This series has not disappointed AT ALL. Even if you have no idea what is going on in current Avengers or X-titles, and I really don’t, then you can still love this series. For one, it has Cable. Cable is one of the coolest characters in the Marvel U and this is definitely his book to shine in. You get to see Cable play Judge, Jury and Executioner in this title. THAT’S the Cable I remember from the early 90’s. And what is there even possibly NOT to like about the team of EdEx? Ed McGuinness and Dexter Vines have brought something that was much needed back to the table. Big muscles on big heroes with a smooth animated feel to round them out. I, personally, would love to see an animated series based on their art syle. I digress.
The story that Jeph Loeb has brought to the table is infintely awesome. This series portrays Cable, essentially, as ‘The Terminator’ and I am thrilled to say Mr. Loeb pulled this off quite nicely. Not only do you get the aspect of Cable waging an all-out war against the Avengers, but you get that magical feeling of what is to come. Cable shares a few things with the heroes that, in hind-sight, will be pretty amazing to see come to fruition. From his dealings with the Hulk to Spider-Man’s legacy, this book has it all. If this is a view of things to come with AvsX, then I can not wait. I give this series a 9 out of 10.