Friday, December 31, 2010

"The End" Week: Force Works #22!

Did I load this upside down?  Eh.
We've been lucky on these last issues, that a lot of the creators and characters involved went on to bigger and better things. Case in point: Force Works #22, "Pain Threshold" Written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, who would go on to (among other things) Marvel's recent cosmic books like The Thanos Imperative; with pencils by Andrew Wildman, who would have a pretty good pile of Marvel credits himself. (Inks by Rey Garcia.)

With Tony Stark dead/replaced with a younger version, the Force Works team is fading fast, down to just Scarlet Witch, Century, USAgent, Spider-Woman, and some support staff. When a captured "time-gate" opens a portal to a dying continuum, they have to deal with alternate versions of Ultron and Simon Williams that escaped from a world doomed by Kang. I mention this in case you've ever been curious about a book where Ultron, any version of Ultron, would say "Don't get your panties in a bunch!"

Circumstantially, this issue reminds me a lot of the 90's Avengers cartoon, the one without Captain America, Iron Man, or Thor in leading roles. If Marvel ever opts for a Force Works movie...brace yourself for the imminent collapse.

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