X-FORCE #12-15 (1992)

Over the course of this painful story, Rob Liefeld leaves X-Force. It’s more X-Ternals/future prophecy stuff.

Gideon (who has fabulous hair in the panel above), leader of the X-Ternals, goes to Madripoor to find the big purple mutant Crule (this is first appearance of this very minor Marvel mutant), who he will use to help the X-Ternals achieve their goal of killing Cannonball, who is preordained to be a problem for the X-Ternals.

But of course, Gideon and Crule have to punch each other hello.

Also, they’ve captured Sunspot and they’re torturing him or experimenting on him.  Not clear which thing they’re doing (or maybe it’s both).

At the same time, SHIELD’s Weapon Prime team (i.e., GW Bridge’s group) is also trying to take down X-Force.  Rictor is with Bridge’s team now, so he’s fighting some of his former New Mutants teammates.  If you care.  I really don’t at this point.  Anyway, by the end of this story Rictor is back with X-Force.

Over the course of these issues, it’s just a lot of giant muscles and fighting.

Blah blah blah.

The only significant event is that X-Force learns that the Domino that’s been hanging out with them is really Copycat, and the real Domino was captured by Gideon. 

Cable goes on a mission to save her, fighting Deadpool along the way and killing the fake Domino.

We do get our first glimpse of “Tolliver.”

And Cable and Domino flirt about killing him. But Deadpool is protecting him.

Domino shoots Deadpool in the face.

Two writers and three artists. But both the writing and art is so indistinct, it looks like one creator did all this.

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