We mentioned this morning that Marvel Comics were to cancel the solicited Strikeforce #10, which would have tied in with the Empyre event. Instead the black-ops Avengers team will finish with August's ninth issue, with co-creator Tini Howard tweeting "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."
Bleeding Cool now understands that Strikeforce #9 has a new cover (above) by Dan Mora and a few extra pages intended to cleanly wrap upTini Howard and German Peralta's run on the series, rather than leave it on a cliffhanger. Also, I am led to expect there is a newly added easter egg that may get speculators interest up when a different comic drops later this summer… that's all I know, but as ever #itsallconnected. This was the planned cover for issue 10, and its solicitation.
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!
And here's is the original solicitation for the now-final issue.
(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