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oc·to·ped in·gé·nue ([personal profile] octopedingenue) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-02-04 18:17

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.