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Author: Robert Diehl
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Issue:	Cable 57
Date:	Aug-98
Story:	Momentary Lapse (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Blaquesmith, Stacey
Guest Stars:	Psylocke
Villains:	Pharaoh Rama-Tut
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Ryan Benjamin
	Inks: Scott Hanna, Banning, Holdredge
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis: 	Present: Cable rescues Blaquesmith from ruins.
	Past: Cable returns to Staceyıs diner for coffee and conversation.
	Recent Past: Cable fist-fights Rama-Tut as the walls cave in.
	Present: Cableıs escape is blocked by the time distortion field, now grown
large.
	Past: Blaquesmith projects his mind to Cable and Irene, and Cable comes to
his rescue in Egypt, where Rama-Tut has been holding him captive and torturing
him. He wants him to repair his time machine, but Blaquesmith says it is
impossible. Cable fights his way through a time distortion field and attacks.
Just then, Psylocke triggers a distortion on the psi-plane (see X-Men II:77)
which fells Cable and blocks his psi powers. Cable recovers, grabs Rama-Tutıs
Ultra-Diode ray gun and shoots him, grabs Blaquesmith and escapes through the
time distortion field.

Issue:	Cable 58
Date:	Sep-98
Story:	Busted! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	G.W. Bridge, the Hulk (both in flashback)
Villains:	SHIELDıs Clay Quartermain, Jasper Sitwell; Seth Waters, Keaton, Dr.
(Horatio, see iss. 61) Belgrade; Chıvayreıs disciples including Caesar, Sophia,
Virgil; Blockade (in flashback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Ed McGuiness, Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Nathan Massenbill, Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cableıs psi powers are nearly gone, and his t-o virus is spreading
internally. Blaquesmith sends him to ³the 12² (the Dodecanese Islands in Greece)
to retrieve his psimitar, a psi-focusing weapon from his youth, which Chıvayre
had placed there with his disciples. They attack him until they realize he is the
Chosen, and then worship him. He rejects them as disciples and tells them to get
a life. Caesar, angry, vows to kill him.
	Aboard their helicarrier, SHIELD covertly reviews Cableıs history (iss. 22,
32, 34, 56, X-Force 20, 21, 55). Quatermain and Waters plan to keep Bridge out of
the way and send Agent 18 to catch Cable. They want to use his t-o in Belgradeıs
Nemesis Program.

Issue:	Cable 59
Date:	Oct-98
Story:	The Nemesis Contract Part 1: Pressure Points (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Blaquesmith, Stacey, Kenny Kramer
Guest Stars:	SHIELD including Nick Fury, G.W. Bridge, Jack Truman (Agent 18),
Gerard
Villains:	Zzzax
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Irene watches Cable train and sees he is off, because of the t-o
virus, which Blaquesmith says is growing exponentially.
	Truman vacations in Africa and stupidly gets too close to a bull elephant. He
uses his .45 to put it down. Gerard finds him and gives him an assignment: Cable.
He meets Bridge at the battle site in Switzerland (see iss. 53). Bridge meets
Fury on the helicarrier and learns he has been transferred to DC.
	Truman realizes Cable isnıt a terrorist but a hero, but continues to track
him in New York. He uses Zzzax to flush him out.
	Cable goes into Staceyıs diner and meets her nephew Kenny, who has Downıs
syndrome. He agrees with her that people foolishly fear and hate what they donıt
understand. He sees on the tv news that Zzzax is rampaging and goes to stop it,
using a water main to short it out. Then Truman moves in for the kill.

Issue:	Cable 60
Date:	Nov-98
Story:	The Nemesis Contract Part 2: Atlas Burned (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Blaquesmith, Stacey, Kenny Kramer
Guest Stars:	SHIELD including G.W. Bridge, Jack Truman (Agent 18), Lawrence
(Young, see next iss.)
Villains:	SHIELDıs Seth Waters
Other Characters:	Debra Rodriguez, Saul Goyer
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Tired from defeating Zzzax, Cable is confronted by Truman, who
decides he respects Cable and so uses fists instead of guns. They are interrupted
by the Air Cavalry: SHIELD doesnıt trust Truman and has sent backup. Many
explosions, and Hellıs Kitchen gets on the news as a war zone. Cable escapes to a
sub-basement and finds a street person; as his t-o virus starts going berserk,
SHIELD collapses the building on him, so he escapes to the sewers. Truman catches
up to and catches him.
	Irene goes to see if she can help. Bridge is restless in his Washington job,
suspicious of Waters, and unable to help Cable.

