Thursday, February 2, 2012

Avengers: X-Sanction #3

Oh joy, it's time for THIS mini-series... The past two issues bothered me... Greatly. Cable outfighting and outsmarting Captain America and Iron Man just seems horribly wrong, but maybe that's just me. As for this issue, if things follow along the lines of the first two issues, Cable will manage to overpower the Red Hulk. Let's see if I'm right...

Avengers: X-Sanction #3(of 4):

Summary: Before the Red Hulk can defeat Cable(who has been nearly taken completely over by the Techno-Organic Virus), Blaquesmith arrives on the scene to give Cable some... ugh, hope. After a flashback to Blaquesmith and Cable walking through a future seemingly devastated by the Avengers, we head back to the present where we see Cable shooting Red Hulk with a gun that knocks Red Hulk out of the boat the two were fighting on... Well, it's a good thing Cable's gun didn't run out of ammo like Cap's did in the first issue, now isn't it? Before Cable can regroup, Red Hulk returns with a giant chain and anchor and wraps Cable up in it, demanding to be told how to free Captain America and Iron Man from the traps Cable put them in. Instead of telling Red Hulk, Cable somehow makes his TO Virus infect Red Hulk... Yeah, sure... With Red Hulk infected by the Virus, Cable decides to mercy kill him, but is halted by the arrival of Lord Summers and Our Lord and Savior Hope, who were teleported over by Blaquesmith. Lord Summers is angry that Cable had attacked the Avengers(since starting trouble with other superheroes is Lord Summers' job!), and wants to free Cap and Iron Man, but Cable warns Lord Summers not to try to help the two heroes, lest he sets off the bombs that were attached to the two Avengers. Our Lord and Savior Hope gets tired of Lord Summers and Cable talking, since SHE'S the most important character in the history of all of literature, and demands that they pay attention to her. Before Our Lord and Savior Hope and force Lord Summers and Cable to come to an agreement, Wolverine and Spider-Man arrive on the scene, where Wolvie threatens to kill Cable if he didn't free Cap and Iron Man.

Thoughts: Yeah, this issue was pretty much what I expected. It was more of Cable being perfect and better than everybody else, and more of the Avengers losing. Seriously, after reading this mini-series, why the hell should I care about the Avengers vs X-Men event, since this mini has shown us that the Avengers characters are nowhere NEAR the X-Men's league. Cable has singlehandedly taken down the strongest Avenger(without Thor around), the smartest and most tech-savvy Avenger AND the Avengers most experienced fighter and best strategist! By himself!! If CABLE can do all of that alone, imagine what Lord Summers and his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants can do to the Avengers! But enough bitching(for now...), let's steer this post back to this issue and the events therein. Once again, there wasn't anything truly terrible in this comic, same as the first two issues, I just didn't particularly enjoy it. I'd guess your enjoyment of this comic will depend on how great you think Cable is and/or how much you hate the Avengers.

Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.
avengers x-saction #3
I'm half surprised that wasn't the end of the Red Hulk right there...

9 comments:

  1. I read somewhere that this won't be directly tied into AVX. Like you don't have to read this in order to understand what going on in the up coming comics (it seriously upset me because I agree with you, this is BLAH)

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  2. Wow, that seems so strange! I'd have thought for sure that this was a direct tie-in to the AvX event... Now I wonder why I even bothered picking this mini up!

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  3. Hey, it is the first meetup between Wolvie and Cyclops since Schism. I don't know why but even with these fights being bad I am kind of hyped the next one will be Spidey and Wolvie. I also have no clue why the next cover has Spidey in his black costume and Wolvie in his UXF costume (except that it looks cool, but why does Cable have black hair?).

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  4. That's an easy one Jermox. The TO Virus obviously changes Nathan's hair color. A Wolverine vs Cyclops clashing part 2. That should prove interesting....just wish his identical little half brother from an alternate reality Nate Grey was present, especially with Peter Parker present. Would just love how Peter, Hope and Blaquesmith would react with Grey in the mix...as well as how Nate would react with Logan attempting to kill his brother, who once spared Nate's life, infront of his Father and...."Hope". Top that off with the fact that his best friend Peter is aligning himself with Wolverine Keeping it real, with Wolverine there and Nathan in his current condition, Logan would definitely put a death stomp on Nathan, but if Cable's gotta go, this would be an awesome conclusion for Cable. However, don't think Cyclops and Hope are gonna go for that, explaining why I saw Wolverine lashing at Pheonix aura Hope on that AvX round 2 cover. If Nathan does die by Logan's hands I just wish he could have interacted with X-man before his passing.

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  5. Yea well this is the stopping point for me here I can no longer read "The Amazing Invincible Cable Guy" mini any longer.

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  6. "Yea well this is the stopping point for me here I can no longer read "The Amazing Invincible Cable Guy" mini any longer." This right here probably most mirrors the way I'm feeling about this mini-series... I mean I get Marvel wants to build up Cable... For something... I guess, I don't know why since he was DEAD, but they obviously do. But at the expense of the Avengers?! And not even the sucky Avengers! Cable took down Cap, Iron Man AND a Hulk!! All that's missing was for him to defeat Thor to complete the massacre. I'll naturally stick it out since there's just the one issue left, but man did this series leave me disappointed...

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  7. I have been of the point that how he took down Captain America was lame, I had no problem with how he took down Iron Man, and, well, I don't know what to make of Red Hulk. A Hulk vs. the TO Virus. I don't know much about either to make a decision about it but just say, meh. Either way, this series hasn't been too interesting. I have to stick it out now just to see if Cable was set up or do the Avengers really have all those mutant capturing devices. Oh well, at least Gambit might have a fancy Stark-tech staff.

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  8. Eh, I didn't like the way Cable defeated any of the three Avengers he's faced thus far. The way Cable defeated Red Hulk? I think I felt like you, I was just kind of meh about it. "Oh, now Cable can fire the TO Virus into other people... How convenient. Moving on..."

    But yeah, I think the ending will go a long way in deciding on how I'll look back at this mini. An interesting ending will help out A LOT. A clich├ęd ending, where the Avengers help save Cable to show they're not evil, or Lord Summers simply taking Cable back to Crazy Mutie Island would definitely make these four issues a waste of $ for me.

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  9. Cable is able to beat the avengers bcz if he loses the world could be destroyed. So he will not let himself lose another resons he is able to beat them is he was prepard for iron man and cap a

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