The militaristic mutant Cable has a pretty complicated family tree, especially when you factor in time travel, alternate dimensions and clones. Come May, one of the more fan-favorite members of that particular tree will return in a big way when Cable #152 reintroduces Nate Grey, the X-Man.
Nate Grey hails from the Age of Apocalypse timeline, where Charles Xavier’s death in the past allowed the villain to conquer the world. Mister Sinister — while serving as a Horseman to Apocalypse — secretly used DNA from Cyclops and Jean Grey to create the X-Man as a weapon to be used against his master. Since Cable is the son of Cyclops and Jean Grey’s clone Madelyne Pryor, it theoretically makes him Cable’s half-brother.
The X-Man would make his way to the Marvel Prime Universe after the destruction of his timeline, where he would fight alongside the X-Men, become a mutant shaman, and also die, only to return to do battle against Norman Osborn’s Dark X-Men. Before his absence from the X-books, Nate Grey was a member of the New Mutants.
Check out the solicitation text and cover for Nate Grey’s return below.
- Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson (W) • GERMAN PERALTA (A)
- Cover by Daniel Warren Johnson
- Variant Cover by Chris Burnham
- Past Fears Part 3
- CABLE RETURNS TO THE HELLFIRE HUNT! But will he be able to find sanctuary from a techno-organic villain from the far future? And will it have anything to do with these other Cables from different timelines? All this…plus, the return of Cable’s half brother, X-MAN!
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