Saturday, February 16, 2008

Joe Casey Comics: Cable #62

[Continuing my look at Joe Casey's run on Cable. New posts Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.]

As I am kind of sick, I'm not in the mood for contructing sentences and putting together ideas, so in my look at the conclusion of "The Nemeis Contract," I'm doing things in point form with little attention paid to small stuff like grammar, spelling and coherence. Enjoy.

* Cable has a new haircut--cropped short, looks much better

* The four surviving Nemesis robots mutate into Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos (the other three being Dum Dum, Reb and Perce)--no real reason for this other than the fact that it's a lot of fun--again, emphasis Cable's connection to the larger Marvel universe

* Irene writes the expose on SHIELD for the Daily Bugle, giving Casey an excuse to write J. Jonah Jameson--the most Stan Lee-esque dialogue in any modern comic if you include the Howling Commandos as well

* Ladronn's lines are thicker in this issue, most Kirby-esque--Joe Casey is Stan Lee, Ladronn is Jack Kirby?

* Cable, now at full power, handily defeats Jack Truman, leaving Truman seriously injured as a result of the SHIELD helicarrier crashing, which sets up Deathlok

* Emphasises Cable's role as "hero"...

* One of the Nemesis robots mutates further, becoming Cyclops--demonstrating the role the Howling Commandos played in the MU?

Next issue is part two of a three-part crossover with X-Man... sure to be well worth our time and energy, eh?