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Cable, Vol. 1: Messiah War by Duane…

Cable, Vol. 1: Messiah War

by Duane Swierczynski

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Cable escapes into the future with the mutant child born during Messiah Complex, to keep her alive since Bishop seems hell bent on killing her, as he sees her as the cause of his alternate reality, while Cable and the rest of the X-Men see her as the beginning of the future for them. Bishop follows Cable, and through some rather too convenient circumstances, tracks Cable and the child to the New Jersey of 2043, and confronts them, trying to kill both. Cable, after several issues of trying to travel back in time even though he seems unable to, finally figures out that he can still forward in time, and jumps just in the nick of time, leaving Bishop behind and having to start his search all over again. So basically, I felt that we arrived right back at the beginning of the story again, just with Cable and the child farther into the future. Did this seem worth it right now? Not really. Will there be some significance to the events in this volume that will be important in later stories? Possibly. And that's why I'm willing to give it a chance into the next volume. It's like putting the pieces of a puzzle together, and you don't always know when one piece that has been eluding you is finally going to come together with the larger picture. ( )
  tapestry100 | Jun 27, 2010 |
I was first introduced to the character of Cable in Cable & Deadpool. I loved the series, so when I discovered that Cable was getting his own (again), I was eager to start reading.

The series seems to have mixed reviews from fans. I've read up through the current issue, and I do think that the story lags once the "X-Force/Cable Messiah War" crossover starts, but until then, I like the pace. I also like the mixture of past, present, and future.

The art also tends to get mixed reviews. I think that you either love or hate the style. I, for one, love it. It took some getting used to, but I love the colors and the three-dimensional looking scenes. ( )
  schatzi | Sep 20, 2009 |
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Spinning out of the decade's biggest X-Men event! The future of mutantkind starts here! Messiah CompleX changed the X-Men forever. But no one's world has been rocked as hard as Cable, the time-traveling mutant from the future. He's been charged with the one mission that could save all of mutantkind - or, if he fails, damn it to extinction. And hot on his trail is a relentless enemy who won't stop until blood is spilled. No matter where... or when... Cable runs. Collects Cable #1-5.

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