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First Look: DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1

The 90s are alive and well with this new limited series.

DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 (MAY140886)

Written by DUANE SWIERCZYNSKI

Art by PEPE LARRAZ

Cover by SHANE DAVIS

Variant Cover by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL (MAY140887)

FOC – 06/09/14, On-Sale – 07/02/14

This July, big guns, big pouches, and big action all return as your favorite mercenary goes toe-to-toe with that band of militant mutants in DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 – the first issue in a bombastic new limited series from writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Pepe Larraz! Journey back to the long-forgotten days of the 1990s, when two characters made their thunderous debut and would go on to change the face of Marvel Comics forever.

That’s right – we’re talking about Cable & Deadpool! In this all-new tale, experience the duo’s very first meeting, well before their first comic book appearance together in New Mutants #98, as Cable and his soon to be X-Force race through the timestream to stop a reckless mercenary (that’s Deadpool!) before he destroys American history for good!

“Deadpool's gone back to key points in American military history: the Battle of Germantown during the Revolutionary War; Gettysburg during the Civil War, and then... well, I can't say anything else, because you know how one little musket ball has a funny of changing the course of human events,” says series writer Duane Swierczynski.

Join Cable and his band of mutants as they hunt Deadpool through the annals of American History before he can alter the space-time continuum as we know it! Can they stop him in time? Don’t miss the start of the blast from the past ride that will have everyone on the edge of their seat when DEADPOOL VS. X-FORCE #1 erupts off of the shelves this July!

39 Comments
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Whats up with all these Deadpool Vs. books?

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@jonny_anonymous: Don't question it, just love it.

Seriously though.. Its because they sell well.

Posted by 2cool4fun

Deadpool seems to be fighting everyone these days.

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

Yesss!!!! Keep the Deadpool vs titles coming they are awesome!!!

Posted by Croi

Wellll...nope.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

@jonny_anonymous: Don't question it, just love it.

Seriously though.. Its because they sell well.

Deadpool has a lotttt of fans and they will buy anything with his name on it.

Posted by victorcheenoanleu

This is stupid

Posted by dagmar_merrill
Edited by New_World_Order

Deadpool seems to be fighting everyone these days.

Posted by redhood21

these minis are hilarious. why not have him fight everybody... who are we supposed to be reading? storm? plllrrffft

Posted by Farkam

I'm surprised they haven't done a Deadpool movie already.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

Deadpool Vs. Impossible Man next please!

Posted by tximinoman

The next should be "Deadpoll VS original ideas"

Posted by Jake Fury

Marvel: We forgot we have villains.

Posted by Ms-Lola

Please show Cable and Domino as a couple. Just one ask. That's it.

Posted by Onemoreposter

90s Cable? I'm in.

Posted by Xwraith

@farkam said:

I'm surprised they haven't done a Deadpool movie already.

It's been in development hell for five years.

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Edited by ZbvmX

Need more pockets! Need more pockets! (OT: Shane Davis does wicked covers :D)

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Not ashamed to admit that I'm very excited for this. The haters can hate but these mini series have been nothing but amazing and fun.

Posted by Bl00dwerK

I hope it's good...

Posted by nappystr8

Why exactly are people upset about this? It doesn't seem like it's based on the events taking place, or the writer, or artist? Just that they don't like Deadpool. No one is saying you need to like Deadpool, but please realize that if you don't you have a minority opinion. You can get Deadpool shirts at Walmart alongside Spider-Man and Batman. He's not going anywhere.

Also, this is only the second Deadpool vs. book for the record. And the first one was with a villain; Carnage.

I'm actually really excited for this super 90's blast from the past, and happy that it seems to be canon as well. If the series is reasonably priced I think I'll plan on picking it up.

Edited by Kiltro95

No Feral? Anyway the book looks fun, I'm one of those people that actually liked the original X-Force, mainly because the team was cool, definitely a pick up for nostalgia.

Also no Shatterstar.

Posted by derf_jenkins

More deadpool is always a good idea.

Posted by Dabee

Liefeld's not even doing a variant? Kind of disappointing...

Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow

I love how popular Deadpool is now! And Cable

Edited by IDontLikeBirds

So, Deadpool is the new Wolverine now?

Posted by tximinoman

Why exactly are people upset about this? It doesn't seem like it's based on the events taking place, or the writer, or artist? Just that they don't like Deadpool. No one is saying you need to like Deadpool, but please realize that if you don't you have a minority opinion. You can get Deadpool shirts at Walmart alongside Spider-Man and Batman. He's not going anywhere.

