The birth of the mutant nation of Krakoa in the pages of Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men relaunch instantly changed the very nature of mutant leadership. Which means a new mission to be achieved by a special group of mutants... known to fans as: X-Force.
Where the team once operated in the shadows, or with limited oversight (operating covertly, even unknown to other X-Men heroes) the new special security force and intelligence network is something else entirely. Wolverine, Beast, Colossus, Marvel Girl, Domino, Sage, Kid Omega, and Black Tom join forces to undertake the clandestine missions that must be completed quickly and quietly. Obviously that won't be how it plays out at all, but the launch trailer for X-Force #1 promises it will be an integral part of the Dawn of X. Not to mention the bloodiest.
The blood won't be too much of a surprise, considering the series is being written by new Wolverine writer Benjamin Percy (whose stellar writing of Stitcher's Wolverine podcasts apparently caught that attention of the X-Men editors). That same hard-nosed energy is coming to both Wolverine's solo story and as part of the new X-Force, with Editor in Chief C. B. Cebulski promising a "brutal, pull no punches" ensemble adventure. Be sure to check out the full trailer courtesy of Marvel below:
Writer Benjamin Percy knows the reputation X-Force titles have built in the past, singled out as an action-heavy, overtly 'badass' strike team. But things will be changing this time around:
With X-Force we're doing something really unique. Here you have a mutant nation. As a result of that, X-Force is not just a splinter group of badasses. this is the CIA of the mutant world. The thing that excites me most about this series is working with Josh Cassara, and working with Dean White on colors. We are a true team.
We wanted X-Force to have more noir qualities. A grittier edge. My jaw drops every time art pops up in my inbox... X-Force is going to be the most shadow-soaked, the most poisonous, the most troublesome and upsetting. But it’ll also be a hell of a lot of fun.
- X-FORCE #1
- Release Date: November 6th, 2019
- Written by: Benjamin Percy
- Art by: Joshua Cassara, Dean White
- Cover by: Dustin Weaver
- THE HIGH PRICE OF A NEW DAWN! X-Force is the CIA of the mutant world—one half intelligence branch, one half special ops. Beast, Jean Grey and Sage on one side, Wolverine, Kid Omega and Domino on the other. In a perfect world, there would be no need for an X-Force. We’re not there... yet.
X-Force #1 will be available at your local comic book shop on November 6th, or direct from Marvel Comics.