Writer: Benjamin Percy
Art: Robert Gill, GURU- eFX, VC’s Joe Carmagna, Tom Muller, Jay Bowen, Dean White, and Joshua Cassara
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Release Date: May 18th, 2022
One of the “extra” Cerebro helmets has gained sentience. And after evading its seedbed, it slaughtered Forge devouring his brain as a full course meal. Now X-FORCE is on the scene, aspiring to track down this new monstrosity before it slays again. Let’s dive into X-FORCE #28 by Benjamin Percy and see how this new story arc shakes out.
Percy lays it all out in this week’s X-FORCE #28 as he thoroughly explains what’s happening with the killer Cerebro, as well as the emotional comings and goings of Kid Omega. Yet, it’s the Kid Omega angle that was the most exciting and interesting. Percy finds a way to utilize the Krakoan Resurrection Process in a unique fashion mixed masterfully with Quentin’s power set that managed to elevate the excitement within the issue.
He pushes the envelope in such a creative way that it drove my interest in the character (Kid Omega) to new heights. Moreover, I couldn’t help but stay intrigued with the main plot focusing on a devouring, mutant power mimicking, killer robot that stores abilities and is constantly searching for more. Percy levels up the tension, action, and suspense this week and brings X-FORCE back up to what I remember Percy dishing out in its prime.
Robert Gill is most recognized for his crisp, pristine style, throwback artistry, fluctuated line weights and felled technique to character design and composition. In X-FORCE #28, Gill and his creative team continue that very philosophy as they develop striking illustrations that kept the comic explosive and vibrant. Readers will find X-FORCE #28 pretty violent in parts surrounded by some eye-popping visuals and shocking dynamic moments that added so much to the story. Mix this week’s renderings with some back-to-basics, brilliant storytelling by Percy, and you got one heck of a comic.
X-FORCE #28 gets fierce this week as Kid Omega steps a bit off the reservation and Cerebro unleashes an onslaught that could not only destroy Krakoa but eventually the world. This week’s X-FORCE is fast-paced, action-packed, and filled with intensity. To those fans searching for the X-FORCE of yore, the one reminiscent of the foundation during Hickman’s HOXPOX, this week’s issue brings it right back and piles on the intensity. I highly recommend jumping on board this story while you can. We’re only two issues into this arc making it easy to navigate and follow along. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless!