Friday, July 17, 2020

Friday's Headlines | Marvel's Strikeforce Canceled

Marvel has cancelled the ongoing series Strikeforce, with August 5's #9 serving as the series finale.

Launched in the aftermath of the 2019 Marvel Comics event 'War of the Realms,' Strikeforce consists of Blade, Angela, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau, and Daimon Hellstrom.  With a motto of "No compromise, No mercy!", the team fights dark and supernatural threats - culminating, as it ends up, with a battle on Monster Island.

"It's a death match of no-holds-barred sports entertainment - at the center of King Deadpool's Monster Island," reads Strikeforce #9's solicitation text. "Strikeforce finds themselves divided between their mission to contain the dangerous Vridai and the sweet, sweet taste of competitive victory. Can this team of misfits stay together long enough to complete their mission?"

Prior to the onset of COVID-19, a tenth issue of Strikeforce was solicited but after the coronavirus led to an industry-wide distribution shutdown the release schedule went into disarray. After a fourth-month hiatus, Strikeforce #8 came out on July 15.