Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strong enough for a man...I'm not finishing this joke.

This is why I hate to go outside too.
Another day, another oddball comic from the quarter bins. This time, we've got Lady Deadpool #1, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Written by Mary H.K. Choi, art by Ken Lashley, with inks by Tim Townsend and Andrew Hennessy.

And...it's an odd one, alright. Thirty seconds of research at the Beat to check the sales numbers showed sales of 24,910; but it wasn't marketed specifically as a tie-in to Deadpool or Deadpool Corps or Deadpool Team-Up. It was part of the Women of Marvel series of one-shots; and sold pretty well for those.
See, our Deadpool prefers the salty snacks.  See the difference?
But Wanda Wilson, the alternate-reality version of Deadpool--and I would've sworn it was Wilma Wilson, but whatever--is just strange, even in comparison to Wade. She's as insane as the Deadpool we know, and shares the multiple caption boxes for the voices in her head. Wanda's also weirdly stalkerish, obsessed with sex and TV and junk food, and in this appearance anyway, has a face like "scabby hamburger."

Her reality, however, is slightly-more crapsack than ours: as the evil suit explains, since America doesn't manufacture anything or do anything besides watch TV, they can't even afford that anymore since there's no ad revenue. And with no TV comes rioting, and with rioting comes "Che," an unemployed actor turned 'revolutionary.' Wanda falls for the pretty-boy, and follows her around as a bodyguard, until Che is captured as a terrorist by Captain America...for reasons that don't really make a lot of sense, except this Cap is fighting for corporate interests and is a bit of a jerkass. (The various Deadpool books seem to do a number on Cap at every opportunity, and this one follows suit.)
Oh, that's inappropriate.
No spoiler, but it doesn't really end well for anyone involved; but Wanda's healing factor will keep her going. I don't know if this book is for anyone who wasn't already a Deadpool fan, but if you are, there you go.

Of course, I'd love a Marvel Legends Lady Deadpool, with the rest of the Corps: Dogpool, Kidpool, and Headpool. If you can't have fun with that bunch of knuckleheads...

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