Cable and X-Force #6

Cable and X-Force #6

Writer: Dennis Hopeless Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

A new arc begins! Great jumping on point! Cable’s team loses a member as Colossus goes to jail.

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    The other half of the issue is a bit more dull by comparison, as Cable leads his team on a spaceship heist. But as the team dynamic begins to solidify, Hopeless is able to deliver some fun banter helps prevent the book from feeling overly grim and dark. Meltdown (or Boom-Boom or whatever codename she goes by these days) shows up for that extra bit of 90s nostalgia. Hopeless generally handles her well, though the use of slang like "totes" and "whatevs" is a bit grating. None of this material feels as vital as the Colossus portions, but the appearance of another major character at the end suggests that will soon be changing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Mar 20, 2013

    The issue ends with a number of shocking revelations, most importantly Cable coming face to face with his father, mutant revolutionary icon Scott Summers. I think a lot of Cable's tense withholding comes from his issues with Cyclops, so it will be very interesting to see how this reveal plays out. In the end, CABLE AND X-FORCE is somehow a very low-key book about intergalactic heists, mutant arrest and others on the run – but that's not a bad thing. Hopeless injects so much levity and great character moments into an action-packed plot that you may find yourself feeling surprised at the tone the book reaches. But it's still a great comic, and if you find more pathos in an action-heist book than expected, that's not a bad thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Mar 24, 2013

    While Cable is sitting in his transport ready to leave he suddenly comes under attack. I won't spoil who causes the attack if you haven't read the issue yet but just be prepared for some potentially major events to go down next issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Mar 25, 2013

    When the action moves outside the boundaries of conversation, things get a little better in some ways and worse in others. The double-page spread of the alien craft looks great, but it's tough to tell whether it's supposed to be dematerializing, bursting out of the ground or even dropping from the sky. Within individual panels, the storytelling works, but the over-use of widescreen panels makes the book monotonous in both pace and tone. The art isn't what you'd call bad, but it harms the story as much as helps it. On "Cable and X-Force," Hopeless clearly tries to show rather than tell, so there's a definite sense that with an artist better-suited to that technique, this mostly good book could actually become great. Read Full Review

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