Author: Robert Diehl
Updated: Version 2.5, last modified October 6, 2001
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Index to Cable, part 1 (up to iss. 96) Version 2.5, last modified October 6, 2001 (including Cable: Blood & Metal, The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix; Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix; Askaniıson; Rise of Apocalypse; Astonishing X-Men; Phoenix) by Robert Diehl (firstname.lastname@example.org) Introduction: Who were the members of Six Pack? Who created Stryfe? What was Cableıs favorite diner? How is Cable related to Cyclops? Phoenix? Rachel? Tolliver? Nate Grey? Whoıs the lamest sidekick: Prosh, Domino, or Blaquesmith? Fabian Nicieza: Massive crossovers are out of vogue now, but the X-Cutionerıs Song was a good one. Nicieza was writing X-Force at the time, and spun off Cable into his own series, a mutant mercenary with a time machine, an evil twin, and many large guns. He wrote the Blood & Metal LS and the first 10 issues of the regular series. Best: taking Liefeldıs bionic Nick Fury knock-off and bringing him into Xavierıs dream. Not-So-Much-the-Best: the resultant Summers family tree. Jeph Loeb: After an 4 issues by Glenn Herding, he wrote for 2 years (iss. 15-39), handling the Phalanx Covenant, the Age of Apocalypseıs X-Man, and Onslaught, and giving Cable a freaky little sidekick, Blaquesmith. Best: teaming up with Storm; his introduction to Nate Grey; making even Psychoman enjoyable. Not-So-Much-the-Best: Sugarman as the force behind Genosha. James Robinson: After 4 issues by Todd DeZago, he took over for 8 months (iss. 44-50). He gave Cable early history with Moira and Xavier and a new sidekick, Irene Merryweather. Best: Cableıs key role during Op: Zero Tolerance. Not-So-Much-the-Best: the Hellfire Hunt. Joe Casey: He stepped up to the plate for 2 years (iss. 51-70) and gave Cable a waitress for a love interest and refocused on the impending battle with Apocalypse. Best: Stacey and her son. Not-So-Much-the-Best: Truman the SHIELD hitman, the Harbinger of Apocalypse, Caesar and the monks. Joe Pruett: He took over for less than a year and wrote the Twelve storyline. Best: bringing back Caliban, who deserves better. Not-So-Much-the-Best: the Twelve and the Ages of Apocalypse. Ugly! Robert Weinberg: He wrote for just over a year and managed to save the book from the mutant massacre of cancellations when Jemas and Quesada took over. They banned time-travel stories and then banned Weinberg. Best: killing Irene to stop Aenteros, paying respects to Andy Carmodyıs widow, bringing back Rachel. Not-So-Much-the-Best: Gaunt, Nightcrawler taunting him after Moiraıs death, black Irene. Honorable Mention: Todd DeZagoıs life lesson in iss. 43. Dishonorable Mention: Herding pairing Cable with Lee Forrester (iss. 13), when daddyıs already been there. Anyway, Enjoy the index. Let me know if you find any mistakes. Issue: Cable: Blood & Metal 1 Date: Oct-92 Story: <untitled> (48 pages) Feature Characters: Nathan Christopher "Askani-son" Summers/ Dayspring (Cable) Regular Characters: robots Bobby, Professor Guest Stars: Garrison Kane (Weapon X II), George Washington Bridge; Hammer (Eisenhower Canty); Wild Pack/Six Pack: Cable, Bridge, Kane, Hammer, Grizzly (Theodore Winchester), Domino (aliases include Beatrice), in flashback Villains: the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini; the MLFıs Zero, Sumo, Wildside (Richard Gill), Dragoness, Skids (Sally Blevins), Kamikaze (here called Samurai), Reaper (Pantu Hurages), Rusty (Russell Collins); Gen. Jeremy Clarke Other Characters: Mrs. Canty, Benehl, Foley Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: John Romita, Jr. Inks: Dan Green Letters: Bill Oakley Colors: Brad Vancata Asst. Editor: Lisa Patrick Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Flashback Teheran: during the hostage crisis (see your American History textbook). Wild Pack was hired by Tolliver to blow up a building: corporate terrorism. The MLF breaks into a museum to get a sword for Stryfe (see X-Force 17). Cable pops in and pops Sumo. The rest quickly port away. Bridge visits Dept. K and sees the new Weapon X. They canıt figure why Cable was fighting the MLF, if Cable is Stryfe, and Kane goes to question the Six Pack. Hammer is in a wheelchair and hates Cable. Cable takes the sword to a museum director in Cairo, who matches Apocalypseıs face