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Cable, Volume 1: Conquest

Speak softly – and carry a huge gun! Cable, everyone’s favorite time-traveling, cyborg-armed walking mutant arsenal, is embarking on a brand-new mission…with all of time in the balance! When Cable picks up the trail of a threat in the timestream, he sets off on a high speed, history-spanning chase to save reality as we know it. From prehistory to the modern day, whether
Drown Hollum

Jan 18, 2018

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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

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 it gets. The pleasure of this book comes solely from watching Cable fight a bunch of time displaced warriors, illustrated beautifully three fifths of the way by Carlos Pacheco. Once he takes off though, the shallowness of the book hits you, as the story quickly resolves in a poorly explained, wildly anticlimactic fashion.

Cable just barely gets three stars by beating my “waste of time rule”. I like Cable, I enjoyed the fights, I liked most of the artwork, and while it was over quick, I actually enjoyed reading this… even if it just wasn’t very well written. I’ll probably come back for another serving, and maybe Robinson finds his footing a little better as the series continues, but it’s likely safe to skip for most Marvel readers.
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Shannon Appelcline

Jan 07, 2018

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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,

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, finds Conquest has been there already, and then fights locals that Conquest left behind with tech weapons. Rinse, lather, repeat. The last couple of issues have a little bit of a variation of the formula, but just the who and when of Cable’s fights.

And don’t expect a lick of characterization for Nathan either.

Is this comic horrible because Robinson has done tons of mediocre work post-Starman or is it mediocre because the post-Secret Wars X-Men office is strangling the creativity of its authors, requiring them to write pablum? Who knows? It’s not worth reading in the least, however.
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