Issue:	Cable 61
Date:	Late Nov-98
Story:	The Nemesis Contract Part 3: Captive Audience (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Stacey, Kenny Kramer; Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	SHIELD including Jack Truman (Agent 18), G.W. Bridge; Cyclops,
Phoenix, Grizzly, Domino, Kane, Hammer (all in flashback)
Villains:	SHIELDıs Belgrade, Quartermain, Seth Waters; Zzzax, Apocalypse (in
flashback)
Other Characters:	Debra Rodriguez, Toby, Saul Goyer
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Irene investigates Cableıs disappearance but gets stonewalled by the
NYPD and SHIELD.
	Quartermain and Waters inspect Belgradeıs secret lab, containing Nemesis
robots and Cable. Belgrade extracts his t-o virus to power the robots, but only
four survive the process.
	Blaquesmith canıt trace Cableıs psi-signal, so he goes through his personal
files and learns of his connection to Bridge. Bridge opens Watersıs mail and
finds out Cable is captive. Truman reads Belgradeıs files and realizes he has
been used.
	Irene urges Bridge and to help Cable. Cable has a vision: although his
telepathy is gone, his TK is still there. Truman unlocks Cableıs restraints.

Issue:	Cable 62
Date:	Dec-98
Story:	The Nemesis Contract Part 4: Strange Agencies (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene
Guest Stars:	SHIELD including Nick Fury, Jack Truman (Agent 18), G.W. Bridge;
J. Jonah Jameson
Villains:	SHIELDıs Belgrade, Quartermain, Seth Waters; Nemesis robots: Fury,
Dum-Dum, Reb, Perce
Other Characters:	Agent Baker
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco, Milgrom, Palmiotti, Koblish
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Belgradeıs robots kill him. They think they are Sgt. Fury and the
Howlers, and SHIELD are the Nazis. They fight their way into the engine room,
where Cable confronts them. Together with Fury and his men, they destroy the
robots, but not before some serious engine damage.
	Irene takes Bridge to Jameson to spill the beans on SHIELD.
	Truman fights Cable and gets caught in the exploding engine room. Cable
breaks a window and jumps into the East River as the helicarrier nearly crashes.
	Ireneıs story breaks; the Senate investigates; Waters and Quartermain are
disgraced. Truman survives, barely, in a SHIELD labıs body suit.

Issue:	Cable 63
Date:	Jan-99
Story:	Blood Brothers Part 2: Illusions of Doom (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Irene, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	J. Jonah Jameson, Madelyn Pryor, Nate Grey, Ness
Villains:	
Other Characters:	Emma, Mel
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Stephen Platt, Andy Smith
	Inks: Matt Banning, Rodney Ramos
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: the story starts in X-Man 45-46 and concludes in 47.
	In Babelıs diner in Hellıs Kitchen, Stacey feeds a homeless woman. Cable
walks in out of the rain and tells her heıs a mutant. On his way out, he bumps
into a homeless man who, for a moment, looks like Stryfe (dead since X-Force 18).
	Jameson offers Irene her dream job at the Bugle.
	Cable returns to his base, where Blaquesmith hands him his psimitar and tells
him Stryfe is back and in Latveria. Cable meets Maddie there, and they enter the
chambers beneath Doomıs castle, fighting their way through the robot defenders.
	In Tramahoi, Blaquesmith talks with Ness about Nate.
	Cable attacks Stryfe and frees Nate, who is too weak to help. Stryfe fells
them both.

