Mr. Sensitive and the funky bunch.
This is the introduction to the main players in Peter Milligan's and Mike Allred's X-Force/X-Static. The new leader would be a the Mutant Formally known as Mister Sensitive. Now known as The Orphan we are given the new leader of X-Force.
This issue is about introduction to the new team, but it is really about The Orphan. One of the goals that it seems Peter Milligan has is to overload us with popular culture. A lot of the team has names that sound like products or slogans like "U-Go Girl" and "Doop". The Orphan seems a little more subtle.
The Orphan would also be a complex character which feels a lot of pain without the suit Professor X designed for him. As well on the first page we see The Orphan's attempted suicide ritual in which he plays Russian Roulette with his life.
This issue would be a comic essay on good-bye. The new team members have to say good-bye to their past life: Family, Friends, Lover. The old fans of X-Force have to say good-bye to the old X-Force by watching them loose to this new X-Force.
Peter Milligan is stepping up the maturity in this series only after two issues with no comic code authority stamp. This revamp of a b-list series has that old Vertigo DCU feel to it. With Milligan, Allred and also Axel Alonso being Vertigo Alumni it just makes sense that this would be the Marvel series of its time pushing the line the furthest.