X-FORCE #1-9 Rapid Fire Recap

Here is Dispatch’s Rapid Fire Recap for every issue of Ben Percy’s X-FORCE to date. With no new comics on the horizon, why not dive into a new series? Maybe you’ve been following some of the Dawn of X titles but not all of them? Maybe you’d love to hop in but don’t know where to start? Well, now is as good a time as any to get caught up on one of the best ongoing series at Marvel comics today! Let’s jump in!

X-FORCE #1

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Dustin Weaver, Dean White, VC’s Joe Caramagna, and Tom Muller

Release Date: November 6th, 2019

Price: $4.99

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The series begins by introducing readers to a guy in a mask as well as a secret organization that seems to want to kill all mutants. Each member appears to be wearing a mask and seems very “Court of Owls”-ish in nature. But, it just so happens that Domino is undercover within this “court” and is discovered by a henchman and captured by the organization. Meanwhile, Ben Percy launches the cast of characters in the book and shows the Marauders on their return from saving Colossus who was near death rescuing mutants in Russia. Now, as if enough wasn’t already unfolding in this opening issue, readers see this group of sneaky looking humans board a plane and eventually hold it hostage, solely to paratroop down over Krakoa. As these super-advanced humans land on Krakoa, they begin to unload on the mutants killing anyone in their path while Jean, Wolverine, and Beast lay them out the best they can. The issue ends with Charles getting shot in the head by one of the superhumans and killed on the spot leaving us all with one question; can you resurrect the one who holds the key to resurrecting everyone else?

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #1? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 1 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #1 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #2

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Dustin Weaver, Dean White, VC’s Joe Caramagna, and Tom Muller

Price: $3.99

Release Date: November 27th, 2019

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Percy opens issue two with every mutant surrounding a dead Xavier while Magneto fashions a sword from the remnants of the portable Cerebro Charles has been sashaying around the world in. Meanwhile, Jean and Beast uncover a spare Cerebro and readers discover that Charles has been backing up his own mind periodically for this very reason. Hopefully, with Jean’s help as well as the Five, they can bring back Charles’ stored mind in a new body. However, as this aspect of the issue is developing, Sage discovers through an autopsy that these super-advanced humans were created like Reavers… but with more advancements. So, Wolverine and Kid Omega go hunting for answers is Seoul Korea. While there, Wolverine and Kid Omega uncover a flesh factory where these advanced humans are being created. And finally, after these monstrous creations come to life attacking Kid Omega and Wolverine, the two find themselves face to face with Domino, half skinned and trapped in a test tube.

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #2? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 2 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #2 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #3

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: December 11th, 2019

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As Percy kicks off issue three, Wolverine and Kid Omega rescue Domino and slice their way out of this ungodly flesh factory. Meanwhile, Beast and Jean are in the process of resurrecting Charles and it appears to be successful. Still, as we check back to Sage continuing to examine the one living advanced human that infiltrated Krakoa, someone, unknown to readers and anyone in the story, comes out of the shadows and kills the advanced human before Sage can get any more information out of the assassin. Now, even though things just haven’t been going their way, X-Force and the rest of the mutants on Krakoa do manage a win before the issue is complete by proving to the human terrorists (and to the world) that Charles was never dead and is alive and kicking. Sure, readers know the truth… that he was murdered and brought back to life. But, to the world and the organization trying to assassin Charles, it never happened! And as the issue closes, X-Force is officially formed and the shadow organization gets a name… Xeno!

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #3? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 3 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #3 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #4

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Dean White, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: December 18th, 2019

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Percy begins issue four with more of these advanced humans that appear to be operated by Xeno infiltrating a Krakoan Pharmaceuticals site of the east Coast. Beast, Sage, and Jean head to the Pharmaceutical site to see what happened and eventually report back to the Quiet Council their findings. Meanwhile, Wolverine, Domino, and Kid Omega meet up with Forge to get some new Krakoan tech before they leave on their next mission. As the issue comes to a close, another facility is under attack by these homemade military advanced humans sent by Xeno. They blow the Krakoan gate just as Wolverine and Kid Omega enter leaving Domino stuck on Krakoa. However, Wolverine and Kid Omega were not as lucky. The issue concludes with Wolverine cut in half and Kid Omega decapitated by the closing of the Krakoan gate. And boy oh boy it’s graphic!!!

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #4? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 4 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #4 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #5

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Dean White, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: January 8th, 2020

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After issue four’s visual ending, Percy immediately throws readers into the story as issue five begins. Domino grabs Forge and Gateway (a teleporting mutant) and quickly heads to the facility to save what’s left of Wolverine who just so happens to be crawling around and killing any of the guys he can find! After these “Mercs” drill Logan with an onslaught of bullet holes and leave him to die, Domino, Forge, and Gateway make their grand entrance carrying with them the lower half of Wolverine. Forge jams both pieces of Wolverine together to heal up while Domino leads the charge to stop Xeno’s infiltration of the Krakoan Pharmaceuticals facility from the last issue. As the story concludes, we find out that these people who infiltrated the base were actually human and not DNA lab rats modified by Xeno. Were they sent by Xeno or was this another group positioning themselves on the mutant front? Well, as the issue ends, readers get another glimpse of the peacock man running Xeno who supposedly hired them to get some of the Krakoan tech, petals, and organic batteries. So, not only is Xeno creating their own advanced humans BUT they are also hiring mercenaries and militias to do their work for them too. Therefore, it appears as though their influence and wealth are large and they have their hands in multiple cookie jars.

