Published January 4, 2017

Mercs for Money: Choosing Sides

Deadpool’s crew must pick where they stand when Inhumans and X-Men make war!

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As the events of Inhumans Vs. X-Men unfold, the Marvel Universe will select where to place their allegiance. And you can bet the Mercs for Money won’t sit on the sidelines. So just who will our favorite mercenaries be aligning with? DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY writer Cullen Bunn gives us the scoop on what’s coming as the team enters the fray beginning with February 1’s issue #8.

“Mercenaries usually side with the group that has the deepest pockets,” he explains. “In the case of [Inhumans Vs. X-Men], though, the Mercs for Money forget about the cash and take a stand for what they believe in. They side with the mutants, but that will get them into a lot of trouble. Of course, each member of the team has his or her own reasons and ideologies.”

“Deadpool has a vested interest in protecting mutantkind, so siding with the X-Men to destroy the Terrigen Cloud—basically a no-brainer for him.”

“As a mutant, Domino doesn’t see much of a choice here. But—even more than that—she considers it the right move. ‘Sometimes you strap on your guns for cash. Sometimes, you do it because it’s what’s right.’”

“Where Deadpool leads, Masacre follows.”

Gorilla Man
“Gorilla Man considers the mutants in the right here. He has nothing against the Inhumans, but he sees them as blinded when it comes to what Terrigen has cost. That said, he’s the first to test the rest of the team to make sure they join the fray for the right reasons.”

Deadpool & The Mercs for Money #8 cover

Deadpool & The Mercs for Money #8 cover

Machine Man
“Machine Man has run the scenarios. As he sees it, destroying the Terrigen Cloud does not doom the Inhumans. They would have time to figure out an alternative. The mutants however, face a more dire situation and they do not have time to figure out some other plan.”

“He doesn’t care, really. He’d throw poop at mutants and Inhumans alike.”

Negasonic Teenage Warhead
“Negasonic does not want to see a war between the Inhumans and the X-Men. She also doesn’t want to see her people—the mutants—die due to Terrigen poisoning. This young merc has a lot of power. So she feels she can actually do something that would prevent a war altogether.”

Ren Kimura
“Hold on a second! Ren Kimura isn’t a member of the Mercs for Money! But at least in one timeline, Ren—last seen in my series FEARLESS DEFENDERS—has joined the team. This Inhuman has a very unusual outlook on Terrigen.”

Slip past the battle lines in DEADPOOL & THE MERCS FOR MONEY #8, on the way from Cullen Bunn and Iban Coello on February 1!