to other artifacts, some of which were already stolen by Stryfe. Another is in Cairo, so Cable waits, and when the MLF shows up, he attacks them. They quickly port away, but Cable has shot off Reaperıs left hand. Flashback Switzerland: Wild Pack is renamed Six Pack and attack Soviets in Afghanistan. They find a secret installation, and Cable makes them investigate. He finds Stryfe. Kane finds Cable in his Swiss chalet, and they fight. Kane shows Cable that Stryfe looks like him. Issue: Cable: Blood & Metal 2 Date: Nov-92 Story: <untitled> (48 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: robots Bobby, Professor Guest Stars: Garrison Kane, the Silver Samurai (Kenuichio Harada); Six Pack: Cable, Kane, Bridge, Grizzly, Hammer, Domino Villains: Stryfe and the MLFıs Zero, Reaper, Wildside, Strobe, Tempo (Heather Tucker), Dragoness, Forearm (Michael McCain), Skids, Rusty, Kamikaze Other Characters: Richter Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: John Romita, Jr. Inks: Dan Green Letters: Bill Oakley Colors: Brad Vancata Asst. Editor: Lisa Patrick Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable and Kane break into the Yashida stronghold and are attacked by the Samurai and his ninjas. They stalemate, and Cable convinces the Samurai to replace an ancient shogun mask with a fake, which he knows Stryfe will steal. Flashback Afghanistan: Cable faces Stryfe, who says he is also working for Tolliver. All port away just before Stryfe explodes the installation. In Guadalajara, Richter tells Stryfe the mask is a fake, and was bugged. Stryfe knows Cable is coming. Flashback Singapore: Cable leads Six Pack against Stryfe, asking them to trust him. In Cancun, Cable and Kane track the mask and are ambushed by the MLF. Stryfe reveals his face to Cable, who doesnıt understand. Flashback Uruguay: Six Pack breaks into Stryfeıs base and steals a CD. Stryfe takes Kane hostage, and when Hammer tries to trade the CD for him, Cable shoots him in the back (!). Stryfe gets the disk anyway, then ports out. Cable chases him, getting Professor to port him out, abandoning Six Pack. Hammer and Kane are caught in the exploding base. Stryfe takes Kane hostage and wants to trade him for Professor (who he says was once owned by Apocalypse). Cable reneges, and Stryfe attacks with a full TK blast. Kane electrocutes him, and there is an explosion. Cable chooses rather than killing Stryfe, to escape forward in time, so he can get himself and Kane advanced medical treatment (in Applecrust, Apocalypseıs Manhattan). Issue: Cable 1 Date: May-93 Story: Rocks and Waves (38 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Garrison Kane, Silo, Tyler Dayspring, Jenskot (Aliya); Clan Chosenıs Dawnsilk, Tetherblood, Hope, Eleven, Boak Villains: Stryfe, Frisco; Canaanites including Gen. (Parraidan) Haight, Calm, Flatliners, Sinsear Other Characters: Credits: Writer & Art: Fabian Nicieza, Art Thibert Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Special Thanks To: Danny Miki, Dan Panosian, Trevor Scott, Al Milgrom Synopsis: Kane is stranded in the future by Cable (see miniseries) and watches videos: in the Grand Canyon, Cableıs base is attacked. Jenskot is killed; Tyler is abducted by Stryfe. Kane is attacked by thugs and beats them off. He is observed by Calm and Haight, who sends the Flatliners to eliminate him as a chronal anomaly. He returns to the Clan Chosenıs hideout in the Village. He gets them to replay what they know about Tyler: Stryfe attacked the Clan in Chi-town. Tyler was brainwashed by Frisco and took Dawnsilk hostage, neuro-linking to her. Cable shot the link, causing neural damage to both, and bodyslid his team out. The Flatliners break into the Clanıs base. Dawnsilk is taken hostage, and Cable ports in just in time to save her, then takes the Clan to his Adirondack base (X-Force 1, Uncanny X-Men 57). Haight inspects Sinsearıs work in Africa: many dead rebels. He offers to send him back in time to kill Cable. The Clan plans to destroy the new time nexus in Niagara Falls, before Apocalypse can send someone back in time to kill Cable. Issue: Cable 2 Date: Jun-93 Story: Rocks and Waves (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Garrison Kane, Clan Chosenıs Dawnsilk, Tetherblood, Hope, Eleven, Boak; Bishop, Cannonball, Cyclops, Jean Grey (in flashback) Villains: Canaanites including Haight, Calm, Blue, Lake, Flatliners, Sinsear; Sentinels (in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer & Art: Fabian Nicieza, Art Thibert Inks: Milgrom, Wiacek Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable and the Clan break into the Niagara Falls facility. This is all according to Haightıs plan, who wants to send Sinsear back in time to ensure Apocalypseıs ascension. Boak destroys himself to defeat the Flatliners. Hope, preparing to send Kane home, realizes the time nexus has already been used. So Cable goes back with Kane, to fix things. The Clan then blows the joint, and blows the joint up. 1993: Sinsear seeks Tolliver (who was blown up in X-Force 15). Cable and Kane arrive in Graymalkinıs time core, at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean (X-Force 21). Issue: Cable 3 Date: Jul-93 Story: Twenty Questions (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Professor Guest Stars: Garrison Kane, G.W. Bridge, Weasel Villains: Sinsear Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Art: Ron Lim & Co., Paul Smith, Tom Palmer, Klaus Janson, B. Peterson, H. Candelario, Kerry Gammil, Al Milgrom, Ian Churchil, Bob Wiacek, Paul Ryan Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean with no power, Cable and Kane drink stout and talk. Cable thinks he is a clone of Stryfe (thesis later rejected, iss. 6), and he states his goal to kill Scott and Jean (!). Bridge breaks into Cableıs safe-house in Switzerland and chats with Professor, who tells him Cable may still be alive. Sinsear finds Weasel in Sarajevo, looking for Deadpool, so he can find ³the Other² (Tolliver, see iss. 5) Then he beheads a bunch of soldiers and gets a lead on Tolliver. Cable uses his own power supply to reboot the teleporter, bodyslides with Kane to Switzerland, and points a very big gun at GW, who offers to lead him to X-Force. Issue: Cable 4 Date: Aug-93 Story: A Leader among Men (23 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Professor, Domino Guest Stars: Garrison Kane, G.W. Bridge, Grizzly, Hammer, Copycat (Vanessa Carslyle); Shatterstar, Cannonball, Nick Fury (in flashback) Villains: Sinsear Other Characters: Credits: Writer & Art: Fabian Nicieza, Art Thibert Art Assist: Rob Liefeld, Reddington, Wylie, Koblish Inks: Al Milgrom Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Javins, Thomas Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable and Bridge tussle, while Kane gets coffee. He gets them to call a truce. Cable learns that Graymalkin exploded (X-Force 21), and that Domino and Grizzly are looking for X-Force (X-Force 23). Domino, Grizzly, Hammer, and Copycat find X-Forceıs old base in the Adirondacks. They dig it out (X-Force 13) and use its computer to track X-Forceıs mutagenic signatures to Camp Verde. Landing there, they are accosted by Cable, Kane, and Bridge. Cable learns Vanessa had impersonated Domino, and he rejects her. Sinsear scans transmissions and finds Cable. Hammer attacks Cable and plans to make him a paraplegic like himself. Kane stops him, saying Cable has a way to cure him, but he wonıt use it: he doesnıt want to be half-machine like Cable. Vanessa escapes; Cable is unable to promise to tell Six Pack the whole truth, so they leave without him. Issue: Cable 5 Date: Nov-93 Story: Sinsearly Yours Sincerely Mine (21 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: X-Forceıs Cannonball, Siryn Guest Stars: Clan Chosenıs Tetherblood, Boak Villains: Sinsear Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Darick Robertson Inks: Jon Holdredge Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Sinsear had planned to capture Cable in order to find Tolliver. Now, he just wants to kill Cable for revenge (he had been a wounded soldier whose life Cable spared, so the Canaanites made him into Sinsear). He finds Cable in X-Forceıs camp and ports him to his base under the Pacific. Sinsear attacks; Cable puts his technology off-line, then punches him. He tosses a chip to Cable as he ports away, which reveals that Tolliver is another time-traveler. Issue: Cable 6 Date: Dec-93 Story: Fathers and Sons Act One: Sunset Breaks (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Domino Guest Stars: Askani, Prof. Charles Xavier, Cyclops (Scott Summers), Jean Grey; Boak, Zero Villains: Tolliver (Tyler Nathanıson Dayspring), Mr. Sinister (Nathaniel Essex), Stryfe; Frisco, Apocalypse, Gen. Haight (on video) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Dwayne Turner Inks: Jon Holdredge, Harry Candelario Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Zero speaks, quizzing Tolliver about his motivations. He is a rogue brain-washed time-travelling Canaanite agent who seeks vengeance on Cable, his father who shot him (see iss. 1). Cable meets with Domino over the grave of Madelyn Pryor (mom), and Sinister shows up, too (grampa?), seeking to help, and indicates Stryfe was Cableıs clone. He helps Stryfe (whose body was destroyed in X-Force 18) take over Cableıs mind, and he attacks Domino. Askani (actually a life-like facsimile) ports to Xavierıs boathouse, on a mission to save Jean and Scott. She realizes Stryfe has arrived but is captured by Tyler and Zero. She barely has time to telepathically warn Jean. Issue: Cable 7 Date: Jan-94 Story: Fathers and Sons Act Two: Illuminated Knights (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Theresa Rourke Cassidy (Siryn), Julio Esteban Richter (Rictor), Domino Guest Stars: Askani, Prof. Xavier, Cyclops, Jean Grey; Boak, Throeblood, Mother Askani (Rachel Summers), Zero Villains: Tyler Dayspring, Stryfe Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Aron Wiesenfeld Inks: Al Vey, Jon Holdredge Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Tyler has arranged for Sinister to put Stryfeıs mind in Cableıs body to kill Scott and Jean (last iss.). He interrogates Askani, getting the story of baby Nathan: transported to the future (X-Factor 68) and nearly dead, Mother Askani orders a clone made, which was stronger than the original because it had almost no trace of the T-O virus. The Askani order was then crushed, ruining their plans to raise either as the worldıs savior from Apocalypse. Stryfe in Cableıs body attacks suspicious members of X-Force: Siryn and Rictor. In Xavierıs Jean watches old videos of Scott, Nathan and Maddie. Domino drags her bloody body up and tells them Nathan is Cable. She takes them to Camp Verde (what a dump!) to stop Stryfe. Zero pops in, claiming he is really a good android, temporarily subverted by Stryfe, whom he now wants to stop. Stryfe breaks into Tylerıs base and attacks. Note: a pin-up of Cable follows. Issue: Cable 8 Date: Feb-94 Story: Fathers and Sons Part Three: Day Spring (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Siryn, Rictor, Domino Guest Stars: Askani, Prof. Xavier, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Zero; Mother Askani, Boak, Throeblood (in flashback); Alex Summers (in flashback) Villains: Tyler Dayspring, Stryfe; Apocalypse, Gen. Haight (in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: Aron Wiesenfeld Inks: Holdredge, Vey, Sellers, Minor, Hanna, Conrad, Banning, Hudson Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Tyler tells Stryfe he was Cableıs clone, and when Askani verifies this, Stryfe disperses her particles. Since Tyler was mind-linked to her at the time, all her memories start displaying through him: how Apocalypse attacked the Askani and took baby Stryfe, while baby Nathan got away with Boak. Zero brings the good guys up to speed, then ports them to Tylerıs base. Cyclops blasts him, which just gets him angry; Zero channels the Askaniıs energy through him; Xavier and Jean bring all their minds into Stryfeıs to convince him to leave Cableıs body. He does so, but promises even more havoc after his death. Cables asks Scott about his mother. Issue: Cable 9 Date: Mar-94 Story: The Killing Field: In Humanity (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Phoenix II (Rachel Summers, also Mother Askani), Shadowcat (Katherine ³Kitty² Pryde), Dr. Moira MacTaggert Villains: Acolytes Amelia Voght, Carmella Unuscione, Milan, Katu; Omega Red (Arkady Gregorivich Russovich) Other Characters: WHOıs Brig. MacNeil Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza Pencils: M.C. Wyman Inks: Jason Gorder Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable goes to Muir to meet Rachel, his half-sister from another future. She convinces him to go to Scott and Jeanıs wedding; that there is hope for the future. In Londonıs sewers, the Acolytes find the dead and dying: victims of Omega Red. Katu yells out to the villain who killed his family, and he attacks. But when Milan offers to free him from his death spore virus (which forces him to feed on other peopleıs life forces), he stops and listens. Moira is enjoying her new