Marvel's original X-Force team are coming back together to investigate the murder of their former leader, Cable.
Writer Ed Brisson (Extermination) and artist Dylan Burnett (Cosmic Ghost Rider) launch X-Force #1 in December, with the series spinning out of the Extermination miniseries which featured a much younger, time-traveling version of Cable kill his older counterpart. The cover to the first issue by Pepe Larraz also reveals Deathlok will have a role to play in the series.
"Right now we have a couple of different things going on with X-Force," Brisson told Marvel.com. "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 would go on to add that X-Force will reveal more about "Kid Cable" and how he's different from the one that used to lead the mutant squad. "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." He added, "There are layers to be peeled back, but nothing is what it initially seems."
"X-Force has always been the one X-team that stood out the most for me," Burnett said. "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."
X-Force #1 goes on sale in December from Marvel Comics.