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Read Marvel’s Soldier X online for free

Soldier X #1

Soldier X #1

Even in a Nu-Marvel-era X-Men line that included Grant Morrison’s New X-Men and Peter Milligan & Mike Allred’s X-Statix, the Cable reboot Soldier X was a weird, wild, wonderful standout. Written by Darko Macan and illustrated by Igor Kordey, the series offered an almost absurdist take on the superhero concept, with a never-more-powerful Cable struggling with his methods and motives while tracking a super-powered Russian peasant girl. Though it’s never been collected in trade paperback, the series has become a cult favorite, with writers like Joe “Jog” McCulloch and yours truly praising the way it both explored and exploded the character and the genre.

Now you can find out for yourself what the fuss is about: Marvel will be rolling out the book’s first five issues at its Digital Comics Unlimited site all week long, for absolutely free. Issue #1, which sets the scene, is already up. Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

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Awww. Can’t read directly in the Marvel/Comixology reader.

Love this series. Love it, I show Soldier X to anyone looking to catch up on comics. It’s just a very rich powerful series. When I think of Cable in this series his arc really sings that great Marvel toon of with great power, come great responsibly but at Cable’s power level it still scaled up very well from Spider-Man. While each arc maintained that same level of grit. Thinks to the wonderful art styling of Igor Kordey.

Anyway, let me stop gushing, This is great news and its done just in time for Second Coming, which I follow solely for Cable. I hope we get a trade after this.

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