resident heroes, sending Kitty and Rachel to help WHO, while running tests on Cable (they are old friends, too). She sees now that his metal parts are t-o (alive) rather than bionic. There is an intruder while Cable is still being tested, so Moira grabs a very big gun. But Omega Red renders her unconscious with his virus, then beats on Cable. He is about to steal a virus-curing doohickey, when Cable attacks again. Then Omega Red turns on Moiraıs cybernetic dampener, which puts Cable down. As Cable wakes he sees Mother Askani, telling him to go home and save his people. Then Rachel is standing above him; she and Cable are linked. Kitty says Omega Red needs to gather a few more items to cure himself, but that will release the virus into the air. Cable says he will take care of it; then the Acolytes show up, wanting to help. Issue: Cable 10 Date: Apr-94 Story: The Killing Field Part 2: Like Lambs to the Slaughter (21 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Acolytes Amelia Voght, Carmella Unuscione, Milan, Katu, Fabian Cortez?, Colossus (Peter Rasputin), Javitz, Scanner, Harlan and Sven Kleinstocks, Skids (Sally Blevins), Frenzy (Joanna Cargill); Omega Red Other Characters: Lashniev Credits: Writer: Fabian Nicieza, Glenn Herdling Pencils: W.C. Wyman Inks: Conrad, Milgrom Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Omega Red attacks the Epsilon Red lab to get data to cure his own virus. The Acolytes and Cable arrive, quickly overcome the guards, and realize that Omega Red is already gone. His next step will be attacking Magnetoıs arctic base, to get to Avalon, since his cure can only be administered in space. Katu tells his story: he was an Inuit fisherman whose village was massacred by Russian soldiers and Omega Red, because his mutant ability was scrambling their satellite transmissions. Cable and the Acolytes break into the arctic base, only to find Omega Red already there and defeated. Cable realizes it is a setup: the Acolytes have captured him to get him to fix Avalon. Issue: Cable 11 Date: May-94 Story: The Killing Field Part 3: Divide and Conquer (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Acolytes Amelia Voght, Carmella Unuscione, Milan, Katu, Javitz, Colossus, the Kleinstocks, Scanner, Cargill, Skids, Rusty (Russell Collins); Senyaka; Omega Red Other Characters: Capt. Aleytys ³Lee² Forrester, Paolo Credits: Writer: Glenn Herdling Pencils: M.C. Wyman Inks: Farmer, Barta, Lowe, Conrad, LaRosa, Hanna, Rodier Letters: Starkings Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable eludes the Acolytes and makes his way to the central command of Magnetoıs arctic base. He realizes the whole base is techno-organic, and he can control it mentally. He starts picking off the Acolytes one by one, until felled by Cargill and a Kleinstock. Omega Red is planning to release his virus and kill all humanity; the Acolytes want to escape to Avalon; Amelia mists away with Cable to stop Omega Red. Colossus fights Cable, saying Xavierıs dream is a farce. Cable says heıs just hiding in his metal shell because his sister died. He uses TK to force him back to human form and knocks him out. Omega Red bests Amelia and Cable, but then Katu grabs him. He wants to port with him into space, but Cable overrides the command, so Katu turns his power inward, imploding them both. In Florida, Senyaka kills one of Forresterıs crew. Issue: Cable 12 Date: Jun-94 Story: Fear and Loathing Part 1: The Quick and the Dead (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Guest Stars: Villains: Senyaka Other Characters: Lee Forrester Credits: Writer: Scott Lobdell (plot), Glenn Herdling (script) Pencils: Mike Miller Inks: Conrad, Hanna, Sellers Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Senyaka has killed Forresterıs crew and attacks her; she shoots him with a flare gun and lands in the marsh. Cable rescues her before she drowns (he intercepted a distress signal she sent to the X-Men). Senyaka wants to kill her because she was briefly Magentoıs girlfriend (Uncanny 148ff), and Magneto tried to kill him (Uncanny 304). Cable is about to kill him, when he lashes out with psionic energy and fells him. Senyaka is about to kill him, when Forrester lashes out with a log and fells him. Cable and Forrester trudge through the Everglades, communications down, and compare impressions of Magneto. Senyaka attacks again and accuses Cable of