21st Century's yesterday, getta load of the new Cable! Marvel announced in a conference call that their next big event will be called Avengers: X-Sanction, written by Jeph Loeb and penciled by Ed McGuinness. The story will involve the Avengers – probably to keep focus on the team for the release of the Joss Whedon movie next summer – and will feature the return of Cable, the ever popular mutant that was killed in the X-Men Second Coming event last summer. Basically, it's Cable, back from the dead, taking on the Avengers team! And that's pretty much all so far - along with this stunning ref pic done by Ed McG!
Built over top a Jakks Ivan Drago base, sculpted the massive chest harness, used hands/boots from a ML Omega Red, and got most of the weapons from a Spawn Commando. Took the barrel of a toy gun, split it in half down the middle and used them for the shin guards. Added a red marble fragment for the eye, sculpt work on the cyborg arm/face and lots of minor detailing.
Hope Dolph Lundgren is ready to hang up his Punisher costume, 'cuz he'd be way cooler as Cable in a movie version!
With McGuinness doing the art, and Loeb at the helm of this amazing story line, it's sure to be the blockbuster that the Avengers movie wished it could be. Can't wait to find this comic under the X-mas tree!
Thanks for having a look at this.