** Review/related comments are based on the first 5 issues **
First off, I’d like to go on record as saying as openly admitting to being a regular reader of ‘X-Force’ in the early 90′s, back when Rob Liefeld was helming the book. And, yeah, I thought he was art was *always* on the sucky side (and yeah, he still is!), but dammit, the book was fun! It summed up that decade so well: over-the-top storylines, crazy art (ok, maybe not so crazy considering it was being done by Liefeld, but..), larger-than-life characters. Yup, those were good times (and no, I will not go back and re-read them. 1) because I gave all those issues away, and 2) because, well, some things are better left as we remembered them rather as we would perceive them now).
That series experienced an “edgy” reboot of sorts in 2007. Following in the wake of the major crossover event, “X-Men: Messiah Complex“, the team – Wolverine (of course!), X-23 (sigh! I still love that character so much more than him – even if she is, literally, a clone of Wolverine!), Archangel, Warpath, and Wolfsbane - was assembled by Scott Summers (Cyclops. Yeah, I know, right?), who felt that the world needed an X-Men team that was afraid to kill, if need be. Essentially, X-Men: Black Ops.
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