Did Marvel Just Bring Back Old Cable?

Marvel Comics launched a brand new Cable series last week with Cable #1, part of the Dawn of X. [...]

Marvel Comics launched a brand new Cable series last week with Cable #1, part of the Dawn of X. But does the new series bring back the grizzled old Cable fans know and love? Fans following X-Men comics over the past few years may remember that Cable was killed during the Extermination event. His killer was revealed to be a younger version of Cable who felt his older self had been lax in his duties. Cable # 1 offers a clue that old Cable may be on his way back. SPOILERS for Cable #1 by Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto follow.

Since the events of Extermination, a lot has changed in Cable's life. He worked on a mission with the members of old Cable's former team, X-Force. Then Professor X changed the world and founded the mutant nation of Krakoa. Cable lives there now. For a while, he worked with Kwannon and X-23, as seen in Fallen Angels.

Now he's enjoying life on Krakoa, hanging out with mutants his own age and living with the rest of the Summers family on the moon. In Cable #1, we see Cable working with Armor and Pixie to save a young mutant who wandered into Monster Island territory. In the process, he recovers a sword that once belonged to an ancient Spaceknight.

But by the end of the issue, we flash to "Another time. Another place." Here we see the older Cable searching for someone.

Old Man Cable
(Photo: Marvel)

It isn't clear if we're seeing Cable from another timeline, or just looking into present-day young Cable's future, or… if those two are even different things. Either way, it seems like a more familiar version of Cable is back in some form in the new Cable series.

What do you think this means for Cable? Let us know in the comments. Cable #1 is on sale now.

Cable #1
(W) Gerry Duggan (A/CA) Phil Noto


Cable was a grizzled old veteran of the wars to save the future... and he will be again. But for now, he's a young mutant living in paradise leading a life of adventure! Nathan Summers, son of two of the most powerful mutants on Krakoa, has a destiny leading the youth of mutantkind in rebellion... so why not start now? Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL) and Phil Noto (STAR WARS, POE DAMERON) bring us young Cable as we've never seen him before!

Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $4.99