Marvel Comics Cancels Cable's Series

Despite recently appearing on the big screen for the first time in Deadpool 2, it sounds like time-hopping mutant Cable isn’t fairing so well in the comic book department. Cable writer Zac Thompson recently revealed in a series of tweets that the comic will be coming to an end shortly.

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Keen-eyed readers no doubt noticed the series’ absence in Marvel’s August solicitations and put two and two together from there. For those who were surprised or simply grieving, Thompson penned a eulogy of sorts for the series, reaffirming his love for Cable and vowing to pen a story starring him again.

Thompson and Lonnie Nadler’s Cable run, which began with Cable #155, focused on an integral aspect of the character’s backstory that was rarely touched on in the comics -- the techno-organic virus infecting Cable's body. The duo introduced the personified version of that threat in Metus, a misshapen monster that wants nothing more than to see Cable alone and beaten down, while also exploring Cable’s extended, sometimes bewildering family tree.

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While Thompson and Nadler’s run on Cable might be over, the two will not be resting on their laurels. They will partner with Jake Wyatt to reintroduce fan-favorite character Peni Parker and her Spider-Man-themed mech suit SP//dr in Edge of Spider-Geddon #2. Thompson and Nadler’s Cable ends in July with Cable #159.

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