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Avengers: X-Sanction #3 - Noon

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Cable is determined to stop the Avengers at any cost in order to save his 'daughter' Hope. With flashbacks to the future (huh?), more is revealed on Cable's return and there are more guest appearances as well.

It's Cable versus the Avengers but that's not all. There are some others coming to join the party.

The Good

You might have heard about the upcoming event, Avengers Vs. X-Men. Splashed across the cover, we're reminded that it's only two months away. This miniseries is clearly leading up to that event.

When Cable seemingly sacrificed himself for Hope at the end of Second Coming, it turned out he wasn't dead just yet. Seeing an apocalyptic future because the Avengers were responsible for Hope not being alive to prevent it, Cable made it his final mission to prevent Hope's demise. Having already fought (and defeated) Falcon, Captain America and Iron Man, Cable now has to face Red Hulk. He doesn't have much time and that makes him even more desperate (and dangerous).

With Cable's return, there were some questions as to how he made it back to the present and where he got all his weapons. Those answers are revealed and more questions are raised. They're pretty big ones and with the fast paced nature of this series, they might have to wait until AVENGERS VS. X-MEN begins in order to be answered.

When Cyclops and Hope show up, it's great seeing the acknowledgement of Cyclops and Cable's relationship. The fact that Cyclops is Cable's father isn't something that is really focused on. He was struck with a bit of grief at Cable's funeral but even though they're both soldiers, I always wanted to see a little more of this touch upon.

The Bad

We're getting some nice action scenes and some cool little seeds (from the future) but there are some parts that feel off. This entire miniseries is the comic book cliché of superhero fighting superhero. Cable doesn't have a lot of time and is a strategist. Would attacking the Avengers individually be more efficient than actually trying to talk to them? Yes, that'd be a boring miniseries but it's still hard to overlook.

I don't think the image used for the cover was the right choice. That's something better left for the interiors.

When Wolverine shows up, would he really say they're taking the Avengers back even if they have to "kill Cable"? They've fought in the past but they're way beyond that.

The Verdict

We're over halfway through the miniseries. Cable has already fought Falcon, Captain America and Iron Man. Cable's fight with Red Hulk is providing some interesting tidbits along with the flashback (to the future before he arrived in the present and...you get the idea) where we find out how Cable returned and where he got his weapons. We all love a good superhero vs. superhero fight but this is starting to feel a little forced. Cable is desperate and perhaps not thinking rationally but it's almost too much. It will be interesting to see how the events here will fully lead into AVENGERS VS. X-MEN and what Cable's final (?) fate will be.

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PrioritySeven

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I'm still buying this series just to see the train-wreck continue. How this script or this idea for a comic book even got the thumbs up is beyond me. It seems a really desperate attempt to kick off AvX, but I think that idea is starting to lose some hype too.

Edit: Good review!

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Mhmmm.

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I was hoping this series would be better

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Edited By Dead_Man_Dann

Concerning the last thing you said in the "Bad" section, there's something off about Wolverine-- he looked strange.. and his font was different too.

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Edited By pspin

This is good if you take it at face value but if you think about it too much or analyze everything then you won't like it much

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Edited By LordXorn

Eh it was alright, I quite enjoyed this issue more so than last cause it looks like we are getting some explanation at last,until the last page, something just felt really off.

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hopefully red hulk will die.

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i love this book!

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Edited By CombatSpoon86

What do you expect from a book that sets up to AvX and it's by Jeph Loeb. Of course it's not gonna be good. Big Event's are being shoved down our throats once every 6 months to a yr. Marvel isn't gonna steal my 4 bucks for another mediocre event.

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@PrioritySeven said:

I'm still buying this series just to see the train-wreck continue. How this script or this idea for a comic book even got the thumbs up is beyond me. It seems a really desperate attempt to kick off AvX, but I think that idea is starting to lose some hype too.

Edit: Good review!

QFT I'm doing the same as you, just buying the series and watching it burn. Cable's "death" in second coming this just ruined his perfect sacrifice. Wonder if hope will somehow cure him because it seems stupid to "resurrect" him for a 4 issue arc only

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Ugh. So glad I didn't buy this.

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No Cable. Talbot is dead which means u screwed up and your future is wrong. Which u already know because u have to catch and interrogate Avengers even though u know they have done nothing yet.

Honestly, this is simply so stupid. The biggest problem is the Avengers going down one by one instead of attacking like a team.

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(spoilers) looks like red hulk might get killed soon, seeing as cable kept calling him talbot

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Worst part of this one, what I'd calll THE BAD? Hope running in and being as surprised as mom who sees her kid got home early from school, very big let down, I' not a fan of the writing or the art

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Is it nice seeing the Red Hulk infected LOL

Cable taking out Avengers = satisfying.

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I like Red Hulk. Sue me.

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Cyborg Red Hulk? Win.

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@The Dark Huntress said:

Ugh. So glad I didn't buy this.

If only I could talk you out of buying Avengers vs X-Men.

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The ending seemed pretty clumsy to me; I've been enjoying it this far too. Maybe an issue or hallucination of some kind?

Props to Tyler Dayspring's mention.

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I can't say that I particularly enjoy this mini-series. I get that Cable is a tough soldier and strategist but it doesn't feel like he should be able to win some of the fights he has had. I mean they are The Avengers. So far I am enjoying Magneto: Not a Hero much more as a mini-series and I kind of feel they should have tied that into being one of the catalysts for the XvsA event.

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why can't i read the blacked out parts? is it a firefox setting?

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