Marvel Comics has released new variant covers for X-Force #1. As the summer marks the end of Krokoa, Forge will lead an all-new iteration of Marvel’s iconic strike team in the X-Force series, set in the X-Men‘s upcoming ‘From the Ashes’ era.

Marvel recently announced Geoffrey Thorne and Marcus To’s X-Force series, which has acclaimed artist Clayton Crain returning to the world of X-Force with a line of character-focused variant covers, starting with the team’s leader, Forge. Artist Mahmud Asrar’s variant cover showcases Betsy Braddock and Rachel Summers in action. Tony Daniel’s features the entire team, including former New X-Men leader Surge, the mastermind behind Krakoa’s X-Force, Sage, and Tank. Deadpool steals the spotlight in David Nakayama’s foil variant cover, with the Merc With a Mouth the first character to guest star in the X-Force, which sees Forge recruiting A-List guest stars for specific missions throughout the series.


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X-Force #1


Marvel’s X-Force #1 description reads, “This time, this iconic comic book super squad will be built from the ground up by the mutant inventor—Forge! Accessing an omega-level degree of his unique and complex mutant power to build anything, Forge will bear witness to everything broken in the world. Luckily, he knows exactly who he’ll need to repair it: Rachel Summers, Betsy Braddock, Sage, Surge, and Tank. To save nothing short of existence itself, they’ll jump sword, gun, and fist first into deadly uncertainty, and the only thing getting in their way will be the secrets they keep.”

“A new path forged! The world is fractured. Forge uses his powers to devise the only fix: an all-new, all-different X-Force! Forge leads a custom-made, handpicked team of mutants in off-the-books missions so dire, so integral to the fate of the Marvel Universe, there’s no time to stop for permission. Plus, as Forge detects increasing threats across the planet, he’ll recruit specialists for each target. It’s a revolving door of Marvel guest stars and first up: that regenerating degenerate, Deadpool!”


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Thorne expressed his excitement for the upcoming X-Men From the Ashes line-wide relaunch title, “I cannot believe the reaction to my pitch with, ‘That sounds like X-Force to us,” he said. “It’s a new vibe and a different mission, but it’s still X-Force. Looking at all the books coming out under this banner, I’ll just paraphrase the prophet, Sheryl Crow: ‘All I wanna do is have some fun.’ Looking at what I’m getting to do and what the others are bringing, I’m absolutely not the only one,” the writer added.

Series artist To is a big X-Menfan, “When Marvel approached me to be the artist for X-Force, I was ecstatic,” he revealed. “I was always a big fan of the X-books growing up, and to be a part of bringing that excitement to new and old readers alike was an opportunity I could not turn down. And the chance to draw Betsy Braddock again is icing on the cake.”

X-Force #1 will arrive in comic book shops on July 31, 2024.

Source: Marvel

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