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Cable Returns in CABLE AND X-FORCE

They will battle the threats no one else can.

We know Cable barely survived X-SANCTION. Where's he been since then? NOW is the time we find out. NOW as in Marvel NOW! Marvel has just announced what the teaser featuring Hopeless and Larroca's name means.

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This December, the deadliest mutant team of all debuts in Cable And X-Force #1, beginning the all-new ongoing series from rising star creators Dennis Hopeless (X-Men: Season One) and Salvador Larroca (Invincible Iron Man). As part of Marvel NOW!, Cable And X-Force joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Cable is back NOW! He has a new X-Force consisting of Colossus, Forge, Domino and Dr. Nemesis and they are all caught red-handed at the scene of a terrorist attack on a major American corporation whose CEO has expressed anti-mutant views. Now Cable and X-Force are on the run, with the Uncanny Avengers in hot pursuit.

“The X-Force that Cable’s leading is a group of outlaws trying to save the world,” explained Dennis Hopeless in an interview with “They’re fugitives being chased across the globe and doing what good they can while always looking back over their shoulders. There’s not much room for error on this team.”

Marvel NOW! is the culmination of Marvel ReEvolution, the groundbreaking new initiative to evolve the comic book experience through innovation. With Cable And X-Force, Marvel NOW!ensures fans will find out just what it takes to be a hero when everyone thinks you’re the villain!
“We knew the return of Cable had to be big and this is going to be one of the most explosiveMarvel NOW! launches, " said Axel Alonso, Editor in Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “Dennis and Salvador are bringing a new look and feel to the X-Force, with a story that hearkens back to the core themes that made them such a phenomenon while moving them forward in an exciting way.”

Each issue of Cable And X-Force includes a code for a free digital copy on the Marvel Comics app for iOS and Android devices. Additionally, each issue of Cable And X-Force features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

“Not only does every book with the Marvel NOW! logo feature a new superstar creative team and blockbuster story, but they also come with all-new incentives for our retailer partners,” explained David Gabriel, Senior Vice-President of Sales, Marvel Entertainment.. “We want to make sure every comic shop nationwide is fully stocked to meet the high demand we’re already seeing forMarvel NOW! And want to make sure their voices are heard throughout this exciting time. Stay tuned for more news on how Marvel will be working directly with retailers to make sure our programs address their needs.”

An all-new series! All-new team! All-new enemies! This is Cable And X-Force NOW!





170 CommentsRefresh

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Posted By Simon_the_digger

Colossus should have been kept as new avatar of Cyttorax

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Posted By SlamAdams

I hope one of these 2 X-Force books is good since I really loved Remender's series.

I wonder if Colossus will be out of the Juggernaut grasp

I wish they used Blaquesmith instead of Forge though. He is similar enough to Forge plus he already has history with Cable and is all around cool looking. Like ET as a blue collar action hero

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Posted By zackattack529

Once Remender's Uncanny X-force is over i'll be forced to go onto either this title or the other X-force title...not sure which one is going to be better.

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Posted By HopesummersFORtheFUTURE

@k4tzm4n said:

Dr. Nemesis looks like Kabal (Mortal Kombat) and Fantomex had a baby. And yes, the end result looks quite awesome.


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Posted By YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Yes, Forge!

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Edited By scuzz2.0

@Mercy_: Cant hep it, I'm Scottish. Plus i thought you had one of those auto editor things.

I'll try and keep a lid on it.

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Posted By deactivated-5791595859013

Outside of Colossus, this line-up is the first of the Marvel Now titles that really has me intrigued

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Posted By Mercy_

@scuzz2.0: Watch the language, please.

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Posted By lykopis

A bit late in the game, but this line up looks good. I like the idea of having characters who haven't been shown to interact much in the past together doing so now. Cable and Domino should be interesting and having Forge back is a relief, frankly.

Looking forward to this.

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Posted By McKnight87

Unfortunately, that's the point of Marvel NOW! They're basically resetting some stuff. For this reason, anything that's happened to a character in a Marvel NOW! book isn't necessarily covered by canon.

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Posted By Yung ANcient One

The New Uncanny X-Force for me. They look AWEsome

a lot of Brains on this Team

( + )

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Posted By Pwok21


Agreed on all fronts there, I feel that Gambit could slot onto either team. Uncanny needs to drop Storm for Sage to be honest, but I'll wait for the other character reveals.