Issue:	Cable 64
Date:	Feb-99
Story:	ŒTwas the Night Before Dying (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene, Stacey, Kenny, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	X-Factor: Cyclops, Marvel Girl (also as Slym and Redd),
Archangel, Iceman, Beast; Askani; Aliya (flashback)
Villains:	Apocalypse, Ozymandias
Other Characters:	Saul Goyer, Debra Rodriguez, Chester Montgomery
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft/ST
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable finally lets Irene interview him. Apocalypse fought X-Factor
over him as a baby, then gave him a techno-organic virus. An Askani took him to
the future to cure him; Scott and Jean were also pulled into the future to raise
him (during their honeymoon). He joined the Askani, married Aliya and lost her,
so he decided to come back and prevent Apocalypseıs future.
	Recently, heıs got close to Stacey, and he told her about his mutant powers.
She asked him if he could cure Kennyıs Downs Syndrome. But his telepathy is gone,
and he doesnıt know how to tell her.
	Apocalypse overlooks earthquakes in Mexico City, how the strong survive and
the weak die. He prepares for his final conflict with Cable. Ozymandias visits
Blaquesmith with a warning. Santa gets mugged. A mysterious villain smashes down
a building in Hellıs Kitchen.

Issue:	Cable 65
Date:	Mar-99
Story:	Acid Bath (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Blaquesmith, Irene
Guest Stars:	Rachel Summers (Mother Askani)
Villains:	the Tinkerer, the Acidroid, Ozymandias, the Harbinger of Apocalypse
Other Characters:	Emma
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The Tinkerer buils the Acidroid and hires it out to the underworld
to level a city block. Stacey calls Cable to the hospital to see a homeless woman
who got caught in the wreckage. They go to the site; there is a blackout; and
another building collapses. Cable attacks the Acidroid, gets sprayed with acid,
and loses his quarry.
	Ozymandias takes Blaquesmith to Egypt and Morocco, to see his prophecies
about Cableıs final battle with Apocalypse. He says ³the Twelve² are humanityıs
only hope.
	Cable attacks the Acidoid while it is destroying the foundation of another
building; he keeps it standing with his TK and destroys the robot.
	Rachel appears and implants knowledge of his destiny in his head.
	The thugs who hired the Tinkerer beat him up. The Harbinger of Apocalypse
(see iss. 50) hovers over Manhattan.

Issue:	Cable 66
Date:	Apr-99
Story:	Total Chaos 1: Death from Above (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Kenny, Blaquesmith, Irene
Guest Stars:	The Avengersı Jarvis, Iron Man, Captain America, Vision, Wonder
Man
Villains:	Ozymandias, the Harbinger of Apocalypse; Apocalypse (in flashback)
Other Characters:	Saul Goyer
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The military accost the mysterious being hovering over Manhattan and
get blasted, along with the Statue of Liberty. The city is in a panic. Cable sees
Stacey and Kenny to safety, and then gets to work.
	Ozymandias tells Blaquesmith a prophecy: if the Harbinger destroys New York,
Apocalypse can be defeated.
	Cable fights the Harbinger over Manhattan; buildings are destroyed, and Cable
goes down. Then the Avengers arrive.
	Apocalypse treads the ruins of Chernobyl.

Issue:	Cable 67
Date:	May-99
Story:	Total Chaos 2: Godıs Footsteps (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Kenny, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	The Avengersı Iron Man, Captain America, Vision, Wonder Man, Thor
Villains:	Ozymandias, Apocalypse, his Harbinger; Moses Magnum (in flasback)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	The denizens of New York have taken shelter underground, while four
Avengers and Cable battle the Harbinger of Apocalypse. But he adapts to every
attack, and there is much devastation. Thor arrives and creates a gateway that
pulls him into another dimension. Cable warns: that wonıt stop him for long.
	Cable explains about himself and Apocalypse.
	Ozymandias takes Blaquesmith back to New York, telling him the city must be
sacrificed if thereıs any hope of stopping Apocalypse, who meanwhile activates a
bomb inside his Harbinger.

Issue:	Cable 68
Date:	Jun-99
Story:	Total Chaos 3: Godıs Footsteps (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Kenny, Blaquesmith, Irene
Guest Stars:	The Avengersı Iron Man, Captain America, Vision, Wonder Man, Thor
Villains:	Ozymandias, Apocalypse, his Harbinger
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Stacey is not happy waiting underground, not knowing if Cable will
survive. Blaquesmith returns and lets Cable know the Harbinger is going to
detonate. Iron Man lends Cable his boots, and he carries the Harbinger over the
Atlantic, where he explodes. At the last moment, someone grabs Cable to safety.

