in honour of X-Force’s debut in Deadpool 2, we are looking at that team.
X-Force 41, published December 1994, written by Fabian Nicieza and drawn by Tony Daniel.
The story begins with Cannonball and Shatterstar, along with Thornn and Detective Hidalgo, searching an abandoned apartment building for Thornn’s sister and X-Force’s former teammate Feral.
Wanted in connection with a body discovered in a wall that turned out to be Feral’s and Thornn’s mother’s boyfriend, X-Force has set out to capture their former ally peacefully and hold her accountable for her crimes.
Outside, the remaining members of X-Force – Cable, Rictor, Warpath, SIryn, Boomer and Domino are assisting with tracking Feral inside the building.
As the story continues, we discover Harry Bellinger is not the only person to mysteriously die in this building, but that years earlier Feral’s youngest siblings, Matteo and Carolina, as well as their mother Marcella all died under mysterious circumstances.
After finding Feral, she attacks the group with the intention to kill, as she feels betrayed by her former friends and that they never really wanted her around, she insists that Carolina accidentally fell down the stairs, and that Matteo accidentally fell off the roof. She explains that Harry Bellinger was self defense as he was trying to rape Thornn, and finally she admits she killed her mother in a fit of rage after her mother took revenge on Feral for Harry going missing by killing her pet birds.
In the end, X-Force is able to capture their teammate with anymore deaths, and turn her into authorities for her crimes, the news is fed false information that blames the Mutant Liberation Front for the encounter and leaves X-Force out, it turns out that info was given to them by former New Mutant Danielle Moonstar, who now loosely associates herself with the terrorist organization that is the MLF.
Another issue that deals with real issues, from sexual abuse, to betrayal, to drug addictions and covering up for ones relatives. I’ve always had a soft spot for many of the characters on this team and am glad with Deadpool 2 and New Mutants the spotlight will be on many of them. 📸: Marvel