Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Statix #1
Created by Peter Milligan
Mike Allred
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Member(s) Former members:

The O-Force is a superhuman mutant team in the Marvel Comics universe. Their first appearance was in X-Statix #1 and was created by Peter Milligan and Mike Allred.

Publication history

Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred, O-Force's only appearance was in the first story arc of the X-Statix comic book series, lasting four issues. After this all of the team's whereabouts and status are unknown after the events of "Decimation" and the "Civil War". The exception is Obituary, who was mentioned in the Civil War: Battle Damage Report one-shot.

Fictional team biography

The team is created for a reality television show where mutants compete for a place in the O-Force team. Three of the trainees (Oink, Oracle and Orifice) are only pictured in a single panel and do not appear with the team.[1]

The O-Force television show airs starring Optoman, Orchid, Overkill and Ozone. They compete in a fight onscreen, with Optoman taking the brunt of it. Later, as the team is assembled, a video is shown across the nation of a practice mission. O-Force's first mission is to rescue a group of actors from a mansion filled with gunmen. X-Statix does not believe the mission is anything more than a set-up to make O-Force look good. This is confirmed by the thought bubbles of Solomon O'Sullivan, O-Force's agent. The gunmen who threaten the actors are killed during the mission.

Vs. Arnie

It is announced on television that O-Force's next mission will be to take back a small town from the control of a reality-altering mutant named Arnie Lundberg. As Solomon briefs his team, the Orphan breaks in and tries to warn them how dangerous Arnie is. He is attacked and beaten by the team and his warnings are laughed off.

The initial foray goes badly. An army of the undead, raised by Arnie, attacks the team. Ocean's legs are blown off. She begs Overkill for help but he abandons her. The Orphan parachutes in and saves Ocean. The rest of X-Statix quickly arrive as backup, thus saving the lives of O-Force.

Arnie Lundberg is convinced to use his powers for good and heals Ocean's legs and the team is carted off by the ambulances.

The Initiative

Obituary is being considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program.[2]



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 X-Statix #1
  2. Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics
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