With Marvel NOW gearing up for launch in a few weeks, the House of Ideas is bombarding us with new titles by some of the hottest creative teams in comics. Some of these books are brand-new concepts, while others are revamped versions of previous ideas. And, courtesy of an announcement on Comic Book Resources, one of these rebooted classics will be the upcoming Cable and X-Force series by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Salvador Larroca.
Starring Cable, Colossus, Domino, Forge, and Dr. Nemesis, this book is a new take on the X-Force concept that writer Rick Remender recently revived in the Uncanny X-Force series. In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Hopeless told the site, “When Nick Lowe asked me to pitch the book, he said X-Force has a history of reinvention. Every time there's a new X-Force title, it's miles different from the previous incarnation. Then Nick asked, 'What would your version of X-Force be?'”
This updated concept sees an all-new team led by the X-Force’s founding member, Cable, who Hopeless describes as, “Mad Max meets Steve McQueen as played by the T2 Terminator. He just wants whatever horrible thing he has to do done fast, so he can steal five minutes peace after."
Unfortunately this announcement probably means that Rick Remender’s stellar Uncanny X-Force series will end before Cable and X-Force hits stands in December. But Cable has always been a longtime fan favorite, and with a supporting cast that includes heavy hitters like Colossus and Domino, Cable and X-Force might still carry on the X-Force banner in style. Take a look at the debut cover for the book by artist Salvador Larroca below.
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