Death is a peculiar thing in the world of comics. Many fans have come look at comic book character’s death as only temporary, but there are exceptions. Either way, that doesn’t stop creators and fans from having to say goodbye, and Marvel plans to do just that at the end of this year.
The death of Cable last month took fans by surprise, and his daughter, as well as the creative team behind his solo comic, are celebrating the life of Marvel’s time-traveling mutant in comics this December…with a little help from an X-Men legend.
X-Men: The Exterminated will deal with the fallout from the event, and Cable’s death. In the story, Cable’s adopted daughter Hope Summers is attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival.
This December, Cable creative team Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler re-team for a special one-shot to say good-bye to the time-traveling, fan-favorite mutant – featuring covers by Geoff Shaw and a special back-up story that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, from legendary X-Men series writer Chris Claremont!
On saying goodbye, Nadler said, “This issue is our chance to say a proper farewell to Cable, to honor his legacy, and to really see the immense impact the time travelling mutant had on those closest to him. Most importantly, it’s about how the Summers family copes with grief, and the difficulty of forging ahead. The issue is packed with fan favorite X-Men from all different eras, and we’re super excited to be bringing them together, despite the somber occasion.”
X-Men: The Exterminated #1 goes on sale on December 5, 2018.
Written by ZAC THOMPSON, LONNIE NADLER, and CHRIS CLAREMONT
Art by NEIL EDWARDS and more
Cover by GEOFF SHAW, colors by ANTONIO FABELA
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