Cable #5

Event\Storyline: X of Swords Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 14, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 56
8.1Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

A hand held aloft. A mystery in the stars. An ace up the sleeve.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Oct 22, 2020

    Man, I feel like the theme of family is one that I am not going to get over. Cable has been kind of a crazy title where he is dating all the Cuckoo's twins and overall being a daredevil, aggressive protagonist. He is more cautious with his family and that is fairly nice to see. This duality has incredible depth that makes me want to return to the title to explore more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho Oct 18, 2020

    Cable #5 has everything you would want from an X-Men comic. Popular and likable characters, good story, great art, and overall, a tie in to the crossover. Gerry Duggan doesnt miss when he takes over a title. Phil Noto is showing off some of the best work of his career too. Cable #5 is setting the bar for the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Oct 14, 2020

    This is a good horror story within the X of Swords event. Writer Gerry Duggan takes the biggest family unit of the mutants and plops them on a space station teeming with evil and bad vibes. For that alone Duggan has earned a high score for the issue, especially when it's the spooky time of year. Cable #5 offers an unnerving horror story in an X of Swords package. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Oct 14, 2020

    This issue of CABLE is fast and loose while showcasing exactly what the Summers family has to offer. Readers intrigued by supernatural space operas will leave excited for the future storylines that may be confronted by Cable and S.W.O.R.D. Sure, this issue didnt focus on X OF SWORDS too much. Heck, Cable already had the sword he needed. However, being the expert storyteller he is, Duggan used that plot point as an opportunity to saturate readers in his ongoing title while providing an opening to give readers another taste of Kid Cable. If youre not reading CABLE, you need to get on it already!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Evan Valentine Oct 14, 2020

    An enjoyable issue as a part of a larger half and a stand alone! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Oct 16, 2020

    In the end, Cable #5 accomplishes its task of summoning the young warrior to take his place within the circle of swordsmen and badass women. Phil Noto's panels are my favorite aspect of this book, in particular the “blurry” mind reading page. X of Swords is coming along nicely and this issue of Cable was a cool, quick read if you enjoy yourself a good Summers family tale. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Ryan.L Oct 14, 2020

    Overall if there is a chapter of the event to skip this would be the one. It is still a fun read but other than the few panels of Cable finally heading to the circle with his sword, there isn’t anything that seems to have anything impact on the tournament in this chapter. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Oct 18, 2020

    Cable #5 does a good job at showcasing the dynamic between Cyclops, Jean Grey, and Cable. The Summers Family work effectively together as they learn about new threats that they'll have to worry about in the future. Though as a X of Swords chapter Cable #5 does not really advance the plot of the crossover. Which could disappoint readers of the 22-chapter long X of Swords crossover. Read Full Review

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