Updated on 16 October, 2021
The title of Cable Comic is synonymous with many different comic book titles and has been for several years. When Spiderman was first introduced, it was called "Cable and Peter Parker: Day One" and the pair of crime fighters were set to face a variety of villains. It was then changed to "Cable and Wolverine" and the series chronicled the adventures of the duo. A new series called "X-Men" took Cable into a world of angels while "The New X-Men" featured Cable as the leader of the X-Men. Whether it was an ongoing series or just a one-shot adventure, Cable has always been a staple of the X-Men series.
Over the years, the team of X-Men has grown to include many different characters. The most recent addition was Cyclops, a boy who leads the crew of the ship named Cyclops and features futuristic combat abilities. He is also the father of Jean Grey, an alternate space ship captain. Cable, in many of his comics, is depicted as an orphaned street urchin looking for his place in the world and this has led to a number of adventures, both in the flesh and on the pages of Cable comics.
Cable may be a part of the X-Men family, but he is not one of their very famous members. In the most recent comic books series, Cable, along with some other X-Men like Wolverine and Beast, were stranded on a planet called Sakaar and were hunted by the mutant known as the Mad Titan. Cable's girlfriend, Jean Grey, attempted to use a mysterious energy projector to contact a number of other X-Men, but this failed and Cable was believed killed. Days later, Cable's ship crashed on an unknown planet and as Cable lay dying, the X-Men were teleported to the new world and Cable was presumed dead.
Wolverine and the X-Men have since appeared in several additional Cable comics where they have taken over the mantle of Cyclops. However, Cable's appearance in the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix mini-series teases what could be in store for Cable in the future. The Cable that was seen in the original X-Men movies and in the original X-Men: Omega existed as a mental construct of Professor X, who created the android Cable to serve as a support for Scott Summers (the original Cyclops). Scott was left with a android daughter named Cable. Cable was sent on a mission to assist the young mutant Jubilee in curing herself of the radiation that made her look like Cable in the future, and Cable's connection to Professor X allowed him to help Jubilee deal with her powers and illness. Cable was born with Cerebro, a bio-chip that can duplicate any person or object and is attached to Cable by a life-force force.
The Death of X book written by Kurt Busiek and illustrated by Fabian Nicieza is the first of two Cable comics featuring Cable. It featured Cable's relationship with the evil mutant Storm. This Cable was established as an ally to Jubilee and Jean Grey, but he abandoned them when they were confronted with a deadly foe. This Cable, who was portrayed as a cold and ruthless killing machine, was later revealed to be a powerful mutant who had been around long before the X-Men and still survived the destruction of the Skrull war.
In the second Cable comic Cable was revealed to be a cystic type of Human telepath with the ability to use Technomancy, telekinesis and Cerebro to control other people's minds. This Cable was a long-time friend and proteg of Professor X. He often worked along side his mentor and would do anything that was asked of him including trying to save the world. While on assignment for the x-men, Cable discovered that his true destiny was to become the ultimate x-force leader; to take his place at the top of the mutant ranks.
The third Cable Comic was written by Uncanny X-Men writer, Fabian Nicieza and was drawn by Al Ewing. The appearance of Cable in this issue was done in a one-piece latex outfit, much like the one that Cable wore in the popular Cable and X-Men video game. The appearance did not follow the red and blue color scheme that was used for Cable, nor did it have any connection to the character of Professor X or the classic X-Men. The main focus of this Cable Comic was the relationship between Cable and Jean Grey, which had developed after Cable returned from World War Hulk. This Cable Comic featured Cable as the leader of a new team called the X-Men.
The final Cable Comic to feature the character was written by Tom Wheeler and was illustrated by Tom Schutt. This Cable Comic featured Cable as a Messiah. After receiving an appearance similar to that of Professor X in the previous x-men movie, the son of Cable, Scott Summers, was transformed into a powerful telepath and was placed under the command of Magneto. Magneto told Scott that he was the newmessiah, and that he would use his telepathic abilities to help people throughout the world. Cable, along with some other X-Men, then went on to help mutantkind during the fight against Magneto, and Cyclops later assisted the X-Men when they were attacked by a mysterious organization that called the Mutant Underground. These are some of the various Cable Comic appearances that have been written by various writers over the years.