Things go from weird to weirder in April 21's X-Force #19 (opens in new tab), as Quentin Quire goes into the Astral Plane to confront the psychic demon that's haunting Krakoa. And as suspected, this demon looks, sounds, and acts a whole lot like the rebellious mutant.
Here's a preview of X-Force #19, by series writer Benjamin Percy and guest artist Garry Brown:
X-Force #19 preview
... If Quentin Quire calls himself 'Kid Omega,' would that make this new version 'Daddy Omega'? I kid, I kid...
From what's been revealed, this is apparently a "nightmare version" of Quentin Quire harvested by Xeno (as was Domino, recently) by taking advantage of some of the negative consequences of the Resurrection Protocols.
A remnant of Quire has been twisted into a psychic ghost of sorts that is haunting the mutants of Krakoa - Quire, Beast, Sage, Black Tom Cassidy, and Jean Grey so far.(opens in new tab)
"WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF! The only way to battle the nightmare is on its own turf," reads Marvel's description of X-Force #19. "Sweet dreams, QUENTIN QUIRE."
And from the looks at X-Force #19's cover by regular series artist Joshua Cassara, Grey looks to be a big part of this issue - despite quitting the team a few issues back over a dispute with Beast. Her name is brought up as a possible lifeline to help with this situation, but Quire rejected that idea of help - although given how his Astral Plane adventure seems to be going from the X-Force #19 preview above, he might want to reconsider that.
After next week's issue, X-Force is taking a short hiatus and returning six weeks later for X-Force #20 (opens in new tab) on June 2, part of the 'Hellfire Gala' crossover event.
X-Force #19 goes on sale on April 21.
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