat form, and joined X-Force only to turn on them. Similar powers, but Rahne is much more reserved (and has a cartoonish Scottish brogue), while Feral is pretty much exactly what your name makes you think she is.

  4. This would have been an opportunity for the LT crew to discuss about Liefeld’s not so great reputation in the industry, and I’m referring to drawing ability. Maybe there will be another occasion to do so.

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