X-Force #7 solicits. In stores July 7th 2014.(W) Simon Spurrier (A/CA) Rock-He Kim• X-Force has barely survived an encounter with their newest foe-the swaggering superhuman arms dealer VOLGA…
• …and with their secrets brought to light, they’re barely surviving EACH OTHER. How will Cable’s team keep it together to carry out their mission?
• Well I can tell you part of the answer: DOMINO is back! But she could just be in over her head already…
*incoherent screams of joy*
I have moved from stage ‘running around trying to finish costumes’ to stage ‘running around trying to make sure I don’t forget to pack anything’ mostly. Felix is basically done - I may throw one last pre-con photo up tomorrow once I sew the buttons on, but everything else is packed. Also, I am possibly going to be doing the following panels:
I say ‘possibly’ because I volunteered at the last minute and don’t have confirmation from the programming director that I’m actually doing them but… we shall see? Stop by if they end up on the schedule, anyway!
I feel like Cable’s more of a character that I’m always willing to defend, moreso than one I actually enjoy.
"X-Force" is my jam. Specifically — only — ‘90 X-Force. But that series was always at its best when Cable wasn’t around. I do prefer Cable as a solo hero, actually, and I think that some of the things Joe Casey did with him in the ’90s made him incredibly interesting. I also really liked Nicieza’s take on the character in "Cable & Deadpool"; he almost seemed like a weird Marvel hybridization of Batman and Superman. Like, he had the martyr/savior vibe that Superman has, but also the detached and calculating persona that Batman has. I liked that. I like Cable when he’s written as a hard-hitting force of nature character, one who seems to be broken inside because of his own outer strength.
Man, is Cable actually Don Draper? This is a thought I’m having.
I also love Cable’s “family” and how he interacts with them, especially Hope and Domino. I like that Cable’s the kinda guy that instills a kind of loyalty in those he works with. And it’s a pure loyalty, too. He’s like Captain America in that way, albeit a much more extreme one.
I wrote about Cable by comparing him to a ton of other characters.
Huh, I hadn’t thought of the Superman comparisons - I sometimes describe him to DC friends as ‘Batman but with superpowers and less of an asshole’. But the duality of his inner idealism versus his outer cynicism and the methods he uses (willingness to kill, etc) are I think why he’s somehow wormed his way into my heart as my favorite X-Man.
And while Cable & Deadpool is a comedy series that sometimes departs from the continuity of Nate’s other series, agreed that Nicieza did some fantastic stuff in that series, particularly basically every time Cap showed up because their dynamic is just so good. And Nicieza and Loeb basically rescued Cable, Deadpool, and half of X-Force from the scrapheap of ‘poor 90s comic book decisions’ and made them great.