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Posted By Howlverine

@Pwok21: Yeah, Storm's a weird addition for me too. But overall it looks to be centered around Betsy. Should be interesting to see how they interact with Cable's team. Also, I feel like Gambit should be on one of these teams.

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Posted By XsPectre28

so forge is back from the dead & cable lost his arm & eye again........... is this another clone or is this cable also time displaced like the original x-men......... wish this team was more Summers/Grey based since Cable is still loyal to cyclops...... add rachel & x-man to the roster & complete this x-force team

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Posted By Pwok21


I gave the article a quick search after I saw your post and you're right, so that'll be interesting.

Not sure on Storm being in there (kinda contradicts X-Force) but Spiral and Puck make a whole lotta sense, plus fighting Bishop? Sort of wish it would be Cable's team getting some revenge but it should be fun. Plus it'll be fun to see how they overlap, team-up or if Cable's are fugitives (working behind Fury's back) whilst the others are Government / SHIELD backed.

Seems like everyone's pumped about Puck but I'll be honest Spiral is what really interests me.

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Posted By Howlverine

@Pwok21: That's the thing. The old X-force is NOT getting cancelled. I just read an interview on with Sam Humphries about how he's taking over from Remender on a new/renumbered Uncanny X-Force series. This team will feature Psylocke, Storm, Spiral and Puck (PUCK!!!! Pucking awesome!!) among others, and in the first arc, they're fighting Bishop. And, oh yeah, it's drawn by Ron Garney (RON GARNEY!!! I LOVE Ron Garney's work).

Just my personal opinion, but it's looking great so far.

So, that means there's two X-forces.

(I'm not sure about forum rules and stuff, can I post the link to the article here?)

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Posted By RoboShark

Very interesting. Like this roster.

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Posted By Pwok21

Looks good but I'm sad about the last X-Force being disbanded.

Still Nemesis, Domino and Colossus will make an interesting team, and to see how Cable will juggle this with the New Fury team will be interesting.

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Posted By SupremeHyperion

if only they would take lame-ass deadpool off my beloved thunderbolts and put him here :(

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Posted By John Valentine

Oh, hey, Forge, when did you get back?

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Posted By slimlim

@ALittleTooRaph said:

Yes indeed! Hard to find an X-book without him! Can't wait for this!

Actually, its hard to find any MARVEL book without wolverine these days...

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Posted By Namor1987

I've been reading X-Force since Wolverine recreated the team & inted to read this series. The uniforms look bada$$. Colossus appears to have lost the Phoenix Force. Dr. Nemesis looks cool along with Domino

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Posted By secondfallen616

Wow, this is gonna be so awesome......thats like a dream team really, only question i have is, when did Nemesis become a mutant lol?

My pull list is getting smaller on the DC side if they keep rolling out good stuff like this (please, please, please don't screw this up Marvel). I wonderm if thats the real reason why DC's doing all kinds of shuffling of teams and books and pushing for crossovers and rushing plots along before they were prepared to. Seems like they are a little scared, and they should be.

Love this site so much, its the only site that really matters when you, get down to it, at the end of the day, bottomline, come hell or highwater, thanks for doing what you all do so well.

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Posted By kal-el09

Anything with Cable is automatically cool! So I'll definitely be adding this to my pull

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Posted By Thunderscream


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Posted By slimlim

@mattwing87 said:

Why does Cable have that long mechanical arm? I thought Hope cured him of the TO virus and he was back to normal?

Maybe coz he hasnt used real left arm muscles since he was a baby? That mechanical arm may be just a brace for now.

Plus, the artist probably thought it looks cool... which it aint.

I'm intrigue by this, so i'll give it a shot.

But please... when it comes to the costumes... sometimes LESS IS MORE.

i'd hate to see a return to "Liefeld" style aesthetics

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Posted By mtrakos

Cable looks terrible. Trade the russian for proudstar I'm in.

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Posted By Howlverine

Gotta get this book. No question. Marvel NOW! is shaping up to be awesome.

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Posted By RedheadedAtrocitus

X-Force is a "group of outlaws trying to save the world"? Uh, Suicide Squad much? But it is great Cable's back.

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Posted By Gregomasta

Team metal people.

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Posted By Fetts

Colossus looks friggin awesome.

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Posted By 00 Raiser

Might have to buy this.

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Posted By NXH

@ALittleTooRaph said:

@NXH said:

Why Salvador Larroca?? He's terrible.

