octopedingenue: (I'm awfully fond of you!)
oc·to·ped in·gé·nue ([personal profile] octopedingenue) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-04 06:17 pm

Deadpool & Cable #26: It only counts as subtext if it's SUBTLE.

Here are my less-than-four pages from this week's comic that had me, lazy trade-only buyer, trekking to an actual comic store to snag it.


Deadpool & Cable #26: In which Deadpool nostalgizes/summarizes/hallucinates the high points of Cable & Deadpool and Messiah War and etcetera to the present, viewed as Deadpool's bittersweet love letter to his BFF, Cable. And by "BFF," I mean "apparently Valentine's Day has arrived a week and a half early!"

Read the first 6 sad/funny/sad pages here. (ETA Link fixed.) And then 2 pages plus a bit under the cut!

[Writer: Duane Swierczynski. Art: Leandro Fernandez. Colors: Steve Buccellato. Letters: Jeff Eckleberry. Cover: Dave Wilkins.]

The beginning of snide White Text Box's exposition from the previous page, since otherwise the lack of context reads oddly:

"[Okay, here's what's going on. And I'm talking directly to you, comic book reader.
This whole "Cable" thing is a surprise to these people because...well, the lines in Eastern Europe tend to be redrawn rather quickly.
And, uh...Deadpool's in the wrong country.]


For the record, that is (mostly) a real song. And I am racking my brain for a plausible, non-queer reading of this entire issue scene and just...not...seeing... I mean, Deadpool's romantic interests pretty much run on Rule Of Funny anyway, but damn.

Overall, this issue is highly enjoyable crack for all that it's all As You Know recap exposition hung with an excuse plot: I laughed so hard the cat thinks I'm violent, and the rampant meta and no-longer-counts-as-slash-if-it's-basically-canon has me evilly gleeful.

But I still made myself sad re-reading for scans, over how Deadpool is genuinely heartbroken (AGAIN) by Cable's (SECOND) death. He tries so hard to do right by Nate's memory, because the happiest time in Wade's life has been buddycop bromancing with Cable, and all Wade's subsequent antics an effort to ignore/recapture/move past/deal with that.

Oh god, I just made myself even sadder.

[personal profile] philippos42 2011-02-04 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Who's the writer?

Man, what malevolent captions.
shadowpsykie: (dead waynes shock)

[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2011-02-05 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
For the record, that is (mostly) a real song.

i can't stop putting clips for from the series in time with this song in my head.....
badficwriter: Bob of Hydra-What Would Bob Do? (What Would Bob Do?)

[personal profile] badficwriter 2011-02-05 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Deadpool. He's worse than Spider-man for the "We must always depict him as a loser at life."
q99: (Default)

[personal profile] q99 2011-02-05 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Though unlike Spider-man, it's far more from his own choices.

[identity profile] jamesfirecat.insanejournal.com 2011-02-05 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Oh Loki, where would modern fanfiction be without your TG, furry, Mpreg adventures?
liara_shadowsong: (Default)

[personal profile] liara_shadowsong 2011-02-05 02:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, people are inventive. I'm sure they'd have gotten there eventually, even without that particular predecessor. ;P
q99: (Default)

[personal profile] q99 2011-02-06 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
Who hasn't been there?
rordulum: (Default)

[personal profile] rordulum 2011-02-05 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Oh God, Deadpool singing Crystals songs? It's only a short step from that to Dusty Springfield.

I never really saw what Wade saw in Cable, though. Actually, I've never been able to see what anyone saw in Cable as a character.
miramira: book stack (Default)

[personal profile] miramira 2011-02-05 01:23 am (UTC)(link)
"The only boy who could ever reach me was a part of the New Mutants"?
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)

[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2011-02-05 04:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Cable and Deadpool" Cable was really a different animal altogether from his X-Force/X-Men appearances. No soldier from the future, rah rah rah, with Liefeldian guns coming out of the wazoo. Just a man who actually tried to create Xavier's dream by getting people of all kinds living together, rather than segregating mutants, humans and superhumans all in their different corners of the universe. And was doing a good job of it, before the X-writers called dibs and had the storyline dropped.

Razzafrazzin'... bitter? Me? No, no. The letter bomb scares in Marvel offices at the time this happened were a complete coincidence, I tell you.

But anyways, went off on a tangent, just wish that they'll bring that Cable back, rather than some other variation.
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)

[personal profile] cainofdreaming 2011-02-05 05:05 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, eck, seems like the series is not starting again, is it? Should have checked the link before posting.
schala_kid: Spider-Woman's symbol (spider-woman)

[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-02-05 07:59 am (UTC)(link)
This, this, this , and soooooooooo much this! Cable & Deadpool was pretty much what made me love the character of Cable.

