Characters Appearing: Carnal Serpent, Luke Cage, Priapus, Silver Sable, Terror (Shreck)
Silver Sable & the Wild Pack #14
Issue(s): Silver Sable & the Wild Pack #14
Then Sable uses her feminine wiles to trick Priapus.
Which is pretty lame, but i guess when you're dealing with a sex demon stuff like that is bound to happen.
After Priapus is defeated, the Carnal Serpent comes out, devouring Priapus and Vatsayana's Tryst.
It then disappears. And, uh, that's everything.
Again, even if the issue wasn't shortened by a Silver Sable early years story, this would be pretty light on content. It's not terrible. The whole crossover has been a simple action story in the "mostly harmless" category. I bet using Priapus as the villains seemed like a good idea at the time - definitely up Gregory Wright's alley. But there's not really a lot that you can do with him in a Code book. Not that i see any of the creators involved really trying to be creative; Priapus is mostly a generic villain.
You'd think the interaction between the heroes might be fun, but as far as characterization goes, there's not a lot. There's a bit about how Silver Sable is a good leader but the others think she is "bossy" and a related bit about how Luke needs to learn to take orders. Beyond that, there's a little bit of the "should we use lethal force" debate that seems to be everywhere around this time. The crossover fails to tease out the real differences between the three characters. This line at the end from Terror is something i think Silver Sable has literally said herself in other books.
Still, i actually found myself a little relived at the simplicity of it all. Both Wright and D.G. Chichester have a tendency to over-complicate their plots, so the fact that things are pretty streamlined here could be considered a positive. I am also happy to mostly stay away from the supporting cast subplots about characters i don't care about for two months in both Cage and Sable.
It doesn't seem like this book boosted sales. Terror is cancelled after his next issue, and Cage soon after that. Silver Sable does manage to continue for a couple of years, though.
Someone writes in earnestly suggesting that Cable is Silver Sable's father. Cable formed a "Wild Pack" just like Sable's father and the father is currently the subject of a mystery in this book (thought to be dead but recently revealed to be alive). And they both have silver hair! It's actually not a terrible idea!
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: This is the final part of For Love Nor Money.
Crossover: For Love Nor Money
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
We'll see the same pattern with crossovers not boosting sales with the Infinity Crusade- 4 of the titles it crossed over with (Moon Knight, Deathlok, Cage and Alpha Flight) were cancelled within 6 months.
Posted by: Michael | November 3, 2016 7:53 PM
Fnord, Cable being Sable‘s father is NOT a terrible idea?!? I think you‘ve read one too many 90‘s comics by this point....
Posted by: Multiple Manu | December 30, 2017 4:19 PM
Are Sable's parents Cable and Mabel?
Posted by: The Small Lebowski | December 30, 2017 6:36 PM
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