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• How has Cable been reborn? Where has he been since “Second Coming”? And what dark event has driven him to destroy the Avengers? The answers are just the tip of an iceberg that threatens to smash the Marvel Universe to smithereens!

• A crucial new series by the creators behind SUPERMAN/BATMAN and HULK, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness


Story by Jeph Loeb
Art by Ed McGuinness & Dexter Vines
Colors by Morry Hollowell
Letters by Albert Deschesne
Cover by Ed McGuinness, Dexter Vines, Morry Hollowell, Joe Quesada, Danny Miki, Richard Isanove, Leinil Yu, Jerry Alanguilan & Jason Keith

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.0%


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  1. ugh im so torn. On the one hand odds are this will be utter trash. On the other it leads up the big event of 2012 avengers vs. x-men. what to do what to dooo

    • 1. Go to comic shop
      2. Flip through the book, evaluating the quality of the art based on your own personal tastes. Maybe read a few panels to if the dialogue is to your liking (but don’t read the whole thing in the shop, not cool).
      3a. Purchase the book, realizing your initial impressions may have been wrong. Such is life.
      3b. Put the book back on the rack. If you hear good things, you can get it another day.

      I’m not trying to be snarky or insulting, just pointing out that there’s no need to agonize over anything.


    • @Ken: I feel like this should be posted in every discussion and also printed on a t-shirt.

    • @Ken: Exactly! Well said!

      @Fury: Don’t ever guilt trip yourself into buying $16 worth of comics just because you think they might mean something to future continuity, especially if you think they’ll be “trash” before going in. You’ll be able to read the upcoming event on its own terms, I’m sure. But like Ken said, if you want to take a chance on this, just flip through it a bit and decide if you want it. To buy or not to buy should be a casual experience.

    • It’s super easy to decide if you buy digitally, cause they give you the first 3 pages of every book to read before buying it. This feature has helped me soo many times when I’m on the fence about a new series.

    • @conor @flapjaxx: Thanks! I think I have a weekend project now.

    • haha yea I have heard that from my friends who also read comics. I always over analyze every book that I pick up. Most times it works in my favour though because I put them all under a microscope so I’m seldom disappointed.

      @kenochalek no worries didn’t sound snarky

    • @ken–seriously that’s pure truth. With all the”exclusive previews” and interviews on comic’s sites like this its incredibly easy to sample something before you take the plunge.

      Once you reach the “i don’t have to read everything” moment of clarity, it all becomes so much easier. haha

  2. If I can tune out the Legion of Fun-Haters, I think I might be able to enjoy this gloriously ridiculous book for what it is…

    Wow, look at that. Wasn’t hard at all

    • haha i’m not saying im a hater, i loved his batman work and batman and superman but ultimatum left a sour taste in my mouth. I WANT to like it eds art is out of this word and im a big fan of cable ever since all the second coming stuff started. I want to be proven wrong and for this to be great, just skeptical is all.

  3. Most of my experience with Loeb is 2nd hand, though I did force myself read Ultimatum and that was almost universe ruining. I’m giving him this shot only because of AvX and because I’m an event whore, and that’s still against my better judgement…(I mean just look at Cap’s kissy face on that cover!!!) Still, I take solace in the fact that Loeb’s work seems terrible when he writes it, but awesome when another writer can get their hands onto the concepts.

  4. I’m only picking this up because my comic shop has a special variant cover available. Don’t get me wrong, I will still read it. But without the special variant, I wouldn’t buy this…

    • Ha, I find myself in the same boat. If it wasn’t for JHU’s store-specific variant, I would not plan on picking this book up. As it is, even with that variant, I don’t know if I’ll buy it. That variant is the tipping point for me. I feel like it shouldn’t be, but it is.

    • I’m just not much of a Marvel reader in the first place. I’ve tried to get into them, and I have been completely unsuccessful. I am a collector, however, and I wanted to pick the variant cover up for my local shop because it looks pretty cool. I like Jeph Loeb, though, so I am still going to try this.

