After unveiling its X-Men plans at NYCC last week, Marvel has announced a 4-issue Cable miniseries from writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Scot Eaton this January. The first issue features a cover drawn by Whilce Portacio. No additional members of the creative team were mentioned in the press release.

Cable miniseries

Here’s how the publishers describes the Cable miniseries:

Launching in January, CABLE will see mutantkind’s greatest soldier wage his own war against both Orchis and an all-new threat known as the Neocracy. On this pivotal mission, he’ll team up with one of the few people he can trust: himself! It’s the return of Young Cable as both counterparts race to stop a horrible future from coming to fruition. 

The future must not come to pass! All the signs are here: The Neocracy is coming—and with it comes not only the end of mutantkind, but all of the humankind as well! As if rescuing Young Nate from the ongoing threat of Orchis weren’t enough, can Cable root out this growing threat and decimate it before the Neocracy has a chance to take hold? Is he already too late to change the future?

No stranger to the character, Nicieza teased what’s to come for the son of Jean Grey and Scott Summers:

“This series finds Nathan Dayspring Askani’son Gesundheit up against the wall because while the lives of the X-world on Krakoa are under attack, Cable has to focus on the next potential ‘big threat.’ In order to stop the Neocracy before it becomes a revolution of evolution, Cable needs the help (and annoyance) of Young Cable! Indeed, hijinks ensue and Chiclet guns will be fired!”

He added:

“It’s always fun to write Cable and challenge him with a big physical and emotional conflict. Having written him more than anyone else on the planet, it’s also fun to add to that total!”

Look for Cable #1 (of 4) to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, January 17th.