Despite its youth, “The Dark Angel Saga” is already considered by X-Force, X-Men, and many other comics fans to be a modern X-Men comics classic. Not only is there a revisit to X-Men’s Age of Apocalypse universe, but Rick Remender’s arc on UNCANNY X-FORCE also offers several interesting parallels to Chris Claremont’s classic– “Dark Phoenix Saga.”  What sets this UNCANNY X-FORCE run apart from other 21st century stories? What makes it so staggeringly heartbreaking? We delve into that and more in this podcast.

In addition to discussing various plot twists and character dynamics, UNCANNY X-FORCE’s motif of embracing one’s killer instinct makes up a large portion of this episode. Rest assured, we made time to dish on which X-Force characters are our favorites and which X-Force characters resonated the most with us on a personal level all while examining Rick Remender’s closing arc that managed to wrap up the underlying moral conflicts and conclude this epic story arc flawlessly.

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We dedicate a segment of this podcast to the work of the diverse set of artists on UNCANNY X-FORCE, such as Esad Ribic, Julian Totino Tedesco, Mark Brooks, and others. Finally, we conclude by applying the techniques for developing a three-dimensional character created by legendary acting coach, Susan Batson, in her book– Truth, to engage in character analyses of Archangel (Warren Worthington, III) and Psylocke (Betsy Braddock).

Episode 83 concludes a two-part series on UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender. In this episode, ComicsVerse CEO, Justin Alba, and German staff writer, Marius Thienenkamp, co-host this podcast joined by Mark Hassenfratz, Dellen Miller, Kay Honda, and Jamie Rice.

CLICK HERE: Part 1 of the UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender Podcast!

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  1. Ryan Hatfield

    November 3, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I did listen to the first part! It was awesome, as I love that run so much too. I love how deep you get into the characters, & I’m very excited to hear you’re interviewing Rick. I am loving his work on Black Science. You should do a podcast dedicated to that book, as it is exciting, new, & unlike anything I’ve ever read. Can’t wait to hear the interview. Take care and keep up your awesome work.


  2. Justin Gilbert Alba

    October 6, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    So glad you enjoyed it Ryan! That means so much to us! We hope you listen to part 1 too! Also, we’re interviewing Remender himself on Oct 28!


  3. Ryan Hatfield

    October 6, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I loved this podcast so much! I think Remender is one of the best writers out there and this run in particular was what drew me to his work so much. I loved hearing your thoughts on this incredible series and you now have another big fan of your podcast. Keep up the good work!


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