Had I waited a day, I could have included the Cable discussion in my previous post. So it looks like James Robinson (who has written Cable in the past, no pun intended) is returning to the title, along with Carlos Pacheco for the artist.
Seems the general concept of the book is right along the lines I was thinking for Bishop appearing in the upcoming ResurreXion X-Men: Blue book.
Robinson had said, “This series will be Cable on a race against time to fix time. The reason Cable must take on this quest will reveal itself as the story and mystery unfolds, but he’s doing it for the sake of the Marvel Universe, which will fall apart if he doesn’t take action. And in the course of Cable’s mission, we’ll see him in a lot of great time periods like 15th century Japan, WWI, the Stone Age, Victorian England, and on and on, all with those time periods made more crazy and sci-fi by time being fractured by the villain of our series.”
Well, I can see how this might all impact Cable (because, technically, shouldn’t he cease to exist?) – because if Cyclops (Scott Summers) is pulled out of the past from the “616” time stream, that would impact that he may never meet Madelyne Pryor. Okay, let’s just leave the time paradox stuff alone and accept “this is comics” (just like any other soap opera!)…
That said, with him time sliding, and trying to save the time line, I am hoping that Robinson brings in another time slider; this time, restored as a hero, rather than the villain he was eventually made out to be, when he tried to kill Hope Summers – none other than Bishop. Seems like it could be redundant, but I could totally see them doing the “buddy cop” thing – essentially be like Lethal Weapon (s?) – Cable, like Riggs and Bishop, like Murtaugh. It’s probably too much to hope for…
Anyway, while I’ve not traditionally been a fan of “time displaced” characters, this line up of a creative team and concept, sounds good enough that I am willing to give it a few issues to grab my attention.