EXCLUSIVE: X-Men: Marvel Brings Back Kid Omega With a Radically Different Look
Quentin Quire/Kid Omega is returning to X-Force with a radical transformation as the character has now become an old man.
CBR can exclusively debut Joshua Cassara's cover art and solicitation information for Marvel's X-Force #41 by writer Benjamin Percy and artist Paul David. The issue will see the return of Kid Omega, who mysteriously disappeared from existence in 2022's X-Force #29 (by Percy, Robert Gill, Guru-eFX and VC's Joe Caramagna); however, the character has aged since he was last seen as Quentin is now an elderly man.
Written by BENJAMIN PERCY
Art by PAUL DAVIDSON
Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA
QUENTIN QUIRE RETURNS TO OVERTHROW BEAST’S BARBARIC RULE!
The once-KID OMEGA returns to X-FORCE! But where has he been? And where is he taking the team? Mysteries will be revealed as BEAST’S dark agenda is fully exposed! (Hint: Any X LIVES OF WOLVERINE fans may want to pick this up too!)
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X-Force: What Happened to Kid Omega?
"When we last saw Kid Omega -- more than a year ago now -- he had sacrificed himself to save his fellow mutants from the threat of Cerebrax (a sentient form of Cerebro that was devouring minds and powers)," Percy said. "He vanished. Completely. All trace of him was lost from the cradles. And we were left to wonder: was he dead or...? Turns out ‘or...’ is the answer. And he's been gone a lot longer than a year, as that long beard and bald head and bent back reveal. Quentin Quire has always put the Kid in Kid Omega: he's selfish, immature, prone to tantrums. But he's also deeply insecure and unable to process the trauma he's endured or properly wield the powers he's been gifted. But Old Man Omega might be another story. He's been on a mission -- a mission that spans centuries -- and he's about to enlist X-Force in the fight in what might be the wildest, weirdest storyline I've written: ‘The Ghost Calendars,’ the perfect jumping-on point for new readers."
In X-Force #29, Quentin joined a number of other characters such as Domino, Omega Red and Wolverine in fighting Cerebrax after the device became sentient and started killing mutants on Krakoa. Kid Omega dealt a powerful blast that ultimately defeated the foe; however, while the effort proved successful, Quentin was nowhere to be seen following the explosion. "He's gone," Sage said, meaning he couldn't be brought back with the island's resurrection protocols. "All of him. He's wiped from all the Cerebro cradles. It's as if he were never there."
X-Force #41 releases June 21, 2023, from Marvel.