A young Cable is sitting on the mutant paradise of Krakoa. How does a young, angsty Cable turn into the man we know him to be? Find out in Cable #1 by Marvel Comics!
Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Phil Noto
Colorist: Phil Noto
Letterer: VC’s Joe Sabino
Editor: Jordan D. White
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: March 11th, 2020
Previously in Cable: Nathan Summers is the child of two of the most powerful mutants in history and has a destiny of leading mutantkind in rebellion. We know him as the grizzled old war veteran not the youth featured in this story! Come check out Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto’s new book of a young Cable!
WHAT A YOUNGIN
The issue opens with Cable sparring with Wolverine in an arena supervised by the Silver Samurai. Through sly maneuvering, Cable is able to get the upper hand and pin Wolverine. After the fight, Cable meets up with Armor and Pixie when a young mutant named Curse approaches them. Curse was playing with another kid called Fauna who ran off to a dangerous part of the island.
Cable and his friends head off to recover Fauna before the “adults” get involved. Cable is able to find the missing mutant but not before he is attacked by a giant four-legged horned monster. Fauna is able to sense something is disturbing the beast into action. During the fight, Cable finds something stabbed in the creatures foot. When he pulls it out, it is revealed to be a sword that gives Cable a vision. However, by pulling out the sword it attracts new enemies.
THE YOUNG DAREDEVIL
I know Cable as this grizzled old veteran who doesn’t take crap from anyone. Seeing this young daredevil of a man who flirts with girls and takes risky chances is interesting. But my expectation was to see Cable as I knew him. Instead I got this brand new character with little resemblance to the character I enjoy. When we have the same character at different ages, we want to see how they become the hero you know they will be. I hope they take the character and foreshadow the characteristics he eventually develops but in this first issue, I didn’t see any.
I think the theme for this initial arc is overconfidence. Cable is fearless and I think every brave leader needs a little bit of fear to make him cautious. I hope to see him fail so he can overcome the obstacle and learn the important lesson. The art is pretty standard for Marvel comics. I enjoyed watching Cable pull the sword out of the monster and watching that purple blood drip out. Good work from Phil Noto here!
BOTTOM LINE: DIDN’T FEEL LIKE A CABLE BOOK
I know that writers have the liberty to write the story they want (publisher willing) but I wanted just a tad more of the original character in the story. The writing and art is good and the creative team tells a good story but I think the title implies it would be different then this. I hope issue #2 gives us more foreshadowing of what Cable becomes. 3.5 out of 5 stars for Cable #1 by Marvel Comics
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Cable is fearless and I think every brave leader needs a little bit of fear to make him cautious. I hope to see him fail so he can overcome the obstacle and learn the important lesson.