Cable #21

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Humberto Ramos Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 16, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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From the moment Cable jumped into the time stream with the infant “mutant messiah,” he’s had only one goal: keep Hope alive until she can choose her own destiny. But now, stranded on a planet in its death throes, eating fried rat on a stick for the millionth time, Hope turns to Cable and tells him she’s ready to go home. Thus begins “Homecoming,” the penultimate chapter in the X-Men saga that began with “Messiah CompleX.” It’s not only zero hour for Cable and Hope, but also for the mutant hunting them, Lucas Bishop, who is rapidly running out of chances to save mutantkind and the world. Because if Hope does make it back more

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Dec 17, 2009

    If you haven't been following the Cable/Hope saga at all since Messiah CompleX, this issue is a good primer for what has been going on. It's a fun, characterfocused tale that achieves what it sets out to. Unfortunately, the cyclical plot and unevenness of the art prevents it from living up to its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Dec 22, 2009

    In sharp contrast to the writing, the artwork on Cable has been variable and uneven, something exemplified by this issue. Humberto Ramos makes an unlikely appearance pencilling the opening "chapter", offering a nice visual recall to the days of the "Messiah Complex" storyline that kicked all this off. Lan Medina pencils Chapter Two, with some convincing, if conventional work. Paul Gulacy tackles the third chapter in an apparent rush, with some wildly off-model face and distorted expressions. He's demonstrably better than this. The three styles clash unfortunately and it lowers the quality of an issue that, under the right artist, could've been one of Cable's more notable outings. As it is, it's all just a bit -- unremarkable. Read Full Review

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