So far, this is my single favorite issue of this groundbreaking series. The title, “Someone Dies,” is wholly believable. Milligan and Allred started X-Force by killing off the team’s leader, and one other character, in the very first issue. It was clear that nobody was safe.
But in this issue, it’s never clear who is going to die. And the story plays with this concept, from the get-go, with this dice roll to determine who will stay behind and face certain death in space to save the others.