Darkseid's Couch
A Comic Book Podcast That's Sometimes About Comic Books

S18:E2 - Cain No. 1 (1993)

We Can't Get Cable Comics, We Have Cable Comics at Home

Aug 16, 2021

This time on the Couch: Mike, James, and Shée get duped by Cain no. 1! You know, Cain? Like the guy from the Bible? Invented the concept of murder? This Cain is pretty similar, except instead of murdering his brother, he murdered about twenty minutes of anyone who picked up his book. In 1993, Harris Publications knew exactly what the kids liked. They just didn't know how to make it themselves. So, they did the next best thing: They cobbled together bits of 90s detritus and wrapped it up in a trench coat before setting it loose on an innocent comics-buying public. Can Cain overcome all the shortcomings of his derivative existence in order to fulfill his dream of having more than two issues published? Well, no, but even that first Cable series only lasted for, like, 107 issues.

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