The story is split into two basic stories which bump edges throughout the tale. Fantomex, and Psylocke have been kidnapped by Captain Britain and the Captain Britain Corps, and taken to Otherworld, Fantomex to stand trial for the murder of a young child, who would possibly grow up to be another Apocalypse. Pysylocke to hopefully convince to come home and return to her rightful place in Otherworld as part of the Corps.
While all this is going on, Otherworld is under attack by a goat-demon type character, who has raised the dead as his army, and plans to take Otherworld so he can use the multiverse's portals to conquer everything.
Enter the rest of X-Force who have arrived to rescue Fantomex, and Psylocke, not knowing that Psylocke has already made inroads to fleeing with Fantomex. long story short, Wolverine and Deadpool, face off against the goat demon, whilst Psylocke and Fantomex escape, after Psylocke makes a deal with another inhabitant of Otherworld to help them. Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler fights alongside Meggan to save Otherworld, along with Captain Britain, Jamie Braddock and the Captain Britain Corps.
Quite a shocking end!
The story is wrapped up in four issues,but the rest of the graphic novel contains a story where X-Force hunt down, and kill an AoA Iceman, and a Age of Apocalypse story. The Iceman story does contain the funeral of Jamie Braddock, and shows the rift between Brian and Betsy, as a huge gulf.
The Otherland story wasn't a bad one, it could have been extended, and turned into a real epic. My biggest complaint was the way Remender depicts Captain Britain, it's as though he's decided to forget all about the history that's been built up over the years, and the personality to boot. Captain Britain came across as lacking any personality, and his view of the world was very blinkered. I get the feeling Remender doesn't get Captain Britain, like Alan Moore did, or even Paul Cornell did. The Captain Britain Corps were depicted as fascist military dictators who would have been at home with the phrase 'I am the law'.
The biggest problem for me though was the art! The cover art was fantastic, with each issues cover art contained at the start of each chapter.
The art contained within though was pretty awful, composition, proportions all over the place, and just generally messy. Do you remember those days when you had the like of John Byrne, or Jim Lee drawing the X-Men, or Alan Davis' Excalibur, Todd McFarlane drawing Spider-Man. Marvel used to take pride in it's art, with top artists for the top comics. Here's an example of what I mean...
Captain Britain punches someone, or something, but where's the end of his arm? Sloppy!
The Otherland story could have been a self-contained maxi-series, with guest appearances by various X-Men. There lies another problem, and it is down to personal taste, I really don't like the X-Force characters, Deadpool is one of the worst characters in the Marvel Universe, the AoA Nightcrawler is too dark, please bring back the Kurt we all love, Fantomex I'm not too keen on, Wolverine is in too many comics, so I've got bored of him, X-Men, and his own comic, that's all he needs, and finally Psylocke, I do like Psylocke, but I do long for the return of Betsy Braddock.