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I’ve always found Cable to be an interesting concept for a character. Certainly, back in the 1990s, part of his coolness was his mysterious origins and the other part was the Rob Liefeld art. (Yeah, I’m a Liefeld fan, though I can admit the problems with his art.). Can’t say I’ve been a dedicated follower of the character, but I thought the idea of Cable as a time traveling hero stopping people from screwing with the timeline sounded okay plus it had Carlos Pacheco art.
Story starts out okay with
Cable is a guilty pleasure character of mine. I’ve always enjoyed Cable and X-Force books, and the old dude with giant guns has always been a favorite since childhood. His books are rarely good, and he rarely gets any meaningful development, but nothing quite scratches that itch I get the same.
This volume is a big stupid time travel story, where a new no-name villain is seeking something called the “time-sword”. Cable says very little across the book, and motivations are about as bare-bones as
A deeply disappointing new volume of Cable.
Robinson gets one thing right: he presents Cable as a time-traveling hero journeying through the ages. It’s a great take on Cable that hasn’t been used much.
But his actual plot? It’s horrible. There’s some baddie named Conquest, and by the end of the volume we literally know nothing about him. And he’s journeying across time gathering the pieces of the MacGuffin. He mostly stays ahead of Cable and so for the early issues Cable goes to a MacGuffin site,