COMIC TITLE: Cable Vol. 1: Conquest (2017)
Carlos Pacheco– Artist
James Robinson– Writer
December 19, 2017
One of the most highly anticipated comic book movies is coming out in May and they just unleashed the most awesome trailer around. I of course unless you have been living under a rock lately am talking about the trailer for the new Deadpool 2 film which comes out May 18TH. As you all know by now, the film is not only going to feature the X-Force (Domino, Negasonic Teenage Warhead, etc.), but it also features the one and only Nathan Summers a.k.a. Cable. It’s the moment all of us have been waiting for in this R rated universe. So, I figured while the rest of the world and I wait for the film to come out that I would check out the latest Cable title from Marvel and what I have for you today is Cable Vol. 1: Conquest which was written by James Robinson (Spider-Man: Family Business) and illustrated by Carlos Pacheco (Phoenix Resurrection: The Return Of Jean Grey). There is a disturbance in the time continuum that is literally changing history as we speak and Cable is on the case that will take him to the wild west Arizona all the way to Mayan territory in 1100 AD and even Japan in 1543. All in an effort to the stop a man known as Conquest from collecting pieces to a time sword that have been spread over time.
This is actually a very cool story that is kind of unpredictable because you never know where in the world and time that Cable is going to end up in. That is probably the biggest element of the comic that keeps me interested in it other than the fact that he is a time cop. The other cool thing about this particular volume as well is that Conquest is a brand new villain for Cable as I presume this volume is his first appearances. It’s kind of exciting because we are discovering what he can do right along with our hero. I love all of the action in this volume and it’s plenty so don’t worry about that. It’s also pretty clever because I didn’t see the end coming and I am definitely interested to see where they take the comic from this point on. The artwork is bad ass and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Carlos Pacheco who helps bring Cable to life alongside his inker Rafael Fonteriz who do Cable justice. I am definitely recommending this comic to anyone who likes time travel, action, and time cops. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+