History Comicbook / XForce

17th Dec '16 3:22:05 PM StrixObscuro
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Around a third of the way through the run, the title was changed to ''X-Statix'' when team owner Spike Freeman decided to change it since he had to pay royalties on it to the founding members of the original X-Force to use the name. (in truth however, the revamp was a huge hit and Marvel wanted to cash in on it via a relaunch). Unfortunately, the relaunch came with the killing off of the book's most popular character (U-Go Girl), which became a topic of fairly frequent discussion within the story itself. Further complications involved a planned storyline involving the resurrection of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Di]], who was changed into a pop idol when Marvel chickened out at the last minute. Sales tanked and led to the book's cancellation in late 2004. The series lasted for 26 issues (September, 2002- October, 2004).

Despite the deaths of all the surviving characters in the [[KillEmAll last issue]], there was a later ''Dead Girl'' SpinOff mini-series that had many of the dead team members involved in an adventure in the afterlife (exploring versions of {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}) with Comicbook/DoctorStrange, satirising the DeathIsCheap nature of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. It lasted for 5 issues (March-July, 2006).

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Around a third of the way through the run, the title was changed to ''X-Statix'' ''ComicBook/XStatix'' when team owner Spike Freeman decided to change it since he had to pay royalties on it to the founding members of the original X-Force to use the name. (in (In truth however, the revamp was a huge hit and Marvel wanted to cash in on it via a relaunch). relaunch.) Unfortunately, the relaunch came with the killing off of the book's most popular character (U-Go Girl), which became a topic of fairly frequent discussion within the story itself. Further complications involved a planned storyline involving the resurrection of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor Princess Di]], who was changed into a pop idol when Marvel chickened out at the last minute. Sales tanked and led to the book's cancellation in late 2004. The series lasted for 26 issues (September, 2002- October, 2004).

Despite the deaths of all the surviving characters in the [[KillEmAll last issue]], there was a later ''Dead Girl'' SpinOff mini-series that had many of the dead team members involved in an adventure in the afterlife (exploring versions of {{Heaven}} and {{Hell}}) with Comicbook/DoctorStrange, satirising satirizing the DeathIsCheap nature of the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. It lasted for 5 issues (March-July, 2006).
17th Dec '16 9:18:53 AM Morgenthaler
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The original X-Force was created when Creator/RobLiefeld and Fabian Nicieza were given control of the ComicBook/NewMutants book and made it DarkerAndEdgier. Adding several [[BadAss badasses]] and making them more of an "ends justify the means" group, they became a militant strike force very different in attitude from the X-Men. The title was at first extremely popular, with the first issue becoming the #2-selling comic of all time. Liefeld however quickly became frustrated by working with characters he didn't own, and soon left Marvel to form Creator/ImageComics in 1992. Nicieza continued to write up through the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' storyline of 1995, afterwards leaving and being replaced by Jeph Loeb.

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The original X-Force was created when Creator/RobLiefeld and Fabian Nicieza were given control of the ComicBook/NewMutants book and made it DarkerAndEdgier. Adding several [[BadAss badasses]] badasses and making them more of an "ends justify the means" group, they became a militant strike force very different in attitude from the X-Men. The title was at first extremely popular, with the first issue becoming the #2-selling comic of all time. Liefeld however quickly became frustrated by working with characters he didn't own, and soon left Marvel to form Creator/ImageComics in 1992. Nicieza continued to write up through the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' storyline of 1995, afterwards leaving and being replaced by Jeph Loeb.
20th Oct '16 4:31:11 PM MirrorNoir
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* AllThereInTheManual: Huge chunks of Cable's backstory and origin were only revealed in his ongoing book, once it was launched.



** Ironically, the MLF and Stryfe were conceived and planned out to actually be a [[DiscoOneFinalBoss decoy antagonist]] by Rob Liefeld. Liefeld always intended an existing A-List Marvel villain (Doctor Doom and Kang were namechecked by Liefeld himself, as two of the names he pushed for) to be Cable's nemesis and mortal enemy, with Stryfe being just a present day jerk who killed Cable's son. When Liefeld left, did Fabian Nicieza and Scott Lobdell did the opposite, and added Apocalypse to the formula as Cable's mortal enemies.



