Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art: Phil Noto, VC’s Joe Sabino, and Tom Muller
Publisher: MARVEL COMICS
Release Date: November 18th, 2020
It seems to be the most unexpected titles that have been doing this event the most justice. One would expect X-MEN, WOLVERINE, or even X-FORCE, the more flagship titles, to help guide and push this story forward with meaning and purpose. However, some of the best titles of this X OF SWORDS crossover event have come from HELLIONS, MARAUDERS, and now CABLE! Let’s jump into CABLE #6 by Gerry Duggan so I can show you what I mean.
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What has this event been missing? Sword fights, action, brutality, objective, and sheer warfare. Readers, it’s been masked by silly races, surprise marriages, and dull food contests making Saturnyne’s motivation seem trivial while putting her God-like powers on display to throw around her power and pride like she owns the place. And might I add, she does! However, it’s the titles like this week’s CABLE that you wouldn’t expect to connect the dots, elevate the battle, and bring the “sword” back into X OF SWORDS.
Duggan begins with Cable doing a bit of tango with Cypher’s new lovely wife and ends with Gorgon being the most bad$&@ mutant of the entire tournament. Almost this entire issue is fighting from start to finish. It’s exactly what I expected the ladder half of this event to be week in and week out. Sure, the humorous issues add a nice wrinkly periodically. Nevertheless, it appears to be a 1 to 3 ratio of titles surrounding the importance of the event versus the ridiculousness that is Saturnyne’s mini MARIO PARTY GAMES. That said, this issue takes the cake on the expectations of this event. If you came to X OF SWORDS expecting a fight, you’ll get it from Duggan and Gorgon this week! CABLE #6 is jam-packed with nonstop action that will leave a mark before the issue is done.
The ending of this issue will be painful for many long time X-fans. After almost a year and a half of these new Hickman X-MEN, we’ve only scratched the surface with so many of these characters. For example, readers have barely seen what Gorgon is truly made of. Well, readers, Duggan makes Gorgon the center of attention and the star of the show leading up to the match of all matches to kick off next week. As one who’s been reading every issue of this crossover, I wonder if this entire story was mainly to get us to the end of this week’s CABLE? It appears that way. Your affection for Kid Cable will grow just not as much as your love for Gorgon before this issue comes to a close. However, Duggan’s ending may hit many pretty hard this week, especially long time X-fans. By far, this is the best issue of the week and a must-read to anyone reading X OF SWORDS. Pick it up and let me know what you think.
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