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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.



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

Man, what malevolent captions.

Date: 2011-02-05 12:12 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (dead waynes shock)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
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.....

Date: 2011-02-05 12:25 am (UTC)
badficwriter: Bob of Hydra-What Would Bob Do? (What Would Bob Do?)
From: [personal profile] badficwriter
Deadpool. He's worse than Spider-man for the "We must always depict him as a loser at life."

Date: 2011-02-05 01:01 am (UTC)
rordulum: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rordulum
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.

Date: 2011-02-05 01:10 am (UTC)
ext_79087: robin-thighs (robin thighs)
From: [identity profile] wasabi.livejournal.com
Well, it could have been one of the Crystals' more jaw-dropping songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyy6r_9ptf0

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

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

KISS did a version as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htQ2tO3xMIU

Date: 2011-02-05 03:04 am (UTC)
darrylayo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darrylayo
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?"

What?

Date: 2011-02-05 06:04 am (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
That cover is spectacular.

Date: 2011-02-05 08:25 am (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (supergirl)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
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.

Date: 2011-02-05 01:57 pm (UTC)
kirke_novak: (Marvel: Deadpool WTF?!)
From: [personal profile] kirke_novak
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.

Date: 2011-02-07 04:52 am (UTC)
midnightvoyager: (Default)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
FUCKTHEVOICESFUCKTHEVOICESFUCKTHEVOICES

...

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.

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