by Nick Walden, CMRO Contributing Writer
Written by Jeph Loeb, Art by Ed McGuinness
Published: May 2012
Finally we get a good issue in this run! I was really excited at the start of this mini-series, but my enthusiasm waned as things progressed. But this book helps kick things back up a notch or two with it being solid on many levels. With everyone else out of action Cable gets to face the dynamic duo of Spider-man and Wolverine!
No to start it is a little ironic in a lead up to the Avengers versus X-Men story that we have Spider-man (not the most regular Avenger) and Wolverine (a mutant) facing off against Cable. While Wolvie and Spidey have been in the Avengers camp for quite a while this isn’t the same as Captain America, Iron Man, or the Hulk who are the old school soldiers. But maybe that is what makes this issue so much more fun. There is less tension and more fighting. Or maybe that just has to do with the great banter between Spidey and Wolverine.
I really liked the art in this book. Ed McGuiness really cuts lose with some classic fighting scenes and giant layouts that are all about the big action of older comic series. There is a lot of beautiful imagery being used that gives you a whole bunch to take in, which I really enjoy.
With the combination of fun, fighting, and art this book made a solid 8 out of 10 impression with me. Overall it made me wish that each issue had this same combination of action, banter, and great art because then I would have a better feeling about the whole project versus the up and down feelings I have right now. But not every series is perfect!