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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.

HOW MOURNS A MERCENARY?

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.]

[Whoopsie.]"







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.



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[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.
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[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"?
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.
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[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.