Like many other books under the Marvel Legacy banner, the recently launched Cable series will find itself picking back up its classic legacy numbering with #150 this fall. Unlike the other books that have been revealed so far, it will also see a creative change.
As revealed by Previews World, in October the series will see writer Ed Brisson and artist Jon Malin come on to the title replacing James Robinson and Carlos Pacheco who headed up the book when it launched as part of the X-Men ResurrXion relaunch. The new team will also bring about the debut of a brand new version of Cable’s old team, the New Mutants.
“I think one of the marks of a good team leader is the ability to recognize holes in your team and bringing in members to fill those gaps. Not only fill those deficiencies, but also know the best way to utilize each member in order to get the job done,” Brisson said. “Cable is pragmatic. For him, there’s the mission and his only focus is not failing it. He’s not going to let his own ego get in the way of that. Nor is he going to abide by anyone else’s ego. Each member of the team, in this case specifically — and in a very clinical sense — is a tool needed to achieve their objective.”
The members of Cable’s new team will all be very familiar to readers, as Cable plucks many fan-favorite characters out of points in the timeline to achieve his mission.
“In this arc, Cable only knows that someone has leapt to the past and killed a mutant in New Orleans. As he peels back the layers of the case, he starts to understand the larger picture of what he’s against and begins to recruit members based on what he needs to accomplish. The team, consisting of Longshot, Shatterstar, Doop, X-23, Blink and Armor each provide a very important skillset needed to find this killer and stop him or her. You take one of them out of the equation and the mission is doomed,” Brisson said. “One of the interesting things in writing this is that we’ve set it in the past, which allows Cable to bring in members who he’s worked with 10, 20, 50 years into the future. He knows that they’re capable of things that they may not even be aware of.”
Check out the full cover and solicitation for Cable #150 below.
(W) ED BRISSON
(A/CA) JON MALIN
THE NEWER MUTANTS!
The time-traveling mutant known as Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself. But when a disturbance in the timestream sends Cable back to the recent past, he’ll find a mutant killer he won’t be able to handle alone. Cable’s led teams of X-Men before and he’ll have to turn to some old allies and new friends to stop this deadly threat. Get ready for the newer New Mutants!