Friday, April 4, 2008

Cable #2 Review

War Baby (Chapter 2)
Writer: Duane Swierczynski
Art: Ariel Olivetti

We start the book with Cable and Bishop feuding. Bishop is intent on getting that baby. He has these octopus tentacles that choke out Cable, but the locals arrive in time. They tell Bishop and Cable to leave (with the persuasion of shotguns), and that is pretty key for Cable because he is losing blood from the gunshot last issue. We get a little flashback as to how Bishop sports that bionic arm. He got his arm sizzled off by Sunfire in the past. We see a little remix of the final chapter of MC here. Bishop shoots at the baby, Cable teleports, and the shot hits Xavier in the head. Bishop states that the only thing that kept him alive is knowing the baby is still out there somewhere. We see Bishop going to Forge to get his bionic arm that lets him teleport to the future. So Bishop starts jumping around, looking for Cable. He finds a milk bottle in the ground, and he knows that Cable is in this time stream. He asks the locals and finds out that he was here. After a bunch of trys, he finally finds Cable, and it goes back to the first scene of the book. The locals are still shooting at the mutants. Cable can't teleport now. He is stuck there in that shitty situation and Bishop is about to throw a semi at him.

This was an ok issue. I like how Cable is getting some attention. Back in the day, I used to read Cable and Deadpool for the Civil War tie-ins. That was terrible. Cable is pretty much a man here. The highlight of this book was how Bishop was used. He ambushed Cable in the last issue, no one knew how he got there. I like how they spent this issue showing how Bishop got to that position. It was really well done. Nothing too much to say here. It is still very unclear how the baby plays into this. It is definetely a big deal though, so I am interested to see how that plays out. I don't think we will get the answer in this title though, so it won't get that kind of push.


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