We already knew that Deadpool was joining the Avengers, but today Marvel revealed that his best bosom buddy is coming with him.
The final pages of today’s Uncanny Avengers #2 revealed that Cable, having seen the results of the Avengers’ failure to stop the spread of the plant-organism they’ve been battling in the opening arc of the series, travels back in time to lend a hand.
So what does this mean for the Avengers Unity Squad?
“Well, first and foremost Cable’s arrival means that this squad failed in the Boston mission, and needed to be bailed out,” writer Gerry Duggan tells Marvel.com. “That could be a morale hit for this squad of Avengers, but it also leads Cable to the team—and that's a big win for this group. Cable is bringing a surprise with him: a futuristic artificial intelligence that we don’t know much about. Now the team has some extra science muscles, and some extra big metal muscles. Now readers are up to speed on the team that we’ve been writing and drawing for months. I can’t wait for everyone to get caught up to what we’re planning now.”
Check out the newly revealed cover for Uncanny Avengers #3 below, hitting stands Dec. 9.