  5. Can you really shatter a status quo that hasn’t even taken shape yet?

  6. This is the sort of comic I am compelled to buy and hate myself for being the type of person who is compelled to buy it later. As in all things, buying it for $2.39 eases the pain quite a bit.

  7. I think this should be fun, but I’m more worried about the end of this mini. With the details of Avengers Vs. X-Men announced, it’s pretty easy to make an assumption on what’s going to transpire here. I’m rooting for it to be good though…I enjoyed Loeb’s run on Cable.

  8. already with the new event? pfftt, stupid comics industry

  9. Not to judge the content on the inside, but, man, that cover is terrible. Are they fighting in space during an eclipse or something?

    • I wouldn’t call the cover terrible but at first it looked like Cap was looking at someone who had just barged in on him fighting Cable, as though he was caught doing something naughty. Then I realized he’s looking at the gun.

  10. Ah fuck it I’m in

  11. Gonna throw some love Loeb’s way.

    Read the Doc Sampson issue in the Red Hulk run and was impressed. It was a focused character issue without a guest stars fighting it out.

  12. Dudes! Its Cable!!! InstaPull!

  13. there’s only one reason to buy this. so you can complain about it on the internet afterwards:) that’s the reason *Point One* was a top five book!

  14. So…based on the excerpt they’ve been plugging into Marvel books over the past month, this has the worst art, like, ever. Or am I missing something? I mean…this is a big prank, right? Wait…it’s not 1994, is it?

  15. Avengers….in….SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!!

  16. Somewhat interested to see Cable be a badass for once in a long time.

  17. Perhaps we’ll finally learn what the hell an “exanction” is…

  18. This was a pleasant surprise, both artistically and story-wise. I’ll keep up with it.

  19. Ugh! As if Cable could beat any of the Avengers on his own. Should just be him getting his ass handed to him by Cap.

  20. Is Red Hulk in this?

    Oh well then I’m buying it.

    Two years ago I would have had an entirely different on him but if Rulk is in it, I’m buying it. He makes a great Avenger and I’ve been loving him in Avenging Spider-Man

    • Totally agreed about Rulk – his militarism is a great counterpoint to Spidey in ASM, and he’s a great Avenger – much better than the Green-Hulk-Incarnation-of-the-Week.

  21. That was way too funny to even complain about. Almost as entertainingly awful as Hawk and Dove.

  22. OH MY GOD WHAT A CLIFFHANGER!!! Do you guys think Cap is really dead?

    what a waste. Dropping this series. also dropping this issue into the trash.

  23. Default Leob rage comment, default threat to drop book, default self-loathing. Good night

    • I’m happy to say mine is not a threat to drop, but an actual drop. There are no stakes in this story, which is why it is currently holding down the fort at the bottom of my trash can

  24. I was not as thrilled by this issue as I thought I’d be.

    This is my first real exposure to Cable and Hope, so maybe a lot of the excitement or meaning of this tale is lost on me. I will check out next issue before buying it. I’m still interested, but not hooked by any means.

  25. Aside from the blinding accuracy of Cable’s defeat of Captain America (he’s a future warrior who’s been training to kill Apocalypse his entire life), this was merely ok. Might keep at it for the art, but it depends on the week.

  26. That was aggressively….meh. Don’t think I will be picking up issue two. Books are EXPENSIVE! They need to WOW me. This didn’t.

  27. Wow – It’s exactly what you expect from a Loeb book and that’s not a compliment. At least I didn’t waste my dime on this. It’s cool having a room mate who is a Marvel Zombie so I can sample this shit for free.

  28. You could summarize the “story” in about 1 compound sentence. The art is decent, but little to no development. Not interested. Maybe if it gets some good reviews I’ll buy a trade, but for now this is a drop.

  29. After reading these comments I am really glad I resisted and didn’t buy this (I’ve been following the avengers and x-men for years so it was harder then it seems, lol). It’s gonna take something really different to make me want to buy a marvel “event” again.

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