Cable/Deadpool #22

Title: Crack The Internet In Half (Part 3)
Published by: Marvel Comics

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Penciler: Patrick Zircher
Inker: Udon’s M3th
Colorist: Gotham
Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Editor: Nicole Wiley
Publisher: Dan Buckley

There is something amazing about a book that doesn’t take itself seriously. You walk into it without any kind of preconcieved notions of what to expect, and you don’t worry about wondering how everything is going to tie together. You allow it to flow its natural course instead of the way you take a more serious book into consideration.

I’m a biased guy when it comes to this story… why? I love Deadpool and Cable individually (in a completely heterosexual way).

If I had been reading something by another writer, even something by JMS or Bendis, I very well might have sighed and said ‘Where is the ending to this?’ or ‘Why do I keep reading this when the plot seemingly is going in circles?’.

Yet when they put the name Deadpool into the top of it, and you realize that the book is solely made to make you giggle stupidly… you let that pretention go, and you do something that is so amazing that it’s noteworthy.

You enjoy the book for the sake of the book.

This book makes me want to be a better comic reader.

STORY!

We are almost through the ‘Crack The Internet In Half’ storyline, which is a joke that I make weekly, but Fabian Nicieza makes money doing. Anyway, they’ve stopped the fight between the B.A.D. Girls, Iron Fist and Shang Chi, and everyone has now finally been connected up with Black Box.

Who though is Black Box?

C and D are on their way to find out. Along the way they have a fight sequence where Deadpool is wearing the greatest ninja pajamas ever, and they fight Rive and Makeshift, two chicas that they fought a few weeks ago and Deadpool dispatched. Returning from the dead jokes abound.

All of this with Black Box watching, and then.. finally.. he makes his move and sends Deadpool and Cable into his consciousness. The following two page spread shows Cable and Deadpool swimming through the nothingness of knowledge, and where Deadpool goes jibbering stupid over it, Cable knows EXACTLY what to do.

Everything that follows from there is for you to read and find out, but apparently the snailtrail of clues was supposed to lead us to an answer as to who Black Box is, and why he wants what he wants. I have no flippin’ idea what this story is supposed to lead us to, but like I said earlier, I don’t care. The power of this book isn’t that it’s leading you to a natural place, because I’m fairly certain it’s not (even though by the end of the next issue I might resing that tune). The key is that you laugh on the way, and do so a lot.

ART!

Patrick Zircher is fine.

What more do you want of me? The few times that I’ve reviewed this book, I’ve had the same thing to say about the art. I can’t really address it any further than it fits. It flows naturally from the Gail Simone run of Agent X and the last arcs of Cable (not Soldier X).

This book actually does reach a bit above and beyond the issues before it, as I found the action in this issue to flow a lot easier than it has in previous installments. So we’re giving him a notch above the belt, and a little punch in the shoulder with a manly ‘Good job guy’.

OVERALL!

I can’t tell more people about this book. Why? Everyone I know reads it. That is how good I’ve been at my job. If you are one of those people who read reviews to validate your opinions of this book, then you already know that it’s comedy gold. You need to tell everyone you know so that this book never goes through the same weird purgatory that its predecessors did.

If you are looking at this review to see if this book is something you might want to pick up, then I say do so.. grab the last three issues and begin to enjoy. Send me an e-mail and I’ll bring you up to snuff on everything you needed to know.