Apart from Cable and maybe Colossus, this is an awful lineup.

Suck Deadpool isn't on this. Yes. I know he's in Thunderbolts.

All just your individual opinions. Larroca is far from terrible. The lineup is incredible. I'm glad Deadpool isn't in this book... all my opinions.

Yep. I'm entitled to my own opinion. Just like you and everybody else.

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Posted By the_fallen11

Cable. Yes. Dr. Nemesis' new look. Yes. I will be getting this. Fo Sho.

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Posted By Nathaniel_Christopher

Always glad to see Cable, and I hope they fix Forge's character. That Ghost Box thing was just plain awful.

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Posted By GBrutality

why does dr nemesis need a costume? he's always been very behind the scenes. and it looks ridiculous.

why are they being announced as deadly? that's dumb. also, why would they be hunted by the avengers especially since half the time is comprised of mutants?

don't ruin x-force's name after it's been so good these past few years.

however, the new costume for colossus and his placement on this team are pretty cool.

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Posted By TheMtVernonKid82

Cable's arm belongs on a Gundam. But this looks good . Plus Domino and Colossus cool. Glad Colossus doesn't have the Juggernaut powers he was a junkie with those powers.

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Posted By time1

@scuzz2.0 said:

this looks like a return to the old sucky X-force! I'm honestly surprised they didn't get Leifeld to do it. Why would they fuck with one of there most critically and financially successful books?

Larroca sucks! photo referenced Photoshopped bullshit! sawyer as Tony Stark? Fuck off!

Did you even read the old X-Force?, from the 90's. they were amazing. They are better than some of the X-Men teams and titles today.

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Posted By time1

I'm gonna love this title. Cable back with the X-Force, about time as well. He reunited with Domino too, that's pretty cool. Not thrilled about Colossus being on the team, I would of prefer Warpath. I wish Boom Boom was on the team. So what does mean for Cable and Hope, will he still be her protector. What about Uncanny X-force, will that still be a around. Bring on November and December, can't wait. Jean and Cable are back, amazing.

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Posted By ALittleTooRaph

@NXH said:

Why Salvador Larroca?? He's terrible.

Apart from Cable and maybe Colossus, this is an awful lineup.

Suck Deadpool isn't on this. Yes. I know he's in Thunderbolts.

All just your individual opinions. Larroca is far from terrible. The lineup is incredible. I'm glad Deadpool isn't in this book... all my opinions.

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Posted By ALittleTooRaph

@One_Eye said:

@ALittleTooRaph said:

This looks awesome!! Cable in the lead! Forge is back! Domino in a key team role! This seems like a good fit for Colossus after his "Phoenossonaut" days! And I'm loving that Dr. Nemesis redesign! Finally, something that interests me about Marvel NOW!

I agree! Heck, anything X-related without Wolverine is good to me!

Yes indeed! Hard to find an X-book without him! Can't wait for this!

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Posted By kagato

@brucecapell said:

@They Killed Cap! said:

so what is happening to uncanny x-force

it will still be around thought it's getting a bit of a revamp

Thank god! I was starting to have heart palpatations lol, im interested in reading this but only as long as Uncanny X Force exists and dosent get replaced.

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Posted By Darkmount1


First they turn Colossus into the new Juggernaut, THEN they make him insane with god-like power (and strain his relationship with Illyana further), and now THIS??? This should NOT be happening to my #2 favorite Marvel hero (and my #1 favorite X-Men character). This just downright stinks!!!

Also, WHY is Forge there, and why overhaul Dr. Nemesis's look? I liked the retro look he had.

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Posted By Aeroman

@Dernman: that's a good theory

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Posted By NXH

Why Salvador Larroca?? He's terrible.

Apart from Cable and maybe Colossus, this is an awful lineup.

Suck Deadpool isn't on this. Yes. I know he's in Thunderbolts.

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Posted By Eclipse-32

Most unexpected, not sure what to make of it.

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Posted By Sifighter

Well this could be good if its written right and I would like to see how people react to colossus after AvX

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Posted By Ouija

thought forge was dead

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Posted By brucecapell

Wonder if the artist is going to eventually hate drawing these new costumes, they are very detail esp Cable

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Posted By Zoch81

@Rickbarry: That is true I will keep eye on it but new team and writer dont have much appeal to me beside may work out better for me drop this and add new uncanny avengers book.