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Subj: Re: Cable #4: Did you see that?!
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 at 07:13:32 am EDT (Viewed 103 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Cable #4: Did you see that?!
Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 at 05:48:27 pm EDT (Viewed 134 times)

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    CABLE 004 (2020)

    HATE that they've tied Weaponglutton Cable's mythos with the beloved Marvel Spaceknights and that they gave him THEIR magic sword "The Light of Galador" as character design upgrade. Dropped after #1 but had to Byrne-read this to see how everything was resolved. And now he's keeping the sword conveniently to justify the X of Swords cover blurb and the countless upcoming "sword-orgy" solicits.

    It's a shame how the flashbacks trivialized the origin of ROM and his OG Spaceknights to 'simple cyborgs'.

This isn't actually a change.

I kind of like the idea of criminal types being the original, pre-Wraiths Spaceknights. I hope this wasn't the last we've seen of them. That nuke really shouldn't have destroyed them, imo.

    It's disgusting that Young Nathan had to unheroically kill the original owners to keep the sword. What about "finders, keepers" or "possession in 9/10ths of the law"?? No, just nuke the b*stards?!


    Can (1/5 girlfriend *bah*) Esme (and the other Cuckoos) turn to Diamond Form, too?! When did this precident last happen? And IF so, then why not more often?

Yes. They all have this power from Emma. This was established in the Phoenix Endsong mini (Esme was dead at this time though). Technically, they cannot use their telepathy while diamond, which is sorta undesirable for them since they like to share their minds with each other.

    Is XEREK the name of an as-yet unseen Spaceknight? Or is it the sword name of The Light of Galador (as per that distress call Infographic)?

I think, the sword. The text infodump says, "Xerek, the Light of Galador..."

    So, just to be confusing and/or clear, Old Cable KNEW the moment he was going to be 'killed' by Kid Cable and he also thought it best to supply A NUKE to kill unwelcome aliens he must've known would be in his past timeline????

Yeah. *eyeroll*

    Really don't like this simplistic artstyle and flat colours. Just look at that bland family dinner table setting on Page 20. Not to mention how his "parents" Ozzie-and-Harriet casual tolerance with his murderous shenanigans.

I was okay with it, but I've seen similar style done better.

    HATE that Editors approved the planetcide of Galador and that, here, they brought straggler Galadorians back only to wipe 'em all out again.

Yeah. But I really hope they weren't wiped. Spaceknights get no respect. There was even one suggestion, back in the day, that ROM's armour was tougher than Galactus'.

This whole plotline leaves mountains to be desired, tbh.

    Will anyone else, besides Emma Frost keeping their eyes on this Kid?

Sadly, the Cuckoos... who could SO do better, and have. As much as I hate Quentin Quire, even he's better than Kid Cable.

Well, Marvel does have to be careful still with the spaceknights as they no longer have the ROM trademark. Of course given that IDW's success with ROM is......debatable, perhaps Marvel SHOULD spend the cash to get him back.

Surely that trademark can't be THAT expensive, and some fans might welcome the triumphant return of ROM.

As to ROM's armor being tougher then Galactus, issue 26 of his series had ROM and his doppelganger Terminator attacking Galactus. He easily resisted their combined neutralizers and ROM attacked Galactus' ship museum while Terminator eventually breached Galactus' shields and had his life drained by the devourer.

ROM's armor along with other Spaceknights was forged of plandanium alloy as I recall and it was tough enough to travel in space, near and/or through suns, withstand asteroids, etc. Similar to the Silver Surfer, but ROM also felt great pain when he was slashed by Wolverine's claws.

As to pre-Rom spaceknights, well that makes sense given that the spaceknight was fully developed and waiting for ROM and others to volunteer for the process. It had to have been developed sometime, also Galador's culture is a large unknown. We saw some of it in ROM, but how was it back in the days before ROM? Dunno.

But overall the story stinks

Also, years ago in one of the Cable comics, or perhaps X-force, didnt Marvel bring back the marvel owned versions of the Micronauts, calling them Microns and using Commander Rann, Marionette and a couple of others?

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