7.07.2008

Cable #5

Cable #5

Cable #5 is finally building itself a full head of steam the only question, is it too little too late? I was ready to swear off the series because of its entirely drawn out, slow start and really don’t want to pck up another issue in fear that Swierczynski may derail the train again. This series did not get good until Issue #4 and finally in Issue #5 we get the fight scene between Bishop and Cable that we really could have gotten in Issue #2. Was it worth the build up and the long writing…

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That answer is easily, NO! Swiercynski definitely paints the picture for the reader who has been waiting for the excitement that he will drag this series out as long as possible instead of bringing it to a head. The end fight scene between Bishop and Cable isn’t even really between Bishop and Cable instead it’s them versus the local militia and Cable’s girlfriend who has grown quite the pair and is ready to be butch in order to back up Cable and the M-Day baby.

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The most exciting thing to happen in this ending chapter of this story arc appears within the first two pages when Cable destroys Cerebra so that he can not be followed by Bishop. Look at the panel with the M-Day baby reacting to the blown up Cerebra and the ensuing fire, do you see it? In her eyes, it’s the Phoenix. Is that a nod to who this baby really is, or is it just Swiercyznski and Olivetti trying to draw in interest? Notice the red hair on that babies head? I wouldn’t be surprised if for all of the Messiah Complex’s bravado that it would return to the beginning and have the Phoenix reborn as the last mutant baby.

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There are other interesting moments in this series that allows it to shine brightly. The violence in Bishop is definitely one of those moments. The scene is priceless although used in a number of movies and comics the world over, but definitely a good way to convey the point of superiority and dominance. Olivetti’s artwork has been a pleasure throughout the whole series even despites it’s inconsistencies and its inability to make up for the long bore that Swiercyznski is writing. Nothing about this series has been very dynamic, nothing.

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The Blackbird makes an appearance in two panels and is used by Cable, but is never seen again throughout the book, what a waste, especially the way Bishop reacts to its presence, you would think it was the Holy Grail. I have never been a Cable fan, nor have I been a fan of Bishop, these are two big guys who often remind us of action hero movies and the action never gets ramped up in this series. Unfortunately, Swiercyznski puts us on the path a little too late for any of it to be worth reading about. It’s almost like expecting disappointment when you open it.

Sound off if you disagree I would definitely like to know if people are enjoying the series. Believe me I love bringing the comics to the Versus players every week, unfortunately I am not seeing the power of Cable like we have in Marvel Legends or Marvel Universe, there is no Bodysliding, maybe they need to errata Cable so he can’t come back into play because he sure as hell can only jump forward into the future a place that is looking far better than on my shelf at this point.

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