'Cable' #1 Preview: Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto set to make the mutant super-soldier a star once more
Cable / Nathan Daysping Askani's son Summers has had a bit of a rough patch in recent years. Sure, Josh Brolin may have revitalized interest in the character by playing him in 'Deadpool 2' but on the comics side of things, Cable hasn't really been at the forefront of anything in over a decade.
But with the founding of Krakoa and Jonathan Hickman's 'Dawn of X' relaunch, it looks like Cable is ready to shoot for the stars once again. He's got a new series on the way and by the looks of it, this is one book you really should pick up.
Written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by Phil Noto, the new 'Cable' solo series will focus on the younger version of the character who's been kicking it on Krakoa, chilling with his family and going on the odd adventure with the older mutants. But it looks like his relaxed life is about to change as the solicits for the upcoming Issue 1 tease that Cable will be heralding in a new Mutant Rebellion.
Further issues in the series will focus on Cable's relationships with his girlfriends the Stepford Cuckoos (because polygamy is the "in" thing in mutant paradise) and his first meeting with his future self's old buddy Deadpool (time travel is weird). Based on everything we know about the series, it looks like Cable will become a figurehead among the youth of mutantkind and the 'Cable' series might just be the face of young mutantdom. Here's how Gerry Duggan described Cable's role in the upcoming series:
"Cable will be leading the charge in his own book, but now that he’s dating someone that’s put him on Emma’s radar, so she’ll be concerned with what’s going on there," Duggan told Comicsbeat. "I haven’t been shy of making Scott and Emma supporting players in Cable. Pixie and Armour, and some of the other younger, inexperienced mutants, don’t get their bones until they go have an adventure with Cable. So even though Cable isn’t necessarily a mentor figure for mutantdom overall, he’s there for the younger generation on the island."
Sounds like this younger Cable might just manage to soar higher than ever before and this focus on youth couldn't have come at a better time, especially with Marvel's 'Outlawed' event looming closer. That crossover will see a ban implemented on young superheroes, which is bound to bring up some sort of a response from the X-Men even if they are a separate nation now.
Here's the official solicitation. for 'Cable' #1: "THE DAWN OF REBELLION! Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future… and he will be again. But for now, he’s a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion… so why not start now? Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL) and Phil Noto (STAR WARS, POE DAMERON) bring us young Cable as we’ve never seen him before!"
'Cable' #1 goes on sale March 11.