For those of you keeping score at home, Marvel has an exciting new announcement about… you guessed it… Marvel NOW! To be more specific, Psylocke is assembling a team for the impending reboot of the Uncanny X-Force title. Sam Humpries and Ron Garney will be helming this book starting in January, when it promises promises to “redefine violence.” Not sure what that means? Well, I suppose we’ll find out in January! It’s not a Marvel Max title, but it promises to be a darker and more mature series than much of the other Marvel NOW! previews we’ve seen to date. How will Psylocke’s team work in a post AvX world? Will we end up running into a blend of Avengers and X-Men characters like the other books seem to indicate? Check out the press release:
The Future of UNCANNY X-FORCE Is Marvel NOW!
Psylocke Assembles A New Team of Mutant Assassins Courtesy of Superstars Sam Humphries & Ron Garney!
New York. NY—September 17, 2012— In January 2013, prepare for the deadliest game of all as Uncanny X-Force #1 kicks off an all-new ongoing series from rising star creators writer Sam Humphries (Ultimate Comics Ultimates) and artist Ron Garney (Wolverine). As part of Marvel NOW!, Uncanny X-Force joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!
After the shocking end to the previous group known as X-Force, the mutant known as Psylocke recruits her own clandestine group of operatives—Storm, Puck and Spiral—for missions so important—and so bloody—no one can know the truth. But when the time traveler known as Bishop returns to the present, he puts this new X-Force in his sights and won’t rest till he finds them. But just why does this former ally of the X-Men now hunt his former teammates? The answer will leave you speechless.
“Thanks to a strong tradition of formidable creators, Uncanny X-Force is a book with a unique identity — dark, dirty, morally sticky, edgy, bloody, sexy,” explained Sam Humphries in an interview with Marvel.com. “I wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel right at home.”
Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Uncanny X-Force, Marvel NOW! ensures fans will discover an entirely new perspective on the tough decisions heroes need to make…and if they can still be heroes after pulling the trigger.
“Uncanny X-Force carries on the X-Force tradition of bold, unique storytelling with a surprising team lineup and an unpredictable master plan,” said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Sam and Ron are committed to not only bringing fans one of the most visceral and action packed series on stands, but also showing the consequences of this violence for fans, creating a book that has a lot to say about the world we live in today. With a lot of explosions.”
Each issue of Uncanny X-Force includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Uncanny X-Force features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.
“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing for Marvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”
New Year! New Team! New Secrets! This is Uncanny X-Force NOW!
This January, Sam Humphries & Ron Garney redefine violence in Uncanny X-Force #1!
UNCANNY X-FORCE #1
Written by SAM HUMPHRIES
Art by RON GARNEY
ON SALE JANUARY 2013!