X-Lapsed, Episode 065 – Cable #1 (2020)
Cable (vol.4) #1 (May, 2020)
Writer – Gerry Duggan
Art – Phil Noto
Letters – VC’s Joe Sabino
Design – Tom Muller
Head of X – Hickman
Edits – Bissa, White, Cebulski
Cover Price: $4.99
On-Sale: March 11, 2020
Wave Two rolls on with Dawn of X’s second solo-ongoing – Cable!
Today we join him as he beats up Wolverine, and removes a thorn from the paw of an ancient beast — and maybe becomes a Spaceknight because of it! It’s a fun story, and a good time – I hope you’ll join us!
Also: Our usual x-cellent listener mail, and more of me waxing on about “broken toys” (please listen anyway!)
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One thought on “X-Lapsed, Episode 065 – Cable #1 (2020)”
This issue was much more enjoyable than I expected. I have never really found Cable to be an interesting character. A lot of it is down to my feeling back in the day that his arrival ruined New Mutants. As a teenager I loved Rob Liefeld's art and I just couldn't understand why everything fell apart. Obviously from a 21st Century perpective I can see that the issue was that Rob and Louise Simonson were pulling in different directions and that was the problem. I still dislike Cable.
As for this new, younger Cable my only exposure to him is Fallen Angels so I wasn't keen on his new series even with such a strong creative team.
All that said, I loved this issue. Every element worked and reading this was a joy. Is it just me or has Phil Noto got considerably better? He was always good but this blew me away.
You discussed in the feedback the possible end of the HOXPOX/DOX era. There's a big part of me that would love a reboot of the Marvel Universe as there is so much accumulated continuity that I would like to remove. Unfortunately whenever reboots happen you are left at the mercy of who does the reboot. There's always the risk that we'll get the Marvel version of replacing Wally's West with Barry Allen. I can't face that.