The majority of this issue is a big car chase starring Domino and Boom Boom. That should give you an idea of the insanity contained within. This was the most entertaining comic I read this week.
Domino and Boom Boom have to “kidnap” a new mutant from a hospital before his first manifestation kills a bunch of people. It was supposed to be a quiet operation, but Boom Boom isn’t feeling subtle at the moment. The dialogue between these long-time friends is what makes this issue as great as it is. Boom Boom is having the time of her life, much to Domino’s annoyance. While that scene is going on, Hope has four pages that take place in the future. These pages continue where her story left off in the last issue, and they cap off CAXF 11 off with a rather strange reveal. Without spoiling it, let’s just say I’m not sure what to think of it. It involves a new character that’s reminiscent of one of the X-Men’s dumber villains from the 80’s and 90’s. Still, it’s already evident that this character will have major differences from that villain.
The art in this issue is pretty much flawless. It does a great job at capturing the moods of Domino, Boom Boom and everyone witnessing their insanity. The backgrounds are fully detailed, save for one scene that uses the lack of backgrounds to its advantage. The resulting damage from Boom Boom’s explosive balls is another highlight here, with all the mangled metal and rubble spread all over the place. The new mutant’s power manifestation also looks great in its own right. It’s also nice to see a comic where wet characters actually appear wet.
Cable and X-Force continues to impress me. While it doesn’t exactly have the deepest storytelling, it doesn’t need to. Each issue remains entertaining in its own right, and the characterization feels spot on. Even for this series though, this is easily the most entertaining issue yet. It’s a self-contained title about an outlaw team of mutants who are trying to be heroes, even as the authorities are hunting for them. If that sounds appealing, you should be reading this book.
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You can never go wrong having Boom Boom in a story, especially if she’s teamed with Domino. Larroca kills it with her powers. I love the panel of her smirking with glowing eyes. I love the glow.