The Return of Rachel Summers in June’s X-Force #9

In last week’s issue of X-Force, we finally learned Kid Cable’s true motivation for attempting to infiltrate the military headquarters of the country of Transia. Cable wanted to get his hands on Ahab, who was being held prisoner there, in order to track down the location of his alternate-timeline sister, Rachel Summers. It took Ahab […]

Ahab Obtains the Latest in Spoiler Technology in X-Force #4

A lot of people in the comics news business are annoyed this weekend as Bleeding Cool obtained leaked information about upcoming DC projects and has been spoiling them for the past two days. Take Graeme “Graham” McMillan of the Hollywood Reporter, who tweeted on Saturday: That feeling when an exclusive already written and scheduled for […]

Deathlok is Kinda Bad at His Job in Next Week’s X-Force #3

Deathlok is a perfect robot killing machine, or, as Dave Mustaine put it… But in the pages of X-Force, Kid Cable’s new partner is doing a crappy job. First, his image inducer malfunctioned and he ended up captured and dissected in a Transian government lab, forcing Cable to blow his cover to rescue him, setting off […]

A Transitional Phase for the X-Men Line [X-ual Healing 1-30-19]

This week saw six X-books in stores, the most we’ve seen in a while, but common a few months ago and sure to be common once the line stabilizes again. The X-Men line is in the middle of a transition, with all of the ResurrXion titles having ended a few months ago and now the […]

Struggling with an Existential Crisis in Next Week’s X-Force #2

Since their creation back in the heyday of superstar artist Rob Liefeld, X-Force have been different than the X-Men, a proactive force looking to solve the mutant race’s problems with big guns, tight pants, nonstop grimacing, lots of pouches, and a penchant for murder. Nearly 20 years later, however, some characters are still struggling with this […]

Stryfe Returns From Marvel’s Past Future in X-Force #6

What’s old is new again. The 90s are hot right now, with the Age of X-Man event harkening back to the 90s’ Age of Apocalypse, Cable starring in a new X-Force book, and Rob Liefeld introducing a new character he created back in his X-Force glory days in Major X. So it should be no […]

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Provide an Update on X-Force and Deadpool 3

The future for the Fox Marvel characters is a bit unknown right now with the merger in the works. There is a very good chance that Marvel will integrate the X-Men, Deadpool, and the Fantastic Four into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point. However, no one really has a timeline for that and that […]

[RUMOR] Are ‘Gambit’, ‘X-Force’, ‘Multiple Man’ Films Dead?

Strap on that snorkel, we’re diving deep into the rumor waters for this one. The future of the Marvel properties that Fox holds the film rights to is very much up in the air with the looming Disney purchase. The pushback of release dates for both Dark Phoenix (twice) and New Mutants (also twice) was the spark of […]

Kid Cable’s Origin Revealed in March’s X-Force #5

The fallout of Extermination continues long after its (delayed) final issue hits stands this week. Marvel has released the solicits for March’s issues of X-Force by Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett, continuing Ahab’s quest to destroy all mutants in X-Force #4. But in X-Force #5, it looks like we’ll be taking a break from the […]

Rob Liefeld’s Levis Remembered in Next Week’s Seasons Beatings

Forget about raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens, and even brown paper packages tied up with strings! Amongst our all-time favorite things, it’s hard top Levis Jeans commercials starring superstar comic book artist Rob Liefeld. Jason Latour, in his Seasons Beatings holiday special out from Marvel next week, seems […]

Ahab Still Exterminating Mutants in February’s X-Force #3

The last issue of Ed Brisson and Pepe Larraz’s Extermination may have gotten pushed back to December, but it looks like the mutant-hunting Ahab’s mission of Exterminating X-Men will continue after that. In the just-revealed solicit for February’s X-Force #3 by Brisson and Dylan Burnett, it seems that Ahab has returned again, and this time […]

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 […]

5 Interior Pages from Dylan Burnett for X-Force #1

As X-citement for the upcoming Uncanny X-Men relaunch reaches a fever pitch, Marvel has thrown more chum into the fan-shark-infested waters with five interior pages from the upcoming X-Force #1. Revealed EX-X-XCLUSIVELY in an interview with Marvel Media Partner CBR, the pages show the X-Force team facing armed thugs in a battle in a warehouse, […]

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Deadpool Dusty Edition Hot Toys Figure Coming Late 2019

Deadpool has yet another Hot Toys release on the way in late 2019. This version will be from the end of Deadpool 2 when he was covered in dust and such to make it look like his comics X-Force suit. Hence why this is called the “Dusty” version. He will come with his power dampener […]

Ed Brisson Taking the Donald Trump Approach to X-Force Relaunch, From NYCC

“What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening,” said one of either the current president of the United States, Donald J. Trump, or Marvel Comics writer Ed Brisson. Said the other: “What you think is happening isn’t happening.” One refers to “fake news,” the other the upcoming relaunch of X-Force by Brisson […]

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Gamit Will Be a Romantic Comedy According to Simon Kinberg

Some of the mutants need to crawl through production hell to get made. Deadpool was that movie for several years as star Ryan Reynolds tried to get the production off of the ground. Now a second mutant is stuck in development hell and that is Gambit starring Channing Tatum. The movie was just delayed again […]

Bad News for Shatterstar and Rictor’s Relationship?

With the launch of Shatterstar’s upcoming solo series next week, things aren’t looking good for fans of the relationship between the titular Shatterstar and former X-Force and X-Factor teammate Rictor. When we last saw these two together in New Mutants: Dead Souls, all seemed well. Or at least as well as things can be for […]

Ed Brisson and Dylan Burnett Relaunch X-Force with Original Lineup in December

Not content with brutally murdering teenage X-Men like a modern day Dennis Hopeless in the Extermination X-over event, superstar writer Ed Brisson is teaming up with artist Dylan Burnett to relaunch X-Force in December. The new series will star the original X-Force: Domino, Cannonball, Shatterstar, Boom Boom, and Warpath. Cable, of course, won’t be on […]