* RetCon: Cable wasn't Scott and Madelyne's son until plotting an end for ''X-Cutioner's Song'' led Fabian Nicieza to realize that ''making'' Cable their son would tie up a ''lot'' of plot holes very nicely.

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* RetCon: Cable wasn't Scott and Madelyne's son until plotting an end for ''X-Cutioner's Song'' led Fabian Chris Claremont and Jim Lee came up with the idea while writing X-Factor #65-68. Executive meddling prevented Nicieza to realize that ''making'' and Lobdell from revealing Stryfe was Nathan Summers and Cable their son a clone, as Bob Harras wanted Cable to be Nathan, since "having him be the fake would tie up a ''lot'' of plot holes very nicely.devalue him".
21st May '16 7:07:30 PM drac0blade
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* ExpansionPackPast: Really not surprising, given three members' involvement in Weapon Plus, but Fantomex gets hit with this in Otherworld.[[spoiler: His incredibly unique sentient bullets where never given a proper explanation until he meets up with the man whose ''skin'' was used to make them, Weapon III. And guess what, he wants {{revenge}}.]]

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* ExpansionPackPast: Really not surprising, given three members' involvement in Weapon Plus, but Fantomex gets hit with this in Otherworld.[[spoiler: His incredibly unique sentient bullets where were never given a proper explanation until he meets up with the man whose ''skin'' was used to make them, Weapon III. And guess what, he wants {{revenge}}.]]
14th May '16 11:49:25 PM XSpectreGreyX
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The title underwent another, albeit smaller, relaunch as the ''[[TheAdjectivalSuperhero Uncanny]] X-Force'', continuing on the work done by the previous team but with a slightly different roster consisting of Wolverine, Archangel (the only members retained from the last team) and initially adding Fantomex, Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. Later members include Deathlok, the Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler, and [=EVA=]. The previous team was disbanded by Cyclops, who decided they are no longer needed, this one is a result of Wolverine and Archangel thinking otherwise. As Logan states, it has only one rule: no one can know about them. While reaction to ''X-Force'' vol. 3 was decidedly mixed, ''Uncanny X-Force'' has been hailed as a modern classic. The series lasted for 35 issues (December, 2010-February, 2013).

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The Written by Rick Remender, the title underwent another, albeit smaller, relaunch as the ''[[TheAdjectivalSuperhero Uncanny]] X-Force'', continuing on the work done by the previous team but with a slightly different roster consisting of Wolverine, Archangel (the only members retained from the last team) and initially adding Fantomex, Comicbook/{{Psylocke}} and SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}. Later members include Deathlok, the Age of Apocalypse Nightcrawler, and [=EVA=]. The previous team was disbanded by Cyclops, who decided they are no longer needed, this one is a result of Wolverine and Archangel thinking otherwise. As Logan states, it has only one rule: no one can know about them. While reaction to ''X-Force'' vol. 3 was decidedly mixed, ''Uncanny X-Force'' has been hailed as a modern classic. The series lasted for 35 issues (December, 2010-February, 2013). Some of its dangling plot threads carried over to Remender's next series, ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers''
7th Apr '16 12:55:13 AM morenohijazo
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* {{Biomanipulation}}: Elixir has this as his mutant ability. With touch, he can manipulate another person's cells. He primarily uses it to heal his teammates, but sometimes he can also use it offensively such as giving his enemies tumors.
16th Mar '16 8:44:49 AM ObsidianFire
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-->'''Fantomex''': No, well. [[GenreSavvy It was just the thought that I should do it.]] [[NoExceptYes I'm not capable of telling you that you're a tremendous fighter,]] and that we'll halt whatever mischief [[spoiler: Worthington has devised.]]

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-->'''Fantomex''': No, well. [[GenreSavvy It was just the thought that I should do it.]] it. [[NoExceptYes I'm not capable of telling you that you're a tremendous fighter,]] and that we'll halt whatever mischief [[spoiler: Worthington has devised.]]
25th Feb '16 4:17:07 PM KingClark
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Following ''ComicBook/SecretWars2015'', the series has something of a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''ComicBook/UncannyXMen''.
21st Jan '16 2:20:11 PM comicwriter
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* MythologyGag: One of the members of the Black Legion is [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Orange Hulk]].
18th Dec '15 2:31:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* LikeABadassOutOfHell: In the ''Dead Girl'' mini-series, what the Pitiful One and his minions are trying to do.
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