Remender Leaving UNCANNY X-FORCE with December Series Finale


Rick Remender is leaving Uncanny X-Force with the "series finale" in December, but it looks like the book might not be gone for long.

In an interview with CBR, Remender revealed that due to his increasingly busy schedule he's departing the book with December's issue #35, which is the close of the current "Final Execution" storyline and referred to in the introduction of the article as the "series finale." Yet Remender states that, "There are huge things coming in the world of X-Force that I can't go into, but I am not writing them. Some incredibly talented, really smart guys are coming in to pick up this corner of the Marvel Universe."

This certainly suggests that — like Captain America, X-Men Legacy, and many others — Uncanny X-Force may be getting a swift Marvel NOW! relaunch. It's worth noting that last Friday Marvel revealed a teaser for a new series by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney launching in January 2013 (the month after Uncanny X-Force ends), with the single word "killers" — which would seem to fit the standard modus operandi of X-Force.

Additionally, Remender told CBR, "What we've done here is breaking off into a lot of huge stuff," leaving open the possibility that, as speculated, there might be a correlation between the simultaneously released "Killers" and "Wanted" (by Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca) teasers.

Late last month, Remender disclosed that Apocalypse — who has played a major role in Uncanny X-Force run since the beginning — will be one of the primary antagonists of his October-debuting series Uncanny Avengers, along with Red Skull and Kang the Conqueror.

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