Issue:	Cable 69
Date:	Jul-99
Story:	Millennium Storm Warning (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Irene, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Sanctity, Caesar
Other Characters:	Six, Nora, Jacob Sutton, Marcel, Kiev, Eleven
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco, Walden Wong
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable awakens in the interdimensional Maximum Secret and is greeted
by the resident chronologists, who are annoyed at his frequent time travel. They
also have the insane Sanctity (iss. 42), about to execute her for her crimes
against time. Jacob challenges Cable for her life, a mechanized battle of wills,
which Cable wins.
	Irene talks to Stacey, wondering if Cable is dead, and takes her to Cableıs
base to meet Blaquesmith, just as Cable reappears. He remembers who the Twelve
are (Rachel put it in his mind, iss. 65).
	At JFK airport, the crew of the Concorde has been killed. In Hellıs Kitchen,
Caesar (iss. 58) prepares to kill Cable.

Issue:	Cable 70
Date:	Aug-99
Story:	The Ballad of Karmic Retribution (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Kenny, Irene, Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Caesar
Other Characters:	Pam, Virgil (in flashback)
Credits:	Writer: Joe Casey
	Pencils: Jose Ladronn
	Inks: Juan Vlasco
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable returns and takes Stacey home, to talk to her. But first,
Kennyıs babysitter let him feed a crazy, homeless man in the basement who claims
to be an immortal from a perfect future, and is building a time machine.
	Cable leaves him be, and returns upstairs to break up with Stacey. He has to
fight his war alone, and he leaves. But he turns back, just in time to find
Caesar holding her hostage. He has spent his time since issue 58 killing all of
Cableıs adherents, and now wants to finish with Cable himself. Some knife-play
and thrown fists.
	Caesar retreats to the basement and tries to take off in the nutıs time
machine, but it blows up instead. Cable saves Kenny, the nut, and himself
telekinetically, and kisses Stacey.

Issue:	Cable 71
Date:	Sep-99
Story:	Dreams, Nightmares & Prophecies (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey, Blaquesmith, Irene
Guest Stars:	Mother Askani (Rachel Summers), alternate universe versions of:
Cannonball (Sam Guthrie), Domino, Warpath (James Proudstar), Tabitha Smith,
Stacey, Kenny
Villains:	Sentinels, Ahab and his hounds, Sunspot (Roberto Da Costa), Gideon
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Rob Liefeld
	Inks: Lary Stucker
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Tanya, Richard Horie
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable has a nightmare about Cannonball being captured by Ahab. He
wakes, unsure of the meaning, and realizes he loves Stacey. She, however, is
afraid of his adventurous life and asks to be left alone for a while. Rachel
appears and tells Cable to focus on Apocalypse, not his personal life. She has
been sending him dreams, and shows him her universe, where he didnıt exist and
Ahab ruled.
	Cable attacks Ahab, freeing Sam, who attacks the traitor Sunspot. Domino
arrives to help, with Warpath and Boomer. They get away with Sam, and Rachel
stays to confront Ahab.
	Cable returns to X-Forceıs base, and they are attacked by Sentinels. Carnage
ensues, but Rachel sends Cable back to his own world before he gets too involved.
She tells him he and the Twelve are the key to preventing this future.
	Note: iss. includes a centerfold poster of Cable and related mutants.

Issue:	Cable 72
Date:	Oct-99
Story:	Broken Pillars (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Prof. Charles Xavier (in flashback)
Villains:	Post (Kevin Tremain)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Shon C. Bury
	Pencils: Chap Yaep
	Inks: Marlo Alquiza
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Mike Temofonte
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cableıs resurgent telepathy draws him to the Morlock tunnels, empty
since Mikhail Rasputin flooded them (Uncanny X-Men 293). He finds a statue of
Onslaught, and Tremain, who is nursing a grudge (iss. 33). He explains that he
was working as a US government operative and was betrayed into the Mandarinıs
hands. Post blames Cable for saving his life; Cable blames Post for abandoning
Xavierıs dream for Onslaught.
	They fight. Cable wins, then offers him another chance. He walks off,
resolving to start over.

