Everybody Wants to Take a Bath with Cable in this Improbable Preview of X-Force #1

Every so often (but seemingly less so since we started this column), comic book publishers accidentally send out unlettered previews, showing us what the characters are doing but not what they’re saying. What a boner! In Improbable Previews, we correct this mistake by putting the words back in, using our best guess at what they are based on decades of time wasted reading comic books. We can’t guarantee 100% accuracy, of course.

In this episode of Improbable Previews, we’ve gotten our hands on five unlettered pages from the upcoming X-Force relaunch by Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett, and we’ve helpfully lettered them with what we see as the most likely story based on the artwork, the same way Stan Lee did it for Jack Kirby, or Fabian Nicieza for Rob Liefeld. Check out the preview below, and pick up X-Force #1 in December to see how close we got.

X-Force #1
(W) Ed Brisson (A) Dylan Burnett (CA) Pepe Larraz
FROM THE ASHES OF EXTERMINATION!
Cable is dead…and now, the original X-Force team of Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom and Warpath. must hunt down the murderer of their former leader! The mutant militia are hot for blood…but when their target is the time-traveling younger version of their fallen mentor, is there a line they absolutely cannot cross? And what does Deathlok have to do with all of it? From Ed Brisson (EXTERMINATION, OLD MAN LOGAN) and Dylan Burnett (COSMIC GHOST RIDER), comes an all-new, high-octane mutant adventure! A reckoning will come!
Parental Advisory
In Shops: Dec 26, 2018
SRP: $4.99

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