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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

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 ==
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!
#1 Posted by IrishX (2829 posts) - - Show Bio

Still not sure if I'm going to get this. Otherwise... kick his *** Cap!

#2 Posted by allpro (23 posts) - - Show Bio

interesting match up, but the art looks cheesy 

#3 Posted by SammyGabryl (102 posts) - - Show Bio

Meh. I could really care less. All this stuff with Cable and Hope was cool at first when it seemed to all mean something but over time it's become increasingly obvious that the writers have not been collaborating with each other therefore leading to inconstancies in the story and the looming feeling that they're just making it up as they go. The X-writers should take time to give each event a solid conclusion and follow up on any loose ends before immediately jumping into another just as complex and completely unrelated story arc. Shock value is a valuable tool that when used correctly can hook readers forever but when used too often readers will stop becoming attached to the characters and the story. It's this kind of sloppy storytelling that is loosing them readers.

#4 Posted by illmatic06 (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeph Loeb? Anticipate garbage!

#5 Posted by bigsoto74 (234 posts) - - Show Bio

If it is fighting skill vs fighting skill then it is Cap all the way, but Cable has some extra tricks in his up his sleeves. If anyone could kick Cap's butt it would be Cable.

#6 Posted by bigsoto74 (234 posts) - - Show Bio

@allpro said:

interesting match up, but the art looks cheesy

I like the art work, except for Cap's face. He looks like he wants to kiss Cable.

#7 Posted by kimeraevet (201 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable would demolish Cap. Not for anything, but Cable is by far a more hardened war fighter and campaign leader. Cable was a soldier his entire life, Cap was one for about three years because he took drugs. I love Cap, but him fighting Cable is a loss before he even raises his shield.

#8 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio
I don't like this cover. The others are better.
#9 Posted by Joe Venom (1290 posts) - - Show Bio

@allpro said:

interesting match up, but the art looks cheesy

True, Cap face really tones down how epic this match up could be

#10 Posted by Xenozoic Shaman (422 posts) - - Show Bio

Well at least we don't have to worry about them killing each other.  Even if they managed to do so, the writers would simply resurrect them once again in a few months, and it would mean very little.

#11 Posted by notarandomguy (318 posts) - - Show Bio

@illmatic06: agree with you :l let's just hope they find a way to make cable comeback not as stupid as i think it could be

#12 Posted by jordama (4701 posts) - - Show Bio

crosses fingers this is cable from before he joined the x-men in the 90's

#13 Edited by movieartman (1885 posts) - - Show Bio
Houston this is the USS shitgiveless we have a confirmed payload of nongivenshit we will keep this payload on standby until a book with a writer and artist of quality appears. Over
#14 Posted by Gambit1969 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable from before he joined the X-Men would not know who Hope is. Not much faith that this will be any good, Loeb lost me with that crap that was Ultimatum plus McGuinness art has grown old too.

#15 Posted by illmatic06 (58 posts) - - Show Bio

Jeph Loeb almost destroyed the Ultimate Universe with Ultimates 3 and Ultimatum. He created the notion of a 1000 hulks. He will mess around a create a alternate future where Kang and Apocalypse are gay lovers that rule the future. Then he may randomly throw characters like Carnage and Rom. Not a Loeb fan.

#16 Edited by movieartman (1885 posts) - - Show Bio


HEY CARNAGE IS WELL ABOVE LOEB! specialy after the supurb recent mini series where he returned

#17 Posted by movieartman (1885 posts) - - Show Bio


um didnt u say in the review for the incredible hulk #1 that you will miss the other hulks from the book

#18 Posted by zombiejesusii (32 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not to crazy about the title X-sanction ... but then again i suppose Marvel is running out of X-something titles.

#19 Posted by movieartman (1885 posts) - - Show Bio



#20 Posted by NightwalkerRevan (124 posts) - - Show Bio

@jordama: Not to likely as the reason he is supposed to be attacking the Avengers to because of their supposed threat to Hope, where Cable is being characterized as like a father willing to do anything to protect his daughter. So it does look to be the same Cable that died in Second Coming.

I don't think I'll get this, but I will be interested in reading how they are going to explain how he returned from shattering into tiny pieces apart from his techno-organic arm.

Wonder why they bothered killing him in the first place given he barely died, and is returning already, oh well.

#21 Posted by Hector (454 posts) - - Show Bio

@allpro said:

interesting match up, but the art looks cheesy

Really cheesy!

#22 Posted by Edgeworth_11 (5235 posts) - - Show Bio

@movieartman said:



Don;t care much for Avengers and the bunch of street levelers such as Cap. Go Cable! Put a bullet back in his head!

#23 Posted by Planewalker (356 posts) - - Show Bio

This time travel crap pisses me off, everytime Cable time slips he creates a new reality where he has knowledge of what happen before... so this could be anyone of those Cables of any reality, I'd guess he knew he die, and then returned to help Hope for whatever reason! what a stupid plot...

