Marvel Comics Cancels Strikeforce in August With #9

Marvel's Avengers spinoff Strikeforce was a title affected by Marvel's shutdown earlier in the year, but had its eighth issue rescheduled this week. The ninth issue is scheduled for August the 5th. But that will be it. Marvel will be ending the series and cancelling its solicited Strikeforce #10, originally intended to be an Empyre tie-in and published in June. But not any more. Co-creator Tini Howard tweeted in response "This made sense to me – our final issue was an Empyre tie in, and by the time things picked back up, #10 wouldn't have been completed in time for the event. But damn, it was a good one. Thanks for trusting me."
Marvel Comics Cancels Strikeforce in August With #9

STRIKEFORCE #10 EMP
(W) Tini Howard (A) German Peralta (C)  Juan Jose Ryp
THE SEEDS OF DISCORD! Aliens are invading Earth- and after taking care of the exiled Vridai- this team is more than prepared to oust unwanted visitors. But their enemy is no delicate flower… and for Wiccan- the stakes are higher than anyone can guess. This is the single issue you'll wish you'd read – so beat the regret and get on the Strikeforce train before it's too late!

Marvel Comics announced the series in June 2019: "Doing the dirty jobs the Avengers and other Marvel heroes can't do! Angela, Blade, Spider-Woman, Wiccan, the Winter Soldier, Monica Rambeau, and Daimon Hellstrom join forces for a monsterific bloodbath from the dark mind of rising star Tini Howard. Prepare for a tale from the underside of the Marvel Universe in STRIKEFORCE!" Ahead of its time, the comic book told a story in which the Avengers respond to threats to release dangerous biological weapons into the atmosphere to infect the population. Here's the solicit for the now-final issue.

STRIKEFORCE #9
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(W) Tini Howard (A) German Peralta (CA) Juan Jose Ryp
BATTLE ROYALE ON MONSTER ISLE!
It's a death match of no-holds-barred sports entertainment – at the center of King Deadpool's Monster Island! 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? Rated T+In Shops: Aug 05, 2020 SRP: $3.99

Marvel Comics Cancels Strikeforce in August With #9

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