Cable #150 drops today and…wait, #150? How the…what the… yep, that’s right, “Marvel Legacy” is going back to the original numbering. It may not be entirely clear how we reached #150, but it’s a nice surprise all the same! This issue is all about Cable forming a new team, but for what end? Only Cable knows, as always!
So what’s it about?
Read our preview.
Why does this matter?
Frankly, I’m not sure there’s a better artist for this book than Jon Malin unless they dragged Rob Liefeld onto this book. Malin draws in a similar style and he gives this comic an old-school look that suits Cable. That cat Ed Brisson on writing duties ain’t bad either.
Fine, you have my attention. What’s good about it?
This issue opens with Cable on the hunt for someone (isn’t he always?), only this time he’s bringing along Longshot. Brisson has collected an interesting little team, which this issue is focused on bringing together. It’s an eclectic bunch (featuring a few characters we haven’t seen in years) and that gives the title a nice spark. There’s also some mutant business that cuts deep involving Externals; seeing how they were created back in 1992 it’s going to be interesting to see how Brisson can breathe some life into them.
Malin draws a solid issue and seems to be getting better with every issue. I particularly liked how he drew Cable with a youngish looking haircut, but weathered eyes and face. The guy has seen some s--t and Malin shows us that in the details. Malin has a way with drawing a comic so it looks a bit like the 90’s and I’m not sure what that is, but may have something to do with the use of thin line work. That being said, Malin’s backgrounds, details in faces, and panel edges always have a sharpness to them.
Cable is such a badass.
It can’t be perfect can it?
I can’t say this issue gives readers enough to be jazzed up for what is to come. Cable like always won’t tell anybody why he cares about the mission–that’ll be revealed in due course I’m sure–and characters seem to join him out of respect. Since most of this issue is about chasing down a McGuffin there isn’t a lot of meat to the plot either. If you’re interested in these characters you’ll dig it, but there’s not quite enough here to hang your hat on.
Is It Good?
Cable #150 is an interesting new start with a mutant lineup that should excite longtime readers. The art is on point, especially when it comes to Cable, but there isn’t enough here to get too excited about. Yet.