There's no question about it: there are a lot of changes coming to Marvel's X-Men universe; one of them being Cable's return in Avengers: X-Sanction. You may remember us mentioning something about Cable's return back in September when we covered a Marvel live blog interview with the series' writer Jeph Loeb and artist Ed McGuinness. The new story, which is set to hit stores on December 14th, will pit Cable against the Avengers, something that according to Marvel's VP Tom Brevoort, doesn't happen everyday.
"This story puts Cable in a situation where he's surrounded by and dealing with characters he doesn't normally. It's not just another story with Cable and the X-Men. The idea of Cable as a man out to protect his daughter by any means necessary gives the character an emotional heft and underlines everything he does. It's richly fulfilling."
If you know anything about the X-Men Universe then you may already have guess that at the center of the controversy is Hope. But what do the Avengers want with Hope, and why does Cable need to fight "the world's mightiest heroes"? Check out the cover to the first issue, Avengers: X-Sanction #1 by Mcguiness and the accompanying solicit below. What do you think?== TEASER ==
AVENGERS: X-SANCTION #1 (OCT110606)
Written by JEPH LOEB
Art & Cover by ED MCGUINNESS
FOC – 11/7/11, ON SALE – 12/14/11
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at superstar artist Ed McGuinness’ Avengers X-Sanction #1 cover. The safety of the future is at stake and it’s all up to Cable in order to save it – even if that means taking on the heaviest hitters in the Marvel Universe. With only 24 hours to destroy the Avengers, can he take on all of Earth’s Mightiest alone? Find out as superstar creators Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness kick off the countdown to the 2012’s status quo-shattering event in the Avengers: X-Sanction #1!