Cable is Nathan Summers and is the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (Jean Grey's clone), he is also half brother to Rachel Summers-Grey. Cable is from a possible post-apocalyptic future timeline having been transported to the there to save his life. Cable traveled to the past with one mission; kill Apocalypse to prevent his future from happening. To do this he traveled to his home timeline and set out recruiting a team of mutants to launch a preemptive strike in hopes of preventing Apocalypse's rise to power.
Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld created the character Cable who first appeared in 1990's New Mutants #87 as a "Man of Action" to lead the New Mutants. It was later revealed that the character had been introduced four years prior in 1986's Uncanny X-Men #201 as the infant Nathaniel Summers by writer Chris Claremont. Since then Cable has appeared in solo titles as well as team books such as New Mutants, X-Force, Cable and X-Force, and currently be found in, Uncanny Avengers.
"I was given a directive to create a new leader for the New Mutants. There was no name, no description besides a 'man of action', the opposite of Xavier. I created the look, the name, much of the history of the character. After I named him Cable, Bob suggested Quinn and Louise had Commander X"
- Rob Liefeld On Cable's Creation
Like the previous titles there is no further information on Cable #1 yet including the creators, but it will be released along side of them in Spring 2017.
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