Marvel Comics announces a new X-Force ongoing comic book which reunites the original characters – minus Cable – alongside none other than Deathlok.
Details for the series include that Cable is dead, so Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom, and Warpath reassembel the original team, which springs forth from Extermination.
Their goal is to hunt down Cable’s killer, but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen leader, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with it all?
X-Force is from writer Ed Brisson and artist Dylan Burnett and gets released December 26.
“Within the Marvel Universe, the X-Men have always been the outsiders, the black sheep. And X-Force are the outsiders within the X-Men. They’re the team willing to do the things that no one else in the Marvel Universe will and that’s something that appeals to my sensibilities a great deal,” Brisson explains to Marvel.com. “Right now we have a couple of different things going on with X-Force. Coming out of Extermination, Domino, Shatterstar, Cannonball, and Warpath are reeling from the loss of their mentor and have unanswered questions. They’re on the hunt for this new Kid Cable to get those answers—some want his head, some just want to talk to him to find out what the hell is going on. Is this really their Cable? Is this an impostor?”
Brisson adds: “We’re going to learn more about Kid Cable and establish what sets him apart for the Cable that people know. We’re going to get into his history and have some really exciting stories cooking with a laundry list of X-Force villains. There are layers to be peeled back, but nothing is what it initially seems.”
Burnett also said: “X-force has always been the one X-team that stood out the most for me. A lot of my favorite mutants have belonged to it over the years (namely Cable and Psylocke) but being able to bring back the original lineup in a new way is a huge honor. They’re just a bunch of badasses. It’s dope. I’m stoked.”