Issue:	Cable 73
Date:	Nov-99
Story:	Pestilence! (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Blaquesmith
Guest Stars:	X-Force: Domino, Sunspot (Roberto DaCosta), Meltdown (Tabitha
Smith), Warpath (James Proudstar), Jesse Bedlam, Dani Moonstar, Cannonball (Sam
Guthrie); Siryn (Teresa Rourke Cassidy, in flashback)
Villains:	Crewmen including Tom; Ozymandias; Feral (in flashback); Caliban
(now Pestilence)
Other Characters:	Tommy
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Rob Liefeld
	Inks: Lary Stucker, Dan Fraga
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Optic Studio
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Two crewmen try to steal the Sapphire of the Sphinx from a ship in
San Francisco Bay, but find a large cocoon, instead. Caliban breaks out, bigger
and badder, and under Apocalypseıs control.
	Ozymandias and Blaquesmith are in contact, both wanting to stop Apocalypse.
	A boy, Tommy, befriends Caliban, even defending him from his frightened
father and getting hit by a truck for his efforts.
	Cable is in town, saying goodbye to X-Force before his final confrontation
with Apocalypse. They tell him about Feral and Siryn (X-Force 90); he blames
himself. He gives them a list of his safe-houses, in case he is killed.
	Caliban crashes in, announcing that he is Pestilence, the first Horseman of
Apocalypse, and he attacks Cable.

Issue:	Cable 74
Date:	Dec-99
Story:	Mindgames (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey and Kenny Kramer, Irene Merryweather
Guest Stars:	X-Force: Domino, Sunspot, Meltdown, Warpath, Jesse Bedlam,
Moonstar, Cannonball; Cyclops (Scott Summers), Phoenix (Jean Grey)
Villains:	Caliban/Pestilence, Deathbird/War, Apocalypse (En Sabah-Nur)
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Bernard Chang
	Inks: Jon Holdredge
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Cable had been mentally manipulated to think that Caliban was all
right (X-Force 70); the touch of Apocalpyse is now evident. Caliban felt
abandoned and considers his old friends enemies; when Proudstar tries to approach
him, he stuff him. He runs off, and Cable uncharacteristically stays to help
Proudstar.
	Deathbird has mentally summoned Caliban to her Egyptian base; she is now War,
and she is helping Apocalypse destroy Earth so she will have an easier time with
the rest of the universe.
	In Westchester, Cyclops and Phoenix discuss Cable, sensing something bad.
Stacey and Irene both miss Cable.
	Cable and X-Force track Caliban; Deathbird says they are all infected with a
mental virus that causes delirium. Cable goes onto the psi-plane to combat it;
some of X-Force are there, trapped by Caliban, while others are still awake
battling Egyptian flunkies who are made of sand. Cable sends the rest of the team
back to their bodies; too late he realizes the whole thing was a ruse to get him
to leave his body vulnerable. He is now physically captive of Apocalypse; he and
X-Force each blame themselves for the failure.

Issue:	Cable 75
Date:	Jan-00
Story:	Who Is Worthy to Break the Seals? (24 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Domino, Warpath, Cannonball
Villains:	Apocalypse; Logan (Death), Caliban
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Rob Liefeld
	Inks: Lary Stucker
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Optic Studios
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this issue is part of the Apocalypse: the Twelve cross-over.
	Apocalypse has Cable captive in Egypt and reviews their history from his
point of view. Cable is defiant. Logan is there; he has been transformed into
Death (see Wolverine 145) and wonıt listen to reason. Cable remotely charges his
psimitar and gets free. He plans to beat sense into Logan, or kill him trying,
and he pushes him over a ledge.
	Apocalpyse returns and Cable fights him until Logan threatens to kill
Caliban. Cable surrenders, and Apocalypse doesnıt understand his unwillingness to
sacrifice even one life.
	Following are Ireneıs journal of Cableıs history and pictures of Cableıs best
battles: Wolverine, Apocalypse, Stryfe.

