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Interview: Sam Humphries Talks About UNCANNY X-FORCE in Marvel NOW!

It's a new creative team along with a brand new roster. Find out what the future holds for these "Killers."

With Marvel NOW! almost here, we've been seeing the end of several titles to have them give away to new relaunched #1s. Rick Remender has been killing it on UNCANNY X-FORCE and with his run ending, it appeared that the title was ending as well.

With last week's reveal over the "WANTED" teaser, we found out that Dennis Hopeless and Salvador Larroca would be launching CABLE AND X-FORCE, it was certain that UNCANNY X-FORCE was done. It turns out, that's not the case. Today, Marvel announced that the comic teased with "KILLERS" was for Sam Humphries and Ron Garney on a new UNCANNY X-FORCE.

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Comic Vine: How will your book connect to CABLE AND X-FORCE? Will there be a fight over who gets to call themselves X-Force?

Sam Humphries: One book has Cable, and one has Bishop. There's literally thousands of years of bad blood between them. I don't know how long we'll be able to keep them separate.

(Note: Bishop will be a 'bad guy' in this title)

CV: Is this team going to be another "secret" squad or will all the X-Men and Marvel Universe know about it?

SH: "Black ops" isn't their focus, but they will be digging deep into some sticky and uncomfortable corners of the Marvel Universe. Some characters who know about them will wish they had no idea.

CV: Will Wolverine give his blessings or is that a "you'll have to wait and see" thing?

SH: You'll have to wait and see. "Blessing" is a weird word for this. Someone gets kicked out of the Jean Grey School in the first issue, and that's about all I can say.

CV: The teaser simply said "KILLERS." Storm's on the team? What's up with that?

SH: Storm is just as much of a wild card as anyone else on this team. Spiral has always been a glammed out sexy techno villianess, but Storm has layers, she changes over time. You may think she's a goddess or a leader or a teacher -- and she is -- but she's still the same woman who wore leather and a mohawk for years. She can be unpredictable too.

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CV: So far we know Psylocke is leading the team along with Storm, Puck and Spiral. Did you get to choose who you wanted or did someone say, "Hey, let's give the Puck fans something to be happy about?"

SH: I got to choose who I wanted. I'm in the Marvel Universe now, so I have to play nice with the other books. There were some characters I couldn't have, some characters I was able to claim for myself...it works both ways. But overall, I love everyone in this book, and they're in X-Force because I want them there. Editorial from top down was very supportive of me building my own team.

And Puck is a bad ass. Or, at least, I think so! And I'm gonna work my ass off until everyone else feels the same.

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CV: Do you have a set number for the complete roster once all the dust settles?

SH: There are three more to come. One we've seen before, one we haven't seen in years who NO ONE will guess, and...well, I can't say anything about the third.

CV: Psylocke had some bad times in the love department lately. Any chance she might reconnect with past loves (even though they've sort of been "killed") or anyone new?

SH: Hey, is that the space shuttle flying by? *jumps out the window*