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All AVENGERS: X-SANCTION Covers Revealed

Marvel prepares fans for Cable's return and the release of the first issue.

In case you didn't notice, this week was absolutely chock full of Marvel news. First we had the Avengers vs X-Men announcement, and then it was revealed that Marvel's upcoming AVENGERS: X-SANCTION would serve as a sort of a prologue to the AVENGERS vs X-MEN event.

If you've been awaiting Cable's return and are anxious to discover the circumstances that will bring him back to comics, then you'll be happy to know that you won't have to wait for very much longer. Earlier today Marvel released some teaser images as well as the full list of titles that will feature the AVENGERS: X-SANCTION event.

When Cable came back we knew it had to be big, but I had no idea that we could get superstars STEVE SKROCE and IAN CHURCHILL -- who I had a blast working on the monthly Cable comic back in the day - and, making his return to Marvel, STEPHEN PLATT to all do variant covers for AVENGERS X-SANCTION!” exclaimed Loeb. “This series is a celebration of everything we love about Nathan Summers and it wouldn’t have felt complete without all these guys onboard.”

The creative team knew that the return of Cable had to be big, but what will happen? How will he return? What will Hope's reaction to Cable's return be and what is his connection to the upcoming AVENGERS vs. X-MEN event? Be on the look out for AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 due to hit stores next Wednesday, December 14th.

== TEASER ==
Retailers: Please note that Marvel is rush printing a second printing of Avengers: X-Sanction #1 due to expected demand and its relationship to Avengers vs X-Men. Check the Marvel Mailer and Diamond Daily for more details.
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT A (OCT118095)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT B (OCT118096)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 QUESADA VARIANT (OCT110607)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 YU VARIANT (OCT110609)
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 MCGUINNESS VARIANT (OCT110608)

Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by ED MCGUINNESS, JOE QUESADA, & LEINIL YU
ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 (NOV110504)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 PLATT VARIANT (NOV110506)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #2 YU VARIANT (NOV110505)

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by STEPHEN PLATT & LEINIL YU
FOC – 12/12/11, ON SALE – 1/4/12

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 (DEC110616)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 CHURCHILL VARIANT (DEC110617)
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #3 YU VARIANT (DEC110618)

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Covers by IAN CHURCHILL & LEINIL YU
FOC – 1/9/12, ON SALE – 2/1/12

AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 SKROCE VARIANT
AVENGERS X-SANCTION #4 YU VARIANT

Written by JEPH LOEB
Pencils & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by STEVE SKROCE & LEINIL YU
ON SALE THIS MARCH!
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Posted by stu

cable is piss! lol

Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

Cable...the new Bishop. These future dudes need to chill out for a minute. D:

Posted by bluehulk11

CABLE is back :D

Posted by Or35ti

Daaamn Cable is a beast!

Posted by Rell127

So Wolverine is on the Avengers side? So what about Storm, and Beast?

Posted by lectriccolossus

...bring me Bishop...please

Posted by Lt_Cmdr_Kicker

Somehow, it wood appear Cable has acquired a lightsaber in his travels. I'm sure he's waiting to use that against Cap's shield & Wolverine's bone disorder.

Posted by shawn87

Cable is in beast mode! Looks pretty cool

Posted by Chaos Burn

@Rell127: Well there is an image of Storm trying to electrocute Ironman in a big X-Men vs Avengers pic

Posted by eldestrisk

Is that Wolverine in his X-Force suit?

Posted by jordama

@eldestrisk: In the top one yeah. Interesting.

Posted by jordama

I wonder if this will have anything to do with the X-Men Vs Avengers promo from a couple days ago.

Posted by Thunderscream

does red hulk really need a gun?

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

Hes getting more metallic...

Posted by DXmagma

I gotta say, when he's not playing Obi Wan to Deadpool I don't really like Cable.

Posted by AwesomeAquaman

Those are some nice covers.

Posted by Raziel3024

I have to say I kind of like Cable's sword on the Cable versus Iron Man cover.

Posted by KEROGA

HOPEFULLY CABLE DOESNT TURN INTO A DOUCHE

Posted by GothamRed

looks like cable has become even more machiney, next time he'll probably just come back as a toaster

Posted by _Zombie_

Covers look alright, but I still can't bring myself to be excited for this.

Posted by HellionVulcan

@GothamRed said:

looks like cable has become even more machiney, next time he'll probably just come back as a toaster

hahahahahahaha

Posted by Bestostero

He traded weapons with Cap!

Posted by blastaar

Why he mad?

Posted by The Lobster

They bring Cable back, the same time they're killing off Deadpool...
 
How unfair.

Posted by ReVamp

Not sure if its artistic choice, but Cable seems less human...

Edited by BlackArmor

Falcon is in the Avenger now? that's good

Posted by danhimself

THAT'S ONE BIG SWORD!!!

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Posted by The Impersonator

I'm so excited for Cable to return. :)

Posted by DATNIGGA

I get why hes doing this... hes trying to kill the avengers so that they cant get there hands on hope hes trying to kill them before the war

Posted by ComicStooge

That sword puts Deathstroke's to shame.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Yes, it definitely looks like the Loebforce has now infested Cable. Please don't allow the Loebforce to be the reason behind an X-victory if that's what the writer's are intending...

Posted by Sawcesome

I honestly don't care why. I'm just glad Cable is wrecking kids.

Posted by kingoftheworld

The sense of dread is overwhealming.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I really like the art for the cover where Cable and Iron Man are fighting. That has to be my favorite out of all of them

Posted by Mrfuzzynutz

So.....Cable can stomp all the Avengers single handed...WORST CROSSOVER EVER!!

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@Thunderscream said:

does red hulk really need a gun?

He used one in his (I think) third appearance. RED HULK IS THE ENEMY OF LOGIC! 
 
Cable better have his powers back, otherwise there will be some serious PIS involved as to why the Avengers don't kick his *ss.
Posted by Night Thrasher

A Skroce cover!!!! Loved him on ASM!

Posted by sora_thekey

People find out this is related to Avengers vs X-Men and suddenly this is an important book!

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Posted by drkBEAST

cable is goin' off, that much is clear. i'm not sure if he should be able to come out on the winning end of a one on one battle with each of the avengers. then again he may have FUTURE INTEL.

Posted by save.me.now

Maybe he'll use power dampening tech like Ultimate Cable.

Posted by Cafeterialoca

I'll be honest, I don't get the purpose of this book. We all know Cable won't kill any of them.

Posted by Volpe

Wait, wait, wait.
 
How can Cable possibly go head to head with Iron Man?

Posted by jamesnoele

i wanna see him mop the floor withe the avengers lol

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

@Cafeterialoca said:

I'll be honest, I don't get the purpose of this book. We all know Cable won't kill any of them.

I am confused, as well. And I don't see any benefit to bringing him back to life.

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Posted by WarMachineMarkV

@Volpe said:

Wait, wait, wait. How can Cable possibly go head to head with Iron Man?

- Depends on which version of Cable, his power level has changed so many times over the years.

- At his lowest point Iron Man would stomp him, at his height it would be the opposite.

Posted by InnerVenom123

Not a fan of the art on that last cover.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Some one tell Cable Cloud wants his sword back also Wolverine = race traitor 

Edited by BlackArmor

@ComicStooge said:

That sword puts Deathstroke's to shame.

That's what she said

Posted by Eyz

I'm actually liking Cable's all-new design! :)

Posted by XMASCATEXE

I don't feel a heavy interest. But I'm minding that I've never been completely let down by a Cable story. Not on the top of my to read list but I won't pass if I have the time to spend reading it.

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