Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Back in the late 90s/early 2000s, there was a really good Deadpool ongoing that defined the character as the Marvel Comics court jester. In a period when Marvel Comics weren't exactly something to remember, that series stood out as exceptional.
It soon evolved into a Cable/Deadpool series that I never found as appealing, partly because I find the character of Cable bland and absurd even for a comic book character. (The whole idea of Scott Summers' aged offspring going back from the future and showing up in the present looking like Arnold Schwarzeneger in a death camp seems a little bit ridiculous.) Next to Wade Wilson screaming at his TV with an AK-47 in one hand and a Miller Lite in another, Cable was just lame.
The end of that lackluster series hasn't meant the end of the merc with a mouth, however. He's back to kill the Skrulls that have invaded earth (a storyline I plan to catch up with in the trades) while hopefully laughing at the absurdity of it all. Deadpool is the only Marvel character who seems to be aware that he's in a comic book, and seeing that part of his character exercised in the midst of a catastrophic event sounds pretty damn entertaining.