Appearing in "A Force To Be Reckoned With"
- Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa)
- Tyler (Only in flashback)
- Mutant Liberation Front
- Jankos Corporations (First appearance)
- Unnamed Jankos board members
- Arianna Jankos (First appearance)
- Black Tom Cassidy
- Gideon's training robots
- Professor X (Charles Xavier) (Mentioned)
- Emmanuel Da Costa (Mentioned) (Deceased)
- New Mutants (Mentioned) (Defunct)
- Larry Trask (Mentioned)
- Rictor (Mentioned)
- Banshee (Sean Cassidy) (Mentioned)
- A.I.M. (Mentioned)
- Hydra (Mentioned)
- General Clarke (Mentioned)
- Department K (Mentioned)
- Weapon X (Mentioned)
Races and Species:
- Mojoverse (Mentioned)
- X-Force scout craft
- S.H.I.E.L.D. helicopters and jeeps
Synopsis for "A Force To Be Reckoned With"
X-Force arrives at a Mutant Liberation Front base in Antarctica. They enter the base and go looking to find Stryfe and bring him down. MLF members appear and start attacking. Shatterstar attacks Reaper and cuts off his left hand, showing they mean business. Forearm grabs Cable and Warpath comes to his aid.
Meanwhile, Stryfe and Thumbelina monitor the situation on a video-feed from another room. Stryfe decides to run and initiates a self-destruct sequence on the base. While the clock starts ticking, Feral fights Wildside and breaks his jaw. Zero suddenly appears and teleports the MLF away. X-Force escapes before the timer hits zero. The team discusses how they are upset that the MLF has gotten away again.
Gideon's Manhattan Apartment
Gideon and his apprentice, Sunspot, spar with robots in Gideon's apartment. Gideon speaks to Sunspot that he is finally ready to take on bigger tasks. Gideon invites him to his meeting on the buyout of the Jankos Corporation at the World Trade Center.
Commander Bridge and other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents examine the ruins of the MLF base in Antarctica. They come across evidence of Cable's weapons and think that he is a threat to everyone. Bridge determines that this is beyond the scope of S.H.I.E.L.D. and that he needs to call in help to take down Cable and X-Force.
Cable is doing maintenance on the scouting craft when Cannonball enters and asks if he needs help. Sam asks if Cable is holding the team back from battling Stryfe because of Cable's loss of his son, Tyler. Cable says no and explains how Tyler was brought over to the MLF in his own timeline and that he died during a mission with them. Cannonball leaves and Domino enters to help consul Cable.
World Trade Center
Gideon and Sunspot join other board members at the Jankos Corp buyout. Arianna Jankos enters and reveals that she is glad that everyone is together because she is holding them all prisoner and is going to use Black Tom to keep them there. She will then extort money from everyone else's corporations to keep hers from being bought out.
Laurentian Mountains, Quebec
Aboard his helicopter flying into Canada, G.W. Bridge contacts Nick Fury to ask him for help with bringing Cable and X-Force in. Nick Fury authorizes whatever is needed. Bridge decides then to get help from Weapon X in Department K.
- Included bonus - "Cable Guide" - featuring Cable's personal files for:
- This issue came poly-bagged with a single trading card included, possibly featuring:
- Cable first reveals his telekinetic powers in this issue.
- Versions of this issue include a gold unbagged/card-less second printing cover as well as some comics included a normal (black on white) or the reverse (white on black) Captain America logo box.
Links and References
- The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Comics Creators - accessed on 05/24/2010