Maybe some years from now when Fabian Nicieza ends his time with DC, they'll ask him to write the resurrection issue of Cable and Deadpool will be one of the starring characters.

[personal profile] whitesycamore 2011-02-05 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
This. The Cable and Deadpool version was a fairly typical "driven visionary dedicated to the cause above all else" character, except that he also cared about the people around him and tried his best to do right by them. That makes him an ok guy in my book.
baihu: (Default)

[personal profile] baihu 2011-02-05 12:56 pm (UTC)(link)
It's that Summers charm. You can't resist trying to get in their pants.
ext_79087: robin-thighs (robin thighs)

[identity profile] wasabi.livejournal.com 2011-02-05 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
Well, it could have been one of the Crystals' more jaw-dropping songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyy6r_9ptf0

[personal profile] lunasa 2011-02-05 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
I knew it.
freezer: (Default)

[personal profile] freezer 2011-02-05 02:44 am (UTC)(link)
For the record, that is (mostly) a real song.

KISS did a version as well.
darrylayo: (Default)

[personal profile] darrylayo 2011-02-05 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Didn't buy this.

Has anybody talked about how frickin WEIRD it is to have an issue #26 appear out of the BLUE all of a sudden?

I don't read the (comic) news, is this some joke thing Marvel is doing? Re-launching from the last point rather than their all-too-familiar "#1?"


[personal profile] arilou_skiff 2011-02-05 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
Deadpool's numbers are... idiosyncratic. They started Deadpool team-up on #999.
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)

[personal profile] fifthie 2011-02-05 06:04 am (UTC)(link)
That cover is spectacular.
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (supergirl)

[personal profile] schala_kid 2011-02-05 08:25 am (UTC)(link)
I don't care what anyone says, this issue literally made me sad.

And it didn't really need any more reassuring than the C/D comics, but this whole issue just showed how much Wade really fucking loved Nate. And it's like the OP said, the happiest time in Wade's life has been buddycop bromancing with Cable.

Y'know I kind of want him to meet Nate Grey or Hope Summers now, those would make for some really interesting conversations.
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Deadpool WTF?!)

[personal profile] kirke_novak 2011-02-05 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, if I had this 2 weeks ago, Deadpool would be number 1 on my list of closeted bi characters. I mean, f'real, people, there is nothing but CONTEXT here.
salinea: Magneto going *?* (wtf)

[personal profile] salinea 2011-02-05 02:17 pm (UTC)(link)
What do you mean closeted? What do you mean 2 weeks ago? There are people who consider Deadpool as anything else than a pansexual/bisexual character??
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Deadpool (tentacles))

[personal profile] kirke_novak 2011-02-05 04:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I should rephrase, the list was about the bisexual heroes who should be acknowledges officially as bisexual.
Because Wade is sososo bi.
salinea: Xavier & Magneto fist bumping, "Xav/Mag OTP" (shipping)

[personal profile] salinea 2011-02-05 04:19 pm (UTC)(link)
so true.

I wanna see that list too!!
liara_shadowsong: (Default)

[personal profile] liara_shadowsong 2011-02-05 02:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Closeted? There are people who think he's closeted?

Waitaminute..... There are people who know who he is and haven't figured out he's bisexual?! *mind is blown*
thistleburr: unreasonably adorable Fitch, smoking his pipe and enjoing the summer twilight (cutie fitch)

[personal profile] thistleburr 2011-02-05 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I want to read your list!
thistleburr: unreasonably adorable Fitch, smoking his pipe and enjoing the summer twilight (cutie fitch)

Re: There it is!

[personal profile] thistleburr 2011-02-07 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you~

[personal profile] whitesycamore 2011-02-05 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
I've always read him as bi, and not at all secretive about it. I'm not sure it's possible to read him as anything other than bisexual, unless one's willing to brush off his every instance of stated homosexual attraction as "just a joke." I mean, technically they usually are jokes, but then so are most of his heterosexual attractions.

I mean, I always thought the humour was in Wade's inappropriate timing and lack of decorum rather than "lol gay!"
midnightvoyager: Just Middy (Default)

[personal profile] midnightvoyager 2011-02-07 04:52 am (UTC)(link)


ahem, sorry.

What was I going to say before tripping over those damned white captions? I don't remember.

I'm fairly sure I just read something that could have been enjoyable on some level if not for that. Why can't I remember it?

Ah well.