Cable Vol. 1: Messiah War: Messiah War Premiere v. 1 and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Cable, Vol. 1: Messiah War (v. 1) Hardcover – October 8, 2008

6 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$19.99 $14.07

100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
Amazon's editors chose their list of the one hundred young adult books to read, whether you're fourteen or forty...Learn more
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Marvel (October 8, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0785132260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0785132264
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,407,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Duane Swierczynski is the author of several crime thrillers, including the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award-winning Expiration Date, as well the Charlie Hardie series (Fun & Games, Hell & Gone, Point & Shoot), which has been nominated for Anthony, Shamus, Macavity and Barry awards and optioned for TV. He currently writes Birds of Prey for DC Comics, Godzilla and the forthcoming Judge Dredd for IDW Comics, Bloodshot for Valiant Comics, and has written about the Punisher, Cable, the Immortal Iron Fist, Werewolf By Night, Black Widow and Deadpool for Marvel Comics. Duane has also collaborated with CSI creator Anthony E. Zuiker on a series of bestselling "digi-novel" thrillers which include Level 26: Dark Origins, Dark Prophecy and Dark Revelations. In a previous life, he worked as an editor and writer for Details, Men's Health and Philadelphia magazines, and was the editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia City Paper. He lives in Philly. You can say "yo" to him at www.secretdead.com or twitter.com/swierczy.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Morris on March 10, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Honestly, I wish it were possible to give this title 3.5 stars. I rounded up to be nice.
I am not a follower of the X-titles. Have not been for years. I know a bit about M-Day and the 198 and Endangered Species, but nothing all that specific. Having said that, this is an easy title to follow not knowing those things. The jumping on point is rather easy: Cable's protecting a baby mutant messiah in the future... GO!!
What brought me to the book was the art of Ariel Olivetti which, as I'm finding out, is a bit hit or miss with readers. Personally I am a huge fan, not only of his character drawings but also his ability to bring 3-d animation in for backgrounds and such. Do I believe the look is seamless and perfect? By no means. But I do respect an artist on the edge of technology trying to marry the traditional past with the possible future of how the industry may look.
The story itself goes on a pretty stock, brainless-fun sorta route, borrowing a healthy dose of both Lone Wolf and Cub and Mad Max with a pinch of Spaghetti Western. Not much happens but it does lay the framework for a possibly promising series.
Huge fan of the art, thought the story was merely passable though had its occasional moments of Sci-Fi fanboy fun.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Brock on April 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a decent start to the series. The story focuses on Cable traveling through the future with first mutant born since M-Day. Cable is charged with protecting her till she is old enough to fulfill her destiny of saving mutantkind (or so it is said.)

The first two issues move pretty fast and play out a bit like an old western. Issues three and four slump a little, and try to give more of a backstory to how Cable and Bishop got to where they are. Theses two issues ultimately just ends up being repetitive and boring though, with Swierczynski trying too hard to shape the reader's view of Cable and Bishop. (We get it, Cable and Bishop are both soldiers from the future. Cable doesn't know how to be a father. Moving on.) Issue five picks up the pace though, and leaves you wanting more. So overall, pretty decent.

Ariel Olivetti's art is awesome to me. I love the way he draws people and the way his fight scenes look. The use of what looks to be computer generated vehicles and weapons in some scenes is a little disappointing, but overall the art is still really good.

Swierczynski does a good job of telling an action story, but doesn't really know what details from past issues to put in. He SOMETIMES has a tendency to explain the obvious and leave out key details. Granted, if you've read a lot of the other issues leading up to this series, that's not a problem anyway.

Somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars for me.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
When I finished reading X-Men Messiah Complex I had to know what happen to Cable and Hope. This book is written in a Journal style and is very well done. I got the whole series because of the great character development that truly gets you involved with the characters. It's slow at times but it fits the story very well. Love this story and what the writers did with the characters...the art is unique and fits the story as well. Worth it for those who want to know how Hope and Cable relate.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again