By Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto
Cable will be wrapping up as a series in the next couple of months, but there is still a lot to cover in the last few issues. The Hellfire Gala is approaching, Stryfe is still out there kidnapping children, and the possibility of old man Cable coming back is becoming very real. What lies in the future for this series or kid Cable after this book is unknown, but for what it’s worth, this has been a fun little title.
Gerry Duggan has been building up the Summer’s family dynamic in this series since the first issue. The relationship between Scott and young Nathan continues to grow here. Duggan definitely makes the audience know where he stands through Scott when he says the old man is done. Duggan allows this issue to serve as a good father and son team up book, which I’m always on board for. Duggan does touch on what would happen if mutants from Arakko got out of hand. Since X of Swords, many of these mutants have been seen or dealt with, but Duggan includes them in this issue. This all feels like it’s leading up to a showdown for which Cable will actually be around in the current timeline. This issue continues to build on several plot points that Duggan has been laying for a while now. The conclusion is setting up for something interesting to happen. We honestly don’t know where this will go. Young Cable and old Cable each have their fans, maybe they could both be around on Krakoa. Either way, Cable has been a good series, and this issue is another fine example of the writing talent of Gerry Duggan.
The pencils and colors are handled by Phil Noto. The pencils are really very good this issue. Noto’s work looks clean, and the colors are phenomenal. Noto refined his colors, this can be seen in panels where Scott is getting fitted for his Hellfire Gala outfit. The contrast of blues on Scott’s uniform and the lightness of the background blend well. When we look at what Noto did with his pencils, the mutants from Arakko have an interesting and distinct look. Fight pages are handled very well and the action is easy on the eyes. Cyclops being thrown through a window or Cable hitting an Arakko mutant with his sword look great. Noto has been working with Duggan on this series for a while now, so their connection is on display in this issue.
Cable has been a surprisingly good title for Marvel. My personal feelings on young Cable were mixed, but Gerry Duggan has brought me around and made me a fan. Noto’s art continues to be impressive here as well. Cable #10 is one of the best issues of the series so far. This book seems to be going out on a high note.