Friday, December 14, 2012

Cable and the X-Force #1

Writer: Dennis Hopeless
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Colorist: Frank D'Armata
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 12th, 2012

This is one of those titles that when you first hear about it you get a big smile on your face and then try your best to wait patiently for it to be in your hands. When it finally gets there you sit, staring at the cover for minutes on end before you open it because you are terrified it may be a piece of over-rated garbage. That is not the case here.

It is obvious that as soon as you get to the page 2-3 spread of the team that you have something good in your hands. You have a team of outcasts standing around dead bodies being told to freeze. You flip the next page and see Nate staring at his err...nephew asking him to stop. The art is capturing, you are brought into the moment and start asking why instantly, and then it flashes back a few days.

I am so happy to see Hope in this title considering there was a question as to what was going to happen to her after AvX. She fits so well here with her father and his team. The conversations between the two of them, especially when they are reunited, were great to see. The issue ends leaving the reader with a lot of questions, especially what exactly Cable is up to, but that is what makes it desirable. I am excited to get the next issue (which I think ships next week) and am excited to see where it goes. I think I am making a strong choice sticking to X titles....we shall see.

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