Cable’s Got a Gun
September 14th, 2011

Cable’s Got a Gun

Sung by Steven Tyler.

Cable’s coming back!

No irony colors my words when I say that I really do like Cable. I couldn’t tell you why. I should hate him. He represents the 90′s perfectly, the giant guns, non-Euclidean anatomy, nigh incomprehensible origin and plots. But it’s all that stuff that I really like about him. Like it’s all done on purpose. I say the giant guns are silly: SO?? THEY’RE GIANT GUNS. IT’S AWESOME. Awful anatomy? HOW ELSE IS HE GOING TO CARRY THE GIANT GUNS, I ASK YOU! Nonsensical timelines? I CALL IT LAYERED BACKSTORY, CHUM.

Cable gets away with all that because he started it.

-cof

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  1. Jordjevic

    I actually like Cable in theory too, if not always in execution; he’s Old Eastwood where Wolverine is Young Eastwood. He needs to be around more foils, though. He’s good around Deadpool.

    Tucker Stone and the guys over at The Factual Opinion have written up some old Cable comics over here: http://www.factualopinion.com/the_factual_opinion/2011/09/cable_105_106_107_macan_kordey.html Great read.

    Also, I’m interpreting that giant gun in the last panel being held by a colossal mecha. He’d do that, right?

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  2. Jim

    Can’t remember the name but there’s actually a sci-fi novel that revolves around two empires that built black hole powered star firing cannons. Belt fed of course.

    Just thought you’d like to know.

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    bradvalachovic Reply:

    You’re thinking of the Lensman series by E. E. “Doc” Smith, which is part inspiration for Green Lantern.
    It started with ordinary starship battles before moving to star-powered lasers, antimatter bombs, planets used as missiles, antimatter planets used as missiles, faster-than-light missiles, faster-than-light antimatter planet missiles…

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  3. chudleycannonfodder

    Jim, that sounds amazing. I hope you can figure out the name.

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  4. MartiniManJoe

    He could shoot it at Cabbot that knock off Cable Liefield created for image on that Bloodstone team!!!!

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  5. LarryKoopa

    I like that Cable is piloting a giant CableBot to carry the Earth Gun. (That is how I explain the fact that he is visible and the people on the planet’s surface are not.

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    Chris Reply:

    It’s just perspective. Cable is closer, so he looks bigger.

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    chrishaley Reply:

    Thank you for clearing this up, other Chris.

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  6. kalyarn

    Didn’t Thanos use this at one point? His 666 Gun/Ship? http://bit.ly/oOUBFD

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  7. Zakspeed

    The sad fact is that Cable is one of those characters that must have a writer who gets it. Fabian Nicieza does, Loeb does not. In fact, after 5 issues of Loeb’s run in the 90′s I stopped reading Cable altogether. I only came back when they had the (admittedly strange) idea of giving him a title co-starred by Deadpool. Nicieza made it work very well, evoking the best Joe Kelly feel to DP and at the same time capturing the best “Chosen One” vibe to Cable that Loeb tried to do but instead made a mess of. C&DP is 90% good or better and the best parts are the most awesome a superhero comic can be. Cable shows how the FF, Avengers and X-Men are hypocrites while battling the Silver Surfer (and breaking his board) and alleviating the pain of more than a billion people and maintaining a city state floating. Powerfullyawesomestthingever!

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  8. Rhymes McFist

    I personally loved the Swierczynski series, though I never did get around to reading past Messiah War.

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    Rhymes McFist Reply:

    Oh, and X-Force #28 and Second Coming #2? Heartwrenching. I hope Loeb treats him well.

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  9. Bear

    The “incomprehensible” origin thing always bugs me.

    “Cyclops’ son is sent to the future where he grows up then travels back in time and joins the X-Men.” What’s hard to understand about that? The details are complicated but the details of everyone’s life are complicated….

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  10. lynn

    was there ever a teen wolf animated series? why do i think there was? i think sometimes my brain makes shit up in place of memories. or facts.

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    chrishaley Reply:

    Yes, there was. I know this to be true because I can remember how the theme song went. No, I will not sing it.

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    Flash Fact Reply:

    Now I want to see and hear Chris sing it…

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  11. Markus Seaberry

    I love Cable, I like Ed McGuiness’ art, but Loeb lost me with his Hulk title. I just kept trying to read it and I kept getting annoyed by his horrible writing. My heart says pass on this, but my inner fanboy sees the McGuiness art and gets excited.

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  12. Elijah Fly

    joe casey and that one guy? all moebiusy while casey brought a serious end of the world ultimate battle for real this time with apocalypse? AWESOME. depriived at the last minute to let rob liefeld do whatever and lame the twelve crossover and blah blah blah lame for years until morrison’s new xmen? uncool.

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  13. chrishaley

    Did you guys know that Jeph Loeb wrote Teen Wolf 2?

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  14. sloppyquickdraw

    Ja– Jason Bateman? Now I will watch this. Without giving a damn what people say.

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  15. JoJo

    I don’t wanna be a people used by a gun used by a people to kill people.

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  16. MartiniManJoe

    what kinda guns does cable use?? and when do we get lazer guns for ourselves

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  17. iRonin

    I’ve always loved a good Cable cosplay: http://tinyurl.com/2rsqyd

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