Cable #12 by Gerry Duggan

Cable #12Cable #12 by Gerry Duggan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Cable solo series ultimately comes to a somewhat downbeat but very fitting end. Cable teams up with older self and his extended family (oh, and Deadpool) to take down Stryfe, but that’s not really the point of this issue.

The point of this issue is really to tie things up with him and Esme, and that’s done beautifully. I felt a lump in my throat as they sat and watched the sunset together for the last time, not knowing if they’d ever se each other again or what the future holds for either of them. But, of course, we have the older Cable, who knows exactly what the future holds, and so we got a little glimpse into the future of Nate and Esme, which made me smile.

The art is superb, of course, it’s Phil Noto, and I’ve long been a fan of his. He tends to shine in those small, emotional beats, rather than the big action set pieces. This might have made him an odd choice for a Cable book, but this book was never about action. Personally that’s what I loved about it. Your mileage may vary, of course.

This series will be sorely missed, as will the young version of Cable. Hopefully this isn’t the last we’ll see of him. I’m sure the older Cable will be back soon in his own solo title…and maybe he’ll be fighting side by side with an older, wiser version of Esme Cuckoo? I’d enjoy that.

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