The final two issues of Cable delayed a month each

(Image credit: Phil Noto (Marvel Comics))

Unless you can timeslide like Cable, you're going to be waiting a bit longer for the final two issues of his series.

(Image credit: Ernanda Souza (Marvel Comics))

Marvel has informed retailers that Cable #11 and Cable #12 have been pushed back on their release schedule. The X-Men's big 'Hellfire Gala' event is in June, but since Cable (and Children of the Atom) were previously excluded from the event that wouldn't cause an issue here.

Cable #10 remains on-schedule for April 28, but Cable #11 has been pushed back five weeks to June 30. Cable #12 - the series' finale - goes back four weeks to July 28.

Marvel hasn't given a reason for this delay, but Cable has been a rare 'Big Two' series which kept its same creative team for the duration of its run so far, with Noto even moonlighting by drawing an issue of X-Men during this Cable run.

These final three issues are pitting the younger, fresher-faced 'Kid' Cable against his older, original self. After previously being considered dead by Kid Cable's own hand in Extermination #1 back in 2018, March 24's Cable #9 ended with the surprise reveal that he survived.

"He's out there somewhere... sometime," Kid Cable says in Cable #9. "He's our best weapon to stop Stryfe... now and in the future."

"While the rest of the X-Men gear up for the highly-anticipated Hellfire Gala, young Nathan Summers will have to contend with his grizzled war veteran future self in Cable #12," reads Marvel's official description of the Cable finale. "The past and future of Nathan Summers will finally collide in a game-changing confrontation that will set this iconic character on a new path!"

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)