X-Force (1) #20-22 "Assault on Graymalkin"
Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: Greg Capullo
Inker: Harry Canelario
Letterer: Steve Buccellato (20), Chris Eliopoulos(21-22)

Graymalkin, a space station formerly used by Cable, is disocvered and its race between X-Force and S.H.I.E.L.D. team lead by Fury and War Machine to lay claims on it.

  • Continuity Notes
  • Cover appearence on #20
  • Appearences by Pierce, G.W. Bridge and Nina
  • Jim Rhodes would later call on Fury in War Machine #1
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. has its own space shuttle (as evidenced by the insignia on the tail)

90's style slugfest with a story that could have easily been covered in one issue spread out over two issues and a half (at least its got action). Peronally I skipped the X-buisness and I simply enjoyed it as a S.H.I.E.L.D. adventure; which is easy to do with plenty of good Fury dialouge. Also the relationship between Rhodes and Fury is laid down here; pointing to a good combination for S.H.I.E.L.D. and War Machine.
Good art, ok action; worthwhile for the Fury fans; although be warned, #22 only features Fury and the gang for the first three pages.

Best Fury line of the whole thing; "Half a century worth of defendin this stupid planet an' I'm fightin the satanic spandex equivalent of the Osmond family". Nuff said.