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #5? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 5 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #5 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #6

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Stephen Segovia, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: January 29th, 2020

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Ben Percy kicks off issue six with the beginning of a new angle and storyline for the team. X-Force heads to Terra Verde to fight plant people… or so it seems from the opening pages. It appears as though the President of Terra Verde was attacked while Charles was there on a diplomatic mission to produce a treaty with their nation. However, the current plant beings/ hostile botanical creatures that were intermingled amongst the Terra Verde people didn’t take too kindly to the mutants creating a relationship/ partnership with their nation. Additionally, we find out that their local researchers somehow created these telefloronic creatures on their own, which is extremely interesting that they appear to have no connection to Xeno whatsoever. So, with some thorough research, Beast discovers that these telefloronic creatures are like an organic equivalent to an Omega Sentinel. As the story wraps up, it seems as though the President’s son was infected by these plant beings and planned a coup to take control of the Terra Verde nation. And again, as the issue concludes, Beast captures the President’s son and basically makes him a vegetable in order to stop these Terra Verde creations from going global. Furthermore, the scientists at Terra Verde were on the verge of creating their own version of Krakoan medicines that would be comparable, which is ultimately why Beast made the President’s son a vegetable in the first place. Moreover, the Terra Verde Scientists had the ability to weaponize humans using plant-based technology. So, Beast made the only one with the knowledge (the President’s son who was also a lead scientist) a vegetable while selling himself on the fact he was doing good for the economic structure of the Terra Verde country. Wow!!! Nonetheless, the issue ends with the President’s son going through some type of plant evolution and escaping the hospital he was being housed in while releasing a dangling plot thread to be picked up later.

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #6? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 6 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #6 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #7

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Oscar Bazaldua, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: February 12th, 2020

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Percy opens issue seven with someone assassinating multiple people who appear to be important mutant supporters or believers. Somehow, someone is killing these people using some luck-altering tech or possibly using a mutant ability from another individual who’s luck has seemed to run out recently (cough… Domino). So Domino, who’s been struggling as of late to deal with the actions done to her by Xeno in that disgusting flesh factory from earlier, attempts to track down this lucky assassin to see if she may be able to get a bit of her own luck back. As the issue concludes, readers get a glimpse of who Domino has been tracking… and it looks like a clone of Domino but with reversed skin color which happens to kind of explain where her luck has been lately… I suppose…

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #7? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 7 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #7 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #8

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Bazaldua, Guru-eFX, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: February 26th, 2020

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Percy continues the story from the last issue and opens with Domino getting the jump on her doppelgänger and shooting her down dead to rights! After bringing the body back for Sage to look at, it appears as though this Domino isn’t a clone as much as a human who’s DNA has been woven with Domino’s X-gene. And, Sage makes it clear that Xeno can mass create many more of these lucky assassins. So, after a midnight heart to heart with Colossus, the two mutants struggling the most with PTSD (Colossus and Domino) head to take down a train filled with human/ Domino hybrids as well as a new mobile flesh factory on a train. Colossus and Domino take down the hybrids and destroy the train but at the cost of Domino’s life. As she was about to die knowing that she will eventually be resurrected at some point, Domino asks Colossus to tell the Professor to keep her memories from her capture. Even though the Professor could bring her back without them, she has come to terms with the fact that they are now an important part of her life. Lastly, the story concludes with the head of Xeno/ the peacock man getting a visit by a shadowy figure. Is it the same shadowy figure from Krakoa earlier who killed the captured advanced human? Who knows? But, it seems like the peacock man may not be at the top of the food chain after all.

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #8? Click HERE! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 8 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #8 Review HERE!

X-FORCE #9

Writer: Ben Percy

Art: Joshua Cassara, Dean White, VC’s Joe Caramagna, Tom Muller, Dustin Weaver, and Edgar Delgado

Price: $3.99

Release Date: March 18th, 2020

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In issue nine, Percy uses this story to jump back into the Terra Verde tale from earlier. After a rousing game of Russian Roulette with claws between Wolverine and Daken, readers see Domino back in the living but without her memories of the events that happened during her capture in Korea. The curious question is… why? We were led to believe last issue that she wanted to keep her memories that haunted her. I guess we shall see as the series unfolds. Next, the issue moves to Wolverine, Kid Omega, and Domino having more gate trouble as they attempt to go back to Terra Verde. Readers discover that the gate is covered with plants and human life so no one can come through from Krakoa. So, Kid Omega blows a hole through the gate and clears a path for the team to enter. As they infiltrate Terra Verde, the team learns that the Telefloronics have taken over the entire nation. The issue concludes with Beast tracking down a drunk Black Tom Cassidy to help the X-Force team that’s trapped in Terra Verde surrounded by bio-mutated plant, human, and animal life. The only one who appears to have survived as the issue closes is Kid Omega screaming through his comm to Beast that these telefloronics are a God!

Interested in getting your hands on X-FORCE #9? Click HERE! If you’re loving this series, click HERE to get the entire thing on your kindle! Or, grab Dawn of X Vol 9 which contains this very issue as well as all the X-Men titles by clicking HERE!

Check out the X-FORCE #9 Review HERE!


Better yet, click HERE to get X-FORCE #10 on your Kindle when it drops. Or, click HERE to get X-FORCE #11 and HERE to get X-FORCE #12 as it comes out!

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I hope this helped get you caught up on events leading up to X-FORCE #10… with no current release date as of right now. Feel free to check out our reviews and other X-Men related posts HERE as well as previews HERE. And lastly, if you’re looking to get your hands on tons of amazing comics, why not check out my online Comic Shop on Amazon by clicking HERE or grab all the Dawn of X titles HERE! Thanks in advance for your support and thank you so much for reading the X-FORCE RAPID FIRE RECAP.

 

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