Make Love Not (Mutant) War: 'Cable' series brings out the kinky side of Krakoan society and X-Men
Spoiler alert for 'Cable' #1 by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto
Ever since Jonathan Hickman's 'Dawn of X' relaunch kickstarted a new era for the X-Men, mutant-kind has seemed more and more alien with each passing month. After the founding of Krakoa, mutants now have a very distinctive culture of their own and a perspective on the world that's free from most ideas of human morality.
Well, that and they really like the concept of free love. Krakoa has pretty much become a never-ending party and while there are those who still conform to monogamy, like Gambit and Rogue, it seems that's more the exception than the rule.
The new 'Cable' series written by Gerry Duggan and illustrated by Phil Noto really brings out this side of Krakoan society. The youth-centric book is a fun, energetic read and no, there's no mature content, but it does seem to be more open about mutant-kind's new attitude towards love and relationships.
In 'Cable' #1, the titular mutant hero Nathan Dayspring Askani'son Summers / Cable goes on a double-date with Armor and Pixie. While it isn't explicitly revealed that they're together, the chemistry between the characters is undeniable and perfectly understandable considering how Cable's parents, Cyclops / Scott Summers and Marvel Girl / Jean Grey, now appear to be in a three-way relationship with Wolverine.
The Summers-Grey-Logan love circle is again something that's not explicitly stated but there's plenty of hints peppered throughout the current run of 'X' books and while 'Cable' #1 may have left Nathan's relationship with Armor and Pixie ambiguous as well, the next book in the new series is far more in your face with Krakoan relationship practices.
'Cable' #2 will feature the Stepford Cuckoos (the five identical clones/children of Emma Frost) and Cable is dating all of them — at the same time. And apparently this is perfectly normal on Krakoa.
Krakoan society is most certainly different from the way human society works and just as in the comics, we're sure there must be some people out there in the real world who will take offense to that. But as far as we're concerned, more power to them and more juicy stories for us.
'Cable' #2 will arrive in stores on April 15.