Episode 82 of the ComicsVerse podcast represents part one of our two-part series on the legendary UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender. ComicsVerse CEO Justin Alba is joined by his co-host Marius Thienenkamp (who had the honor of visiting New York and the ComicsVerse office for the very first time) as well as panelists Kay Honda, Mark Hassenfratz, Dellen Miller, Nolan Bensen, Jamie Rice, Corey Spanner, and Nick Marinelli.

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As one of the darkest entries in the history of X-Men related books, UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender is also considered by many to be a modern masterpiece. UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender offers a lot to talk about and discuss. The book delves incredibly deep into the psychology of characters such as Wolverine, Deadpool, and Psylocke as well as the ethics of superheroism in general. As the mutants form a secret assassination squad, they find themselves forced to question their understanding of morality– and so is the reader!

UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender: The Killer Inside Us

First in this episode, the podcast crew analyzes the UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender’s ongoing motif of fighting against or embracing, for the greater good, one’s killer instinct. It subsequently discusses various plot twists and character dynamics. In addition to focusing on Rick Remender’s leading cast members in this comic, we attempt to inspect the contents of Betsy Braddock’s mind.

UNCANNY X-FORCE by Rick Remender: Questions Answered!

Where does Warren Worthington, III end, and Archangel begin? What implications does Betsy Braddock’s relationship to him hold? What are other important motifs throughout the book? Which characters did we enjoy the most? Those questions, among others, will be answered!

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In conclusion, stay tuned for part two. We further delve into the runs’ most important story arcs, DARK ANGEL SAGA, and THE FINAL EXECUTION. Finally, we also apply the Susan Batson character analysis test, as well as comment on and discuss the book’s art!

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  1. […] commentary. Amazing things happened in X-Men comics the last few years, however, not since Rick Remender’s UNCANNY X-FORCE run have I finished reading a comic and felt so satiated […]


  2. meinmeme42

    December 6, 2016 at 2:09 am

    This is by far the best conversation I’ve heard about this run, one of the best X-Men/Marvel runs ever! Justin and Marius are great together. I love the chemistry this group has! I mentioned before that I wish it was a video podcast, and I still do wish that, if only because they seem like they are having so much fun! I love seeing the faces with the names and voices too. Some of these fellas are hella handsome!


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