#24 Posted by Mercy_ (93267 posts) - - Show Bio
Jeph Loeb? Anticipate garbage!
#25 Posted by SC (15011 posts) - - Show Bio

Takes two to tango, you eyeballing me son? *eye explodes* Damn, Cable almost exploded right into Cap's face, Cap notices Cable's huge weapon with opened eye awe, and what the hell does Cable have in his thigh pouch? A PS3? 

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#26 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone thinking Cap is trying to kiss Cable in the first image?

#27 Posted by LordRequiem (1334 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a bit too soon after Second Coming for him to be returning, from the grave no less.

#28 Posted by Edgeworth_11 (5235 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap looks he is scared of the gun lol

#29 Posted by 00MirageKnight00 (42 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought Cable would make a cool Avenger!

#30 Posted by Golden Cod (565 posts) - - Show Bio

@illmatic06 said:

Jeph Loeb? Anticipate garbage!

You read my mind!

#31 Posted by Nasar7 (161 posts) - - Show Bio


#32 Posted by Meteorite (3479 posts) - - Show Bio

This would be interesting if it weren't for Loeb writing it

#33 Posted by HexThis (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

Forgive my inarticulate expression but... WTF is this?

I've said this before but there are a lot of arbitrary rules when it comes to when characters should come back. The Scarlet Witch, who's been around twice as long as Cable and was a very important Avengers had to make scarce for years same with Jean Grey and Magneto. But these clowns like Cable we simply can't do without for more than a few months?

I'll only tune in if the story somehow involves the Phoenix but given that Hope is a character who is the living embodiment of Marvel frustratingly contrived hints at bringing Jean back I'm still reluctant.

#34 Posted by VinnyWeapons (41 posts) - - Show Bio

Tiny mouths.

#35 Posted by danhimself (21305 posts) - - Show Bio

the only thing I don't like is when Captain America is drawn without his chain mail top...it just doesn't look right

#36 Posted by Daycrawler (556 posts) - - Show Bio

@LordRequiem said:

It's a bit too soon after Second Coming for him to be returning, from the grave no less.

See, that's the thing, everyone says Cable died in Second Coming, but if you look at the image, you could argue that all you really saw was his arm being blown off. I reckon he's never actually been dead, just gravely wounded and stranded in the future for a while. Still, agree it's too soon for him to return. And I hate McGuiness's artwork. Would've been cool if the series had been written by Remender or Kyle & Yost or Brubaker with more gritty/realistic artwork, say Maleev or Leinel Francis Yu or the dude currently doing Uncanny X-Force whose name I forget. At least some sort of team with X-perience (sorry, couldn't help myself).

#37 Posted by The Impersonator (6835 posts) - - Show Bio

Cable is b@d@$$. Period.

#38 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8195 posts) - - Show Bio

Kinda looks like Bucky Cap costume but whats wrong with his face o.o

#39 Posted by BlackArmor (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

What does cap have to do with hope? hmm might pick this up

#40 Posted by GTG12 (1584 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope cap wins

#41 Posted by Namor1987 (2096 posts) - - Show Bio

When did Cable get kickpads/shinguards?

#42 Posted by yumyumbubblegum (633 posts) - - Show Bio

Hell, I used to enjoy Ed Mcguinness, but lately (when I say lately, I mean any title that he has worked on after Hulk) his over the top caricature style has really annoyed me. There's a reason he was placed on Hulk and Superman/Batman....they rarely require any detail on their costume designs besides their bulging muscles. It' probably why the "Batmobile" was never shown during his run on Batman/Superman. Jeph Loeb has been given too much exposure since Marvel swapped David Finch for him and Mcguinness. Instead, Marvel should employ Jeff Parker as the writer for this series. His has been completely under used, even though Thunderbolts is only second to X-force in terms of Marvel's quality books. As for artists, I suggest: Humberto Ramos, Kev Walker, Clayton Crain or Gabriele Dell'otto

#43 Posted by VanAce (142 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe Cap has the same idea as Bishop. Maybe they see her as some kind of massive threat which will have a big impact on the world later on. And with the teaser of the Phoenix for Marvels big event it could easily be Hope will play apart in that.

#44 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

Loebforce Cable...attack!

#45 Posted by VioletPhoenix (312 posts) - - Show Bio

OHHHH MYYYY GODDDDD!!! If Hope is involved then this TOTALLY has something to do with the new Point One event and the Phoenix's "It's Coming" arrival!

#46 Posted by TheMightyHerc (224 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this the Official Cover, or is a Variant Cover...???

#47 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

um, Marvel, cable worked closely with captain america and some others during civil war. he knows how to play with these folks. you guys are now throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.

#48 Posted by Iron_Turtle (590 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like Cable stole Marcus Fenix's body armour.

#49 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
@IrishX said:
Still not sure if I'm going to get this. Otherwise... kick his *** Cap!
Not a Cable fan? That surprises me O_o
#50 Posted by DATNIGGA (1511 posts) - - Show Bio

more stuff about hope eh? -__-