Issue:	Cable 76
Date:	Feb-00
Story:	In My Eyes (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Stacey and Kenny Kramer; Irene Merryweather
Guest Stars:	The X-Menıs Prof. X, Cyclops, Phoenix, Storm, Iceman, Bishop;
Polaris, Sunfire, Michail Rasputin; Aliya (in flashback)
Villains:	Apocalypse; Magneto, the Living Monolith (Ahmet Abdol); Madelyne
Pryor
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Bernard Chang
	Inks: Jon Holdredge
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraftıs Saida Temofonte
	Colors: Brian Miller, Hi-Fi Design
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this issue is part of the Apocalypse: the Twelve cross-over.
	Stacey and Irene wait anxiously for word from Cable. He is Apocalypseıs
captive, along with the rest of the Twelve, held in dampening bubbles.
	A flash of light, then Cable and Scott find themselves in a huge graveyard
from the future ‹ Cableıs past failures. Shift to a younger Cable, holding Aliya,
recently killed in battle. Shift to a younger Cable, missing his foster parents
after they returned to their own time (The Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix,
1994). Scott pulls him back from despair, hugs him, and disappears.
	Cable sees the house in Alaska, and finds Madelyne holding Scott captive. She
had pulled them into the psionic plane in response to Cableıs subconscious desire
to put things right with his parents. She offers to escape to the psi-plane with
him, but he has a world to save.

Issue:	Cable 77
Date:	Mar-00
Story:	Falsehoods (22 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	
Guest Stars:	Aliya, Prof. Xavier, Iceman, Cannonball, Warpath, M, Synch,
Magneto, Sunfire, Storm, Cyclops
Villains:	Apocalypse, the Living Monolith
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Bernard Chang
	Inks: Andy Owens, Rod Ramos
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Hi-Fi Design
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Note: this issue is part of the Ages of Apocalypse cross-over.
	Apocalypse, having taken part of the power of the twelve (X-Men II:97), wants
the rest, so heıs warping reality.
	In a medieval milieu, Egypt has conquered most of the world; resistance is
led by Cable and other mutants. Aliya is with him, and Cable senses this reality
isnıt right.
	The mutants attack Apocalypse, but he is ready for them. Cable, Storm, and
Sunfire blast him, but he channels their energy back at them and grows stronger.
Cable sees Scott, remembers reality, and realizes Apocalypse isnıt defeated yet.

Issue:	Cable 78
Date:	Apr-00
Story:	I Still Believe I Cannot Be Saved (23 pages)
Feature Characters:	Cable
Regular Characters:	Irene Merryweather, Blaquesmith, Stacey Kramer
Guest Stars:	
Villains:	Ozymandias; Ranshi Imperials including Capt. Holdyne, Controller
Princess Sandella Ranshi (see iss. 81), Malan, Kriven
Other Characters:	
Credits:	Writer: Joe Pruett
	Pencils: Juan Santacruz, Michael Ryan
	Inks: Andrew Pepoy
	Letters: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
	Colors: Gloria Vasquez
	Editor: Mark Powers
	Editor-in-Chief: Bob Harras
Synopsis:	Apocalypse defeated, Cable can get back to Hellıs Kitchen, and finds
his safehouse trashed, Irene frantic, and Blaquesmith wounded. Cable briefs
Blaquesmith on Apocalypseıs defeat and Cyclopsıs death (X-Men II:97). He hugs
Stacey, then kicks her and Irene out. Blaquesmith shows him a secret door and lab
with a sample of the Legacy virus. He is close to a cure, and the safehouse was
attacked to get that data.
	Time cops from the future Ranshi Empire are trying to catch Harmonists.
	Ozymandias, free of Apocalypse, looks forward to an unknown future.
	Cable goes to the diner to talk to Stacey (picking up on his personal life,
see iss. 71). She says she loves him; he is still not over Aliyaıs death, kisses
her good-bye, then erases her memories of him. Doesnıt work, though, because just
then his powers fail (see Uncanny X-Men 379), and his virus goes berzerk.


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