- It isn't the morality of the mission that frightens me.. it is my elation at the opportunity to repay these devils.
Appearing in "Five Point One"
- Paul Gauguin (Referenced)
- Donald Pierce (Mentioned)
- Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur) (Mentioned)
- God (Yahweh) (Invoked)
Races and Species:
- Hell (Invoked)
- Adamantium (on Wolverine's claws and Lady Deathstrike's nails)
- Deadpool's Katanas
- Magneto's Helmet
- Cyclops' Visor
Synopsis for "Five Point One"
Deadpool receives a call from Gateway for help, for the Reavers, led by Lady Deathstrike, are planning an attack on Utopia. X-Force decides to deal with this matter personally. However, Psylocke has conflicted feelings over whether to exact her revenge against the Reavers for the horrors they inflicted on her. Wolverine assures her that this is work, not revenge, something he doesn't want her to enjoy.
At the Reavers' base in Australia, the mutant-hating cyborgs are more than itching for massacre Utopia. However, Deathstrike is more interested in killing everyone Wolverine cares about to hurt him. As Fantomex, Wolverine and Deadpool prepare an ambush, Archangel and Psylocke find Gateway, who informs them that hte Reavers are planning a suicide mission. At that moment, one of the Reavers that Wolverine's group was about to ambush detonates the explosives wired to his chest. Wolverine manages to survive the explosion and engages Deathstrike, as Archangel and Psylocke are left to deal with the other Reavers. But the Reavers then force Gateway to open a portal to Utopia, having threatened his tribe. Psylcoke pursues two Reavers who enter the portal. Meanwhile, in his fight with Deathstrike, wolverine gets her dosed with kerosene and ignites with a taser that she had clinging to a picture of him.
On Utopia, Pixie, who is on watch duty, detects two intruders. Cyclops and Magneto immediately deploy to find them, only for Psylocke, having masked herself from detection, to quickly slew the Reavers before they could do any harm. She then returns to Australia through the portal and embraces Archangel, admitting how much pleasure she took in killing her foes.
Meanwhile, Deathstrike uploads her consciousness onto the Internet, leaving behind her cyborg body and a promise of revenge -- again -- against Wolverine. Wolverine then finds a solemn Psylocke and comments that she doesn't look elated anymore. X-Force then quickly departs before the X-Men could come to investigate.
Special Point One issue.
START READING with this Point One issue. When a situation calls for hard choices, the X-Force is there to step in. Lady Deathstrike, with the deadly Reavers at her side, set out to destroy the X-Men in their home! Deathstrike will obliterate the X-Men or die trying, and this new Uncanny X-Force is more than happy to oblige. As the line between right and wrong become more and more blurred, will the Uncanny X-Force be heralded as heroes...or villains?
- There is constant mention of uploading, apparently these Reavers have survived death by uploading their consciousness and do so before every mission.
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GREAT comic. I'm not even sure what else to say.
The Reavers came back this issue, and all of them too. (Except obviously Donald Pierce was out, still "dead" from Second Coming, surprisingly.) It sure was nice to see Lady Deathstrike reunited with all the past members, unlike during Messiah Complex, when there was just the "new" Reavers, all unnamed. Which was lame.
When was the last time the Reavers were even shown altogether like this?
So.. basically they haven't fully appeared altogether like that since 1991. And that was the issue they died, so it's not even saying much. That wasn't a way for them to go. By Sentinels? Come on! They share a common goal with them! But I guess with Fitzroy in charge..
Still, the comic was great with them in it. Nice to see Gateway again, and be reassured he's not dead. It was nice to see Lady D not just plain trying to kill Wolverine for once. And I loved how Cyclops and Magneto were right there as Psylocke killed the remaining Reavers. ON Utopia. It was also interesting to see how these Reavers almost took a religious side against mutants, similar to the Purifiers.
Not to mention the artwork. Superb!
But the best part was that this was Psylocke’s grip with the fact that she is a murderer. Even though she was warned by Wolverine not to make it a revenge thing against the Reavers, she did. And freaking killed as many as possible quite brutally, especially since her telepathic powers were useless against cyborgs. Samurai swords are a close second. She didn't really kill in the first issues of Uncanny X-Force, but she sure outdid herself this time.
If you didn't get this .1, you sure should. You really don't need to know past or future issues at all to get this one. You know it's good if I actually post a blog on it. Wasn't a fan of #5, but this made up for all Deathloks..--Johnnybravo44 (talk) 03:08, March 18, 2011 (UTC)
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This review is of Uncanny X-Force #5.1, and I gave it a 3/5.
— Nathan (Peteparker) (Earth-1218) (talk • contribs • email) 05:53, March 25, 2011 (UTC)