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Comic Book / Silver Sable and the Wild Pack
aka: Silver Sable

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Silver Sable and the Wild Pack is a 1992 comic book by Marvel Comics, written by Gregory Wright with art by Steven Butler.

Silver Sable leads a team of highly trained team operatives into battle. However, as the Wild Pack takes on contracts to capture various supervillains, Sable and the Wild Pack cross paths with other heroes in the Marvel Universe a fair number of times, particularly Spider-Man.

Silver Sable and the Wild Pack provides examples of:

  • 10-Minute Retirement: Silver Sable retires towards the end of the series, after she avenges her mother and rescues her father, but at the cost of killing someone in cold blood.
  • Comic-Book Limbo: A literal comic book limbo appeared in the final issue. The writers used the Li'l Sylvie comedy back-up strip to comment on the cancellation of the book by having Sylvie (a chibi version of Silver Sable) banished to a limbo inhabited by chibi versions of female Marvel characters who had once headlined their own books.
  • Go for the Eye: In issue #13, Silver Sable stopped Luke Cage by knocking him to the ground and aiming a gun at his eye, saying that she was willing to bet that his eye wasn't as bulletproof as the rest of him.
  • Mexican Standoff: Silver Sable engages in one with The Punisher.
  • No Range Like Point-Blank Range: In issue #13, Silver Sable knocks the Immune to Bullets Luke Cage to the ground and, before he can get up, holds her pistol a fraction of an inch from his eyeball, and says that—at this range—she is willing to bet that his eye is not as invulnerable as the rest of him, and then asks if he is willing to bet she is wrong.
  • Pregnancy Scare: Happened to Silver Sable in issue #35. She thought she was pregnant after sleeping with her ex-husband and starting making plans to retire from the adventuring business. It turned out to be a glitch in her cycle and her doctor pointed out this was probably for the best as the reckless actions she had taken while she thought she was pregnant indicated she really wasn't ready to be a mother.
  • Prison Episode: Silver Sable is imprisoned in issue #30. The CIA was responsible, having become upset that Silver refused to work for them.
  • Sex with the Ex: Silver Sable did it once with her ex-husband the Foreigner, leading to a Pregnancy Scare.

Alternative Title(s): Silver Sable