Avengers: X-Sanction #1 – #4 Review

Avengers X-Sanction #1 Review


How has Cable been reborn? Where has he been since “Second Coming”? And what dark event has driven him to destroy the Avengers? The answers are just the tip of an iceberg that threatens to smash the Marvel Universe to smithereens!

A crucial new series by the creators behind SUPERMAN/BATMAN and HULK, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness


What I Thought

I love Ed McGuiness art! I really enjoyed the action and most of all I enjoyed seeing Cable back in action doing what he does best, kicking ass and taking names! The premise of the book is pretty solid too. In cable’s time Hope never gets the Phoenix because she was never there when it arrived. The Avengers are all to blame for this, so Cable with little over twenty four hours of life left travels back in time to eliminate the Avengers in hope of changing time. It’s been awhile since we had a good time travel tale and this one is pure gold!

On the flip side Falcon is still the bud of jokes and being taken down and captured first in a major storyline is characterization genocide. Apart from the underrated and token nature of Falcon I was cool with everything else.

A desperate father trying his best to save his daughter and race by killing heroes, I like it! 4/5

stars- 4

Avengers X-Sanction #2 Review

Cable goes toe-to-toe with Iron Man as his mission of annihilation continues!

What I Thought

The art and cover stand out above all else as this series hits its stride with this second issue. The action is still top notch as Cable defeats Iron Man in close combat. I really enjoyed how Jeph Leob portrayed Cable’s love for his daughter. She’s literally the driving force in his otherwise dead and dying body. The flashbacks also typify how Hope perceived him as a child, wanting to be like him etc. Also very central to Cable’s characterization was the progression of the Techno Organic Virus. Since childhood he has fought against it, Cyclops sent him into the future to prevent his death at its hand. Everything he became was because of this virus, the cold and stern father he became was also as a result of the life he lead in the future and present. Hope had anything but a typical childhood much like Cable himself and this was handled very well throughout the issue.

Another very Solid read! 4/5

stars- 4

Avengers X-Sanction #3 Review

Cable rumbles with the Red Hulk as his fight to save the future carries on!

What I Thought

Cool cover with Red Hulk and Cable. I liked all the action this issue and the allusion to the Avengers vs X-men war that followed. It also pointed out that Gambit would have betrayed the X-men and sided with the Avengers; his staff in the future had Stark Tech. We also finally see the reunion of Cable his father Cyclops and his daughter Hope. This reunion is far from heartwarming as Cable almost kills his father to protect Hope, something Cyclops would also do. The similarities between father and son here are heartwarming and disturbing at the same time. Cable almost kills his father and was stopped by Hope, In Avengers Vs X-men #11 Cyclops kills his father; Prof X; because no one could stop him, talk about father son parallels. Overall I thought it was solid 4/5

stars- 4

Avengers X-Sanction #4 Review

As the final hours tick down, Cable must take down a berserker Wolverine and a wisecrackin’ Web-Head to ensure a deadly future does not come to pass!

What I liked

Loved the cover and art as well as the action in this issue. The love and bond of Father and child was also touching and hit the right notes. This issue also sets up Cyclops motivation for the upcoming Avengers Vs. X-men event. His son who he’s sacrificed so much for in the past shows him a glimpse of the future where the Avengers prevented Hope from getting the Phoenix, a dead world of cider and ash. In this issue we also have Hope manifest the Phoenix rapture once more and apparently cure Cable of the Techno Organic Virus.

Overall a very enjoyable miniseries 4/5

stars- 4



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