This is the very first time I had picked up, glanced at or looked in the direction of this title.
This was a 3 issue run covering issues 30-32.
We begin with Deadpool attacking the Great Lakes Aveng,... Champions. Afterwards we see him as an agent of the U.S Government and talking to Cable.
Things I liked: remembering this is my first exposure Finding out Deadpool knows he is a comic book character (thanks Loki) Deadpool in first person narrative, not really Deadpool getting intimate with Big Bertha. "Talking...like...Shaner" Deadpool finds out the Great Lakes Champions are already signed up Mr I has the X=Men card set. "I think America will vote you off after tonight's performance" "Dang, I better figure out whose side everyone's on" Cable "It usually starts with a badge" Deadpool's selection process Deadpool isn't as dumb as he lets people believe. I can sympathise First person narrative still not working the Ipod "Sweet Christmas, I'm gonna get a whuppin"
Things I didn't like: Why did Deadpool have to personally insult me? Calling my arch-nemesis Squirrel girl, nutcase girl?That's dirty. Cable trying to talk Cap into leaving the country
This book is a comic that doesn't take itself seriously, and it's able to deal with serious subject matter.
We start out here with Deadpool fighting a bubch of bery big names, and holding his own. After the battle Cable and Deadpool go for a tour of the White House.
Things I like: Deadpool really is a good strategist and proves that skill can counter size and strentgh. Deadpool squaring up against Cap Deadpool hiding behind Cap "Prepare thyself for THE GIFT" A face full of tranquilizers Cable explaining that Deadpool has healing, so Herc can hit him a few times. "I'll give you a bigger badge" but we leaarn Deadpool has an honor code of his own. Duct tape "I really have to pee" "Mr President... I have to pee" A political debate amongst gunfire "Dead or alive"
Things I didn't like: The President hiding behind the fact that he doesn't have to worry about the voters from so far in the future. (hits a little close to reality) The armed response in the Oval Office. These guys are trained to be more careful around the President than that.
Even though we are seeing very little to none of the actual battles of the Civil War here, we are getting a real good look at the thought processes that are going on on both sides and at several levels of the conflict. That has a bearing on the run.
The final issue of this series. We see the basic conflict of the Civil War boiled down to two people Deadpool vs. Cable.
Things I liked: Deadpool doesn't like going against his friend, but it is ingrained to follow certain orders. The Backstreet Boys Cable and the Prsident talk, volume 2 The President uses the press to his advantage 9realism) more duct tape Deadpool is supposed to learn a lesson, but Nate is too. "Playing the part of the idiot,.."
Things I didn't like: Again the President refuses to listen to anything because he's so focused on his viewpoint.
One of the things that's easy to do in this entire story, is to choose your side. We saw it happen with the character throughtout the Marvel Universe and we saw it happen with the readers of this board. One of the things I think this run really did well was showing two separate viewpoints. Both Cable and Deadpool believed in what they were doing, strongly. Both thought the other was wrong, strongly. Both had their own reasons. At the end they held to what they thought, fighting did not change their views.
We see the Government doing everything it can to support itself, not seeming to take counter opinions into account, as we see in real life.
How does this series relate to the Civil War on a scale of 1 to 10?
I'd give it an 8
simply because it deals strongly with the loyalties and thought processes behind the decision making within the rank and file of all involved.
Overall average ranking 7.2 Loonies out of 10 Enjoyable read
Post by Doctor Doom on Apr 25, 2007 15:06:15 GMT -5
The iPod is the funnioest thing I read in comics for like a year.
There were some pretty funny bits in subsequent issues too as people spoke in past-present-future tense as they weren't sure if civil war would have finished shipping by the time the issue was out, and when referring to the editor there was the exchange-
Deadpool: "...So I want to see if Ralph (the editor) might know!" Aide- "....Ralph... might.... know?" Deadpool- "Problem?" Aide- "No, it's just... I've never heard those words strung together in that order before."
This is the funniest book on the market today, no question!
Post by Doctor Doom on Apr 25, 2007 15:11:24 GMT -5
Ah who cares, Cable may as well not be in it.
I'd say in addition to the Letter's page, the recap page is the best in comics, although Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man can have a pretty great one. (Booyah, the last FNS said all readers were stupid except me. No, really, I'm not joking- it did.)
I mean c'mon, "In a move that is likely to screw up his continuity for some years to come, Spider-Man unmasked..."