Published April 15, 2024

'X-Force' #1 Variant Covers Send Marvel's New Mutant Strike Team into Action

Check out new covers for Geoffrey Thorne and Marcus To's 'X-Force' #1!

This summer may mark the end of Krakoa, but Forge’s mission is just beginning!

Announced last week, Forge will lead the all-new iteration of mutantkind’s deadly strike team in Geoffrey Thorne and Marcus To’s X-FORCE. Set in the X-Men’s upcoming From the Ashes era, X-FORCE kicks off with Forge unlocking an Omega-Level aspect of his one-of-a-kind power of invention. Witnessing everything broken in the world, he builds the ultimate solution—X-Force, a team of handpicked mutants for off-the-books missions so dire, so integral to the fate of the Marvel Universe, there’s no time to stop for permission!

Today, fans can see this elite team on an assortment of new variant covers for the debut issue!

Superstar artist Clayton Crain returns to the world of X-Force with his own line of character-focused variant covers, starting with the team’s leader, Forge. Acclaimed EXCALIBUR artist Mahmud Asrar draws mutantkind’s hottest new couple, Betsy Braddock and Rachel Summers, in action. And Tony Daniel assembles the entire squad including former New X-Men leader, Surge; the mastermind behind Krakoa’s X-Force, Sage; and Tank! Wait… Who? 

Plus, like all of Marvel’s major launches, X-FORCE #1 will shine on stands with a special foil cover. The title will frequently feature A-List guest stars that Forge recruits for specific missions, starting with regenerating degenerate, Deadpool! See him steal the spotlight in an outstanding piece by best-selling cover artist David Nakayama.

X-FORCE #1 Foil Variant Cover by David Nakayama

Foil Variant Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Forge Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Forge Virgin Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by TONY DANIEL
Variant Cover by MAHMUD ASRAR
On Sale 7/31

Check out all four covers now and preorder X-FORCE #1 at your local comic shop today!

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X-FORCE #1 variant cover by Mahmud Asrar


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