Tuesday, November 6, 2007
X-FORCE #16 – November 1992
Credits: Fabian Nicieza (writer), Greg Capullo (penciler), Harry
Candelario (inker), Chris Eliopoulos (letterer), Joe Rosas (colorist)
X-Force is able to temporarily escape the combined X-Factor and X-Men
teams, but is soon captured. At the mansion, Bishop shoots Sinister
but it has no effect. Sinister claims to be Xavier's salvation,
and has a photo of the person responsible for recent events. The X-Men's
gold team defeats Caliban and Famine in Virginia, but cannot locate
Apocalypse. A hologram of Sinister encourages them to continue
tracking Apocalypse. Elsewhere, the MLF deliver Cyclops and Jean Grey
Stryfe refers to Cyclops and Jean as "father" and "mother" of "what is
to come", dropping very large clues about his origin.
This is part four of the X-Cutioner's Song crossover. It comes polybagged with a
Cable trading card.
For the second time in three chapters, X-Force fights another X-team.
This could be tedious, but this issue manages to pulls it off.
X-Force had been building up to a confrontation with the other teams
for a while at this point, and if the X-Force characters are going to
be captured, it should happen in their own title. Greg Capullo does a
great job on the various X-characters of this era, and since X-Force
was at a clean start when the crossover began, you don't feel as if
any important storylines are being interrupted. It's fun to read and
so far the story isn't hard to follow. All crossovers apparently
require at least one hero-on-hero fight. X-Cutioner's Song gets it
over with fairly quickly while also paying off a long-running subplot.
At this point, this is a crossover that doesn't seem arbitrary and
pointless, which is more than you can say for most of them.