Cable #1 Review

by Ryan.L on March 11, 2020

Writer: Gerry Duggan
Artist: Phil Noto
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Kid Cable now has his own solo series and as the cover suggests it is going to be an over the top adventure. They talk about him leading a mutant rebellion, but that may come later. Firstly we get to see Cable vs Wolverine, and then against a big monster. Kid Cable fights not only with style, but with sass as well.
I have to say I am of two minds about this book. It was a lot of fun for the most part. It is a bit over the top and I do like sassy Kid Cable. It was a lot of fun to see Pixie in action again as well. Kid Cable really relates to the younger mutants on the island, and seeing them fight alongside him is a blast.
The fact that Phil Noto is on the art for this book is outstanding. Noto’s art is some of my absolute favorite and this book is just stunning from beginning to end. This over the top quirky book is absolutely perfect for Noto’s art, and his art really helps to enhance the story.
Where I struggle with this book is the actual story. Things started off strong and a lot of fun, but then it quickly changed to be somewhat cheesy and meh. There is a new intergalactic assailant introduced in this book and it just came across a little lackluster. We don’t know if they will become the main antagonists or a one and done and the series moves on kid of thing. I just wasn’t fully sold on it. Also it felt too much like a setup for ‘X of Swords’ the major crossover that is coming later in the summer. This is still the first issue so we will have to just wait and see how things go.
There is a big reveal at the end of this issue that got me really excited. As much as I was slowly losing interest in the book, this reveal grabbed my attention fully again. I am so on board for this!
Overall this book is an over the top adventure that is such a fun read. It’s more on the comedic side and fully welcome it. The art alone makes this book shine, and I can’t wait for more!

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