Also, this is only the second Deadpool vs. book for the record. And the first one was with a villain; Carnage.

I'm actually really excited for this super 90's blast from the past, and happy that it seems to be canon as well. If the series is reasonably priced I think I'll plan on picking it up.

I'm not upset, I'm just saying it's cheap and way too easy to put Deadpool in a nonsense mini series fighting someone rather than doing a book about something original. I would think the same thing if instead of "Deadpool VS" this was "Yet Another Wolverine Comic" or "The SuperAmaztacular Spider-Man Team-Up". But I'm just expressing my opinion here, I'm pretty sure people will buy this shit just because they are fans. But hey, it's the same as in any other industry, there will always be some corporate crap only made to make money in the store. In the music industry is called "One Direction" and here it's called "Deadpool VS"

Posted by Perfect 10

90s x-force the REAL x-force. miss them so much. x-force annual 2 was one of my first comics ever so super excited for this but what's up with all the time travel lately? dc with flash and future's end, marvel with..everybody. days of future past inspired yall that much?

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

Seems as if Deadppol is what Lobo used to be for DC back in the day. I have to admit as a young comic reader back in the day I was all about X-force, so I will check this out if nothing else then nostalgia purposes. Hopefully this turns out to have a decent story because I do like the look of the preview so far

Posted by Meteorite

Are they going to deal with the fact that Domino was Copycat in disguise back in the early X-Force days?

Edited by Renchamp

@meteorite said:

Are they going to deal with the fact that Domino was Copycat in disguise back in the early X-Force days?

My question exactly. I guess this will depend on the canonicity of this series. It may just have to be implied.

And, if canon, are we assuming this occurs between New Mutants 98 and X-Force 1? There was some lag time...

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Posted by ritgaug

i dont know

Posted by jcj145

Anyone else notice it looks like Cannonball has one heck of a loogie/spit stream in the time jump panel?

Edited by slapz88

I hope the story is good but even if it's not it hits that nostalgic nerve of mine. Great to see old school X-Force in OG outfits but with today's art. Visually Im in, let's hope so on story too.

Posted by AskaniSon295

They should do Deadpool Vs. 51 DC Earths.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@nappystr8 said:

Why exactly are people upset about this? It doesn't seem like it's based on the events taking place, or the writer, or artist? Just that they don't like Deadpool. No one is saying you need to like Deadpool, but please realize that if you don't you have a minority opinion. You can get Deadpool shirts at Walmart alongside Spider-Man and Batman. He's not going anywhere.

Also, this is only the second Deadpool vs. book for the record. And the first one was with a villain; Carnage.

I'm actually really excited for this super 90's blast from the past, and happy that it seems to be canon as well. If the series is reasonably priced I think I'll plan on picking it up.

THANK YOU!

I like Deadpool. Not a die hard fan or anything, but I DO like him. That being said, it's not like his series have any MAJOR repercussions on the Marvel Universe as a whole. Someone doesn't like Deadpool? Then don't read his comics, it's not like you're missing out on crucial information that ties to comics you DO like.

Edited by ftw201

Golly this looks fun.

You know what's not fun? Assuming that it's Gonna be lame because of deadpool.

You know that old saying from thunderbolts #26? "Assume something, and deadpool will stab you."

Posted by MercWithaMouth2385

This may sound sacrilegious but as long as Rob Liefeld isn't involved I'm happy. However, it is cool that this hearkens back to the old X-Force days of Deadpool and Cable. Should have some great dialogue between Wade and the others. Almost like a retcon so Deadpool can be a bit wittier and comical than his earlier counterparts. Even being one of the largest collector's of Deadpool books I agree there has been an over saturation in the Marvel U lately due mostly to younger readers taking a liking to him. It is a bit of overkill but since his creation in 1991 Deadpool was pretty much ignored by everyone for almost 10 years even though he had solo books. Once he fades out a bit he'll be a regular antihero. I like to compare his popularity to The Punisher in the 1980's. Remember how many Punisher books there used to be? It was crazy, you couldn't enter a comic book shop and spit without hitting a Frank Castle book, yet his popularity has feigned in the past decade despite the movies and new books. I will always love Deadpool and my fondest memory is being 10 years old and spending my saved birthday cash on his first appearance. I rode my bike two towns over and spent $49.00, yes $49.00 (comic shop inflation) on the book that would start my now very large collection. I used to be close to having every single Deadpool appearance but I have a lot of catching up to do now.