Major Issues: First Appearance of Cable

Hundreds of comic book characters are being portrayed in film and television, and with each new day more are being announced.

Major Issues -- a ComicBook.com original video series -- will speak to true comic book hobbyists as well as new fans in a short, fast-paced digital series featuring the first appearances of characters we all love. Each episode will feature the actual comic book, info on the creators, and the backstory on the creation and legacy of the character.

The next in our series is a look at one of the hottest roles to soon-be-cast in Hollywood, Cable.

The origin story is told as such from the Marvel Database: Nathan Christopher Charles Summers' destiny was planned before his parents even met. Geneticist Mr. Sinister found that a union between the X-Men Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) would produce a powerful genetically superior mutant. Sinister hoped he could control such a mutant and use it to defeat his immortal adversary Apocalypse.

Originally published as New Mutants Vol. 1 No. 87, it was also the first appearance of the Mutant Liberation Front: Stryfe, Wildside, Forearm, Reaper, Thumbelina, Strobe, Tempo, Zero.

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