being nothing without his guns, so Cable uses his mutant TK to throttle him with his own whip. Issue: Cable 13 Date: Jul-94 Story: Fear and Loathing Part 2: A Kiss before Dying (23 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Cannonball, Thunderbird, Sunspot, Boomer, Shatterstar (as visions) Guest Stars: Jenskot, Dawnsilk, Cyclops, Redd/Phoenix I, Rachel Summers/Mother Askani (as visions) Villains: Stryfe, Tyler Dayspring, Magneto (as visions); DıSpayre (³Gramps² Desmond), Belasco (³Sonny² Lucas) Other Characters: Lee Forrester; Jock Forrester (as a vision) Credits: Writer: Glenn Herdling Pencils: Steve Skroce Inks: Sellers, Conrad, Champagne Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Cable and Forrester experience the Florida Everglades: hurricane, quicksand, romance. They come across Desmondıs cabin and set a spell. He knows their names and histories, and makes Cable remember his worst memories, bringing him to his knees. Forrester doesnıt know whatıs going on, so she just puts Cable in bed to rest. She sees the men closest to her: her father (DıSpayre caused his suicide in Uncanny 144), Cyclops, and Magneto. Cable wakes and sees the women closest to him: Jenskot, Redd, Jean, Rachel, and Mother Askani. Cable then turns into Stryfe, and X-Force lies dead at his feet. DıSpayre reveals himself and fights Cable directly, but he kisses Forrester, defeating DıSpayre with hope. Belasco reveals himself, telling Cable they have a mutual enemy. Issue: Cable 14 Date: Aug-94 Story: Fear and Loathing Part 3 (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Cannonball, Siryn Guest Stars: New Mutants Magik/Darkchilde (Illyana Rasputin), Warlock, Sunspot, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Gosamyr (remember her?); X-Men Cyclops, Archangel, Wolverine, Iceman, Colossus, Psylocke, all in flashback Villains: NıAstirh, the Goblin Queen (Madelyn Pryor) in flashback; DıSpayre, Belasco, Sıym Other Characters: Lee Forrester Credits: Writer: Glenn Herdling Pencils: Steve Skroce Inks: Mike Sellers Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Belasco reminds Cable that he is the son of the Goblin Queen, and while he ousts DıSpayre, Cable and Forrester get away. They find themselves at the Nexus of All Realities, which Belasco says has been growing, spoiling his delicate balance. He recounts Limboıs history: he ruled it, stole Illyana, who overthrew him and gave it to Sıym, who used NıAstirh to steal powerful babies (including Cable) to sacrifice, to make a portal to earth. Sıym beat Illyana, NıAstirh beat Sıym, Illyana tossed the Soulsword back into Limbo to close the portal, and reverted to a young girl. Madelyn and NıAstirh tried to reopen the portal, but she killed herself fighting the X-Men (see the Inferno Crossover, 1988-89). In Camp Verde, Sam and Theresa try to track Cable, but he is not in this continuum. Belasco uses Forrester as a hostage to get Cableıs help. Sıym appears, quickly disposes of Belasco, and plans to sacrifice Cable to reopen access to earth. Cable, with Forrester providing distraction, beats Sıym, putting a stake through his heart via TK. Belasco congratulates him, closes the portal, and returns them to the Everglades. Cable bodyslides them out. Issue: Cable 15 Date: Sep-94 Story: Shadows (22 pages) Feature Characters: Cable Regular Characters: Domino, Cannonball, Siryn Guest Stars: Storm, Colossus, Bishop, Morlocks including Sarah (in flashback); Thornn (Lucia Callasantos) Villains: Michael Rasputin (in flashback) Other Characters: Credits: Writer: Jeph Loeb Pencils: David Brewer Inks: Sellers, Champagne, Banning Letters: Starkings/Comicraft Colors: Marie Javins Editor: Lisa Patrick Group Editor: Bob Harras Editor-in-Chief: Tom DeFalco Synopsis: Flashback: Michael Rasputin floods the Morlock tunnels to put them out of their misery (Uncanny 293). Thornn tries to save Sarah, but she is swept out of her grasp by the water. Cable goes on a date with Domino (the real one, not Vanessa ³Copycat² Carslyle). Thornn interrupts, claiming the Morlocks are alive, so they all climb into the sewers. She gets them to perform the ³Ceremony of Light,² whereby sunlight is brought into the tunnels. Sarah appears, but says the others are too frightened to come over. Cable and Domino leave Thornn down there, waiting, and go hand-in-hand to catch a chili dog.
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