Attack of the Spaceknights: The Past And Future of Nathan Christopher Summers

How do you keep characters in continuity when you don’t have the rights to the original property? Marvel has been really good at this, allowing ROM the Spaceknight to “retire” but keeping the concept of the Spaceknights of Galador alive to battle the Dire Wraiths and, apparently, Cable? (IDW currently publishes ROM, under license from IP owner Hasbro.)

And how do you get Derek McCaw interested in buying a book about Cable — in particular one that’s leading up to a crossover in which he’s woefully behind? You have Gerry Duggan writing and Phil Noto drawing, AND you bring in the Spaceknights! You know what? This kind of thing worked on me when I was buying comics at the local Rexall Drugstore, and it still works decades later.

Follow the path to X OF SWORDS in Cable #4, on sale in September!

Lettered by VC’s JOE SABINO
On Sale SEPTEMBER 2020


About Derek McCaw 2010 Articles
In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He has performed with ComedySportz and Silicon Valley Shakespeare, though relocated to Hollywood to... work in an office? If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at