Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #01-13 [SET] — Volume 01: We Who Are About To Die

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A savage alien race called The Horde has invaded Earth, Enslaving its people and plundering its resources.

Scientists have devised a method of fighting back:

The Morituri Process!

This grants enhanced abilities to a select few compatible humans...

But the Transformation is Fatal within One Year!

Now, a handful of brave volunteers make up Strikeforce: Morituri!

An elite, experimental and highly effective fighting force against the depredations of the Horde.

But the heat of every battle, the celebration of every victory and every quiet moment alone is tainted by the inescapable knowledge that - win or lose - their fate is sealed! 

 

 

Collecting issues #1-13. 

 

 

Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #1
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Though Some Have Named Thee So"   
The challenge and responsibility of super heroism is explored like never before in this incredible series about normal men and women willing to make the ultimate self-sacrifice to save their world! The Earth of the near future has been invaded by aliens. Only one force is strong enough to confront them - Strikeforce Morituri! They are normal people who volunteer to become super heroes to save Earth - knowing that the transformation will ultimately kill them!
Featuring The First Appearance of Strikeforce: Morituri
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #2
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"The Garden" 
It's anything but Eden in "The Garden" where the Morituri recruits undergo harsh tests designed to develop their powers - or kill them. As that happens, the alien Horde's ravaging of the Earth increases.
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #3
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Paths of Glory" 
The moment of truth for Strikeforce: Morituri has arrived. The team's powers are at their peak. Now it is time to fight and defend Earth from the alien invaders. Is the Strikeforce taking the road to an immediate death or will the trail prove to be "The Path to Glory"?
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #4
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Media Bash"
Fame glorifies the Strikeforce when a dramatic comic book of their adventures is released and a Strikeforce television program is announced! But the invading alien Horde has its own death-dealing plans for the star-studded hoopla - which results in the Strikeforce's first death!
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #5
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Healing" 
Fate has struck down one member of the Strikeforce. Who will be the next? But even as the members of Strikeforce: Morituri confront the consequences of their decision to become super heroes, the rampaging alien Horde unleashes a new menace - the Healers! When another member of the Strikeforce is struck down in battle, Earth may find itself at the mercy of "The Healers".
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #6
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Foray for Holowood" 
What will become of the first generation of Morituri champions of Mankind now that the even more amazing second generation of super-powered human warriors is ready to battle the alien Horde? For Strikeforce: Morituri, whose members are fated to die within a year, retirement is impossible! But acclaim is not - or is it?
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #7
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
 "Rode the Six Hundred" 
The Morituri launch a desperate attack to avert the annihilation of Los Angeles by the alien Horde! Even if they win, it may be a battle that spells their own destruction!
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #8
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Freshmen" 
The inventor of the Morituri process must choose between obeying his government's orders or his own conscience. On his decision rides the fate of- the Strikeforce!
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #9
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"The Undiscovered Country" 
With Mankind's war against the invading alien Horde at a stalemate, a lost member of Earth's super heroic Strikeforce: Morituri discovers a secret that could destroy the group's loyalty to humanity! The aliens' Grand Inquisitor the Gentle Inquirer possesses a cure for the fatal side-effects of the Morituri process ... and he's got proof that it works - a surviving member of Morituri's predecessors, the Black Watch!
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #10
By Peter B. Gillis & Whilce Portacio / Scott Williams. 
"Cats!" 
The Strikeforce discovers how merciless the alien Horde ravaging Earth can really be when they journey to the planet first attacked by the space-faring world ravagers.
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #11
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"The Cure" 
Has the Strikeforce turned traitor? Have they left all humanity defenseless before the ravaging alien Horde? All evidence seems to say ... yes! The devastating truth is revealed in "The Cure."
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #12
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"The Birthgrave" 
The first and second generation Morituri have escaped Earth in a Horde ship. Why? Have they gone to the other side? And why is Strikeforce Commander Beth Luis Nion dying? Could she have taken the Morituri process herself?
Strikeforce: Morituri (1986 series) #13
By Peter B. Gillis & Brent Anderson / Scott Williams. 
"Johnny, We Hardly.. Knew Ye" 
It's the first and second generation Morituri versus their third generation counterparts in this double-sized spectacular! And who's that guy in the Punisher outfit?