Both X-Force books are to be ending soon with All-New Marvel NOW!, billed simply as X-Force #1. The team, written by Simon Spurrier and drawn by Rock-He Kim, will feature an amalgam of the two prior teams, and launch in February 2014.
Cable, Psylocke, Fantomex, and surprise member Marrow will make up the core roster. They will still keep the same problems that they do now, personal, and so forth. While a dangerous group, the writer wants to explore the nature of their naturally destructive tendencies and possibly question them. They will basically be going up against other like-minded factions from around the Marvel Universe, showing what happens when the proactive mutant group runs into similar groups from around the world.
Spurrier says, “Switch on the news and you’ve got unmanned drones violating international borders, governments listening in on their enemies — their allies and their own civilians alike, —unregistered aeronautical tech deployed in the field, defected oligarchs dying of radiation poisoning, whistleblowers vilified and so on. So we’re playing with a lot of layers here. Factionalism, politics, violence, plus all the very human-level dramas that underpin any good team book.”
The series will lean heavy into Bourne-style espionage, though more proactive and faction-oriented. Though still keeping the same goals in mind, assassinating threats and stealing technology and intelligence when situations call for it. Make no mistake they will be fighting for the mutant population to not just save the world but to make sure their race still has a stake in it. As Spurrier explains, they will be keeping the mutants from “being sidelined, marginalized, scapegoated and eventually hushed up, one secret mass grave at a time,”. “So we’re playing with a lot of layers here. Factionalism, politics, violence, plus all the very human-level dramas that underpin any good team book.”