Cable #22

Writer: Duane Swierczynski Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 6, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
5.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

PRELUDE TO “X-MEN: SECOND COMING” EVENT! The penultimate chapter in the X-Men saga that began with “Messiah CompleX” continues here! Now that Hope’s told Cable that she’s ready to join the X-Men in the present, Cable risks it all to repair his busted time machine. Finally, after years of being stuck in a one-way trip to oblivion, Cable and Hope leap into the past. But the Mutant Messiah and her surrogate father miss the mark by more than a few hundred years, finding themselves in a primitive Manhattan – and hunted by a mutant who just doesn’t know the meaning of the word “quit.” Rated T …$2.99

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 5, 2010

    At the end of the day, though, it's hard to not grieve for what "Cable" could have been. A book with Cable and Hope in isolation from the rest of the Marvel Universe (or at least the X-Men) had a lot of potential, but for whatever reason it ended up being a one-trick pony. Swierczynski has shown with his other comics for Marvel that he's capable of a lot better than this. I wish his talents could've been at their full force here. Still, at least it looks to be ending on a strong note. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Kevin Fuller Jan 6, 2010

    After a one issue break, Gabriel Guzman returns to handle the art. He has a very clean style, but it just lacks any consistency from panel to panel. Faces are awkwardly stretched in a number of close-ups, and Hope's age fluctuates wildly. I can't really recommend this series, since it's pretty much been the same tired story we've seen the entire run. While there's a lot of uncertainty with Second Coming on the horizon, I couldn't even tell you what purpose this series will serve afterwards, or if it'll even exist at all. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Jan 10, 2010

    Cable #22 is very skipable because nothing really changes. I don't know whether Marvel has their writers on short leashes or whether they are overworking them, but the editors need to up the ante on those times when characters are obviously in a holding pattern for the next big event. Read Full Review

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