Meet Your New CABLE Guy

When the news breaks that Duane Swierczynski will be penning Marvel Comics’ relaunch of Cable, X-MEN’s mutant anti-hero, beginning in March, it doesn’t happen quietly. Rather, Swierczynski gets the Q&A treatment from PW Comics, Comic Book Resources and

Here’s a salient quote from the CBR interview:


[Marvel Executive Editor] Axel Alonso, that silver-tongued devil, told me what he had in mind for

this new series, my brain practically exploded. He’s really good at

matching writer and artist with the material at hand; I think he knew

this series would fire me up,” Swierczynski told CBR News. “Cable’s

appealing to me because he has a lot of cool internal conflicts. He’s

kind of a spiritual solider — part priest, part John Rambo.

He’s trying to serve a greater calling, but to do that, he has to

resort to violence. Lots and lots of violence. It’s the ultimate story

vehicle for a former altar boy.”

And for those keeping track, Swierczynski’s just the latest crime writer to try his hand at a regular comics gig, a list that includes David Morrell, Denise Mina, Charlie Huston, Greg Rucka and Karin Slaughter (with her upcoming Slaughterhouse graphic novel imprint for Oni Press.)