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Cable #1

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Ariel Olivetti Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 5, 2008 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
6.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Cable has been tasked with safeguarding the Messiah of the mutant race! To protect the infant savior, Cable heads to the future. But hot on his trail is a relentless enemy who won't stop until blood is spilled!

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 5, 2008

    Though not without its problems, Cable #1 is a very enjoyable spinoff from an equally enjoyable crossover. Cable fans of all sorts should be pleased. Even the die hard Rob Liefeld supporters have been blessed (is that the right word?) with an alternate cover. Aside from X-Men: Legacy, this series could quite possibly be the most important X-book on the market for a while, so there's no real reason to avoid it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Rich Mar 5, 2008

    Despite all of this, any fan of the X-franchise, and Messiah Complex in particular, should be buying this book. Marvel seems to have positioned it as the key title in whatever future the mutant race has - if it has one at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven Bari Mar 4, 2008

    Guns. Time Travel. Dystopian Futures. Diapers. Fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Christopher Power Mar 4, 2008

    Cable has a new start, and while there is nothing really new and revolutionary about this book in terms of story, it is solid story telling getting new readers up to speed relatively quickly on the current happenings in the mutant world of Marvel. I hope the team moves the story a little faster in the next book, but overall, this is a solid start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin Powers Mar 4, 2008

    It's difficult to judge this title after just one issue. But the inner monologue and the general intrigue behind the direction of this story is enough to keep me coming back for at least a few more issues. The series just needs to really establish a deeper meaning and general idea, rather than a "Cable on the run" type deal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Mar 4, 2008

    So what's the verdict? It's hard to say at this point. There's a workmanlike quality to the storytelling, with some pacing issues (not really problems, but issues), and the art is gorgeous and ridiculous all at the same time. If you're a fan of the characters involved, you might think more highly of it, but for me, it was pretty average. Not bad, just average. It has potential, and with the essential "first issue points" out of the way, the story has room to grow. I expect it will get better as it goes on. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Daniel Yanez Mar 9, 2008

    As I don't follow Marvel Comics, I don't have a clue who this Bishop guy is, only that he's an X-Man. While, the story is no good for new readers, I disagree with Jason on the art. I like it, but probably because Olivetti holds a special place in my heart as the creator of Cazador. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Mar 6, 2008

    I might, and I stress the might, pick #2 up next month if it happens to fall on a dead week with few books coming out and only to see if they explain why the hell Bishop is such an asshole these days and how he survived Messiah Complex. It's extremely unlikely I'll be picking up this book after this first issue and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone but the most diehard Cable fan. Read Full Review

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