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X-Men: The Exterminated #1 focuses on the fallout from the death of an X-Man

Have you been reading Extermination? If not, you might not want to see what Marvel has to say about X-Men: The Exterminated #1, hitting in December.


If you’ve read this far, then I’ll assume that you know that Cable was killed in Extermination. The X-Men event is still running, but saw the longtime hero offed by his younger self in one of the first issues. Yes, he’s a time-traveller, and no I don’t know if we’re supposed to believe that he’s actually dead. Personally, when I read that issue, it didn’t even really have an impact for me since I just assumed Cable dying was a gimmick for the event.

It looks like Marvel is sticking to its guns on this one though… for now.

Cable has fallen, and the events of Extermination have left a hole in the X-Men family. What comes next??

In the wake of Cable’s death, his adopted daughter Hope Summers is attempting to deal with her loss – but a dark and terrifying path beckons her, and the X-Men’s own Jean Grey may be her only hope for survival!

This December, CABLE creative team Zac Thompson and Lonnie Nadler re-team for a special one-shot to say good-bye to the time-traveling, fan-favorite mutant – featuring covers by Geoff Shaw and a special back-up story that celebrates the life of Nathan Summers, from legendary X-Men series writer Chris Claremont!

“This issue is our chance to say a proper farewell to Cable, to honor his legacy, and to really see the immense impact the time travelling mutant had on those closest to him,” said Nadler. “Most importantly, it’s about how the Summers family copes with grief, and the difficulty of forging ahead. The issue is packed with fan favorite X-Men from all different eras, and we’re super excited to be bringing them together, despite the somber occasion.”

Don’t miss the X-Men story everyone will be talking about – X-MEN: THE EXTERMINATED #1 arrives in comic shops this December!

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